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Christine (1983)

Director: John Carpenter     Starring: Keith Gordon
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40249496
UPC: 043396031609
UPC 14: 00043396031609
Sales Rank: 818
Rating: Game Rating Code
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From the director of Halloween and Vampires.
Stephen king's best-selling novel is brought to life in john carpenter's adaptation of the bloodcurdling tale of a shy teenager and his demonic '58 plymouth fury.

"Carpenter's best since Halloween.  Time Magazine
"An exceptional moment in Carpenter's career...  Video Watchdog

Editor's Note
Based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, CHRISTINE is a dark and violent film about the dangers of obsession. When a unpopular young man, Arnie (Keith Gordon), buys a vintage car to restore, it changes his life completely. The more he works on the car, which he names Christine, the more his personality changes. He becomes moody and dark, spending more and more time with the car and less and less with his friends. The friends become concerned as Arnie's passion for the automobile turns to extreme, and he becomes unstable. But the car has powers over the young man, and takes on a life of its own, becoming as obsessed with its new owner as he is of it. Their devotion to one another quickly becomes violent, and separating Arnie from the car is a deadly task for his friends. With CHRISTINE, director John Carpenter delivers a faithful adaptation of the book by Stephen King. One master of horror adapting another's work seems ideal, and the results are as powerful as expected. With Carpenter's ability to make the supernatural seem plausible, even commonplace, the film excels in evoking plenty of scares and nail biting from the audience.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Surround Sound, English, Subtitled, French, Spanish

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/2/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 110 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1983
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 03160
Video UPC UPC: 00043396031609
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Portuguese Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Thai, Chinese
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Alexandra Paul
Video Cast Info Christine Belford
Video Cast Info Harry Dean Stanton
Video Cast Info John Stockwell
Video Cast Info Keith Gordon
Video Cast Info Robert Prosky
Video Cast Info Bill Phillips - Screenplay
Video Cast Info John Carpenter - Director
Video Cast Info Kirby McCauley - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Mark Tarlov - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Stephen King - Based on Novel By
Plot Summary
After a student purchases a 1958 Plymouth Fury, he discovers that the car possesses a number of unique features. Deep within it, the boy discovers, there lives an unholy presence. Director John Carpenter's film is based on Stephen King's bestseller.

Memorable Quotes

"She's beautiful, isn't she? I love her. And she loves me."----Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon), about Christine, his car

Professional Reviews

Sight and Sound
"...The film is made with spectacular efficiency....CHRISTINE turns out to be full of Carpenter landmarks..." 03/01/1984 p.150

"...[The] flashy auto dominates everything, its jealousy is effectively, and sometimes humorously conveyed....Technically, the film is outstanding..." 12/07/1983

"Herbie Goes Satanic in John Carpenter's adaptation of Stephen King's tale....The car's the star..." 04/01/2005 p.141

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Gordon,Keith
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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