Corvette Summer...summer release...what a concept!!!
Kevin J. Loria | New Orleans, LA USA | 07/25/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Yeah, that's right, I'll admit it: I've been waiting for this one to be released on DVD. Is that so wrong? Back in '78, this was Mark Hamill's first post-Star Wars project; we were excited to see "Luke Skywalker" again; even if he wasn't Luke here. We were also excited because Corvette Summer boasted one of the coolest custom 'vettes we'd ever seen, not to mention Annie Potts as a "working girl" This is a nice time capsule of the late 70's, I would recommend to anyone who grew up in that decade, Star Wars fans in particular.
Nostalgia aside this isn't a bad comic chase as Hamill ("Kenny" here) searches for his custom car, made by his own 2 hands, neither of which is robotic at this point, aided and hindered by Potts, as the love-right-in-front-of-his-eyes interest. Hamill's youthful overacting is a pleasure to watch in itself.
This film has aged well and has some really funny moments, like Hamill hitchhiking encounter with a lowrider fleet creeping to Vegas. Hamill and Potts are really in their prime here, Hamill maybe too much so, he was in an auto-accident following production which dramatically changed the looks preserved in "Summer." Take a look at "The Empire Strikes Back" and compare.
The Movie held upGreat over the years but the Car didn't
POP-ROCK | Whittier, Ca United States | 08/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of those great summer movies that you see as a kid and sticks with you all of your life. It's a very fun movie to watch that flows great, the movie really has stood the test of time but looking at the Corvette with today's standards the car looks really Cheesy, funny how it looked like the coolest thing when I was a kid but not anymore.
Great Movie though"
IT'S NOT JUST A CAR !
The Critic | Windsor | 12/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What would you do if something you put all your time and hard work into was suddenly gone? For Ken Dantley played by (Mark Hamill) he's about to do everything he possibly can to find his beloved Corvette.
It's not just a car! The DVD release of "Corvette Summer" has finally replaced my old worn out VHS copy taped from television. Kudos' to Warner Home Video for finally releasing this classic 70's car movie on DVD. It's a barebones release as far as DVD's go, but I'll take it just the way it is. The video transfer is really nice and the sound is really good. It's too bad the sound wasn't remastered in 5.1 Dolby Digital given its awesome soundtrack.
No matter how many times I see this movie, I still find it very entertaining and fun to watch. The story is ok and the interaction between Mark Hamill and Annie Potts characters is always hilarious no matter how many times I see it. I have to admit; watching Annie Potts play the part of a skinny wannabe hooker is completely outrageous and pretty hilarious. In the end this movie is really all about the car and what a car it is!
Languages: English & French
Subtitles: English, French & Spanish (Feature Film Only)
One of my favorite coming of age movies
James J. Varela | Sarasota, FL United States | 09/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember this movie well. First saw it on HBO in 1979 and it is one of my favorite coming of age movies. The Custom Corvette used in the film has been bashed by Corvette fans since this movie came out and with good reason, it is utterly hideous. Annie Potts is simply beautiful in this movie and although this was supposed to be Mark Hamil's post Star Wars debut, Potts, then an unknown, steals the movie. Our generation ( I was born in 65) will love this movie. Younger people will be puzzled by it."