The Lawnmower Man [Collector's Edition] [Blu-ray]
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Dr. Lawrence Angelo (Pierce Brosnan) is a brilliant scientist obsessed with perfecting virtual reality software. When his experiments on animals fail, he finds the ideal substitute :Jobe Smith (Jeff Fahey), a slow-witted gardener. Dr. Angelos goal is to benefit his human guinea pig and ultimately mankind itself, but evil lurks the guise of "the Shop, ", a shadowy group that seeks to use the technology to create an invincible war machine. When the experiments change the simple Jobe into a superhuman being, the stage is set for a Jekyll-and-Hyde struggle for the control of Jobes mind and the future of the world.
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The story opens with Dr Angelo who is experimenting with a Virtual Reality system and contemplates using this tech to help a neighbor of his. He also works for the government where he has access to a very cool VR lab.
Dr Angelo is the researcher trying to enhance the mind of a neighbor whose is developmentally challenged, Jobe. He feels this technology can help all people with such challenges some day. Of course the government feels otherwise. They want the technology to create hordes of supermen! Typical...
The movie depicts the military aspects of VR and touches on the developmental aspects of the technology in the direction of greatly accelerated learning. And of course, beware, there is a sex scene, well, there has to be one of those.
The media comes on a double sided disc - One side has the movie and the other side has all the special effects... very cool. Anybody who has any interest in the world of Virtual Reality, this movie reveals a wonderful (Sci-Fi) version of what is to come!
The funny thing is I have waited all these years for the promise of VR to become available to the masses (after watching this very movie), and finally IT IS HERE!!!! It is said that 2015 is the beginning of the Virtual Reality explosion and by 2016 everyone will know what VR is!
Most of the tech depicted in the movie was real then but cost a ton of money at the time. Headsets for smartphones with VR apps are here now! I have the iPhone 6+ and am starting out with 120 VR apps and Google Cardboard to whet my appetite before my AirVR+ comes!!!!!!!! I love technology!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Spoiler alert... Lawnmower man 2... skip it!
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Theatrical release and directors cut. Both versions are different.Good bluray transfer and good sound.Read more
i'm surprised shout got the rights to reissue the film on blu-ray cause it's owned by New line cinema who's owned by warner bros