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Film & 40s: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Giant Bomb's resident Drift King Jeff Gerstmann joins the Beast crew as we screech our way through the greatest of all the drifting-focused Fast and the Furious movies.

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Mar. 10 2017

Posted by: Alex

Episode Notes:

This podcast is an audio supplement, meant to be played simultaneously with the film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. We are watching this movie via the theatrical 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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Been waiting for this one!

Edit: And hoped Jeff would be around :D

Edit 2: At 15:00ish: "What is a digital movie camera?". And more Persona :D (Yakuza 0 / Beastcast / this have all mentioned it this week).

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I was waiting for this all morning!

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Awwwww yes!

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I WAITED ALL MORNING HERE WE GO BOYS

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Perfect, I'm glad Jeff was there for this one.

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HELL YES BIG JEFFERY IS HERE!

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Fast and furious!!!!!!! Dirft, drift drift!

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Shit yes, I'mma watch this now.

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JEFF'S HERE TOO!?

BEST FILM AND 40S CONFIRMED.

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Anybody else having a prob? Doesn't seem to be working

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Thank god Jeff is here for this.

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My least liked F&F movie. Poor coming of age story, in Lucas Black.

That said, knowing Jeff's opinion on it, the schedule worked out perfectly for him to be in NY to watch it with the BEastcoast crew.

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I hungry, bro.

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Is 11am too early to drink a 40?

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AWWW YIS ITS JIFF

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Jeff? Bruh, this is perfect

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FNGbomber  Online

This is all I could ever wish for!

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Film amd fowtys and the beastcazt? Fridays are beastdays yo

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Jeff is on this?! Aw yiss

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No cheap rentals on anything but iTunes?

:millertime

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I love me some Tokyo Drift. It's funny, I didn't even see it when it came out because I thought it would be God awful, but it's my second favorite (maybe even my top spot) movie in the series.

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Jeff's not as accepting of Dan's constant questions about what's happening on screen.

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One my new favorite premium feature next to demo derby.

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I am so happy to see that Jeff is on this one. I was hoping he'd be on it since I know he loves this movie so very much. I will be watching this when I get home today.

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I've watched this movie so many times I can listen this without watching the movie and know exactly what they're talking about

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NOW were going fast.

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Staring CBS's Lucas Black, no wonder Jeff loves this movie!

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JEFF YES!!

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Reply if you're a cop

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My understanding was that RWD was the true way to drift, but it's possible with others. AWD "drifting" is really power sliding, or something like that.

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Han: *eats something*

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Someone should tell these guys Yakuza 5 has an entire street racing subplot with Car Heat Moves. They got some stuuuuff to look forward to.

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Most drifting is done with RWD. The Mustang is actually rear wheel drive. They did make the car in the movie, but they had to make it compatible with the Skyline transmission they used for it.

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my favorite Fast and furious movie :)

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My rating for this one stands at 2/10 on IMDb. Let's see if I'm gonna have a better time with it thanks to GB.

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@metalrufflez: ha! I'be had the same experience with the last two. Actually replayed them while I am in bed and visualized the movie based on their takes.

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Lol I new Vinny wouldn't like it.

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"As we screech our way through the greatest of all the drifting-focused Fast and the Furious movies." -> Isn't this the only drift-focused F&F movie? Lol.

This is both the best and the worst F&F movie. Can't wait to listen/watch later.

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That "dad" (fisherman) during the first training montage is Keiichi Tsuchiya, the real Drift King.

Show some damned respect!

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man my Xbox won't play my Blu-ray so I had to rent it, still worth it.

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Highlight of the week again.

I didn't realize that drifting seems like such an alien concept. I've certainly never drifted, but it all seems fairly straight-forward to me (pun intended). Then again, I guess I could be completely wrong.

But as far as I understand it, the basic method is to use breaks (or the handbreak) to lose grip on the rear wheels and get the tail end sliding. Then all you do is control the drift by feathering the accelerator while turning. Letting off the gas will slow down the tires, which lets them start gripping the ground better, which causes more forward momentum that straightens the car up. While stepping on the gas will keep the wheels spinning, reducing the grip and maintaining the sideways momentum. So it's just a balancing act of having just the right amount of acceleration at each given moment, combined with the correct turning angle.

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THE BEST F&F!!!

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Why do you drift?

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We need Jeff for the rest of these.

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@icystorm: Yeah. Wanted to scream at the screen each time Jeff said these are FWD cars. If you want to drift, you get a RWD car.

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I'm so happy. The PAX East timing with Jeff being there just made this so much better.