- Format: NTSC
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Dubbed: French
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B0013527K2
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Car [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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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.
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.Read more ›
Bursting with extras and with their trademark reversible sleeve this is one blu ray you NEED to pick up!
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Saw this when first released in 1977. Has its moments but not as good as my younger self remembered. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
A good scary film to see, about a car that has been taken over by the devilPublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer