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This review is from: TRUCKS (1997) by Stephen King [IMPORT] (DVD)This is the film of a Stephen King short story which I believe was also covered by means of a second film called "Maximum Overdrive". I'm not sure why it was necessary to do two different films but they both stand up as interesting examples of the same theme although "Maximum Overdrive" benefits from an AC/DC soundtrack.
Enjoyable nonsense and yet another example of Stephen King's magic story telling.
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Initial post: 17 Jun 2011 21:54:13 BDT
Jennifer Heyl says:
what is the film about?
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2011 07:56:40 BDT
Basically both films deal with the theme of machinery, mainly in the form of transportation, cars and trucks, taking on a life of their own and threatening a group of people beleaguered in a diner or petrol station.
Posted on 21 Dec 2011 23:41:59 GMT
Mr. Mjn Lammchen says:
is this film in english and does it work in region 2 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Posted on 8 Jan 2012 02:45:24 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jan 2012 02:50:14 GMT
"Maximum Overdrive'' came first (1985), ''Trucks'' followed (1994), and yes, both are based on Stephen King's short story, 'Trucks'. from his collection ''Night Shift'' (1982). Stephen King also provided the screenplay, appeared in, and directed ''Maximum Overdrive''. The basic plot is - ''machinery comes alive and kills humankind following a comet passing the Earth''. YES this film is a Region 2 DVD with English Language and Subtitles that can be turned on-or-off. ''Maximum Overdrive'' is a superior film, ''Trucks'' is closer to King's original short story. Both are worth a watch, though. If you like, try ''Duel'', ''Christine'' (Stephen King again), ''The Car'', and ''Black Cadillac''. Also Larry Cohen's ''The Ambulance''.
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