18 January 2013

The Wraith

I kinda suspect that this box is fudged. The front doesn't match the back (and not just because of the U.K. "18" mark)
 Since I don't have a copy myself, this will have to suffice.
United States - 1986
Director - Mike Marvin
Lightning Video,198?, VHS
Run Time - 1 hour, 34 minutes

Regarded as a classic in some circles, The Wraith is the only supernatural/possessed car movie to my knowledge that has in which the driver is visible and actually a character. On the other hand, a couple of months before in the same year, star Charlie Sheen's brother Emilio Estevez was starring in his own truly possessed car film Maximum Overdrive in which all the machines explicitly lack operators.

This Spanish box scan comes from todocoleccion.net



These two both come from Movie Poster Database

3 comments:

goodshotgreen said...

I see what you mean about the first box - the British rating with the American UPC?

My dad asked me what movie I was going to see.

"The Wraith."

"The what?"

"The Wraith"!

"Spell it."

"W-R-A-I-T-H"

"Oh, okay, son, [whatever]."

My dad thought I was lisping "race"? I don't know.

The Goodkind said...

It's a fun movie and I can see why it has a cult following, but it's not exactly a masterpiece. Was released just a month before Platoon which kinda overshadowed ol' Carlos Estevez' appearance here.

the-scandyfactory said...

spanish scan is awesome