He was Hell on Two Wheels and it’s an incredible story of a New Zealander who rebuilt an Indian motorcycle and set a world land speed record. NanoTech Entertainment, a pioneer in bringing the 4K Ultra HD experience to consumers, has announced that UltraFlix, NanoTech’s all 4K Ultra HD network, has been granted the distribution rights to “The World’s Fastest Indian,” the award-winning biographical film that stars Sir Anthony Hopkins.
Based on a true story, “The World’s Fastest Indian,” is an inspirational, feel-good film about beating the odds to achieve your dream. In the film, Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins’ plays the part of New Zealander Burt Munro, an age-defying thrill-seeker who spent years building the 1920 Indian motorcycle that helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.
Winner of 10 prestigious industry awards, “The World’s Fastest Indian” was the recipient of New Zealand Screen Awards for Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Screenplay and several others.
4K NanoTech’s Studios produced the 4K digital master from the original film using a combination of state-of-the art film scanning equipment combined with 4K Studios proprietary video and audio techniques.
Alexander “LX” Rudis, Vice President of 4K Studios for NanoTech, noted, “We are very excited to be working with the major motion picture companies to help them bring 4K Ultra HD to the consumer. By having remastering capabilities in house, we provide a complete work flow from film ingest to the customer delivered stream. We are now seeing the advantage of this investment as we roll out our library to consumers.”
With “The World’s Fastest Indian,” UltraFlix now offers subscribers over 500 hours of 4K content, reinforcing its lead as the source for the world’s largest and most diverse library of 4K VOD content. To appeal to a broad audience, venues range from sci-fi, action/thriller, comedy, drama and family movies to extreme sports videos, concerts, TV shows, special events and moving murals. UltraFlix also offers 100 hours of free content.
To enhance the viewing experience, UltraFlix uses advanced video compression, adaptive streaming and intelligent bandwidth management technologies. These technologies enable UltraFlix to stream visually lossless 4K video with uninterrupted viewing at under 8Mbps, making it available to most North American and European internet subscribers today.
In addition to being available on NanoTech’s Nuvola NP-1 streaming 4K Ultra HD media player, UltraFlix has also become the preferred 4K Smart TV App for leading 4K Smart TV manufacturers including Samsung, Sony, Vizio and others.