Maximum Overdrive

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Respect. It's a hard thing to come by. Especially for films that are almost universally considered to be cinematic turkeys. But not all turkeys are alike. Some linger in the memory long after the initial shock of viewing, wherein the celluloid beast transforms itself into the arguably coveted shape of a cult film. Writer/director Stephen King's first foray in the director's chair indeed lingers in the memory, for better or worse. Considered by many to be not only one of the worst movies of the 1980s but of all time, Maximum Overdrive is given a rather excellent DVD treatment by the folks at Anchor Bay. Though it unfortunately lacks a commentary track by the master of terror himself -- which would have given him ample time to confess his cinematic sins -- the DVD has been beautifully transferred. Both the picture (widescreen anamorphic 2.35:1) and the soundtrack (Dolby Surround 5.1) by hard rock outfit AC/DC are sharp and colorful, and the audio is generally loud. Occasionally the picture seems a tad dark, but the overall presentation is fine. The film is also equipped with a wonderful trailer of a carny-like King hawking his creation to an unsuspecting public. Anchor Bay's efforts may not be enough to resurrect this film in the eyes of its detractors, but it does help bring it a little respect.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen presentation (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Theatrical trailer; Stephen King bio
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/10/2001
  • UPC: 013131138498
  • Original Release: 1986
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  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Emilio Estevez Bill Robinson
Pat Hingle Hendershot
Laura Harrington Brett
Yeardley Smith Connie
John Short Curt
Ellen McElduff Wanda/June
J.C. Quinn Duncan
Christopher Murney Camp Loman
Leon Rippy Brad
Technical Credits
Stephen King Director, Screenwriter
Clifford Capone Costumes/Costume Designer
Martha de Laurentiis Producer
Steve Galich Special Effects
Dean Gates Makeup
Brian Johnson Songwriter
Todd Kasow Musical Direction/Supervision
Don Levin Executive Producer
Evan Lottman Editor
Marlana May Makeup
Roger Miller Songwriter
Armando Nannuzzi Cinematographer
Mel Pearl Executive Producer
Giorgio Postiglione Production Designer
Glenn H. Randall Jr. Stunts
Hilton Rosemarin Set Decoration/Design
Martha Schumacher Producer
Penelope Shaw Editor
Milton Subotsky Co-producer
Angus Young Songwriter
Malcolm Young Songwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Program Start/Main Titles [3:56]
2. Mayhem [2:16]
3. Dixie Boy Truck Stop [1:44]
4. Bubba Hendershot [2:56]
5. Knife Attack [1:20]
6. Death in the Game Room [1:18]
7. Vending Machine Massacre [1:26]
8. Squashed by the Steamroller [:34]
9. Brett & the Bible Salesman [3:39]
10. Tow-Truck Terror [4:41]
11. Another Load of Joy [3:18]
12. "No Machines Can Be Trusted" [3:35]
13. Blood & Big Rigs [3:47]
14. Surrounded [3:19]
15. Wheels of Destruction [3:19]
16. Running the Gauntlet [3:58]
17. Billy and Brett [5:42]
18. Lights in the Sky [3:07]
19. "We Made You" [4:01]
20. Into the Sweet [5:12]
21. Back From the Dead [4:48]
22. Heavy Artillery [4:04]
23. Wanda Gets Wasted [4:01]
24. Fill 'Er Up! [4:28]
25. Interstellar Housecleaners [4:25]
26. Machinegun Goes Boom [1:42]
27. Destroying Dixie Boy [3:33]
28. Fiery Retribution [1:50]
29. Wrath of the Goblin [2:52]
30. End Credits [2:32]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Chapter Selections
   Extras
      Trailer
      Stephen King Bio
   Audio Setup
      Dolby Digital 5.1
      Dolby Surround 2.0
   Play
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of my all time favorite horror flicks.

    I really loved this movie. So what if it was rated one of the worst films ever made. I still love it and I love the killer soundtrack. AC/DC is one of my favorite heavy metal bands. Horror movies and heavy metal music make an excellent combination. I'll continue watching this movie over and over.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    One of my favorites

    This is one of my favorite Stephen King movies. The movie stays with the storyline of the book which is so rare these days. Emilio Estevez is one of my favorite actors and does a bang up job with this role. Stephen King does his cameo just like Hitchcock used to do in his movies. You have to wonder if this is where the idea for the Terminator originated. The plot of the story is how machines take over. From everyday small appliances to major heavy equipment you have to think about how much our lives depend on machinery. The characters all seem to fit well into the story, even the jerk. I don't want to give away the ending so leave it to say that machines take over and a small band of people have to work out a plot to try to escape. They are pretty much at the mercy of the machines. I recommend this early Stephen King movie as one of the best.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Maximum Overdrive

    this was a repeat viewing.... Exciting just didn't like the kids getting hurt at the ball diamond ......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Needs more gas!

    The movie Maximum Overdrive star Emilio Estevez and Pat Hingle who get sorrounded at a diner by trucks who drive by themselves. What do they want? Well find out. This movie is based upon Stephen King's short story Trucks and was written and directed by Stephen King himself. The music is by AC/DC.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved It

    Emelio Estevez was Awesome!!!!!!!! I loved the movie, it was Great!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    So fake it's good.

    I loved this movie, it's so fake that it's good. And the whole soundtrack is AC-DC. What could be better than that?

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