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Road Films 3-Pack
     

Road Films 3-Pack

Director: Charles Robert Carner, Jack Starrett, John Hough

Cast: Charles Robert Carner, Jack Starrett, John Hough, Peter Fonda

 
This novel fusion of car-chase film and spooky horror became a surprise box-office hit in 1975. The story begins with car enthusiasts Frank (Warren Oates) and Roger (Peter Fonda) taking their wives, Kelly (Lara Parker) and Alice (Loretta Swit), on a

Overview

This novel fusion of car-chase film and spooky horror became a surprise box-office hit in 1975. The story begins with car enthusiasts Frank (Warren Oates) and Roger (Peter Fonda) taking their wives, Kelly (Lara Parker) and Alice (Loretta Swit), on a vacation in a recreational vehicle. Their camping trip goes horribly awry when Frank and Roger accidentally stumble upon a group of hooded cultists committing a human sacrifice. The cultists give chase and the two couples barely escape with their lives. They go to the local police for help, but the officers can find no evidence to back up the story and send the two couples on their way. As they try to continue their vacation, strange events continue to occur that culminate in four protagonists and their cultist tormentors having a brutal automotive showdown on the open road. The end result of all this genre-hopping suffers from a lightweight approach that downplays the story's darker and more interesting elements, but still manages to deliver plentiful action and a few genuine chills. As a result, Race With the Devil became an unexpected success for 20th Century Fox and remains something of a cult favorite. ~ Donald Guarisco, All Movie GuideThree outlaws hit the road until the road hits back in this supercharged action thriller. Larry (Peter Fonda) is a stock car driver whose reckless nature has caused him a long run of bad luck. Larry and his friend and mechanic Deke (Adam Roarke) need money if they're to get a new car and get back in competition, so they map out a plan to hold up a grocery store after 150,000 dollars has been dropped off for payroll and working cash. The heist goes as planned, except for one little hitch -- Larry spent the night before with his occasional girlfriend Mary (Susan George), and she has planted herself in Larry's car and isn't about to budge. With Mary along for the ride, Larry and Deke try to outrun the cops and make their way to freedom, though lawman Franklin (Vic Morrow) is determined to shut them down. Much loved by both gearheads and action film fans for its hair-raising stunt work and solid performances from the leading cast, Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry was a surprise box-office hit in 1974, grossing nearly 30 million dollars in its initial release. Roddy McDowall appears uncredited as the manager of the supermarket.A Desert Storm veteran with a 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger and a need for speed incurs the wrath of authorities when he makes a cross-country dash to be by the side of his ailing, pregnant wife in this remake of director Richard Sarafian's 1971 cult classic. Jimmy Kowolski (Viggo Mortensen) is a troubled man and devoted husband, and when his pregnant wife is suddenly hospitalized with labor problems the ex-race car driver punches the gas without hesitation. With vengeful state trooper Sgt. Preston (Steve Railsback) and the entire FBI riding his back bumper, Jimmy's only ally is fearless radio DJ The Voice (Jason Priestley) whose outspoken support finds the desperate driver becoming a national folk hero. As Jimmy races ever-faster toward an impenetrable police roadblock with the single-minded goal of being there for his wife in her moment of need, the law closes in for one final showdown on the open highway.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/03/2006
UPC:
0013131497595
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
4:32:00

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
   Chapter Selections
   Extras
      Ride the Wild Side
      Commentary
         Dolby Digital 5.1
         Dolby Surround 2.0
         Mono
         Commentary With Director John Hough and DVD Producer Perry Martin
      Trailers
         Trailer #1
         Trailer #2
      TV Spots
         TV Spot #1
         TV Spot #2
      Radio Spots
         Radio Spot #1
         Radio Spot #2
         Radio Spot #3
      1969 Dodge Charger Commercial
      Poster & Still Gallery
      Talent Bios
         John Hough
         Peter Fonda
         Susan George
      Also on DVD
         Race With the Devil
         Butch & Sundance: The Early Days
         Moving Violations
         License to Drive
   Audio Setup
      Dolby Digital 5.1
      Dolby Surround 2.0
      Mono
      Commentary With Director John Hough and DVD Producer Perry Martin
   Play
Disc #2 -- Race With the Devil
   Chapter Selections
   Extras
      Hell on Wheels
      Commentary
         With Executive Producer Paul Maslansky, Actress Lara Parker and DVD Producer Perry Martin On/Off
      Trailer
      Radio Spots
         Spot #1
         Spot #2
         Spot #3
      Poster & Still Gallery
      Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery
      Also on DVD
         The Entity
         Quicksilver Highway
         Ghost in the Machine
   Play
Disc #3 -- Vanishing Point
   Chapter Selections
   Trailer
   Play

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