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Duel [Blu-ray] [1971]

  • SKU: 4434808
  • Release Date: 05/05/2015
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (15 out of 15)

    Special Features


    • A conversation with Steven Spielberg
    • Steven Speilberg and the small Screen
    • Richard Matheson: the writing of Duel
    • Photograph and poster gallery
    • Theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    Duel
    Driving down a deserted Southern California highway at a safe and sane 55 miles per hour, David Mann (Dennis Weaver) steps on the pedal to pass a large gas trailer truck. Moments later, the truck is back, dangerously tailgating Mann before abruptly cutting him off. For the next 90 minutes, Mann and the never-seen truckdriver are pitted against one another in a motorized duel to the death. Author Richard Matheson conceived Duel after a similar experience with a reckless trucker. The story first appeared in Playboy magazine, then was picked up for adaptation by the producers of The ABC Movie of the Week. The director chosen to helm Duel on location in Soledad Canyon was a bright 23-year-old who'd shown promise on such series as Night Gallery and Columbo: Steven Spielberg. First telecast on December 18, 1971, Duel was so popular that a somewhat longer version (with added violence and profanity) was prepared for theatrical release in 1983. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Dennis Weaver
      Dennis Weaver - David Mann
    • Jacqueline Scott
      Jacqueline Scott - Mrs. Mann
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      Eddie Firestone - Cafe Owner
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      Tim Herbert - Gas Station Attendant
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      Lou Frizzell - Bus Driver



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Thriller movie

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      Gannicus25
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      Before Jaws, Spielberg directed this TV movie. He was very ambitious with this movie by doing alot with little time, just proving why he is a titan among directors. This story was first published in Playboy. It has no nudity or sexual conduct. Just one vehicle chasing another vehicle, a simple concept but very believable. Such a great movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Spielberg's first film

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      prlwctd

      This great TV movie (released theatrically outside the U.S.) is rightly regarded as one of the great directorial debuts. From the short story of the same name by the great Richard Matheson, Spielberg crafted a great thriller involving a salesman (Dennis Weaver) driving through the desert who discovers that the driver of a large diesel truck (whom he cannot see) is out to kill him.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Great Movie

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      Tonytiger
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      Have been waiting for this movie to come out on Blu-ray at a reasonable price for years. Stephen Spielberg's first film. Made for TV in 1971 starring Dennis Weaver and a crazed trucker. Sort of like a motor vehicle version of Jaws which came years later.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Definitely Good.

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      Horrorlover2004
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      This is a very good old horror/mystery. I personally enjoy it. It keeps you on your toes about who and what the truck driver is about to do next. Worth seeing for sure!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Four Stars

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      Kamahama3x
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      I saw this years ago and found it to be very intense and entertaining. Glad to have been able to purchase on DVD. Also, was the first movie that Stephen Spielberg produced (bonus). Good buy

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movie

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      Marveldude79
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      Simply said this is the best thriller ever made. Its old school but the production values are still high and the suspence of the entire movie is simply great. Highly reccomend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Psychological horror on the highway

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      Tardo317
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      Such a great movie! It proves that an audience can be mesmerized with little to no special effects and minimal dialog. Lots of suspense with some creepiness mixed in.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      this film stands alone as an all time great!

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      lovedit2
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      this film is steven spielberg first directed film an is a suspensed filled great from the first frame to the last. simply put one of the top ten films ever made.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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