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.