One of the most remarkable true stories ever, Secretariat comes to DVD/Blu-ray. The evenly paced historical drama takes a look at a family who found a way to survive, no matter what the odds. Well acted, the movie is worth the watch and the bonus features even more.
Although horseracing is not as popular as other sports, watching the magnificent animals race against the best can really get exciting. In this true story we find more than a racehorse contest but a life challenge as well. Penny Chenery Tweedy did not choose an easy road to travel, but one that would pit her against all odds. Her belief in Secretariat and the love of the animal is truly what horse racing is all about.
The bonus features on the Blu-ray disk are many, but one I especially like comes with the DVD as well. The feature is called Heart of a Champion and includes Secretariat’s Triple Crown races using actual footage. I believe it captures the essence of the real reason why the story is one of the best sporting events ever put on film.
Another feature on the Blu-ray called Choreographing The Races shows how the wizards of technology make you feel like you are right on the track. Many more bonuses are on the disk that makes it a very good value.