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Johnny Mnemonic (Superbit Collection) (1995)

Keanu Reeves , Dolph Lundgren , Robert Longo  |  R |  DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren, Dina Meyer, Ice-T, Takeshi Kitano
  • Directors: Robert Longo
  • Writers: William Gibson
  • Producers: Don Carmody, Jean Desormeaux, Robert Lantos, Staffan Ahrenberg, Victoria Hamburg
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Georgian, Chinese, Thai
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 9, 2001
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00000F3CB
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #340,714 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Johnny Mnemonic (Superbit Collection)" on IMDb

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Keanu Reeves is a space-age courier who's plugged in, turned on and buffed up to deliver the most important data of the 21st century, wet-wired directly into his brain! A rapid-fire roller coaster ofaction and high-impact imagery! Also starring Dolph Lundgren, Takeshi, Ice-T, Dina Meyer and Henry Rollins.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dated yes, but a fun ride in blu-ray! June 28, 2011
By DS
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Yes, you have to suspend your disbelief in certain areas, the plot for example. Yes, doubling 80 gigs to 160 gigs is laughable with the mega gigs available today (the movie was made over 15 years ago). Yes, Keanu Reeves acting is wooden (when is it not?) However, it is still a kick ass movie that is even better in blu-ray. Just think of it as a comic book type movie and just enjoy the ride. One thing is sure, it has never looked better.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What's the problem? June 16, 1999
By A Customer
Format:DVD
It has to be said that when they open the annals of the worlds most underrated movies this will be at the top of the list. Keanu is well cast as JMn - some would say bereft of personality but I think that's missing the point, he's cool and professional, just as he should be. Ice-T plays the beleagured yet passionate freedom fighter with gusto and Dolph Lundengrundenhousen...en...whatever...is excellent as a twisted cyborg with a religious fixation. Everyone else is more than adequate in their roles. The plot is more subtle than the instant, intense visuals let on (and this is where a lot of people seem to trip up as they do not see past the cheese) and the movie stands up well to multiple viewings which is what you want from a video. All in all, a great package for any sci-fi fan and a must for Gibsonette's. Buy.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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What makes so many bad movies so endearingly laughable? More to the point, what got the film Johnny Mnemonic nicknamed Johnny Moronic? The sight of high-paid Hollywood actors gamely trying and failing to utter dialogue that could have defeated Laurence Olivier, that's what. William Gibson may be a god to cyberpunks, but the screenplay he wrote of his own short story Johnny Mnemonic foists a terminal case of terrible chatter onto a cast that already had his plot to deal with.

