Firestarter [DVD] [1984]

  • SKU: 25364163
  • Release Date: 09/02/2014
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (61 out of 67)

    Synopsis


    Firestarter
    Firestarter is based on a bone-chilling novel by Steven King. Drew Barrymore plays Charlie McGee the young daughter of Andrew (David Keith) and Vicky (Heather Locklear) McGee, who years earlier had been guinea pigs for a top secret experiment. As a result, Charlie has acquired the unenviable ability to start fires simply by thinking about fires. Charlie is pursued over hill and dale by The Shop, a secret government organization bent upon using her skills for nefarious purposes. The special effects are undeniably startling, even when the script and dialogue are straight out of the funny papers (it's hard to keep a straight face during the New York Times final shot!) The high-priced cast--including George C. Scott, Art Carney, Louise Fletcher--seems to be having a grand ole time. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • David Keith
      David Keith - Andrew McGee
    • Drew Barrymore
      Drew Barrymore - Charlie McGee
    • George C. Scott
      George C. Scott - John Rainbird
    • Martin Sheen
      Martin Sheen - Capt. Hollister
    • Heather Locklear
      Heather Locklear - Vicky McGee



    Customer rating

    4.4
    92%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      firestarter

      Posted
      johnnyangel2010
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      Despite some problems, Firestarter is an above-average fantastical thriller, buoyed by the performances of Barrymore, Scott, and Sheen. The film is also worth experiencing to hear Tangerine Dream's ethereal music in tandem with some memorable scenes. Shout! delivers a top-notch transfer and some excellent supplements. Fans of the cast and King should definitely pick this up. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Maybe my favorite Scream Factory Cover Art

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      djgrahamsicle
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      Scream Factory always does interesting or fun things with their re-release cover art but this is easily one of my favorites! They have a style, for sure, but some of them outshine the others and this is one excellent example! Packaging is what sets home video releases apart these days, that and the special features, and this release does not disappoint on either front.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Well...

      Posted
      RoSchro
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      I'm really a completist more than a fan. I haven't seen this in years, but because I got it for a good price and I feel the need to beef up my Stephen King book to film adaptations, I had to have this. Not one of my favorites, yet not one to pass by if you need to complete your collection.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      decent movie, no extras

      Posted
      comedyguy13
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      Firestarter is a faithful adaptation of Stephen King's novel, but the movie really hasn't aged all that well, partially due to the annoying "80's movie" soundtrack. It would've been nice to have some bonus features come with the Blu-Ray, but sadly there are none at all.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Addition To Our Movie Collection

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      DevilDog
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      This is a older movie that I originally saw in a movie theater and was delighted when I was able to purchase it from BestBuy at a good price so my wife, who has not seen it, can watch it anytime we want.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fun film to watch

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      photoguy
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      always amazing to see Drew Barrymore as a child and believe it or not she was a good little actress . The plot is interesting and well made for its time . Film transfer is excellent . My kids enjoyed it as kids ! No bad language or offensive material

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Classic!!

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      Trey
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      No collection is complete without some Stephen King movies. I had to get this one to add another King film to my ever-growing collection. I was thrilled to add this classic to my library. A MUST OWN!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Scream Factory release.

      Posted
      Chestward
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      The childhood acting career of Drew Barrymore as a enigmatic girl with supernatural abilities. The blu ray transfer is good.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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