Event Horizon (1997) [Blu-ray]
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Its name: EVENT HORIZON. The high-tech, pioneering research spacecraft mysteriously vanished, without a trace, on its maiden voyage seven year s earlier. But a weak, persistent signal form the long-missing craft pr ompts a rescue team, headed by the intrepid Capta in Miller (Laurence Fi shburne, THE MATRIX and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III), to wing its way throug h the galaxy on a bold rescue mission. Accompanying Miller is his elit e crew and the lost ship's designer (Sam Neill, JURASSIC PARK); their mi ssion is to find and salvag e the state-of-the-art interstellar horror. Back to electrify-and terrify-is EVENT HORIZON, now as a two-disc Speci al Collection DV D that contains never-before-seen special features, inc luding a five-part documentary on the making of this unforgettable motio n pic ture. Kathleen Quinlan (APOLLO 13) and Joely Richardson (TV's NIP /TUCK) also star in this gripping sci-fi thriller.]]>
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First of all this isn't a perfect film. It is, however very good and worthy of purchase.
Many other reviewers have savaged the film for being too slasher, too weak or open to intrepretation. I would offer many of them were expecting general science fiction not a bloodbath in space. The gore is what makes them take a step a back. The gore serves the story very well. Hell isn't a primrose path.
Many other reviewers have covered the plot in detail. So I'll avoid being redundant in that aspect.
What makes the movie good is that its a taunt piece of space horror. You hit the ground running almost immediately. Pacing and storyline are well done (amazing some people don't get the story details - made perfect sense to me). The set design and visuals are simply sublime. There is good character development. Sam Neill plays Dr. Weir to creepy perfection. The Event Horizon calling to him in his dreams by using his deceased wife is disturbing.
Lawerence Fishborne as Miller delivers a good performance with edge.
The other actors hold the story up well too.
One of the other elements that makes the movie enjoyable is that it doesn't lay it all out for you. Sure, we see the hell the Event Horizon crew endured in limited blips. The movie lets your imagination run wild just how bad things got. I kept wondering to myself - ok its bad, but just *HOW* bad is it? Not until almost 3/4 of the way through do we get some answers as to the fate of the original crew.
The ending also is open to intrepretation - makes you think.Read more ›
The Event Horizon (designed by Dr. Weir) provides the desolate and haunting setting for the movie. The darkness, the unknown and the inability to escape create a real sense of desperation aboard the ship. There is literally nowhere to run in space, which adds to these feelings of dread. The crew slowly begins uncovering the mystery of where the Event Horizon had been for the past seven years. During this phase of the movie, we are shown some horrifying images, conjured by the ship itself. These images play on the fears, memories and even the guilt of the crew members. There are some freakish occurances leading to the ultimate discovery of the truth about the ship and what actually happened to the original crew.
As for the horror genre, this movie represents something different. It's a good departure from the slasher movie or the "teens go on a road trip, break down and are terrorized by a madman" movie... The fact that it is set in space is rather unique and, I feel, works quite well. Laurence Fishburne and Sam Neill give great performances. I recommend this movie to horror and sci-fi fans.
In 2040, the Event Horizon, a ship whose purpose was to do deep space research, disapears without a trace. The entire crew is presumed dead and the public explanation is the ship was destroyed as the result of a reactor that went critical.
Seven years later, the ship suddenly reappears near the place it was last seen, in orbit around Neptune. The reappearance is accompanied by a strange transmission that at first doesn't make any sense.
Search and Rescue Ship, The Lewis and Clark, and its crew are sent to investigate although they aren't told much more about their mission. Dr. William Weir, the scientist who designed the ship is sent to accompany the crew.
As the Lewis and Clark nears Neptune, they learn the real reason for the mission. Dr. Weir explains to them that the story behind the Event Horizon was a cover up. The truth is that after a completely uneventful trip, the ship simply disapeared shortly after they engaged the experiemental engine that Weir designed. The experimental engine was designed to "fold space" by creating a black hole. The idea was that this tehnology would allow the ship to travel almost instantaneously to places in the universe that were light years away. The Lewis and Clark's crew are skeptical and wary of the doctor's explanation saying that faster than speed of light travel is impossible.
Once docked to the Event Horizon, three crew members board to do a preliminary exploration. Things start to go wrong immediately.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm a Sci-fi lover, so I enjoy this movie. I've watched it many times since purchasing.Published 6 days ago by DWray
Good movie if you are into subtle violence, hell and sci-fi.Published 9 days ago by Kindle Customer
This movie takes place in outer space but don't expect a plot-heavy science fiction film; this is strictly horror. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Raziel
The film seems to be a portmanteau of Aliens, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Hellraiser, the Sixth Sense and other such dark science-fiction and horror movies. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Tom S
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