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Maximum Overdrive

Discussion in 'Maximum Overdrive' started by mtthw, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. mtthw

    mtthw New Member

    This movie is deserving of an unrated bluray release. We love it! The edits detract from the film. Bravo Mr. King. Please put your hat in the ring again. If you look at other movies from this golden era of horror, Maximum Overdrive defines the era along with Evil Dead, Videodrome, Re-Animator and others. Please give us the gore that made Romero puke.
     
  2. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    Welcome to the site. :)
     
  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  4. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Ga! We were all 28 years younger when this movie came out! I liked it - "Do Stephen King right" - oh yeah, baby!
    Welcome mtthw!
     
  5. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

  6. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

  7. OldDarth

    OldDarth Well-Known Member

    Yes indeed! This needs a BluRay release badly.
     
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  8. StephenKingFan

    StephenKingFan Active Member

    Great movie, And AWESOME soundtrack \,,/
     
  9. Nakedgun

    Nakedgun New Member

    It's one of those movies that I've gotta watch if I stumble across it on late-night cable.. I'm a Emilio Estevez fan (mostly because of "Repo Man"), and the soundtrack is perfect for such a campy movie.

    I remember listening to the soundtrack for hours, during our road-trips back in college while staring out the window of the bus/van at the trucks..
     
  10. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Not sure I've seen this. Parts I have, but the whole thing, I don't think so.
     
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  11. Ivy13

    Ivy13 Well-Known Member

    I remember watching this one over and over back in the day. I'm just going to have to have myself a SK film marathon soon. Haven't done that in a long long time. This pesky thing called life keeps getting in my way.
     
  12. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    "Curtis? Are you dead?!"
     
  13. Swearwolf

    Swearwolf New Member

    Hi, I agree that Maximum Overdrive is underrated. Stephen King did a good job of expanding the Trucks short story into a feature length.
    I just found out a TV movie was made of Trucks too! Trucks (TV Movie 1997) - IMDb
     
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  14. Lee9900

    Lee9900 Deleted User

    I HEART BRENDA BAKKE!

    I like her as an actress.
     
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  15. Ceefor

    Ceefor Well-Known Member

    The phrase when she enquired after some other fella - "Is he dead?!" made me laugh so hard! :rofl:
     
  16. grin willard

    grin willard Grin. Boasting a profile u could cut cheese with.

    Having a day off and some rare time to myself, I actually watched Maximum Overdrive yesterday! I had it on saved movies and I'd just joined this board so it seemed like a cool thing to do. I was actually kind of surprised at how good it was. Rotten Tomatoes gave it one star! I mean, it was no "Mulholland Drive", but it really kept me on the edge of my seat. And you know, when was Emilio Estevez any better? "The Breakfast Club". Yeah, but that's it! Where else? He was great here. I can't recall him well cast in anything else. For a first time, and I suppose last time, director, Stephen King did quite a competent job. Someone on Rotten Tomatoes says that King has mentioned that this was done at the height of his substance abuse. If true, maybe it helped more than hurt. :) The film has a definite John Carpenter feel. And it's not dated/marred by blaring 1980's music like so many films of that era. Speaking of John Carpenter, wasn't that 'Halloween 3' music on the Maximum Overdrive trailer? I could swear it was.

     
  17. Ceefor

    Ceefor Well-Known Member

    Love the AC/DC soundtrack. Love me some AC/DC anyway. :D
     
  18. johntfs

    johntfs Well-Known Member

    In my head this movie is the distant prequel to the Cars/Planes franchise.
     
  19. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

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    "CURTIS!"
     
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  20. I loved both Maximum Overdrive and Trucks. I thought both movies had a wonderful cast. I also never get tired of yelling, "Shoot out the tires!" :)
     
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