Thursday, 8 May 2014

Weekend of a Champion: DVD Review

Weekend of a Champion: DVD Review

Rating: PG
Released by Madman Home Ent

Roman Polanski's 1972 film has been updated and remastered for this release, which got its premiere last year at the NZ International Film Festival.

Following a weekend with world champion driver Jackie Stewart as he tries to win the Monaco Grand Prix, Polanski got an insight and intimate access to Stewart's world. But what emerges feels rather perfunctory, lacking in thrills and very straight laced.

Taking in the track and following Stewart is all very well, but there's little to fully engage here unless you're a petrol head and motorsports enthusiast. Then, the movie becomes something else.


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