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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka "Duel of Death")

directed by Steven Spielberg
USA 1971

A simple premise, and a keen variation on a horror film. Its one of the films I remember watching on television some 25 years ago. Dennis Weaver is excellent and although I noticed a couple of continuity errors the production is magnificent considering it took 13 days to shoot. Glimpses of creativity are evident, but nothing overpowering. The plot involves such a common theme - road rage and universally all drivers can associate with similar, if less threatening, situations. Really, even after over 30 years this is still remarkably impressive and purposely simple. out of   

  Gary W. Tooze


TV Premiere:  November 10th, 1971 - Canada

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DVD Review: UMVD -  Region 1 - NTSC

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Distribution UMVD - Region 1- NTSC
Runtime 1:29:09 
Video 1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 8.47 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s 

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio English (DTS), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
Subtitles English, Spanish, French, None

Release Information:
Studio: Umvd

Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen (original) - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Steven Spielberg on the making of "Duel" (35:17)
• "Steven Spielberg and the Small Screen" (9:25)
• "Richard Matheson: The Writing of Duel" (9:21)
• Photo Gallery (14 stills - 7 posters - see above)

• Trailer (:58)

• Cast and Crew

• Production Notes

DVD Release Date: August 17, 2004

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Chapters: 20


Being Speilberg's first film, they didn't hold back too much from this DVD. The image is quite tight and probably even better than it looked on TV those many years ago. Of course, its not the same as an anamorphic modern production would be, but it is more than acceptable. Colors are strong, contrast is very good. Subtitles are excellent as is the audio channels with 3 different options offered. Extras go on with three interesting featurettes (2 with Spielberg). This DVD has everything short of a commentary. Its hard not to give it high marks.   out of  

Gary W. Tooze

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