Automaker BMW has created a unique product-placement promotional proposition: Rather than merely have their cars featured in commercial hollywood films (a concept they've also embraced), they've commissioned a series of short featurettes depicting ace stunt driver Clive Owen at the wheel of a BMW Z8 Roadster.
One of their latest releases, The Hostage, was helmed by acclaimed Hong Kong action maestro John Woo (A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Hard Boiled, Face/Off). It's awesome. You can even download the 100MB-plus QuickTime movie to enjoy the film any time plus DVD-style director's comments. For a sample, you can check out the trailer in streaming-only format.
(via Destroy All Monsters, which has a review of the short film)