JAWS on four wheels: The Car ... opinions?

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  1. fceurich39

    fceurich39 Well-Known Member

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    this movie is cool i got it on vhs not too long ago anchor bay needs to rerelease this on dvd
     
  2. Great flick! It needs to be re-released on dvd!!
     
  3. baggio

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    Always liked this movie. It may be a little chessy but not too much out there considering it made 29 years ago. Not much different from horror films shown back then.
     
  4. KR~!

    KR~! The Apocalyptic Kid

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    This was the 1st horror film I remember seeing, it really needs to be re-release on DVD.
     
  5. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    I guess I need to take mine out of its shrinkwrap and finally give it a spin...I'd always kind of heard negative comments about it, so I never bothered watching it. Of course, now that I think about it, the sources of said complaints aren't very much like me in the types of movies they like.
     
  6. baggio

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    what are you waiting for, you'll be surprised for a 30 year old film its pretty cool.
     
  7. It's me Billy

    It's me Billy New Member

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    You know what I find amazing? The Car was never available on any home video format until 1999 when Anchor Bay released it on DVD and VHS. That means if you missed it in the theaters in 1977 you had to wait 22 years before it was available to the public again, unless it aired on television sometime between then. A couple of years or so before Anchor Bay released the film on DVD and VHS (widescreen and pan and scan) in 1999, Roan Group was going to release The Car on LaserDisc with a commentary track by James Brolin and the director, Elliot Silverstein. It never happened. So, prior to 1999, The Car was 100% unavailable in the home video market. There was no VHS, no Beta tape, no LaserDisc, no DVD. By the way, in addition to the DVD being OOP, both VHS tapes (widescreen and pan and scan) are also OOP.

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    The new German PAL DVD (Released February 16, 2006) It's 16x9 2.35:1 with an English 2.0 soundtrack. Doesn't look like there are any extras though.
     
  8. Hellbilly

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    Glad to hear Germany finally got The Car on DVD in it's OAR. They used to show The Car on German TV in a cropped 1.85:1 version (Which still might be "better" then any full screen incarnation I guess).
     
  9. MrKateB

    MrKateB Asshole Extraordinaire

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    AH! Lovely bit of 70's nostalgia in this film...It's one of the rare "leaning towards mainstream" horror films from my childhood that I hadn't seen until I bought the DVD when it came out as a blind buy, and was so glad that I did.

    You said it Cujo, that really WAS the best scene..when I first saw it I was wishing I could climb into the television and kill her myself.
     
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    The Car is on Netflix streaming.
     
  11. Steel76

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    Yup, and compared to the cropped HDTV version, it´s in the original 2.35:1 ratio :)
     
  12. Dobby

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    Really wish this would get a blu ray release but I doubt it.
     
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    Saw it recently on Netflix,had seen bits and pieces of it for years but finally caught it straight through.Though a tad silly it is fun and has some cool moments.I LOVED the CAR itself and the blaring horn,great stinger ! The desert setting kinda gave it the feel of those 50's sci0fi/horror flicks that Jack Arnold used to make.Another odd James Brolin cult flick like WESTWORLD and AMITTYVILLE HORROR.
     
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    Watched this many times over the years and still enjoy it. Great desert scenery in Utah, effective soundtrack, and some impressive stunt work. Nice to see R.G. Armstrong (the sheriff from Race With the Devil) playing a villain again. I wish Shout Factory could get this and release it on Blu-ray.
     
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    Coming to DVD on January 8th, 2019:

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    That's right folks. Universal has made a straight-to-DVD sequel to The Car (1977). Ronnie Cox reprises his role.

    So we have that to look forward to.
     
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    Wow, is this the most belated sequel in horror history? It's such a random announcement and looks so awful I'm actually looking forward to it. :eek:
     
  17. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    I suspect a relatively good script about a car being possessed that got retrofitted as a sequel to The Car. Maybe even two scripts about cars that got slammed together and then tied together as a sequel to The Car. A dilapidated cyberpunk setting? With an attorney? Possessing a car? There's just too many things going on for it to have been conceived solely a as a vehicle for a sequel to The Car.
     
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    Katatonia has the bad boy fucking bitch on pre order already. ;)
     
  19. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Hell no I don't. :rolleyes:

    I don't get why they aren't doing it as a Blu-ray + DVD Combo. DVD Only releases for new movies are just stupid these days.
     
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    Yeah when it comes to newer release I just don't get the appeal of blowing $20 on stupid ass DVD. :mad:
     

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