Vestron Video Collector’s Series
Written and directed by Stephen King
Starring Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Yeardley Smith, John Short
Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Release Date: October 23, 2018
Maximum Overdrive marked the directorial debut of the most successful horror author of all time, Stephen King. The film and Kingâ€™s direction were widely panned to the tune of 24% on Metacritic and a measly 17% on Rotten Tomatoes. Time has been kind however, as the film built a cult following over the years and now thereâ€™s a brand new collectorâ€™s edition Blu-ray out by Vestron Video.
Based on Kingâ€™s short story â€œTrucks,â€ Maximum Overdrive is about a rag tag group of survivors battling sentient machines sprung to life due to a mysterious comet. While no one will confuse this with an Oscar-winning classic, or even a top King adaptation, there is a certain charm about this weird movie.
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