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Mar. 24th 2017

We reunite the entire Beast family for a long car trip down to Rio de Janeiro to steal a safe full of malt liquor.

Episode Notes:

This podcast is an audio supplement, meant to be played simultaneously with the film Fast Five. We are watching this movie via the extended edition Blu-ray release. You can find the movie at any of these fine establishments.

Our commentary begins right after the Universal Logo has completely faded out. It's the 24 second mark.

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LEHHGO

Got my Blu-Ray copy ready ;)

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Nightriff • 

''Was worried, but now my day is amazing, downloading and syncing up during the youngest's nap, hopefully he lasts for over 2 hours...

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carpe_dmt • 

welp guess it's time to drink a 40 at 12:00pm

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The Rock's character, in this movie specifically, is the best damn thing in this entire franchise. I can't wait to hear Dan's reaction.

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Safe dragging has never looked this bad!

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Edited By Linne • 

@mithhunter55: Thanks! This is the only way I have seen to view the extendes version in Germany (using ProxFlow).

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Telfo • 

extended version is going to make it much harder for people to follow along :(

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odinsmana • 

I don`t think I have the extended edition, so I guess I`m gonna have to do some on the fly audio synching. I think it`s going to be worth it though!

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Ordered the extended version from Amazon for about $5. Looking forward to this.

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I have the original Blu-ray that has both versions.

I've normally been watching these on Saturday afternoon. I might try and get this one in tonight. I'm very excited to watch it again, though I like 6 better.

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Edited By Wiseblood • 

Well, shit. Trying to sync to a rip with Audacity and it appears to be going out of sync like F&F did. (And yes, I ripped the extended version).

Someone mentioned in the F&F comments that the MP3 had errors, maybe this one does too. Because from what I can tell working on this they are definitely reacting to things a good two seconds before they happen near the end of the track.

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Capum15 • 

@telfo: Apparently the extended version is only about 70 seconds longer due to tiny cuts that were left out of the Theatrical version (like quick cuts showing blood or something during action scenes, mostly MPAA stuff for the PG-13 rating I guess?). I think 6 and 7 are similar, but I haven't looked into those yet.

And they're available on Amazon Video's streaming stuff for $4 to rent (as well as Youtube it seems). So it hopefully shouldn't be that much harder.

Looking forward to getting home and watching/listening tonight. I loved the end of 4.

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I'm excited because I actually own this movie, so I can listen AND watch!

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Edited By Rosur • 

oh Austin hi, don't have the extended version hope it doesn't matter too much.

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Jetlag • 

Well, shit. Trying to sync to a rip with Audacity and it appears to be going out of sync like F&F did. (And yes, I ripped the extended version).

Someone mentioned in the F&F comments that the MP3 had errors, maybe this one does too. Because from what I can tell working on this they are definitely reacting to things a good two seconds before they happen near the end of the track.

The last two Film & 40s and the last two Beastcasts have mp3 bitstream errors, something corrupted them after encoding. mp3 is resilient so most people won't even notice but it puts these commentaries out of sync.

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Edited By alex  Staff • 

@jetlag: The thing is, I don't think that's exactly true? We've been looking into the glitch issue and through investigating that, it's apparent that the timecodes for both the Raw file (pre-upload) and the uploaded version (with the glitches) are identical. So you're not losing time with the hiccups, or at least it doesn't look that way. We're still trying to figure out what's happening there, and if possible, we'll reupload these files at some point if/when this gets sorted out.

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This one was my favorite until I saw 7 and that one took the top spot for me. It's so great.

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Well that was weird. I didn't even know Blu Rays connected to the internet... but it came up when I put the disc in saying "BD:Live downloading a fresh trailer from the internet" at which points it loads up a trailer for Jurassic World...

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Awwww yissss - this has without a doubt become my favorite part of the week. Not a huge fan of these movies, but I'm a giant(wink wink) fan of hearing the guys talk over them. Both how Dan, a film major, is incapable of following the paper thin plot and how nearly outraged Vinny is with how incredulous it is.

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@alex said:

@jetlag: The thing is, I don't think that's exactly true? We've been looking into the glitch issue and through investigating that, it's apparent that the timecodes for both the Raw file (pre-upload) and the uploaded version (with the glitches) are identical. So you're not losing time with the hiccups, or at least it doesn't look that way. We're still trying to figure out what's happening there, and if possible, we'll reupload these files at some point if/when this gets sorted out.

When I view the file details in File Explorer or open it in a media player, it shows a 2:15:55 runtime. When I open it in Audacity, it's only 2:15:47.

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Dunchad • 

I thought it would be possible to watch this with whatever version, since the difference is so small. But it was a nightmare to try and keep this in sync with the movie.

Loved it though!

