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The Car [Blu-ray]

James Brolin , Ronny Cox , Elliot Silverstein    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: James Brolin, Ronny Cox, John Marley
  • Directors: Elliot Silverstein
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Arrow Video
  • DVD Release Date: 15 July 2013
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CKE29AI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,860 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description


Made when Jaws was still the most successful film of all time, The Car has almost exactly the same premise, but replaces the ocean with the Utah desert, and the shark with a Lincoln Continental Mark III of possibly supernatural origin.

When two teenage cyclists and a hitch-hiking musician are killed in apparently deliberate hit-and-runs, the police department of Santa Ynez investigates, whereupon the seemingly driverless vehicle turns on its hapless officers as well. And when the car strikes rather too close to the home of Captain Wade Parent (James Brolin), he vows to stop at nothing to defeat it.

Director Elliot Silverstein (Cat Ballou, A Man Called Horse) keeps everything as slick and streamlined as the car itself, turning the desert landscape into a powerfully mythic backdrop for a potent clash between the forces of good and those of inexplicable but clearly implacable evil.

Special Features:

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  • High Definition presentation (1080p), on Blu-ray for the first time in the world!
  • Original uncompressed Stereo PCM audio
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with director Elliot Silverstein moderated by Calum Waddell
  • Making a Mechanical Monster: Special Effects Artist William Alridge Remembers The Car
  • Hitchhike the Hell: Actor John Rubinstein recalls becoming a victim of The Car
  • Introduction and trailer commentary by director and The Car fan John Landis
  • Original Trailer
  • Easter Egg
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Joe Wilson
  • Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Cullen Gallagher as well as a brand new interview with co-writer Michael Butler conducted by Calum Waddell, illustrated with original archive stills and artwork

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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars another good arrow blu ray 18 July 2013
    By D.P
    Another good release from arrow video, good film, good artwork and great picture everything nice and clear and such a big improvement on the dvd version, good extras so a must buy
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    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Jaws on wheels 25 April 2004
    A demonic-killer-car goes on the rampage and starts killing anyone who gets in its way. It's better than it sounds and has a good sense of humour. Some great stunts and a good cast keep it interesting. It's also beautifuly shot.
    Highly Recommended.
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    30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars The Car 1977 13 Feb 2006
    By CineDVD
    THE CAR 1977
    Any movie that begins with a quotation from Church of Satan founder (the late) Anton La Vey, has to have something interesting going for it. In the case of The Car, the presence of a La Vey quote is extremely fitting, for the dark and demonic themes within might just get you thinking about the spiritual world. The film is an interesting and stylish attempt at taking a concept and making it more potent. It also predates both the book and film of Stephen King's famous "evil car" story Christine.
    The Car is set in a rather non-descript Southwestern town called Santa Ynaz (filmed in Utah). One day, out of nowhere, a menacing, black car rolls into the town and starts killing people off. Sheriff Wade Parent (James Brolin) finds himself desperately trying to figure out a way to stop the mysterious car, but every attempt to do anything about it results in disaster. The car seems completely invincible and able to do almost anything. It comes and goes as it pleases, never being spotted or seen until it's too late. Wade is a man on a mission, but his police officers keep being killed off and hope is diminishing. Though some people have supernatural explanations on their lips, no one really knows what drives the car. The car lurks about the locality unseen until it suddenly appears and kills. Though people try and hunt it, the sedan always seems smarter.
    Skilled direction turns this script into an above-average horror film. The central cast is filled with excellent dramatic actors like Ronny Cox, John Marly, and R.G. Armstrong, and some time is spent giving the characters some depth. We are given little peeks into their personal lives, for good or for bad, and it helps to flesh out the dynamics of this small town.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The Car delivers 14 July 2013
    Arrow have done it again with another stunning package. The Car has never looked better, the picture is so clear it looks like the movie was shot this year.

