The Mercedes-Benz racing success story is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.
With a need for speed.
Splendour, style, speed. Almost no other sport has as much appeal as motor racing. From the very beginning, overcoming time and space with this machine was virtually magic. No risk. Not even putting their life on the line could keep the drivers from their passion: "We were so addicted to racing, that not even death could scare us", renowned Silver Arrow driver Hans Hermann still beams today, when he reflects upon those days. Motor racing is 120 years old this year. Reason enough for Mercedes-Benz to recall the glorious history and bring alive the greatest moments of all time: the elaborately produced "Magic moments – The hour of the Silver Arrows" docutainment series is made up of 10 episodes totalling 519 minutes.
Magical Moments. The time of the Silver Arrows.
Under the story's spell.
Director Saskia Weisheit has succeeded in combining pieces of released archive footage and re-enactments into a work of art worth seeing. Caracciola, Lang, Fangio and Moss are just some of the heroes in action. Their fighting ambition both on and off the racetrack is the stuff which makes for exciting stories of both success and failure. Stories from the roots of motor racing up to the temporary withdrawal of Mercedes-Benz from racing in 1955 are recounted. Most notably, the legendary era of the Silver Arrow is re-enacted with particular attention to detail. For the vast majority of scenes filmed in Germany, England, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands and the USA, original vehicles from the Mercedes-Benz Classic collection and from the collections of passionate collectors were used.
The series manages to effortlessly transport these "magic moments" directly into the living rooms of an interested audience.
The movie is available online!