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@alex said:

@jetlag: The thing is, I don't think that's exactly true? We've been looking into the glitch issue and through investigating that, it's apparent that the timecodes for both the Raw file (pre-upload) and the uploaded version (with the glitches) are identical. So you're not losing time with the hiccups, or at least it doesn't look that way. We're still trying to figure out what's happening there, and if possible, we'll reupload these files at some point if/when this gets sorted out.

IIRC, if there's an error in the MP3 stream, the decoder will just skip to the next packet, meaning that the timecodes will match, but the version with errors will play back faster overall.

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Edited By Jetlag • 

@alex: ffmpeg and lame both complain about bitstream errors for the mp3s that I mentioned and even decode the same file to slightly different lengths. Either mp3 can't keep perfect time through glitches, or the decoders don't bother to.

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stordoff • 

I kinda love that the only explanation for Tej being the tech guy is (paraphrased) "I had a life before this; let's leave it at that".

Also, this movie is totally Ocean's 11 x Fast and Furious.

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@wiseblood said:

@alex said:

@jetlag: The thing is, I don't think that's exactly true? We've been looking into the glitch issue and through investigating that, it's apparent that the timecodes for both the Raw file (pre-upload) and the uploaded version (with the glitches) are identical. So you're not losing time with the hiccups, or at least it doesn't look that way. We're still trying to figure out what's happening there, and if possible, we'll reupload these files at some point if/when this gets sorted out.

When I view the file details in File Explorer or open it in a media player, it shows a 2:15:55 runtime. When I open it in Audacity, it's only 2:15:47.

I run the podcast through the player on this page, then watch the movie through MPC. It all matches during the first audio sync.

I've noticed it through all the ones I've seen so far, when Vinny does the audio sync later on, I need to pause the podcast for about a second and it all matches up again.

No big deal at all, just kinda weird. If Vinny keeps doing those small audio syncs 2-4 times throughout, it's all good.

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Edited By alex  Staff • 

@jetlag: This was actually a big help. Tech dudes are on it. Thank you kindly!

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Edited By climax • 

Ahh we finally have arrived!

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Perfect commentary track for the perfect movie. Great job, guys!

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rekatil • 

Excited to watch, but still kind of bummed they went with the extended version.

I get the "more is better" approach but by not choosing the version everyone could have (since both cuts are on the blu-ray) it will make it harder for everyone to enjoy.

*Suddenly resents theatrical only version of Fast Five on shelf*

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Edited By swimbuff • 

Shame that they're watching the extended versions for the rest of the series. While these versions are likely available to stream in the US and some other major countries, licensing & distribution deals mean that in most countries only the theatrical versions are available on streaming services. So little is gained by watching the extended ones too, since the time difference between the two versions are only about a minute or two. Not sure if that's worth inconveniencing the audience.

Short of buying the blu-rays (renting's not really a thing where I am), I guess I'm stuck with having to sync the theatrical version up every so often. Was a real hassle to do it for this one.

In any case, this series of podcasts is one of the best things the site has produced! They really should pull in Jeff and do one for Torque after they're done with these movies.

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Them yelling "WILDLANDS!" when all those dudes got shot has to be one of the funniest GB moments in a long time. I was in tears.

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I've never seen this film and I've been looking forward to sharing this experience with you! Loving this series so far. Thanks for getting me to watch it.

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Don't have the extended edition, gonna have to guess and adapt to when things go off the rails.

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God, this movie. I'm so glad that they see how good this series is.

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Such a lovable movie!

My only pet peeve is that you can see that this movie was not shot on Rio (besides the helicopter shots) by the size of the woman's bikinis in the beach scene, those are some tourist grade bikinis.

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WampaLord • 

I've been enjoying these so much, but I think the decision to use the extended cuts is a bad one.

Still looking forward to the next one, though!

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I'm so glad they're finally at 5! Before 5 I was mainly just into Tokyo Drift as its own thing, but this is the one that sold me on the whole series. This series is a staple in my movie library now, and it all started with this movie. Looking forward to re-watching 6 with their commentary next week.

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"Do you believe in ghosts?" *smash-cut to Han's first appearance*

"First time they aren't drinking Corona" - Or Snapple :p

"I'd put my money on fucking The Rock" - OK Vinny.... are we still doing phrasing?

Why is The Rock always sweating _way_ more than anyone else in the scene?

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Edited By ht101 • 

I own the Blu-rays of all of them but the extended versions aren't worth watching. They add one or two minutes to the movie.

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Vinny with the hard questions,this was great!

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Edited By eloj • 

This page lists the scenes that are extended. I watched the normal version, it was easy to catch up by just pausing the video a few seconds from time to time. There is one big scene (around the time of the 'toilet scene') that requires a bit of hand-holding, otherwise it's trivial.

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mensaap • 

Thank you guys for this amazing content.