DUEL on DVD
FEAR IS THE DRIVING FORCE
OPTIONAL SUBTITLES. Action Thriller. Colour. Year: 1971. Running time approx. 2 hours 24 mins.
Director: Steven Spielberg.
Stars: Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Carey Loftin and Eddie Firestone.
A young Steven Spielberg directed this high-velocity thriller written by Richard Matheson about an innocent motorist terrorised by an evil truck. Spielberg’s first full-length movie, Duel, helped jumpstart the director’s big-screen career, with a gripping, action-packed story, hailed by critics. Dennis Weaver stars as the travelling salesman in a desperate battle for survival. Praised for its deft use of relentlessly mounting psychological tension, Duel features one of the most uniquely terrifying “characters” in movie history: a massive, roaring 40-ton truck with more menace than most villains.
Extras: A conversation with director Steven Spielberg; Steven Spielberg and the small screen; Richard Matheson: the writing of Duel; Trailer; photograph and poster gallery.
Spielberg said, “You know, I watch that movie at least twice a year to remember what I did”.