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4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray + Digital  | Universal | 2021 |  143 mins |  Rated PG  |  September 21, 2021

Director:  Justin Lin

Starring:   Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson

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59 %

Video:

Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Upscaled 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10+
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio

English: Dolby Atmos
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
Spanish: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
French: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1

| Film Synopsis |

No matter how fast you are, no one outruns their past. Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) leads a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he's going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they've ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom's forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena). Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old foes will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before. The film stars returning cast members Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster and Sung Kang, with Oscar® winner Helen Mirren, and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron.

| Video |

F9: THE FAST SAGA hits Ultra HD Blu-ray with a Dolby Vision/HDR transfer and a 2.39:1 aspect ratio. The colors pop of the screen. The black levels are especially strong, staying deep and inky with great detail. Overall, this is a great-looking picture.

| Audio |

F9: THE FAST SAGA hits Ultra HD Blu-ray with a Dolby Atmos. Dialogue is clear and center positioned. The heavy gunfire, crashes and explosions fill the room throughout all the speakers. Brian Tyler score is amazing and surrounds the room. Overall, this is a fantastic Atmos mix.

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| Special Features |
  • Gag Reel: Humorous moments from the shoot.

  • F9: All In: A nine-part supplement.

  • The Family Returns: Pleasing fans, building the stories, expanding the scope, Lin's direction, and more.

  • New Breed of Bad Guy: A look at how the franchise has expanded from a street racing movie to the tale of a broken family. It also looks at bringing on a new Toretto played by John Cena.

  • Building the Land Mine Chase: Making one of the most intense stunts and scenes from Fast franchise history, focusing on the cars and the explosions within the scene.

  • A Woman's Touch: A closer look at the female characters in the film and throughout the franchise.

  • Vin, Helen, and the Queen: Exploring Helen Mirren's role in the film and the particularly interesting relationship she and Vin Diesel share on screen and off.

  • Growing the Family: Briefly exploring some of the actors and characters who are new to the franchise.

  • Controlled Chaos: Shooting in Edinburgh and Tbilisi, crafting various fight and action scenes, new cars for the film, the film's "magnet gag," and more.

  • Tokyo Drift Reunited: Returning key characters from Tokyo Drift for F9.

  • Raising the Bar: A look at how the franchise has evolved yet stayed the same with particular emphasis on cast camaraderie.

  • Practically Fast: Exploring the practical stunt work that is seen throughout the film.

  • Shifting Priorities: Looking at the very deepest family ties that define the movie with emphasis on Vin Diesel's real-life parenting.

  • Justice for Han: Secretly returning a fan favorite character to the franchise.

  • A Day on the Set with Justin Lin: A look at the highlights of Lin's typical day on the set.

  • John Cena: Supercar Superfan: Cena looks at some of his favorite exotic vehicles.

  • Audio Commentary: Producer/Co-Writer/Director Justin Lin explores the film in detail. The track is available with both the theatrical and director's cuts of the film.

| Overall Reaction |

F9: THE FAST SAGA isn't the best of the series. I was so underwhelmed with the story and silliness of the film. I think I have check out for these films.  I believe once Paul Walker left in the sunset in Fast 7 it should have ended. F9 is the start of a 3 part series with 2 more to go. This dice though offers a excellent video and audio presentation.   

SUMMARY:

Film:  2.0   Video:  4.0    Audio:  4.5    Extras:  4.0    Overall:  3.0