Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sunday Drive-In: Fear is the Key


Welcome to Sunday Drive-In, a weekly celebration of stuff on the internet worth watching. This car chase is from the 1973 movie Fear is the Key, which is unfortunately out of print (probably because it is basically unwatchable), but you get to see a few minutes of Barry Newman (famous for driving the white Challenger in Vanishing Point while goosed out of his mind on Benzedrine) driving a 1972 Ford Torino like a madman.


I'd love to be able to send you over to Amazon.com and tell you where to pickup a DVD copy of Fear is the Key, but the film is long out of print in the US region.  You can pickup a copy that will work with a Region 2 DVD player (UK) here on eBay but you will need the correct region DVD player to play it back.



In all likelihood the entire movie is an offense against taste and decency that violates all rules of theology and geometry, and is out of print for a reason...but for someone who has Vanishing Point, The Original Gone in 60 Seconds, and Bullitt in his DVD (Blueray?) collection...I'd buy a copy.

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  1. Funny, near the end the car has a rhs headlight, then it doesn't, then it does, then no left one, etc, etc. Pretty funny!

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    1. Continuity wasn't exactly a priority in that chase scene...

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  2. I own Vanishing Point, The Original Gone in 60 Seconds, and Bullitt. Hmmmmmmmm

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  3. there goes the Challenger, being chased by the blue, blue meanies on wheels. The vicious traffic squad cars are after our lone driver, the last American hero, the electric centaur, the, the demi-god, the super driver of the golden west! Two nasty Nazi cars are close behind the beautiful lone driver. The police numbers are gettin' closer, closer, closer to our soul hero, in his soul mobile, yeah baby! They about to strike. They gonna get him. Smash him. Rape... the last beautiful free soul on this planet.

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

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  4. There's nothing better than the Charger chase scene in Bullitt with the disappearing, reappearing hubcaps.

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  5. "In all likelihood the entire movie is an offense against taste and decency that violates all rules of theology and geometry, and is out of print for a reason...but for someone who has Vanishing Point, The Original Gone in 60 Seconds, and Bullitt in his DVD (Blueray?) collection...I'd buy a copy."

    Hell, I'd buy a Gran Torino after watching that...for the sweet, sweet suspension and durability alone!

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  6. So is it BUFORD T. JUSTICE Driving the widetrack poncho's.....? Who is the screaming winch ?

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  7. Loved watching this! I'm surprised I never saw this movie before. Too bad it's not uploaded someplace on the Internet. Have to agree with the sweet sweet suspension and durability!

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