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Christine (Special Edition) (Bilingual)

Keith Gordon , John Stockwell , John Carpenter    DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
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She can't (and won't) drive 55.... Stephen King's novel about the twisted love affair between a boy and his car gets transferred to the screen, courtesy of suspense master John Carpenter. Although lacking some of the more outré supernatural elements of the source material, this high-octane cinematic tune-up more than delivers the goods, horror-wise (Christine's midnight rampages will never be forgotten)--as well as being a sly exposé of the random cruelties within the high-school pecking order. Keith Gordon (who has gone on to become a stellar director in his own right, with films such as A Midnight Clear and Mother Night to his credit) gives a wonderfully controlled central performance. Carpenter's atmospheric original score is backed up by a well-chosen collection of rock classics, including George Thorogood's "Bad to the Bone" (the titular character's all-too-apt theme song). --Andrew Wright

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Film...Instant Classic... March 26 2004
By A Customer
Format:DVD
Arnold Cunningham (Gordon) finds just that car, which happens to be Christine. It's broken down, rusted and in overall poor condition when he sees it, but he doesn't care. He is going to own this car, and nothing is going to stop him. He spends his college money he's been saving over the summer to fix her up, and in a relatively short time Christine is back up and running.
Shortly after getting Christine, Arnold starts changing from the nervous unsure nerd into someone who has a lot of confidence. He even loses his glasses, and starts dating the new student Leigh Cabot (Paul), tagged by the other high shool guys as the most beautiful girl in school. Christine has a symbiot relationship with her owners, where each draws from the love they have for each other. Of course, owning Christine is destructive, as even a mild-mannered kid like Arnold is seduced by the car's evil, eventually not caring who gets hurt when it comes to Christine.
The school is populated by all the same kids you went to school with if you were in high school in the early eighties, like me. The jocks, the nerds, the toughs (Ostrander's Buddy Repperton) and the tough's click of groupies, who feed off his energy. Strangely, just the same type relationship that Christine has with her owners.
The writing is really good, especially the scenes where the high schoolers are interacting with each other. Took me right back to my own high school days. The music is also extremely effective, although the music composed for the movie is very reminiscent of the music for HALLOWEEN. The best part of the music for me, though, is how the music that Christine plays fits the action that is currently happening. One of my all-time favorite movie soundtracks.
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3.0 out of 5 stars John Carpenter's CHRISTINE March 16 2004
By Jimmy
Format:DVD
This is "John Capenter's" Christine--not Stephen King's Christine. The film takes the basic idea of the film much the same way Kubrick took the basic idea of the Shining and made it his own. While the book is better--a book is a book and a film is a film. There was no way at the time that John Carpenter could've staged the scenes with Christine back in 1983. Even now the budget would be huge. I'm speaking of Darnell's death and the death of Buddy out on the icy roads. John Carpenter may not be fond of this film but he should be--it's one of his last films that looked and felt like a "John Carpenter film." The cinematography is fantastic, the music is classic Carpenter music, and it's pretty well acted. It may not be the most frightening King adaptation but it's one of the best directed (technically) and one of the best photographed. All in all it's one of Carpenter's best; after all it is his version of the book. Changes aside, it's well worth the viewing considering the mindless, no-talent crap that passes for horror these days at the cinema.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous film April 17 2014
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Watching this film is an excellent use of one's time as it's one of the best horror movies of the 1980s. The dvd comes on a single sided disc. It is presented in anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1), languages: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Thai and it is close captioned. Includes scene selection. Extras: audio commentary by John Carpenter and Keith Gordon, 20 deleted and alternate scenes (26 mins), 3 featurettes - Ignition (11:52 mins), Fast And Furious (28:53 mins) and Finish Line (7:17 mins), cast & crew filmographies and 4 previews of Asylum Of The Damned, Hellboy, Secret Window and Stephen King Presents Kingdom Hospital.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gift March 5 2014
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Another strange movie for Friend......He enjoys these type of movie. Always a great treat for him.. 5 Stars for Amazon....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christine is a compressing movie. Oct. 22 2013
By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray
A kid, Arnie (Keith Gordon) inherits a car "Christine" with a dubious past. Poor thing needs some loving care. Parents say dump her. However Arnie is determined to fix her up even at the expense of his girl Leigh (Alexandra Paul) and despite the money grubbing garage owner. How will Christine respond to those who rival for her affection and those that despise her good looks?

She gets herself in to more tight spots. After each cursing experience Christine rebound with new enthusiasm (and a new paint job.) And talk about loyal to those who love her. Everyone knows that possession is nine points of the law; Christine had many points. This may have been the first car with an adjustable steering wheel.

Talk about fatal attraction.

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i've seen this movie many times and it never gets old. the car is drop dead gorgeous and the special effects are great even for the eighties. most teenagers would identify with the characters in this story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christine March 2 2013
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Another fine cult classic. I loved this movie where the underdog finally gets payback to those who have wronged him. However, it may not end as you think!?!?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Feb. 2 2013
By Ryan
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Great story about a special car and her owner. Only the car is evil and goes on killing rampages. One of Stephen King's best and if you are a car fan then it's even better!!!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars christine
I got the movie I started to watch so unless I was deaf the movie would of been good but since I can hear & I don't read lips it was garbage
Published 5 months ago by brian
4.0 out of 5 stars Well I be darn another Stephen King adaptation done right
She can't (and won't) drive 55.... Stephen King's novel about the twisted love affair between a boy and his car gets transferred to the screen, courtesy of suspense master John... Read more
Published on Nov. 6 2008 by Jenny J.J.I.
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible- if you read the book
This movie was the biggest disappointment of any Stephen Kings books. If anyone read the book they would know about the deep characters built, and the story line. Read more
Published on July 14 2004 by Roger Worsham
5.0 out of 5 stars Christine (1983)
Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky, Harry Dean Stanton.
Running Time: 110 minutes. Read more
Published on June 2 2004 by The Tweeder
4.0 out of 5 stars better than i remember
for some reason i thought this movie was only mediocre, but then i rewatched it, and to be honest, it is quite good. john carpenter did a good job making it. Read more
Published on May 28 2004 by adead_poet@hotmail.com
1.0 out of 5 stars John Carpenter lays an egg... a big, rotten egg
It looks like I might be in the minority on this one, but here goes... "Christine" sucks. It sucks hard. It sucks on toast. Read more
Published on May 8 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars Mechanized Death...
Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) is the school nerd, hassled and threatened by the school tough-guys. His friend Dennis (John Stockwell) is the football jock with a heart of gold. Read more
Published on April 1 2004 by Bindy Sue Fr°nkŘnschtein
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