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Duel - Special Edition

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Parental guidance is recommended for younger viewers.

NOTE: Contains adult themes.

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"Truck v Car"
4 stars"

This is Steven Spielberg's first film. It was released in 1971.

The plot is simple, a truck driver in a mean and dirty suped up tanker truck takes a dislike to a man in his new red Plymouth Valiant overtaking him. The truck driver decides to terrorize him in a game of ‘cat and mouse’ This movie will keep you in suspense to the end. A classic.

"Classic 60's car movie" Purchased on Mighty Ape

Worth seeing for the Plymouth Valiant alone – more in a Stephen King style than Speilberg.

"Duel is a great movie clevery filmed."
5 stars"
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This is an early movie from Steven Spielberg,it is well filmed .Aldo it is an older movie but still great to see.

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Before spinning cinematic gold from sharks, dinosaurs and homesick aliens, a young Steven Spielberg directed this high-velocity thriller about an innocent motorist terrorized by an evil truck. Spielberg's first full-length movie, “Duel” helped jumpstart the director's big-screen career, with a gripping, action-packed story hailed by critics as a film that “…belongs on the classics shelf reserved for top suspensers” (Daily Variety).

Dennis Weaver stars as the traveling salesman waging a desperate battle for survival after he is mysteriously singled out for destruction. Praised for its deft use of relentlessly mounting psychological tension, “Duel” features one of the most uniquely terrifying “characters” in movie history: a massive, roaring 40-ton truck with more sheer menace than most flesh-and-blood villains. But Steven Spielberg was, literally, just getting started. A few years later, the action of Spielberg's bloc­kbuster “Jaws” would echo “Duel's” tale of a lone hero in a heart-stopping fight to the finish against a monstrous, inhuman foe.

Review

“This is the TV movie that put Steven Spielberg on the map, shortly before he made The Sugarland Express. Working from a script by Richard Matheson, the film stars Dennis Weaver as a mild-mannered traveling salesman who unintentionally angers the driver of a semi truck. Suddenly, the truck is not only riding his tail but trying to run him off the road. No matter what he does (pulling over, stopping at a diner, calling the cops), he can't get rid of it. Spielberg makes the wise decision of never showing the driver, even as he cranks the voltage on the film's suspense elements. As a result, the truck itself takes on an air of satanic menace–even a personality of sorts–as it seems to hunt its human prey. Spielberg made a lot out of a little, suggesting just how skilled a storyteller he would become.”–Marshall Fine

Re-released on
February 8th, 2006
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Special Edition
Language
English
Length (Minutes)
91
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Box Dimensions (mm)
135x190x14
UPC
5050582246827
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
Product ID
1469310

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