Keanu Reeves is a "mnemonic courier" who has rented out so much of the memory space in his brain that he's now desperate to download data before "synaptic seepage" kills him (so much for your theories on what makes Keanu Reeves strange). How is it he has room up there to rent? "I had to dump a chunk of longterm memory--my childhood," he tells his vampy bodyguard Dina Meyer. When Meyer points out that if the villains who want what's in Reeves's head get hold of him, there's "going to be one dead Johnny," Reeves replies, "I'm gonna be dead anyway if I don't get this sh-- outta my head!" Which is exactly what the audience is thinking.
Reeves and Meyer call on "flesh mechanic" Henry Rollins, who can't do much for Reeves, but diagnoses Meyer as having the fatal virus that's killing half the planet. Pointing to plugged-in widgets all around him, Rollins claims that the virus is the product of "information overload, all the electronics around you poisoning the airwaves! What causes it? The world causes it! Technological f---ng civilization! But we still have all this sh-- 'cause we can't live without it!" (Like, it's the DVD player, not this movie, that's going to kill us.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, But Could Have Been Alot Better June 26, 2002
Format:DVD
Johhny Mnemonic's biggest enemy wasn't the Yakuza, PharmCom, NAS, or Dolph Lundgren. It was the dreaded bad sci-fi movie script that seems to plauge a large number of otherwise promising films. Someone else mentioned that this movie seems more like live-action anime and I'm tempted to agree with that thought. The sets, visual effects, and costuming are good and help to create a genuinely interesting Gibsonian cyberpunk atmosphere. But cyberpunk is more than flashy futuristic effects and run-down city cores...and that is where this film gets lost. It is all the more disappointing when one realizes that William Gibson himself wrote the screenplay.
Keanu Reeves plays Johnny, a cold, unhappy, robot-like data courier who wants to quit the business and have his long-term memory, which he had to dump in order to store data in his wet-wired brain implant, restored. But in order to get the cash for such an operation, he must make one last Big Job. After being setup by his "agent", Johnny finds that he cannot get the 80GB of data out of his head and if he doesn't do so in time, bad things will happen to his brain. Along the way he fights yakuza hitmen and crazed robotic street preachers, and is helped by rock star back alley doctors, hot female body guards, a gutter punk rapper, and a Super-Intelligent Dolphin.
Johnny isn't as unbelievably horrible as many other critics have claimed, but it certainly isn't going to win any awards. As it is, it is a fairly engaging sci-fi adventure with some serious handicaps. It's at least worth checking out.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars High Camp August 19, 2005
Format:DVD
Give this film a few years, it's actually pretty stylish, funny, imaginative, and Mad Max-ish in its own way. Right now it's stuck at that bad point in the trend cycle--kind of where, say, Sixties Italian Sci-fi was languishing during the Seventies. The "hip" computer people are too busy pointing out errors in this flick to notice that it's fun and has legs galore. It's strangely prophetic too. Frankly, I've never "gotten" people who try to sniff out hard science illogic in science fiction and fantasy movies (Gad, read some of the reviews of Spielberg's recent "War of the Worlds"). I always feel they're not quite "getting it" themselves. To them I say go to an online dictionary and look up "irony" and "metaphor."

The script is an absolute stretch but that adds to the charm of the proceedings which have a kind of episodic Alice in Wonderland quality to them not dissimilar to those in "Escape from New York" or its sillier yet amusingly self-conscious sequel, "Escape from LA." How else are you going to get all those great encounters with wacky characters into the flick, eh?

In a decade or so, when computers become so user-friendly we won't need romping hordes of computer and cyber geeks around who nit-pick every detail of stuff like this (you know, the trolls who always seem to tell us that whatever software or hardware we've purchased we did wrong), "Johnny Mnemonic" will end up in decent "B" science fiction Valhalla and new fans online will be raving about this cool old movie and trashing the bejeebers out of "Sin City." Get it while it's cheap!

I recommend this to either younger people--mid teens and so--who will find it goofy, absurd, and fun, and to people, say, 35 and up, who like that 80's to early 90's retro stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best sci fi films ever made but too faced paced for some
This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Great suspense and classic characters. Ice Cube and Henry Rollins play large fun roles too. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Rich Brons
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
One of my favorites
Published 19 days ago by Tarra Ray
3.0 out of 5 stars but could have been better.
Interesting film and story, but could have been better.
Published 1 month ago by MkWeb
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent!
Published 1 month ago by Scott P Stevenson
5.0 out of 5 stars Best worst movie ever.
The key to enjoying Johnny Mnemonic is realizing that it's not science fiction, it's comedy. Keanu Reeves showcases his talent with an amazing monologue that includes the lines... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Andrew Dorn
5.0 out of 5 stars Movie
The movie was just as described even better and I was very happy I highly recommend them for there movies
Published 3 months ago by James T.
5.0 out of 5 stars black shakes be gone
Nothing to dislike about this movie. I have seen this movie in the past and I couldn't find it in stores, so I thank you for having it on file.
Published 3 months ago by louis urrutia
5.0 out of 5 stars best character reveal of all time. wait for it...
William Gibson is the man. Read Neuromancer. And see if you can spot the refference to China city in the first 15 min
Published 4 months ago by Tim Jackson
1.0 out of 5 stars not my kind of movie
only watched it for a school assignment and didn't really enjoy or understand any of it...would not recommend this to anyone
Published 5 months ago by Lisa Lippincott
5.0 out of 5 stars Really fun!
I thought this movie was really fun. I would recommend it to anyone who wants something interesting and slightly intense.
Published 5 months ago by Lauren O'Leary
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