TopDogVR’s Speed Kills VR Experience Is Now Available

The cinematic virtual reality (VR) episodic experience Speed Kills VR, following its win for the Best Feature Film VR 2018 at Cinequest Film Festival in Silicon Valley, have now released.

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Staring John Travolta, Kathleen Winnick, Kellan Lutz, and many other stars, Speed Kills VR Experience is a 360-degree experience that was shot alongside the filming of the upcoming feature film of the same name. The title offers a unique perspective inside the life of a notorious speed boat builder, who at one time made the fastest boasts around which were used by both the US Coast Guard and drug smugglers in the late 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s. Speed Kills VR Experience is inspired by a true story that covers the rise and fall of the world champion and multi-millionaire whose life can be witnessed in fully immersive VR.

Created by TopDogVR, the groundbreaking drama is split across eight episodes each running for around seven to nine minutes in length. Each episode explores a different part of the tale include boat racing, mobster beatings, drug running and DEA chasing in full 360-degrees. The action packed experience will give viewers a truly immersive feeling of being a part of the events as they sit right in the heart of the drama.

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The award winning VR film is designed to deliver a stunning viewing experience for the rapidly growing audience of VR and 360-degree content. With standalone head-mounted displays (HMDs) continuing to become more widely adopted, TopDogVR hopes to bring more content like Speed Kills VR Experience to viewers in the future and take full advantage of the technology and its limitless possibilities.

Producer and director of the project Travis Cloyd, who also was awarded the VR Visionary of the year award by Cinequest, discussed Speed Kills VR Experience saying: “There are many challenges we face in the world of VR when story telling within this new medium especially when it involves top talent, real events, extreme shots and industry leaders. Luckily we had an amazing team, incredible cast, supportive community and a lot of great people which is what it takes to provide the audience with a new way to absorb impactful stories, but yet not effecting the bottom line.”

Speed Kills VR Experience is available to download today on the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Oculus Store. The project’s roll out will culminate with the series being available on platforms including Google DayDream, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Viveport. Speed Kills VR Experience will also be premiering at Marché Du Film Festival Du Cannes May 8-17 in France.

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Speed Kills VR Experience Starring John Travolta Announced by TopDogVR

It seems as though you can’t have a big budget film nowadays without a virtual reality (VR) experience thrown in for good measure to promote it. TopDogVR, a studio that specialises in VR film experiences has announced that upcoming John Travolta flick Speed Kills will be getting its own VR content, and not just one short experience but eight episodes.

The Speed Kills VR Experience will be a hour long in total, featuring cast members Travolta, Katheryn Winnick, Kellan Lutz, Tom Sizemore, Jordi Mollà, Jennifer Esposito, Matthew Modine, James Remar, Michael Weston, and Amaury Nolasco.

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The film’s story revolves around a legendary speedboat racing champion and multimillionaire who happens to lead a double life as a drug runner. Talking about the VR experience Lutz, who plays racing champion Robbie Reemer said in a statement: “VR is the future for entertainment and this was my first time filming VR for a film and it was remarkable! It’s definitely different than filming a standard format feature; less time, smaller crew, and really innovative technology.” 

“This will set the bar for celebrity-driven cinematic virtual reality,” said VR director Travis Cloyd in a statement. “Our goal is not only to drive an audience to go see the feature film, but also give them a unique experience as if they were side-by-side with these icons. How often can you stand next to a legend going 60 mph in a speedboat? Thanks to VR, this is finally a possibility, and we are excited to be crafting compelling, action-packed content for this medium.”

The Speed Kills VR Experience will support headsets and platforms including iOS, Android, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream when it launches next year as a free app. Speed Kills is set to premiere in Spring 2018.

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