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Christine-Film Review (1983) Directed by John Carpenter. Distributednow by Powerhouse Films and Indicator UK. Certificate 15 UK. Runningtime 110 minutes.
Another John Carpenter classic,my goodness could this guy do no wrong from the golden age of Horror 1983,based on yet another Stephen King Novel, we have Christine. A 1958 Plymouth Fury, a classic car from a classic age waiting for an owner.Arnie Cunningham,a nerdy teenager,only having one true friend,who is very shy and reserved. When he comes across the Plymouth in a poor condition,and dirt cheep,he purchases it with the plan to restore her to her former glory,names her Christine,and hopes to become more popular now he has a car.
Now Arnie seems suddenly more confident,now Christine is in pristine condition,but has a very strange love affair with that Car. The thing is Christine loves him back equally,if anyone hurts Arnie,the car strikes,with people being found dead,with hit and run style injuries. The local police feel Arnie is involved,as his car is seen at the murder scenes,but he is never there as he always has an alibi.
Thing is Arnie finds out Christine is responsible.But the car has almost possessed him,and he cannot let her go. Even when smashed up,Christine has the ability to regenerate,to her perfect self, blood red in colour,the perfect loyal killing machine. That has a hold over Arnie,and will never let him go. A perfect story of a cursed car that possesses any owner that drives her,that will love that owner unconditionally,with loyalty,and will kill anyone who gets in the way of her and her owner.
Although not terribly violent,with very little gore, I think it was only ever a 15 certificate in the Uk,does not stop it from being completely watchable,more of a thriller than balls out Horror,but still a fantastic film,with some great acting, from Harry Dean Stanton,Robert Prosky,Christine Belford,and some great young actors such as Kelly Preston, Alexandra Paul,and a standout from Keith Gordon,as Ernie Cunningham. A return to form for Mr Carpenter and back to his horror roots,as his two previous films being sci-fi based with the Thing,and Escape From New York under his directing belt.
Christine released for the first time on Bluray in the UK. One of John Carpenter's forgotten movies of the 80's. I have already reviewed this title,and it is one of my 80's favourites. Coming with a load of extras, which for once is a bonus, I do like my special editions,and I do like my extras too. With John Carpenter's films usually all having decent extras, such as Arrow Films Big Trouble In Little China, The Thing was loaded with special features.Here is a run down of all the features on this great edition.
INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION EXTRAS
Audio commentary featuring John Carpenter and Keith Gordon
Deleted scenes(26 mins)
Ignition(12 mins): howChristinegot started
Fast and Furious(29 mins): interviews with Carpenter and screenwriter Bill Phillips
Finish Line(7 mins): a look at the score
Isolated score track
Original theatrical trailer
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
I came across this trailer on YouTube yesterday, and it is doing the rounds again on social media, a trailer first showing in 2015, that got everyone talking " is this for real" " this can not be a film can it?" As it turns out no, it is a trailer that is well made, but certainly is not going to be a film anytime soon.
A one joke trailer about a randy ghost intent on jerking men off, using handjobs, I'm surprised the tag line wasn't "Cumming soon".
This was obviously made by men with a running narrative that women cannot give a decent handjob, and having them do the deed is worse than death, instead you have a ghost who wants to jerk all men to death.
It is as awful as you'd expect it to be, but I still found myself chuckle a few times, it is rude, crude, insinuating, and in fairness harmless fun, a film if made I would actually probably watch, it certainly looks better than the recent Cabin Fever, Evil Dead 2013.
Tree is about to have a very bad day, again, and again and again.
College Grad Tree, a self centred bitch, who you take an instant dislike to, who is foul to everyone.
Treats everyone like dirt, then wonders why someone would want her dead. With a groundhog Day loop thing going on every time she is murdered she has to live through the same Monday the 18th, until she can find out her wants her dead, solve her own murder, and maybe become a better person in the mean time.The thing is I really wanted to hate this movie, but I couldn't, because of the performance from Jessica Rothe as Tree, in her first scream queen role, starring previously in La La Land, and Netflix's Parallels.
She is so likeable and believable in the role, although playing the bitch perfectly, she is deep down a damaged soul, still mourning the death of her mother, and her grief is her anger towards fellow People.
With some inventive kills, and no matter what Tree does, the day always ends in her death, with …
A film that strangely has been long forgotten, from 1980, and a film that has no mention about any remake or reboot. That is how this good film has been left on the shelf, compared to other slashers of that decade. Strange as it has possibly the best onscreen kills, with amazing practical effects from Gore master Tom Savini.
A jilted soldier returns home from world war 2, hearing just before that his girlfriend has replaced him with another man. At the graduation ball of 1945, Rosemary is brutally slain alongside her new boyfriend. Shocking the town, that another ball has been postponed for 35 years. It is now 1980 the ball has been agreed once more, and the jilted soldier is not happy and decides to slay the party goers once more.
Formally known as the Prowler especially in the States, but changed to Rosemary's Killer in the UK. The film apart from the great Gore effects is quite average though, and probably why it has never been remade. With the jilted soldier in…