Speed [DVD]

A look at the role of speed in man’s life from the dawn of time to the farthest reaches of the conceivable future, Speed introduces us to daredevils—racers, test pilots, astronauts—the people who live and breathe speed on the frontier of human capabilities. But at the heart of this film is a thoughtful, soft-spoken man, known not for the speed at which he traveled, but for his imagination. Albert Einstein enlarged the frontiers of human potential when he dreamed of traveling at the speed of light and then described for us what its effects might be. His words and his philosophy guide us on this exploration of speed in the modern era. Also a first, the film was released with a special “sonic boom” sound track which, when combined with large speakers and amplifiers, produces an enhanced low-end vibration that can literally shake the audience.