Outerworld 1987 NR

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She was genetically engineered by an evil corporation to be the perfect emotionless spy and assassin. Now they can't control her. Asked to kill one too many times and developing feelings she wasn't supposed to have, Pentan must outwit her evil creators before they destroy her and succeed in the ultimate corporate takeover. Hailed as an ingenious sci-fi triumph, Outerworld's intergalactic battles and tale of space-age espionage will blow your mind!

Starring:
Tracy Davis, Hans Bachmann
Runtime:
1 hour, 19 minutes

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Genres Science Fiction, Thriller, Adventure
Director Philip J. Cook
Starring Tracy Davis, Hans Bachmann
Supporting actors Michael Mack, Ron Ikejiri, Rick Foucheux, James Hild, Reggie Vaughn, Judith Z. Miller, Charles Lunsford, Rick Sabatini, Norman Gagnon, Philip Fidandis, Michael Genebach, Richard Lee Rutherford, Gary Cooper, Angela Judy, Jon Trapnell, Victoria Eves, Wayne Keyser, John R. Ellis
Studio Egami
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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2.6 out of 5 stars

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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful By D. Sitbon on October 10, 2007
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This imaginative space sci fi adventure was originally called Star Quest which was aired on the Sci Fi Channel. Now with improved special effects and tighter scenes it is renamed Outerworld. But wait: What if you're a fan of the original Star Quest untouched? No problem there, because this DVD also contains the full version of the original Star Quest digitally remastered and color corrected. So you can see and compare both films on one DVD. You will see how the explosions look better, the ships flying are now done by CG giving them more realistic movements, there are more complicated scenes that never could have been done by models and the best part is the story flows better now. So, if you're a fan of sci fi, the original Star Quest or just want to experience Outerworld for yourself, I highly recommend it. Kuriyama's Promethean ship is a force to be reconded with as the genetically engineered superbeing Pentan (Tracy Davis) fights for her life and to stop the evil Kuriyama's coorporation gaining one of the most important scientific finds ever in human history. Good acting, nice story, great use of models and special effects. Outerworld is guranteed to take you to another universe!
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Bill Cragmont on December 20, 2006
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Writer/director/cinematographer/editor/special effects designer Philip Cook is known for throwing himself into his movies. This is more than just another indie science fiction flick, it contains great action and thrills, good characters, a lot of heart, and a wealth of imagination. The effects work is simply stunning and really helps augment the world of intrigue, greed, and hope found in the story. The backdrops are especially dazzling, including the detailed miniatures, though Cook never gets overindulgent and concentrates on them for too long. In fact, one of the most rewarding parts of this production is that the characters always come first, despite the inventive effects and CGI work. Maybe Hollywood can't figure that equation out but Cook seems to do it with every film that he makes. He makes movies about people. True, his characters are often engaged in incredible circumstances, but that doesn't negate the fact that the front burner issues in the stories are Cook's interesting mediations about humanity.

CultCuts Films -- Craig Hamman

This imaginative outer-space tale traverses the galaxy, offering three different planetary environments, aerial dogfights, and a climactic duel with atomic warheads...provides a number of thrills, and neither the filmmakers nor viewers can say they didn't get their money's worth.

TV Guide

Philip Cook, an industrial filmmaker in the Washington area has turned out three live-action science-fiction gems [OUTERWORLD, INVADER & DESPISER] that contain entire fantasy universes worthy of C.S. Lewis....

Joe Bob Briggs -- United Press International

I was so often left in awe of Cook's ambitious vision....In every frame there's something new to blow your mind.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By R. Kling on November 25, 2007
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I love it! When I purchased this DVD the box stated 2004, how delighted I was to find a 1987 hiding in that box! Being a fan of 80's cheese I find this far from it. If you liked Trancers this is 100% better. The model work is quite good for a low budget film and I would recomend it to anyone who likes low budget but be prepared for a suprise!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Bower VINE VOICE on September 25, 2011
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This one is marginal as sci-fi movies go; not really bad but certainly not great. The familiar plot of the bionically engineered human is pulled off the shelf and given another workout; in this case it happens to be a beautiful female who has been crafted by a corporation to do its dirty work.

One of the down sides of the extra effort put in to this one's design was a developing sense of self and a desire to be free of corporate constraints. When a discovery sends Pentan, played by Tracy Davis, on a mission to recover some key information from a rival corporation she decides to improvise on her assignment and do her own thing.

During the course of her adventure Pentan begins to discover some new things about herself with the assistance of Captain Brickman who she hires to take her to the discovery which will change their lives. Her former employer, the evil Kuriyama Corporation, doesn't take well to her defection with key information and gives hot pursuit. The major part of the movie involves Pentan and Captain Brickman trying to find the discovery and stay alive in the meantime.

Will they succeed or die in the effort; you'll have to watch it to find out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By lighten_up_already2 VINE VOICE on October 26, 2012
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This is a low budget sci-fi movie from the late 1980's that I decided to give a chance, and I'm glad I did. The first few minutes were sort of hokey, but I stuck it out and was rewarded by seeing convincing-enough acting and a unique and beautiful approach to special effects in a sci-fi movie that was done on a low budget before CGI became mainstream (It looks like some CGI is in this movie, and it boggles my mind to think of the computers and software they did it with in 1987.)

Tracy Davis is an adorably cute woman who plays the part of the genetically engineered killing-machine-with-a-conscience perfectly. I actually looked her up to see what other movies she was in and was saddened to find that this was about it for her.

This movie may be "bad" compared to the mainstream sci-fi classics like Blade Runner and Star Wars, but it comes across a someone's labor of love that was done with little money and a lot of care. Give it a try. The price is right.
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