Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann [Blu-ray]
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Peter Coyote, L.Q. Jones, Ed Lauter and Richard Masur co-star in this cult film co-written and directed by William Dear (Harry and the Hendersons, Angels in the Outfield) and produced, co-written and scored by Michael Nesmith (Repo Man, Elephant Parts).
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ORIGINAL DVD REVIEW: I give the movie 4 stars; the soundtrack 5 stars; and the DVD 2 stars. I wish I had read the Amazon reviews before I picked this DVD up last night--but then, why would I have expected that anything had changed? I've been a fan of TIMERIDER since its theatrical release, so I was very happy to have it on DVD finally, and pleased with the transfer, but the TV/airline-version ending completely BITES. "Okay, here comes the tail rotor...and I can hear Reese screaming...and all those squishy sound effects...but...but...YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!" (Good thing I was home alone.)
The original sequence was a brilliant and memorable piece of film-making that worked by suggestion: it showed everything it needed to without showing...well, everything. But most importantly, it was where the bad guy got his well-deserved comeuppance. How satisfying would the ending of "Die Hard" have been if John McClane had just left Hans Gruber cowering on the floor? Or if, after Luke Skywalker torpedoed the Death Star, the lights just flickered out?
Distributor Anchor Bay claims that the DVD was made from the "only usable negative available." Uh...sure. I find it impossible to believe that Michael "Mr.Read more ›
As for the Blu-ray, it's a good transfer of the full, original theatrical version of this delightfully cheesy science-fiction, Wild West, motorcycle combo movie from the 80s. And if you want more, check out Remo Williams - The Adventure Begins
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Fred Ward is an excellent actor. Remember when this first came out in 1982.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
The movie is great. The stream sucked just buffered buffered and buffered non stop.dont think I'll be using fire stick much longer. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
A classic 80s film!! The quality of this movie on Blu-ray is crazy clear. Love itPublished 5 months ago by Travis Day