Duel [Collector's Edition] [DVD] [1971]

Steven Spielberg's made-for-TV thriller Duel debuts on DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS Surround, and Dolby Digital Stereo. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a pair of featurettes on the making of the film and an interview with Richard Matheson on the creation of the screenplay. A still photo gallery, production notes, and biographies of the cast and crew round out this solid release from Universal.
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Special Features

  • Steven Spielberg on making Duel
  • Steven Spielberg and the small screen
  • Richard Matheson: The writing of Duel
  • Photo gallery
  • Trailer
  • Production notes
  • Cast and filmmakers bios


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

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