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This seldom-seen thriller has finally gotten its due thanks to a nice packaging job from the people at Anchor Bay Entertainment. The video transfer restores the film to its full Panavision glory, which is wonderful because cinematographer Vincent Monton's visual compositions make excellent and stylish use of the wide frame it offers. The audio portion of the disc retains the film's original mono mix and its solid soundtrack makes punchy use of Brian May's brass-heavy musical score. In the area of extras, both a ...
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This seldom-seen thriller has finally gotten its due thanks to a nice packaging job from the people at Anchor Bay Entertainment. The video transfer restores the film to its full Panavision glory, which is wonderful because cinematographer Vincent Monton's visual compositions make excellent and stylish use of the wide frame it offers. The audio portion of the disc retains the film's original mono mix and its solid soundtrack makes punchy use of Brian May's brass-heavy musical score. In the area of extras, both a documentary featurette and a commentary track are provided for the film's fans. The featurette incorporates interviews with Richard Franklin and actor Stacy Keach to create a concise, informative, little overview of the film's production. The commentary track goes into greater detail on the issues raised by the featurette, with Franklin explaining his directorial choices and the challenges presented by budget issues in a likeable, self-effacing style. The package is rounded out by a set of galleries (both photos and storyboards), a few talent bios, and the original screenplay for DVD-ROM owners. All in all, this disc of Road Games is a typically thorough package from Anchor Bay and a great way for fans old and new to experience this classic thriller.
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Special Features

Widescreen presentation (2.35:1) enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs ; Audio commentary with producer/director Richard Franklin moderated by Perry Martin; Making-of featurette with Richard franklin and actor Stacy Keach; Theatrical trailer; Talent bios; DVD-ROM original screenplay; Original storyboards; Poster and still gallery
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This Hitchcock-influenced thriller has aged quite well thanks to its smart, low-key approach, and remains effective today because it never panders to the viewer. Everett de Roche's clever script replaces the usual sex and violence this kind of scenario might offer with a sly blend of wit and slow-burning suspense. Just as important is the fact that he populates the story's landscape with a variety of unique characters that add plenty of flavor to the story. Said characterizations are further enriched by nice work from the cast, especially Marion Edward as a particularly obnoxious hausfrau and Jamie Lee Curtis' beguiling turn as the witty, mysterious hitchhiker. The film, however, truly belongs to Stacy Keach, who tackles the role of Quid with great energy and charismatic verve, making this memorably offbeat hero one for the record books. Finally, director Richard Franklin assembles all these elements with great precision and creates a number of beautifully crafted set pieces along the way, the most memorable of which are a foot chase that has a totally unexpected ending and a finale that features one of the most unusual car chases ever filmed. All in all, Road Games is a tight little thriller that's well worth a look for any suspense fan in search of something that delivers the goods in an unexpected way.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2003
  • UPC: 013131213591
  • Original Release: 1981
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  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stacy Keach Pat Quid
Jamie Lee Curtis Hitch, Pamela
Marion Edward Frita Frugal
Grant Page Smith or Jones
Bill Stacey Capt. Careful
Thaddeus Smith Abbott
Alan Hopgood Lester
John Murphy Benny Balls
Robert Thompson Sneezy Rider
Colin Vancao Fred Frugal
Technical Credits
Richard Franklin Director, Producer
Tom Burstall Asst. Director
Everett de Roche Screenwriter
Jon Dowding Production Designer
Aphrodite Kondos Costumes/Costume Designer
Andrew London Sound/Sound Designer
Brian May Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Edward McQueen-Mason Editor
Vincent Monton Cinematographer
Grant Page Stunts
Bernard Schwartz Executive Producer, Producer
Barbi Taylor Co-producer, Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Tuning Up [6:19]
2. Garbage/ Main Titles [4:41]
3. Australian Rhapsody [7:07]
4. Sunny Day [4:52]
5. Dig It [5:48]
6. Law-Abiding Citizens [4:59]
7. Rough Sailing [3:27]
8. The Hitcher [3:56]
9. Pull Over [4:21]
10. Night of The Cumiculae [4:26]
11. Alarmed [6:57]
12. Heroic Resolve [6:30]
13. Starting to Sweat [5:04]
14. On the Road Agains [5:29]
15. Degress of Tomorrow's Bacon [3:32]
16. Scales of Justice [7:18]
17. Eye to Eye [5:38]
18. Narrow Margin [5:06]
19. A Man, a Woman, and a Dingo [2:22]
20. End credits [2:29]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Chapter Selections
   Extras
      Kangaroo Hitchcock: The Making of "Road Games"
      Commentary
         On
         Off
      Trailer
      Still Galleries
         Poster & Still Gallery
         Original Storyboard Art
      Talent Bios
         Richard Franklin
         Stacy Keach
         Jamie Lee Curtis
      DVD-ROM Features
   Play
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's Scary How Bad It is!

    Road Games is one of the worst horror movies I have ever seen! I generally like horror movies but this one was just really bad despite starring two great actors like Stacy Keach and Jamie Lee Curtis!

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