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Old 05-09-2004, 07:30 AM   #1
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JAWS on four wheels: The Car ... opinions?

Watched this for the first time last night.
Kinda silly and a bit slow at times, with more or less enjoyable bad cheese. Had it's moments but could have been much more.



Great anamorphic transfer though. Another solid AB release.
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Old 05-09-2004, 08:11 AM   #2
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I love this movie. I fondly remember seeing it when I was a kid quite a few times on TV. I bought the DVD about a year ago, indeed it has a very nice 2.35 anamorphic transfer. I had always thought it was simply shot in 1.33 before that!
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Old 05-09-2004, 11:55 AM   #3
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I haven't seen it in a number of years, but i thought it was pretty entertaining.
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Old 05-09-2004, 01:06 PM   #4
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I really enjoy this movie alot.I haven't gotten the DVD yet but I should soon because my VHS copy is getting pretty ragged from all the viewings LOL
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Old 05-09-2004, 04:40 PM   #5
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I recall seeing this as a youngster and liking it, but after getting the VHS a few years ago it didn't seem to hold up for me.
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Old 05-09-2004, 05:07 PM   #6
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I recall seeing this as a youngster and liking it, but after getting the VHS a few years ago it didn't seem to hold up for me.
Yeah, the movie looks a bit dated now. I still really like it though.

Wasn't there something in the liner notes about Star Wars stealing the movie's fame? Something like "There would have been Car Wars instead of Star Wars!". That cracked me up.
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Old 05-09-2004, 07:03 PM   #7
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I remember even finding it pretty lame as a kid, but I'm a sucker for these kind of "road" movies. Well, I guess Christine isn't exactly that, but it's a superior movie. Duel, The Hitcher and Breakdown come to mind...and I like all of those far more. Still, if I happen to see this around sometime I might pick it up for nostalgia's sake and I never regret adding another AB title to my collection.
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Old 05-09-2004, 07:38 PM   #8
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Yeah, you should do it soon too, because I think it is OOP.
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Old 08-15-2004, 05:16 AM   #9
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It is OOP. On Amazon you can only purchase it in the seller's Marketplace. DVD Empire has completely removed it from their inventory. Anchor Bay has even removed it from their site. I purchased my copy via money order from DVD Empire on January 19th, 2004 and it shipped on January 27th, 2004. (No, I didn't remember that. I just checked my order page.) I'm sure glad I did, too. "The Car" is a wonderful horror film and I would hate to have missed out of owning it on DVD. The 16:9 enhanced 2.35:1 widescreen transfer is beautiful. It is so colorful, sharp, and detailed. The Sci-Fi Channel aired "The Car" a few months ago. I decided to watch the first few minutes of it just to see how their TV transfer compared to the DVD. My God! Not only was it presented MAR at 1.33:1, but the color was completely off. Everything in the opening scene looked purple! We should all be very thankful that we have DVD. I'm wondering why Anchor Bay let this film go OOP though.
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Old 08-15-2004, 06:07 AM   #10
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Maybe Universal is gonna re-release it someday?
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Old 08-15-2004, 04:01 PM   #11
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Maybe Universal is gonna re-release it someday?
Maybe. I was hoping (that it went OOP) because of an up-coming Special Edition DVD, but I know that's just wishful thinking.
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Old 08-15-2004, 06:30 PM   #12
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Duel is the ultimate "Jaws on wheels." Hell, it was even directed by Spielberg.
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The Car was filmed in and around the areas of St. George and Hurricane, Utah and Zion National Park. Here's some pics of that area I found online. What a beautiful place. I always think that when I watch the DVD too.


Main Street in St. George


The Bridge over the Virgin River


The Zion Tunnel


Zion Scenic Byway

http://soundwavescinema.com/Cinema/1996/Car.htm - This is a interesting read.
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Old 03-09-2006, 06:08 PM   #14
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wow, awesome pictures.
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Old 03-09-2006, 06:22 PM   #15
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They show this one all the time on the Sci-Fi channel. In fact, I think it might have even been on last night or the night before.
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