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Christine (Special Edition)

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John Carpenter brings Stephen King’s best-selling novel to life in this chilling thriller. 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 her way. 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.

Special Features

  • Filmographies
  • 20 deleted and alternate scenes
  • Three exclusive new featurettes

Product Details

  • Actors: Harry Dean Stanton, Christine Belford, Keith Gordon, John Stockwell
  • Directors: John Carpenter
  • Producers: Richard Kobritz
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Portuguese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai
  • Dubbed: French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 28, 2004
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (615 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002O7XW2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,623 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Christine (Special Edition)" on IMDb

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By Wayne Klein HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 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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one of John carpenter's best, tons of suspense in this film
incredible performance by Actor Keith Gordon who's extremely possessed and totally in love with Christine
and will do anything to make her Happy
For those fans out there that couldn't afford to buy the
stupid Limited edition blu-ray by Twilight time that has sold out over a year ago
because the twilight time version can only be bought from $50 and up
well time to move on
Sony pictures U.S. has finally released the old classic Christine on blu-ray for the first time ever
and it's been a long time coming aswell, it's been about 12 years since the old dvd release
and finally it's here a brand new HD transfer of the film in 2:35:1 ratio from the U.S. branch of Sony pictures
the picture quality does look beautiful actually much better than the old dvd version
plus the sound quality has been boosted with a new 5.1 mix which sounds really Good
and Sony have also carried over all the special features from the old dvd version
all the featurettes, Deleted scenes and Commentary tracks have been carried over
so no need to try buy the German or U.K. blu-ray versions of Christine
Sony U.S. have finally done it and made a big effort with the picture quality & the sound
time to upgrade now get this new blu-ray of the film, by the way it's ABC regions
5 stars for the film, 5 stars for this new blu-ray by Sony U.S.
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This car has a sorted past.
A eager boy, wants her.
The two become a terror.
Will the car win?
Will the boy figure out what he is doing?
Watch this classic film to figure out the power of Christine.
Fury Red
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I actually read the book first which made me expect more out of the movie, oh well. The movie, however, is still worth the 5 stars I've given it because John Carpenter directed the movie and it turned out excellent, the special effects are awesome, AND that the story itself is by Stephen King. Now anybody who has read the book knows what the movie is basically about, but for those who haven't ventured this way, let me elaborate. The key characters are Christine herself (keep in mind she's a car), Arnie Cunningham, who falls in love with Christine, and Dennis Guilder, who is a friend of Arnie but an enemy of Christine. Arnie falls in love with Christine and buys her from George LeBay (Roland LeBay in the book, George is the brother), who is an eccentric old man. Arnie fixes her up to almost brand new, but all the other characters (Dennis, Arnie's parents, Leah Cabot) have this disturbing sense that Christine is more than what she appears to be. Turns out they're right when Christine slowly changes Arnie's personality from nerd to suave psycho. There's more to tell, but I don't want to give the movie away! The special effects where Christine rebuilds herself after each bashing is astounding! I'm still trying to figure out HOW did they do that. After seeing this you might think about the car you have. There is a lot of explicit language so this wouldn't be for those who are under age. An excellent car movie, but don't read the book first!
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John Carpenter’s next film after The Thing was supposed to be an adaptation of Stephen King’s Firestarter for Universal Pictures written by Thing scribe Bill Lancaster. When Carpenter’s sci-fi classic failed at the box office, Mark Lester was given the helm instead and ironically Carpenter found himself at Columbia Pictures directing another Stephen King adaptation, Christine. Carpenter would have the last laugh as Christine not only beat Lester’s Firestarter to the box office but, at the box office as well. Today Christine is considered a minor classic and Firestarter has all but been forgotten.

I am reviewing Christine strictly as a movie and not as an adaptation, though I have read and enjoyed King's novel. Set in 1978, this horror flick tells the story of nerdy Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) who is oppressed by both his overbearing parents and the high school bullies. His only friend is kind hearted football player Dennis (John Stockwell)… that is, until he meets Christine. Christine is an old beat up red 1958 Plymouth Fury named by it’s previous owner who, unbeknownst to Arnie, committed suicide inside it. The owner’s brother (Roberts Blossom) sells it to him despite Dennis’ protests and Arnie sees the restoration of his new obsession as a way to finally earn respect from his peers. Not only does Arnie restore the car, he also begins to change. The awkward nerd becomes a confident man and wins the prettiest girl in school, Leigh (Alexandra Paul), but also the vengeful eye of the bullies he’d gotten expelled. When they trash his beloved car, the vehicle shows it’s true nature and not only restores itself before Arnie’s eyes, but methodically tracks down and slaughters the wrong doers… on it’s own.
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