Monday, May 5, 2008

The Car (DVD NEWS)

Fasten your seatbelts for a terrifying thrill ride as The Car ‘77 returns to DVD (again) tomorrow with a brand spankin' new digitally remastered picture! I don't care what anybody says, this is the best killer car movie of all time in my opinion...

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8 comments:

Pappy said...

What a great story. I didn't think you could beat the "Blackout at Midnight" story, but the witch is great. She's damn near scary as my mother-in-law!

The Vicar of VHS said...

Pappy, do you mean the story of THE CAR?

This one always scared the crap out of me every time it came on the weekend movie, which was OFTEN when I was growing up. I've heard it described (maybe here?)* as "Jaws on Wheels," and for that reason I think it really worked on my and my older brother. See, we were nowhere near an ocean, but we rode our bikes every day, and the idea of a lurking sharklike GTO or whatever was close enough to our experience to make us nervous every time we heard engines approaching...

I also dug the "face in the flames" ending. It's the Devil's muscle car, obviously.

* Yes, I remember now, it WAS on THOIA--in a conversation about sharks, cars, and Killdozers. Good days.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THE CAR TOO, ITS MUCH BETTER THAN CHRISTINE.

I THINK PAPPY COMMENTED IN THE WRONG POST.

Anonymous said...

cool i didnt even know this was ever released on dvd before

been wanting to see it again for many years

thanks!!!

Karswell said...

Call it what you like, "Jaws on Land" or "Jaws on Wheels", I've said this before and I'll say it again, The Car is also very much a violent, modern day spaghetti western. A down on his luck sheriff of a small, isolated, dust blown town faces an unstoppable, evil force. If James Brolin rode a horse instead of a motorcycle it couldn't be anymore obvious.

Anonymous said...

Very underrated film. I love when people complain about the bad acting in a movie about a killer car possessed by Satan.

Anon E. Mouse said...

YES!!! I loved this film as a child and the face in the flames - how was that done back then?
As a child, I never understood if the face was intentional or not!

Thanks for the DVD news, Karswell.
I'm all over that release!

Todd Franklin said...

I can stop kicking myself for not buying this DVD the first time. I won't make the same mistake twice. I loved this movie when I was kid!