Three working class friends have their hopes set on motorcross stardom to bring them fameand fortune. Their friendships get complicated by, among other things, the arrival of ambitioussexpot Renee Soutendijk (also seen in Verhoeven’s The Fourth Man).
The sound is mono, and it gets the job done. Nothing exceptional, but clean andserviceable.
The print appears to be in good shape. The colours are very drab, but thi… is possibly true ofthe original film. There is also a little bit of grain. The ratio is 1.66:1 anamorphic widescreen.Not the most attractive film to look at, but in keeping with its gritty setting.
The menu is basic, and the only features are the trailer and the commentary. Thiscommentary, though, by Verhoeven, is up to the standard set by his talks on other releases. Thisis a man who knows his stuff, has a lot to say, and does so in interesting fashion. He consistentlymakes the films seem much more fascinating than they might otherwise be on their own.
Though rather dated, the film is worth checking out if only to watch with Verhoeven’scommentary track.
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