The first seven minutes of Speed Racer are online!

And four more minutes’ worth is lurking elsewhere…

At the rate this trend is progressing, you’ll soon be able to watch an entire film on your computer the weekend it opens. And, no, captain smartpants, we don’t mean via the magic of illegal downloading.

What we’re referring to is studios sticking up preview footage from their film in an effort to lure in us punters. Speed Racer is the latest and Yahoo has the first seven minutes sitting pretty. Or, in Speed’s case, kaleidoscopically.

If that’s not enough crazed neon footage to give your eyes a workout, send them over to MTV, which has another four minute scene available.

Sources: (Yahoo Movies) (MTV)