Actors: Travis Pastrana, Tommy Passemante, Jolene Van Vugt, Jeremy Rawle, Jim DeChamp
Directors: Gregg Godfrey, Jeremy Rawle
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Arc Entertainment
Release Date: November 13, 2012
Run Time: 88 minutes
Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3 out of 5 stars
Based on the MTV reality stunt series, “Nitro Circus: The Movie” takes the death-defying exploits of a gang of outrageous daredevils onto a bigger scale and also into the third-dimension. The 3D in the film is insane and this film really took advantage of the format. The film has heart as well as death-defying stunts. Travis Pastrana is today’s Evel Knievel and it is surprised he is still alive. The show is channeling its inner-Jackass but it takes it to a whole new level. In “Jackass”, the show is set to fail for laughs. These stunts need to succeed otherwise the people will most likely me killed. This film comes with warning and it should cause I literally was cringing throughout. Don’t try this at home kids…but be sure not to miss this either.
Official Premise: Travis Pastrana and his tightly knit, highly skilled, adrenaline-addicted friends bring their insane and hysterical adventures to the big screen, Dreaming up the most dangerous stunts in the world of action sports – whether back-flipping a bike between two 60-story buildings or going air-born to destroy their friends in a life size, high-speed game of Freedom Flyers — Pastrana and his gang are always at it. High Risk. High Octane. No Safety Nets Allowed.
This release from Arc Entertainment is a super three-disc combo pack including a 3D Blu-ray, a standard Blu-ray and a DVD of this film. So you watch it wherever you are and under any circumstance. I highly recommend viewing this in 3D, it is really the way to go for sure. I hope that Arc Entertainment is planning on releasing more 3D Blu-rays since this one is a big thumbs up. The 1080p transfer looks quite good for a stunt-based film. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track works perfectly with the broken bones and stunt effects, as well as the music.
The special features are decent overall. The back of the box cover though doesn’t list properly all the extras. There is an interview with Steve-O from “Jackass”. There are two behind-the-scenes featurettes focusing on “Gregg’s Car Roll” and “Roner’s Pond Skim”. Both are highly recommend for an more detailed look into those skits. There are about seven minutes of deleted scenes, which equals to just more crazy stunts. There is also a sponsors spot for “All Season Long” and a trailer included.