CujoDirector: Lewis Teague
Based on a Stephen King novel, Cujo is not as menacing or as frightening as other film adaptations of King's popular stories and especially cannot compare to the 1976 Carrie. Cujo is a happy St. Bernard until he is bitten on the nose by a rabid bat and slowly begins manifesting the symptoms of his fatal illness. His condition deteriorates as he attacks people again and again, until finally, mom Donna Trenton (Dee Wallace) and her son Tad (Danny Pintauro) are trapped inside the family car with Cujo lurking nearby, set to kill them any way he can. A showdown is inevitable but is as predictable as the rest of the film.
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- Republic Pictures
Cast & Crew
|Dee Wallace||Donna Trenton|
|Danny Pintauro||Tad Trenton|
|Daniel Hugh Kelly||Vic Trenton|
|Christopher Stone||Steve Kemp|
|Ed Lauter||Joe Camber|
|Kaiulani Lee||Charity Camber|
|Billy Jayne||Brett Camber|
|Mills Watson||Gary Pervier|
|Daniel H. Blatt||Actor|
|Clare Nono||Lady Reporter|
|Claire Nono||Lady Reporter|
|Arthur Rosenberg||Roger Breakstone|
|Charles Bernstein||Score Composer|
|Daniel H. Blatt||Producer|
|Jack Buehler||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Guy J. Comtois||Production Designer|
|Jan de Bont||Cinematographer|
|Don Carlos Dunaway||Screenwriter|
|Joseph T. Garrity||Set Decoration/Design|
|Jerry Grandey||Asst. Director|
|Rick H. Josephsen||Special Effects|
|Peter Knowlton||Makeup,Makeup Special Effects|
|Neil Machlis||Associate Producer|
|Mark Ulano||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Stephen King||Source Author|
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The dog in this is well trained. He simulated aggression and attacks nicely. Him attacking men and taring out throats was quite believable. His eyes, however, never looked mad, that a dog can't be trained to fake. Cujo was a very smart Saint-Bernard. He was sweet, loyal, and loved people - especially children. He was a dog anyone would want to pet. Once bitten by a bat, that all changed. He changes by degrees. Slowly he becomes rabid, eventually reaching the point that he'd stalk and attack anyone. Donna and Tad are cornered by Cujo. Trapped in a stalled car by a massive dog with powerful jaws. The risk was more than just being killed. Cujo could infect either of them. This showed rabies in all it's horror.
Very Scary Moments When Cujo Attacks Tads Mother And Bites her on the leg. Then The Mother Grabs The Gun And Shoots Cujo Down Putting An End To The Dangerous Rabid Dog.
I'm not going to review the movie, as most will have already. As this is the 25th anniversary edition, I'll review the contents. First: the original DVD of Cujo. It came ONLY in full-screen, and had the movie on the DVD "yup that was about it". So there is no doubt that this edition is better. First of all, the packaging: the movie comes in a standard DVD case, with a MUCH better-looking cover than the first edition's "somewhat" cheezy picture. Going around this standard case is a slip-case that is foggy on the front cover "it is clear on all of the other sides". Printed on the slip-case is the Cujo tag you see around the dogs neck, and the words 25th Anniversary Edition. This is done so the whole front cover is fogged-up except for the title and 25th Anniversary proclamation. Inside the case is an insert that "on one side" has advertisements for other LionsGate films, and "on the other side" the scene titles. The DVD itself: it has an animated menu that is much more detailed, to begin with. Not much else to say, other than the fact that the DVD looks much cooler. Extras: well, you get it in widescreen, first of all! Really, the only other bonus feature "albeit a good one" is a three-part documentary on the making of Cujo. Okay, so the DVD "as a stand-alone" isn't THAT great. But compared to the original release of Cujo, it is a wonderful improvement.
I have to admit I usually don't dislike movies but I truly wasn't pleased with Cujo. There wasn't enough killing, it just seemed the dog got bitten, he killed a couple people, and then it ended. Don't get me wrong, I didn't expect this to be a bloodbath. Anyways, i gave it 3 stars, anybody else can give it what they want.
Scary, with moments that will leave a lump in your throat.
Their should be a remake.
It really makes you think about how rabies can be spreaded and what it can do to you!