    Bursting with extras and with their trademark reversible sleeve this is one blu ray you NEED to pick up!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER
    Forget John Carpenter's stuck-in-neutral Christine, the most enjoyable pulp horror flick about a demonic car is easily Elliot Silverstein's all-but-forgotten The Car, an early credit for the writers of Clint Eastwood's The Gauntlet and Pale Rider. Universal wanted a Jaws set on dry land - very dry land, since they decided to set it in the kind of small desert town that was a staple of Jack Arnold's sci-fi films of the 50s for the studio. James Brolin's the small town cop who gradually realises that the anonymous black car that's randomly picking off hitchhikers, cyclists and pedestrians may just be being driven by the Devil himself - after all, its appearances are heralded by an unearthly wind and it's unable to pursue its prey onto hallowed ground. That's pretty much it for plot, but with a few good setpieces that's all it needs for a tight 96 minutes of diabolically silly but straight-faced fun. Silverstein fills in the early scenes with some surprisingly decent character building, with Brolin and his romantic interest Kathleen Lloyd sharing an easy chemistry though there are a few moments with the supporting cast - particularly John Marley's sheriff and Ronny Cox's alcoholic deputy - where the odd missed beat draws attention to some awkward rewriting.

    But for the most part this sells its high concept more than well enough, aided immensely by some superb 2.35:1 widescreen photography by Gerald Hirschfeld that makes the most of the huge open spaces of the striking desert locations and even belatedly (very belatedly: it's 87 minutes into the picture) manages to come up with a menacing shot of the rather dull looking car that transforms its fender into fangs.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars About time... 16 Sep 2013
    Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
    ...this rare gem gets the HD treatment. Excellent transfer and audio. The best it has ever looked. Well done, Arrow Video.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Star Transfer for a 70's Cult Classic 26 July 2013
    Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
    I remember seeing this film as a double bill with Day of the Animals on its release in 1977. Don't think it was ever on TV so I was really pleased when it was remastered on DVD about 5 years ago and now this cult classic film has come out on Blu Ray !

    I simply love this film. The transfer is absolutely stunning, the Panavision shots of the car in the desert. There are some great faces in this film, James Brolin , John Marley (The Godfather), Ronny Cox (Deliverance) and RG Armstrong (Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid). The opening shot of the Car's first two first victims left me speechless, the quality is incredible, better than it did when it was shown theatrically. Arrow video have done a fantastic job, nice booklet and extras although the guy interviewing director Elliot Silverstein on the running commentary asks really pointless and stupid questions. Otherwise a superb and worthwhile release for this much loved classic.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    3.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed this.
    Actually thought I had bought Duel, by Spielberg. Nevertheless, enjoyed this.
    Published 2 days ago by PAUL LENNON
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    a good 70s thriller Jaws on wheels
    Published 28 days ago by daryl burchmore
    5.0 out of 5 stars Car
    Similar idea to Duel and just as good
    Published 1 month ago by phil6079
    3.0 out of 5 stars and I thought it was a lot better than in fact it is
    This film came out a long time ago and unfortunately my recollection of the film was a little hazy,and I thought it was a lot better than in fact it is. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by pom22
    5.0 out of 5 stars good
    brilliant film, but as we all know this, I wont review it, but I will review the blu ray. Great blu ray, good transfer and great sound. recommended.
    Published 2 months ago by R. G. Hancox
    5.0 out of 5 stars car
    great oldie horror. keeps you guessing what will happen next . suspence and action throughtout. great movie for price bought.
    Published 2 months ago by rob 1
    5.0 out of 5 stars For my son
    My son has been after this film for a long time.He loves this kind of film,so was very pleased to get it
    Published 2 months ago by j rimmington
    4.0 out of 5 stars in its dfay a very good movie
    a little dated now but still has the suspense side and the shots of the car are very sinister simple thriller
    you can just sit back and watch
    Published 5 months ago by Peter Rabbit
    5.0 out of 5 stars Classic cult movie
    I like movies where cars play the central part.
    In this movie the car seemes to be a living creature!
    The movie is dated but still exiting! Read more
    Published 6 months ago by M. van Kouwen
    5.0 out of 5 stars The car Blu ray
    Very Happy that i got this film even a old horror classic on Blu ray the Car.Happy that the film is out on blu ray the picture & sound is really good even for a old classic 1977... Read more
    Published 7 months ago by Andrew
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