There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. This is Dern at his best in his Oscar nominated year (COMING HOME)...best proved when he belittles one of his crew members ("Maybe you're a fruiter!") Very little dialogue but plenty of action. -- This dvd release comes to us as a "Flipper" disc with Full screen on one side & fortunately for us anamorphic widescreen on the flip side. I did miss it, but am sooooooo glad I picked it up. The Driver is the cat and mouse story of a professional wheelman (Ryan O’Neal) and the eccentric cop (Bruce Dern) who has become obsessed with putting his man behind bars. A very under rated film, Ryan O'Neal plays a man of few words and broods his way through the story line. I can't say it is as good as Bullit, but really close. -- V.P is just a cheesy, clumsy, disjointed movie with a muscle car being put in 1 contrived situation after another. It's not always entirely realistic, but its nocturnal world of reflective surfaces, flexible morals and inflexible professional ethics creates its own believable world that draws you in and never lets you go. It stars Ryan O'Neil, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani and Ronee Blakley. Please try again. & Boy does he deliver. then tells him to read the sports page first ("Best part of the newspaper: winners, losers") if he wants to become a better cop. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. ", "I'm gonna catch the cowboy who's never been caught. Probably because it would lack the feel and look Walter Hill imprinted from his directors chair...San Francisco gets its own unique look. The whole Persona of the lead character ("Driver" ) as the Arch Enemy of the Cop wherein they are constantly playing cat & mouse & one upping games with each other.-- Bruce Dern was perfectly cast for this role (Only Bruce Dern or Gene Hackman would have been perfect to play the cop in this flick). --- Notice the little touches like the early scene where Cop Bruce Dern is shooting pool & the 13 Ball comes up.... Is this a prophetic indication of the misfortune of someones character ? Please try again. This Disc WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. Music is by Michael Small and cinematography by Phillip H. Lathrop. -- & while not at Hi Def quality level neither is it's price.-- With the film stock used to shoot this flick the picture quality will NEVER become great. Those were The Driver's words after he take a crew of bank robbers for a test drive in their dodgy looking orange Mercedes and proceeds to trash it completely, knocking off both bumpers, tearing off a door, bumping both sides and flattening the roof. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Along the way there are a few twists and turns, a couple of cold-blooded shocks and three of the most remarkable - yet never ludicrously over the top - car chases ever filmed. It's so much more than a car chase flick. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Geek Culture | Movies, TV, Comic Books & Video Games. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 2, 2020. Written and Directed by Walter Hill.Starring Ryan O’Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani and Ronee Blakley. but when I watch a movie I need more than the sweet rumble of that V8 and sound of scratch being laid. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2015, We really loved this film. ---Hope this info helps you out, Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2017. Forget all recent pretenders, The Driver is THE great getaway drive and Walter Hill's best movie by far. -- A. The Driver (1978) Action | Crime | Thriller "The Driver" is a specialist in a rare business: he drives getaway cars in robberies. The item arrived in good time and in perfect condition. It's so much more than a car chase flick. The Driver is written and directed by Walter Hill. One of the best, unknown car chase movies out there. hits another one out of the park. This is Dern at his best in his Oscar nominated year (COMING HOME)...best proved when he belittles one of his crew members ("Maybe you're a fruiter!") Isabelle Adjani glamorously co-stars as the woman in the case along with a full range of 1970s character actors. His exceptional talent prevented him from being caught yet. The Driver will have you glued for the duration, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 7, 2018, As the teasers keep saying....."To break the cop the driver was willing to risk it all. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 19, 2017. Probably because it would lack the feel and look Walter Hill imprinted from his directors chair...San Francisco gets its own unique look. -- "The driver" is completely different.-- Its got it all.- Great writing, directing, acting, plot & character development, AND YES GREAT CAR CHASES & DISPLAYS OF HIGH LEVEL DRIVING SKILLS. A solid well built film concentrating on the driving not the driver. Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry / Race With The Devil [Blu-ray], Fast As Hell - 3 Movie Collection - The Junkman - Deadline Auto Theft - Gone in 60 Seconds II. are registered trademarks / copyright their respective rights holders. He once again, in a delicious quiet manner, proved that he can act. --- In conclusion --- 5 stars for the movie itself --- Minus a star for the 20th Century Fox Dvd release of the Driver. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 19, 2017. Flickering Myth Rating – Film: ★ ★ ★ ★ / Movie: ★ ★ ★. It’s not just Drive though, The Driver’s influence can be felt on everything from The Fast and the Furious and The Transporter, all the way to Get Shorty and the Bourne franchise – whether these are all positive is up to you. just puts this flick on the top shelf of quality & allure. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. -- The driver not only has style but it has substance. The picture quality is great. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. If you like suspense and great car chase's you will love this. -- & while not at Hi Def quality level neither is it's price.-- With the film stock used to shoot this flick the picture quality will NEVER become great. Man was I in for a surprise. If you like suspense and great car chase's you will love this. To break the driver, the cop was willing to break the law. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Great directing, great action, and superb acting. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. ....While I have a great many good flicks in my collection "The Driver" is one of my favorites.-- The picture quality of this release is far from great but respectable as far as I'm concerned. -- & Ryan O'neil (whooda thunkit) was glove fit perfect cast to play "Driver". THE DRIVER is at or near the top of that list. - The aura of mystery & projection of cool by "The Driver" etc. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 10, 2014. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 2, 2020. -- The Driver is the thinking man's car chase movie with many unique attributes. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. He once again, in a delicious quiet manner, proved that he can act. Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2018. Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2004. --- In conclusion --- 5 stars for the movie itself --- Minus a star for the 20th Century Fox Dvd release of the Driver. To Live and Die in L.A. (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray], Streets Of Fire [Collector's Edition] [Blu-ray], Tex Avery Screwball Classics Volume 1 [Blu-ray], Pitch Black [4K Ultra HD / UHD] [Blu-ray], Death Wish 2-4 Triple Feature (BD) [Blu-ray]. Just an all around great classic car chase movie. Why hasn't Vin Diesel tried for the remake? What The Fast and the Furious should have been, Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2018. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Just an all around great classic car chase movie. Simply put, this scene is truly an edge-of-the-seat experience as it manages to build a level of tension that very few thrillers could even come close to. Don't get me wrong I LOVE MUSCLE CARS & have had many ( 64 GTO, 67 Camaro, 67 Chevelle, 68 Firebird etc. Great price and great film, Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2012. It’s impressive not just because it holds, but because you can clearly feel its influence on pretty every car chase movie since. In 'The Driver' Ryan O'Neil plays a hardened character, a criminal and a loner, who hires himself out with a fixed fee of US$ 10,000 plus 15% of the haul to those that want a good getaway driver … -- A. Above all, Ryan O'Neal is such a cool guy as the Driver -- he can anchor and act and react in such a smart way when facing difficult and dangerous moments. It’s a simple scene but is so well shot, performed and scored that it is nearly faultless. Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2004. Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2018. It stars Ryan O'Neil, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani and Ronee Blakley. Don't get me wrong I LOVE MUSCLE CARS & have had many ( 64 GTO, 67 Camaro, 67 Chevelle, 68 Firebird etc. One of the best, unknown car chase movies out there. Told from the criminal's perspective. -- & Ryan O'neil (whooda thunkit) was glove fit perfect cast to play "Driver". Blu-ray Review – The Driver (1978) The Driver, 1978. It’s just that apart from our two leads, there’s very little character development for the rest of the cast. THE DRIVER is at or near the top of that list. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.

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