SPEED Gets 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release

I came across  Speed on cable the other day. Which means, obviously, that I watched Speed in its entirety the other day. Just like I have a million times before. But pop quiz, hotshot: you realize one of your favorite action movies came out more than 25 years ago. What do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO?! You wonder if it’s time to start drinking prune juice and watching CBS procedurals, that’s what you do. But getting old isn’t all bad. When you retire you get a cheap gold watch. Even better, technology improves. And soon we’ll be able to enjoy Speed like never before. The Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock classic is getting its first-ever 4K Ultra HD release.

The cover art of the Speed 4K Ultra HD release, which shows Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock on the busDisney Media and Entertainment Distribution

Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution has announced director Jan de Bont’s 1994 action film is getting a massive upgrade. It’s finally driving into stores with a 4K Ultra HD edition.

In case you’re a yoot that hasn’t seen it, the movie starred the late, great Dennis Hopper as a vengeful explosives expert who terrorized Los Angeles. That included strapping a bomb to a city bus that couldn’t travel slower than 50 miles per hour without blowing up. Of course, that description fails to capture the bonkers, nonstop intensity of the film. To truly appreciate Speed you must watch it. Then watch it again and again and again. It’s somehow both totally ridiculous and genuinely great. And it’s still just as much fun as ever even after all these years.

You can find the list of bonus features for this Ultimate Collector’s edition below. It crashes into stores on May 4. You’ll also be able to pick up an exclusive Steelbook version at Best Buy.

Best Buy's Steelbook 4K set for Speed, with the cover open, once showing the outside, the other the inside with two discs on the table in front of itDisney Media and Entertainment Distribution

Please, young people, do me and the other “olds” a favor. If, on the small chance, you go to the store to buy your copy, don’t take the parking spots closest to the door. Speed still rocks. But we can’t move as well as we could when it first came out.

Speed Bonus Features*

  • Audio Commentary by Jan de Bont
  • Audio Commentary by Graham Yost and Mark Gordon
  • Action Sequences
    –Bus Jump
    –Metrorail Crash
  • Inside Speed
    –On Location
    –Visual Effects
    –HBO First Look: The Making of Speed
  • Extended Scenes
    –Jack Shoots Payne in the Neck
    –Payne Lives/Cops Party
    –Annie’s Job
    –After Helen’s Death
    –Ray’s Crime
    –Cargo Jet Explosion: The Airline Version
  • Speed Music Video by Billy Idol

*bonus features vary by product and retailer

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