With so many horror classics and cult favorites getting announced for Blu-ray release in 2013, one bit of news that has mostly flown under the radar is Twilight Time’s plans to give John Carpenter’s 1983 adaptation of Stephen King’s Christine a Blu-ray upgrade a month from now.
For those of you that actually need a refresher as to what Christine is all about:
Geeky student Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. But as the car changes, so does Arnie, and his newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind the wheel of his exotic beauty. Arnie’s girlfriend Leigh (Alexandra Paul) and best friend Dennis (John Stockwell) reach out to him, only to be met by a Fury like no other.
Twilight Time – the company that put the blue back into Blu-ray with its controversial Night of the Living Dead release a short while back – will be bringing Christine to Blu-ray with a special printing limited to only 3,000 copies. That means you might want to pre-order before it sells out, which this particular title may very well do and fast.
The disc will reportedly include all of the extras found on Sony’s previously released special edition DVD: commentary track with John Carpenter and star Keith Gordon, three featurettes, deleted scenes, and the theatrical trailer. Not being a completely bare bones Blu-ray might make the steep $29.95 price tag a bit more palatable for some.
Though the Christine Blu-ray won’t be released until March 12th, pre-ordering for this title begins February 15th at 3PM EST via the Twilight Time page at the Screen Classics website. Again, only 3,000 copies, and who knows if or when Sony will ever give this its own Blu-ray treatment.
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