“Driven” DVD Extras

USA Today features an article by Scott Bowles about the extra bonus material found on DVDs. References to “Driven” are made which will excite most STALLONE fans.

“After five takes of an elaborate race scene for his movie Driven, director RENNY HARLIN requested yet another shoot. The crew was growing tired and frustrated. Didn’t they have enough footage? ‘Yes, for the film,’ HARLIN responded. ‘But we need more for the DVD…’ “HARLIN shot 1.5 million feet of film – 150 times longer than the movie itself – and his first cut of Driven ran longer than 4 1/2 hours. You can’t see that race epic at the local cineplex, but you may on DVD, he says.  HARLIN also hopes to turn the disc into a video game of sorts, allowing viewers to take “virtual races” in the movie, as well as choose camera angles and character perspectives.”


Ernest “Jazzman” Resendes is back with another scoop!

In the May 15, 2001 issue (#662) of HELLO! mag there is a feature entitled MICHAEL SCHUMACHER AND HIS WIFE CORINNA. The pic above appears (much smaller) with the caption: “A rare celebrity moment for Michael
as he poses with Sylvester Stallone while making the film Driven.”

Thanks to Jazz for the tip! – Craig Zablo (May 24, 2001)

Sly & Jen: Race Against MS

Last Friday Sly and Jen attended the Race Against MS dinner at the Century Plaza.

Performers for the charity gala included Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer, Cher, Montel Williams, Nelly Furtado, Brian McKnight, Bill Maher, Tony Danza, Tom Arnold and Billy Connolly. Celebrities in attendance included Dustin Hoffman, Anjelica Huston, Terri Garr, David Foster and many others.

  • Craig Zablo (May 22, 2001)


Ernest “Jazzman” Resendes has checked in with another “heads-up” for Sylvester Stallone fans:

In the June 2001 issue of In Style magazine in the BODY + SOUL column there is a feature entitled SHAPE SHIFTERS. It talks about physically prepping for roles.  There is a section called Hall of Gain: Expanding Their Range.

“When it comes to actorly sacrifices for roles, sometimes the thighs have no limit.”

They list 5 actors/ actresses who have gained weight for roles . Sly is # 4….

Sylvester Stallone sported 40 extra pounds in 1997’s Cop Land.

Thanks to Jazz for the tip! – Craig Zablo (May 22, 2001)


Ernest “Jazzman” Resendes sent in the following:

In the June 2001 issue of RACER there is a profile on racing movies by Adam Cooper entitled LAST ACTION HEROES. Some excerpts …

Sylvester Stallone and director Renny Harlin faced a long , hard struggle to realize their pet project that originally began life with an F1 theme.”

“…Of course, Stallone knows a little about sports movies. In 1976 he shot to stardom on Rocky , a project he conceived and fought to bring to life, and which earned the best picture Oscar. Will Driven be a knockout ?”

Former Indy 500 winner and formula 1 Champion Jacques Villeneuve makes a cameo appearance in Driven.

Thanks to Jazz for the tip! – Craig Zablo (May 21, 2001)


Ernest “Jazzman” Resendes sent in the following report:

The current ( July 2001 ) issue of AIRBRUSH Art + Action INTERNATIONAL has Sly as Gabe Walker from Cliffhanger on the cover.  There is a big question and answer with renowned movie poster artist Renato Casaro entitled, The Art of RENATO CASARO , PAINTED MOVIES.

The issue also includes a two page tear out poster of his work for RAMBO III. I’ve attached a smaller version of the art used for the poster.  The poster has the mag logo on the upper left and the words RENATO CASARO – PAINTED MOVIES across the bottom. It’s the only poster in the mag so it’s nice they chose Sly’s RAMBO III as the one.
RENATO CASARO is the real deal!  Thanks to Ernest “Jazzman” Resendes!  – Craig Zablo (May 16, 2001)

Sly in Hello Mag

Ernest “Jazzman” Resendes is back with another scoop! In the May 15, 2001 issue [#662] of HELLO! mag there is a feature entitled Micheal Schumacher and his Wife Corinna. The pic above appears with the caption: “A rare celebrity moment for MICHAEL as he poses with SYLVESTER STALLONE while making the film Driven.”

Thanks to Jazz for the tip! – Craig Zablo