[REL] Firestarter (1984)

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[REL] Firestarter (1984)

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087262/

Stephen King wasn't exactly in peak form when he wrote Firestarter, so this 1984 movie adaptation was at a disadvantage even before the cameras rolled. There were so many King movies being made at the time the weaknesses of this one became even more apparent. In her first film role after her memorable appearance in E.T., Drew Barrymore stars as a little girl whose parents acquired strange mental powers after participating in a secret government experiment. From this genetic background she has developed the mysterious ability to set anything on fire at will, especially when she's angry. That makes her very interesting to government officials seeking to exploit her skill as a secret weapon. Her father tries to protect her by using his powers of mind-control, while George C. Scott plays an Indian who believes the girl must be destroyed. There is a routine climax involving a lot of impressive pyrotechnics, but none of this is grounded in a dramatically solid foundation, and none of the characters are developed enough for us to care about them. Director Mark L. Lester, who the following year made Commando with Schwarzenegger, keeps the pace cracking along, but nevertheless the movie gradually turns into a laughable thriller with no suspense whatsoever. It's a movie only a pyromaniac could love.

Well that's a pretty harsh but fitting review. Personally I'm not keen on Stephen King but it meets the FLM criteria & has the superb Tangerine Dream soundtrack. I'll attempt to generate some interest with the usual screenshots.

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An average quality rip but with complete sources.

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A better quality rip (at least when previewed) but most of the time incomplete

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Re: [REL] Firestarter (1984)

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Despite the lack of response way back in 2007 I am sure this will be better received today. As mentioned recently in another one of her threads this is a great movie starring Drew at her cutest. :thumbsup

Here is a great upgrade, under 2gigs and well seeded http://torrentz.eu/71f5c666309b660d1e6d ... 3e32daee9c :cool

Or a bigger one but only a few seeds and probably too big for most here http://torrentz.eu/9477797d1d28c6a57807 ... 55fe1a5f83

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Re: [REL] Firestarter (1984)

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"Back off! Just back off!" I haven't watched this movie in years. Despite the less than glowing synopsis, I thought it was pretty good back then. Thanks for the original, lb, and thanks for the upgrade ptg.
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Re: [REL] Firestarter (1984)

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"Don't make me angry"

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Re: [REL] Firestarter (1984)

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when you mentioned this a while back,i got a good copy for here,i forgot all about it. :o
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Re: [REL] Firestarter (1984)

Post by ptguardian »   0 likes

starfish21 wrote:when you mentioned this a while back,i got a good copy for here,i forgot all about it. :o
I kept catching this on tv when flipping channels and always miss the beginning. Forgot about it until I saw it posted on torrent yesterday and figured I might as well share here to phuzzy... :)
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