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Dust To Glory

"Dust To Glory" is an intimate cinematic tour of the infamous annual off-road "Baja 1000" race as it's captured in all of its rugged glory by "Step Into Liquid" director Dana Brown. The 1000-mile race, referred to as the "most dangerous race in the world," includes motorcycles, 800 horsepower trophy trucks, dune buggies and unmodified pre-1983 VW bugs that race across the desert at speeds of up to 120 mph. With the use of a helicopter camera crew and lots of mounted mini cams, Brown seizes the free-for-all temperament of the event while enthusiastic drivers risk their lives and vehicles on wild stretches of incredibly dangerous open road with a 40-hour time limit to finish the grueling race. "Dust To Glory" is a satisfying thrill ride that allows the viewer to experience the raw excitement of a race that few people have the stones or mental wherewithal to participate in. Special features include Spanish and English subtitles, a making-of featurette, deleted scenes, and a segment of "Amazing Moments Captured By The Crew." Aspect ratio is 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, with sound transfer produced in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound.   (Movie - Four Stars, DVD features - Two Stars) Rated PG, 95 mins. (MGM/UA)

September 25, 2005 | Permalink