Long before the X-Games ran across television screens Evel Knievel was jumping over things that should not be jumped over. Warner Home Entertainment brings the story to DVD in the simply titled Evel Knievel.
Born in the wide-open copper mining town of Butte, Montana October 17, 1938, Robert Craig Knievel knew he wanted to become a motorcycle daredevil at the young age of eight years old. In 1965 he began his daredevil career when he formed a troupe called Evel Knievel’s Motorcycle Daredevils, a touring show in which he performed stunts such as riding through fire walls, jumping over live rattlesnakes and mountain lions and being towed at 200 miles an hour behind dragster race cars holding on to a parachute. Knievel did everything himself, including truck driving, ramp erecting, promoting and performing his ever longer and more dangerous motorcycle jumps.
The DVD contains the film in anamorphic widescreen and Dolby Digital 5.1 along with commentary from the director and star.
Coming August 2nd, the DVD will be priced at $19.98.