There are films that do more than tell a story. The biggest legacy of Firestarter was launching the film industry in the state of North Carolina. The state had been used as a location in films over the decades including parts of Thunder Road. But when Dino de Laurentiis wrapped this production to the Eastern part of North Carolina, he did more than head back to Hollywood. He built his own studio in Wilmington and launched a local industry. This made the state a hot location that gave cinemas Blue Velvet, King Kong Lives, The Crow, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dirty Dancing, Iron Man 3 and Bull Durham over the decades. Now Firestarter is getting the Blu-ray treatment so you can see North Carolina in its early years along with a young Drew Barrymore setting stuff on fire like Stephen King wrote in his novel. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory:
Will She Have The Power…To Survive?
Turn Up the Heat This Spring with New Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Available March 14th, 2017 from Scream Factory
Based on the unforgettable best-seller by esteemed horror author Stephen King, Firestarter chronicles the extraordinary life of Charlene “Charlie” McGee. Eight-year-old Drew Barrymore stars as the child who has the amazing ability to start fires with just a glance. Can her psychic power and the love of her father save her from “The Shop,” the threatening government agency which wants to control her…or destroy her? Available March 14th, 2017 from Scream Factory, the Collector’s Edition of Firestarter comes loaded with bonus features, including a new 2k scan of the inter-positive film element, new interviews with director Mark L. Lester, actors Freddie Jones and Drew Snyder, stuntman/actor Dick Warlock and Johannes Schmoelling of Tangerine Dream, a new exclusive performance of “Charlie’s Theme” by Johannes Schmoelling of Tangerine Dream, radio spots, and more! Fans of the film can pre-order their copy now from ShoutFactory.com
Filled with dazzling special effects and featuring an all-star cast including Martin Sheen, Heather Locklear, Art Carney, Louise Fletcher, David Keith and George C. Scott, Firestarter is directed by Mark L. Lester (Class of 1984, Commando) and is driven by a pulsating, thrilling score from Tangerine Dream (Legend, Sorcerer, Risky Business).
Firestarter Bonus Features:
· Audio commentary with director Mark L. Lester
· Playing with Fire: The Making of FIRESTARTER – featuring interviews with director Mark L. Lester, actors Freddie Jones and Drew Snyder, stuntman/actor Dick Warlock and Johannes Schmoelling of Tangerine Dream+
· Tangerine Dream: Movie Music Memories – an interview with Johannes Schmoelling
· Exclusive performance of “Charlie’s Theme” by Johannes Schmoelling of Tangerine Dream
· Theatrical Trailers
· Radio Spot
· Still Gallery
Tags: Drew Barrymore, Firestarter, Stephen King