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Christine (1983)

Keith Gordon , John Stockwell , John Carpenter  |  R |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (319 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky, Harry Dean Stanton
  • Directors: John Carpenter
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: Portuguese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Georgian, Chinese, Thai
  • Dubbed: Portuguese
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: December 2, 2004
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (319 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0767827716
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,757 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Christine" on IMDb

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She was born in Detroit on an automobile assembly line. But she is no ordinary automobile. Deep within her chassis lives an unholy presence. She is CHRISTINE a red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury whose unique standard equipment includes an evil, indestructible vengeance that will destroy anyone in herway. She seduces 17-year-old Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) who becomes consumed with passion for her sleek rounded chrome-laden body. She demands his complete and unquestioned devotion and when outsiders seek to interfere, they become the victims of Christine's horrifying wrath. John Carpenter brings Stephen King's best selling novel to life in this chilling thriller.

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A possessed car becomes a vehicle of revenge for teen September 4, 2004
Format:DVD
"Christine" is about possession. In adapting Steven King's novel to the screen, director John Carpenter and writer Bill Phillips streamline King's narrative to focus on the true star of the book and film--the car itself. "Christine" tells the story about a nerdy high school senior (Keith Gordon in a very strong performance)who can't do anything right but his best friend college jock Dennis(John Stockwell)seems to do everything right. So when Arnie finds the perfect car that he can rebuild and put his love into, the car nicknamed "Christine" by its former deceased owner more than returns that love--she gives Arnie a thug makeover and turns him into a monster as bad as the the kids that used to beat Arnie up. Needless to say, Christine has some special abilities of her own and she becomes--so to speak--the vehicle for Archie's revenge and vice versa.

Dennis tries to intervene but once Arnie becomes possessed by Christine, he and Arnie's new girlfriend Leigh (the lovely Alexandra Paul in her first film role)are unable to reach him. A local police detective (Harry Dean Stanton)becomes suspcious but isn't able to prove that Arnie had anything to do with a mounting body count consisting of high school students from Arnie's school.

The beautiful transfer here manages to skip many of the flaws that have become a Columbia Tristar trademark; the edge enhancement is minimal and the sharp, detailed picture has vivid rich color recalling the original look of the theatrical cut of the film. The high definition transfer is as sharp as a rebuild car after a top notch paint job.
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What's Under This Hood Is Purely And Simply EVIL February 6, 2002
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Stephen King's novels have formed the basis for a great many horror films over the last quarter century. Some have been superlative (CARRIE, THE SHINING), others just terrible (PET SEMATARY, MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE). CHRISTINE can be counted among the superlative ones. Under the expert hands of HALLOWEEN director John Carpenter, this film provides the requisite chills and atmosphere minus a lot of unnecessary blood and gore.
Keith Gordon stars as a geeky high school student named Arnie Cunningham who is always getting picked upon by the local school bullies (sound familiar?). But when he eyes a rusted old 1957 Plymouth Fury, his life really turns around. Over the objections of his best friend (John Stockwell), he fixes it up at a local garage (run by a salty-tongued Robert Prosky) to a point where the car is as good as new. Gordon even starts up a relationship with the high school dream queen (Alexandra Paul). There's just one problem, though. Christine won't let it go that far.
For this '57 Fury is definitely possessed, and pretty soon it takes possession of Gordon. When the school bullies retaliate against Gordon by trashing Christine, the car repairs itself and goes after the perpetrators one by one. But the car also reacts in a jealous and homicidal way against Paul, who nearly chokes on a hamburger at a drive-in with Gordon. And when Paul and Stockwell come to realize that Gordon is indeed totally over the edge, they plot to destroy the car, using a bulldozer inside Prosky's garage. Unfortunately, Gordon dies in the final melee. And although Christine itself seems to be crushed to a metal cube, in the tag end scene, a metal piece can be seen repairing itself...
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Christine (1983) June 2, 2004
Format:DVD
Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky, Harry Dean Stanton.
Running Time: 110 minutes.
Rated R for violence and language; not nearly as graphic as it could be--a Carpenter trait.
Based on Stephen King's highly popular bestselling novel, "Christine" is perhaps director John Carpenter's second best film (behind "Halloween", obviously) and a sure-fire treat for all those who enjoy King adaptations, Carpenter created films, or just good ol' fashioned suspense. The film centers around a demonically possessed 1958 Plymouth Fury with a strange history--the workers who completed the construction of the car were mysteriously killed and the initial owner of the vehicle took his own life after his wife suddenly died.
Keith Gordon stars as Archie Cunningham, a classic geek in high school who wears nerdy frames and eats packed yogurt for lunch. He is the butt of many jokes, but jock star Ryan Stockwell is still his best buddy. After school one day, Archie comes across Christine, the devilish car. He fixes her up and proceeds to become obsessed by her. A new-found confidence prompts Arnie to ask the cutest girl in the school (Alexandra Paul) out for a date and they quickly fall in love--but Christine does not approve. The car demands Arnie's complete and unquestioned devotion and when outsiders seek to interfere, they become the victim's of Christine's horrifying wrath.
A superb performance from Gordon in the lead role, transforming himself from a laughing stock class dork to an arrogant, obscene maniac who gets so comsumed with Christine that will be anything to preserve the safety of the car.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book, good movie
Published 3 days ago by Timothy Hitt
4.0 out of 5 stars I've always liked this movie I wished they would of went ahead ...
I've always liked this movie I wished they would of went ahead and filmed Christine 2 though
I must admit though it bothers me the destroying of so many 50's cars being an... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Christopher J Staudenmaier
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic movie to own Im so happy I bought it I wanted this movie since...
Classic movie to own Im so happy I bought it I wanted this movie since I first seen it on cable Christine is something else. I'm so happy Happy that I got it.
Published 4 days ago by Gwendolyn Belle
5.0 out of 5 stars always good.
Watched many times ... always good.
Published 14 days ago by Pmeyer
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for your collection
Excellent movie Excellent blu Ray ...Available to buy in Australia $15 or Germany for 14 euros .
Published 23 days ago by Melbourne Critic
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very fast shipping love it
Published 1 month ago by virginia
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of John Carpenters best! Rivals Halloween and The Thing.
Published 1 month ago by Lester James Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Killing machine
I haven't seen every movie based on a Stephen King novel but"Christine" is one of my favorites of the ones I have seen, along with "The Green Mile" and "The Mist. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Wuchak
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love this movie being a car guy
Published 1 month ago by john cerami
4.0 out of 5 stars Wish ours could repair damage like that.
Wow, what a car! Wish ours could repair damage like that.
Published 1 month ago by James C Vey
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