Red Line 7000

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Paramount Home Entertainment
Directed by: Howard Hawks


Hollywood legend Howard Hawks (The Big Sleep, Rio Bravo) floors the accelerator in Red Line 7000, a late career treat that gave James Caan (The Godfather, Rollerball) his first starring role and would later be an influence on Quentin Tarantino.

Overnight fame, overnight fortune, and any-night girls, the men of Banjo Baker’s racing team press ‘em all to the limit in this story of three ambitious young drivers trying to make their names in the thrilling world of stock-car racing. It’s a dangerous life for the drivers and the women who love them. In the red zone beyond 7000 RPM the engine might blow, but it’s the only way to win.

Shot by Milton R. Krasner (All About Eve) with a screenplay by George Kirgo (Spinout) and a supporting cast that includes Charlene Holt (El Dorado), Marianna Hill (High Plains Drifter), and a pre-Star Trek George Takei, Red Line 7000 features pulse-pounding scenes of real life racing and crashes that will take your breath away.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: English 1.0 PCM Mono
Subtitles: English
Region: A
Discs: 1 Disc |  BD-50


  • Audio commentary by Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman
  • Bruce Kessler: Man in Motion, a new interview with assistant director Bruce Kessler
  • Gas, Gears, Girls, Guys & Death, a new visual essay on the film by filmmaker and critic Howard S. Berger
  • A Modern Type of Woman, a new visual essay on the "Hawksian Woman" in Red Line 7000 by film scholar Kat Ellinger
  • Image gallery of posters, lobby cards, and stills
  • Double-sided foldout poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sam Hadley
  • Illustrated collector's booklet containing new writing by film critic Martyn Conterio

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