DuelDirector: Steven Spielberg,
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Steven Spielberg's made-for-TV thriller Duel debuts on DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS Surround, and Dolby Digital Stereo. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a pair of featurettes on the making of the film and an interview with Richard Matheson on the creation of the screenplay. A still photo gallery, production notes, and biographies of the cast and crew round out this solid release from Universal.
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- [Full Frame]
- [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Dennis Weaver||David Mann|
|Jacqueline Scott||Mrs. Mann|
|Eddie Firestone||Cafe Owner|
|Tim Herbert||Gas Station Attendant|
|Lou Frizzell||Bus Driver|
|Gene Dynarski||Man in Cafe|
|Lucille Benson||Lady at Snakerama|
|Charles Seel||Old Man|
|Shirley O'Hara Krims||Waitress|
|Alexander Lockwood||Old Man in Car|
|Amy Douglass||Old Woman in Car|
|Dick Whittington||Radio Interviewer|
|Carey Loftin||The Truck Driver|
|Dale Van Sickel||Car Driver|
|Jim Fargo||Asst. Director|
|Billy Goldenberg||Score Composer|
|Edwin S. Hall||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Jack A. Marta||Cinematographer|
|Hal Mooney||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Robert S. Smith||Art Director|
1. Main Titles [4:41]
2. Passing Acquaintances [4:22]
3. Roadside Service [5:55]
4. The Road Hog [3:54]
5. Playing Games [6:16]
6. Spinout [3:57]
7. A Big Complication [3:58]
8. He Has to Be Crazy [6:05]
9. Let's Not Play Games [2:27]
10. Back on the Road [2:02]
11. A Little Help [7:07]
12. A Loco Motive [4:45]
13. The Snakerama [4:10]
14. Train of Thought [:30]
15. Impasse [2:54]
16. Follow the Leader [5:53]
17. Making the Grade [7:22]
18. Going Nowhere in Neutral [4:09]
19. Mann Vs. Machine [3:32]
20. Among the Ruins (End Titles) [2:04]
A Conversation With Director Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg and the Small Screen
Richard Matheson: The Writing of Duel
Photograph and Poster Gallery
Cast and Filmmakers
Dennis Weaver... David Mann
Jacqueline Scott... Mrs. Mann
Eddie Firestone... Cafe Owner
Lou Frizzell... Bus Driver
Directed by... Steven Spielberg
Screenplay by... Richard Matheson - Based on His Published Story
Spoken Language: English 5.1 DTS
Spoken Language: English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Spoken Language: English 2.0 Mono (Original Soundtrack)
Captioned for the Hearing Impaired: English
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This movie is a classic. This movie is older than me. I seen it on TV many times and I like it. I like it even more now that I have the Collector's Edition version of Duel on DVD.
Sid really liked this one, he said Dennis Weaver as David Mann, thats Mann with two n's, a meek business man just trying to make it in life, his old lady is teed at him because of advances his boss made at her at a party the night before and David didnt hit a lick to save her honor.The next day while traveling to a meeting a mad trucker wants to run him off the road.It's a match of witts as the little red car does its best to out power the big mean truck.Directed by Steven Speilberg this made for tv movie is a must have.So says Sid.
...it's hit DVD!! Finally, this classic is back on DVD, and in DTS surround sound to boot! Can't wait to hear the rumble of that evil Big-Rig in DTS. A great suspense-thriller. Don't miss it!
LIKE A PREHISTORIC BEHEMOTH STALKING A MUCH SMALLER ANIMAL,THE TRUCK SYMBOLIZES EVERY BULLY, DICTATOR, STALKER, MURDEROUS PREDATOR ONE HAS EVER HEARD OF OR KNOWN. IT TAKES A LOT TO GIVE ME THE SHIVERS AND A REAL SENSE OF FEAR AND DUEL DID JUST THAT. WONDERFULLY ACTED, DIRECTED TIGHT, RIVETING TALE.
This movie was filmed at a time when such a scenario was unthinkable, and has since been played out across America hundreds of times. When it came out nobody knew just what 'Road Rage' was. The suspense builds and you genuinely sympathize with Weavers character (David Mann), right up to the finale. A must watch if you're planning on a road-trip.
It has been reported that this oil-rig has many ''notches'' on its front bumper, signifying previously-successful vehicle demolitions - I've noticed these, but can't quite make out the number. [Watched this movie probably 100 times.]
A great suspenseful movie until the end. Throughout the movie, you wonder who the trucker is, but never see nothing but his arm. Very clever movie by Spielberg. Dennis Weaver plays a meek salesman who builds up some bursts of courage. You gotta love it when David Mann is talking to himself in the car, trying to reason things out. He should have changed that lower radiator hose!!!!
From the beginning, i was facinated, the way spealberg creates the same tention as he did 4 years later in jaws. And the way dennis weaver plays the part, beautiful! I like the bet at the end where the truck goes over the cliff, i wander how david mann managed to get home.
This has to be one of the best debut films of any director. It's absoulutaly terrifying, the fact that this could happen and it could happen to you. Before I saw this film I never thought of driving as a dangerous thing to do but but if I ever see a tanker like the one in Duel I'm teling my mum to stop the car. This is exellent entertainment.
In one corner it is Dennis Weaver in his firebreathing 68 Plymouth Valiant with a mighty Slant 6 cylinder and in the other is some deranged truck driver that you never see(although I wager to think he was the guy playing pool in the truckstop) with his greasy dirty Autocar Truck. A simple little act of slight road rage causes the greasy truck to reach 0-60 m.p.h in a mere 7.9.01 seconds. OH MY GOD WHAT HAS DENNIS WEAVER GOT HIMSELF INTO!! Watch Dennis Weaver have a nervous breakdown in his valiant All he was doing was his job of a salesman and just was hoping to get home, you may laugh and think he is wimpy but he ends up having the last laugh, I still wonder how he got home. Watch this movie and you have to ask yourself how you would react if you were in his spot. Especially the scene where he is stopped at the train tracks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! happy motoring
This movie is a true classic. It is the ultimate road rage movie that everyone has experienced at some time in their driving career. Dennis Weaver is awesome. He plays an ordinary guy who is just driving along trying to get to a sales appointment when he encounters a crazy truck driver. After they meet it is a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse that leaves you hanging off of your seat. The ending is also great in that it leaves you wishing there was more of this classic chase. I recommend this movie to anyone who is in love with film. Enjoy!
This has got to be the granddaddy film concerning Road Rage
This is my favourite title. The best film I've never seen. I cannot understand why it wasn't published on dvd....
Today, 22 Oct 2001 i saw this movie on TV. Some old movie - i thought - Lets have a look. MAN!... This THING has realy SOMETHING in it! I felt this right at the beginning! Good art is good art, independent from the time it is made.
This is my all-time favorite movie. I never get tired of watching it. It is the best car chase movie that I have ever seen.
What a classic
I have watched this movie over and over since I was 10 years old. I have seen it about 300 times (literally) You never get tired of watching. Haven't seen it in 3 years. I am ready to see it again!!