If you're already a big fan, you probably know that an official DVD was never released for the BMX racing movie RAD (1986), a shame for such a cult classic. But, all is not lost. After years of searching and buying countless RAD DVDs (which ended up just being the VHS recorded onto a DVD), I finally found one that is worthy of being called a true DVD for this awesome movie. It has by far the best audio and video quality I have seen because it comes from an HD source apparently, is widescreen, and has Dolby 5.1 surround sound. This is most likely as good as it gets until an official DVD or Blu-ray is released (if that ever happens!). 

If you're looking to pick this DVD up, try eBay.

Read on for more info, pictures, and videos that I've gathered from eBay, IMDb, and YouTube.


Movie Specs

Format:        DVD
Region:        0 (Region Free)
Language:      English
Subtitles:     No
Audio:         Dolby 5.1 Surround
Video:         NTSC-HD Source-Anamorphic Widescreen
Running Time:  ~94 Minutes

Movie Plot

Cru Jones (Bill Allen) is the best BMX biker in Cochrane. He's got the talent to become the best BMX daredevil in the world. As the local paperboy, he jumps, spins, twists, and flips his bike with amazing ability. Bart Taylor (Bart Conner) is the best BMX biker in the world, and he's in town to race in the $100,000 Helltrack competition, the most grueling BMX race in history. Cru wants a shot at winning the title, but his mom (Talia Shire) insists he take his college entrance exams which fall on the same day. 

For the first time in his life, Cru has to make his own decisions. He decides to go for Helltrack, but Duke Best (Jack Weston), the race promoter, has a dirty scheme for keeping the local whiz kid out of the race and away from his prized champion. Only the gorgeous Christian (Lori Loughlin), a member of the opposite team, can get Cru on track for Helltrack...and teach him a few things while she is at it!

High Quality Version

This is how the high quality version looks. 

If you're looking to get this version, try eBay.

Low Quality Versions

If you find a version with a different cover than the one above, avoid it! There is a very good chance that it's the usual VHS quality. Here are examples of how that would look.


If you're looking to pick up the high quality version, try eBay.

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