One of the greatest – not so great – horror films of all time came to us from the undisputed Master of Horror Stephen King. Of course, I’m talking about Maximum Overdrive – the film which King wrote and directed – adapted from one of his own short stories, Trucks.
The recently revived Vestron Video line has made a name for itself for bringing these classic films of our miss spent youth to Blu-ray and Maximum Overdrive is a great choice.
If you don’t remember the film (and if you’ve ever seen it – you will never be able to unsee it) here is what the film is all about:
“After a comet causes a radiation storm on Earth, machines come to life and turn against their makers. Holed up in a North Carolina truck stop, a group of survivors must fend for themselves against a mass of homicidal trucks. A diner cook, Bill Robinson (Emilio Estevez), emerges as the unlikely leader of the pack, attempting to find an escape plan for himself and the survivors, who include his boss, Bubba Hendershot (Pat Hingle), and a newlywed couple.”
The Blu-ray will come with a nice set of extras – check it out:
interview with Producer Martha DeLaurentiis
Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Creator Dean Gates
On-Set Vintage Interviews with Stephen King, Emilio Estevez, and Laura Harrington
Oct. 23rd is when this one streets – and it will be sporting this new key art that honestly – is worth the price all by itself.