'Le Mans'

Editor's Picks
on July 4, 2011

Le Mans
DVD ($14.99)

Steve McQueen did most of his own high-speed driving as the star of this 1971 drama that unfolds on and around the grueling French course of the title. More than 40 international racing stars of the era play themselves alongside McQueen’s character, an American driver returning to the competition a year a crash that left him seriously injured and killed another competitor. There’s little dialog and not much of a plot, but lots and lots of Porsches and Ferraris, and loads of on-location scenery at the site of one of the world’s most exotic need-for-speed events. A bonus making-of documentary takes a look at what was involved in filming with vehicles zipping along at speeds exceeding 200 miles per hour.

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