Event Horizon

Event Horizon

DVD - 1998
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The year is 2047. Years earlier, the pioneering research vessel Event Horizon vanished without a trace. Now a signal from it has been detected, and the United States Aerospace Command responds. Hurtling toward the signal's source are a fearless captain (Laurence Fishburne), his elite crew and the lost ship's designer (Sam Neill). Their mission: find and salvage the state-of-the-are spacecraft.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, ©1998.
Edition: Widescreen edition.
ISBN: 9780792153436
079215343X
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm
digital, optical, stereo, Dolby, rda
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NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, region, rda

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 28, 2018

This fantasy/mystery 1997 film stars Sam Neill, Laurence Fishburne, Joely Richardson, and Kathleen Quinlan in this space themed film. The Event Horizon is a seemingly abandoned spacecraft that has recently resurfaced, so a team is sent to investigate the ship and its remains. The more the spacecraft is searched, the more sinister things become. This movie is definitely more of a science-fiction horror film with it’s nerdy storyline and it's creepy special effects. I wasn’t really a fan of some of the performances or the imagery in some scenes, but overall the movie wasn’t too bad. I would rate this film 3/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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lukasevansherman
Dec 24, 2016

One of the many sci-fi bombs of the mid-90s to early 00s; it's an ignominious group that also includes "Mission to Mars," "Red Planet," "End of Days," "Dark City," and "Supernova." Described by some as "'The Shining' in space," this movie rather shamefully rips off a number of superior movies including "The Shining" (One scene is a blatant steal.) and "Alien" (One character even climbs through the air shaft). Laurence Fishburne leads a rescue mission to a ship that suddenly reappears in deep space. Along for the ride is the ship's designer, played by Sam Neill. Needless to say, things got deeply wrong. In space, no one can hear you scream. Wait, wrong movie. The acting is good and the design/look pretty cool, if derivative, but it doesn't really hold together. It does have its scary moments. Co-starring Joely Richardson, Kathleen Quinlan, Jason Isaacs (from "Harry Potter"!), and Sean Pertwee, who is currently Alfred on "Gotham." Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, who did a lot of the "Resident Evil" movies. It should've been called "Event Horizon: The Evil Ship That Kills!"

Aka_Aka_Aka Sep 25, 2016

Me thinks - Event Horizon was just your typical "shock-the-audience-before-they-fall-asleep" type flick. I really had to laugh at how hard this film tried, and tried, and tried (ho-hum) to shock the socks right off of me. But, unfortunately, it failed quite miserably.

I mean, I really couldn't take this whole bungled mess seriously, especially when it came to the "Shades of Hellraiser" stuff and the inevitable possession of Sam Neill's character, Dr. Weir. Like, c'mon, already. Neill (portraying pure evil, personified) was about as demonically frightening as a frickin' tootsie pop, for crying out loud.

Striking set-designs, impressive visuals, and an intriguing premise do nothing to alleviate the sheer boredom, and laughability, that quickly sets in with this decidedly weak, Sci-Fi entry from 1997.

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mwh8
Jul 15, 2016

Graphic scenes and a poor story. I would not recommend this movie.

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Monolith
Jan 28, 2015

I enjoyed this one. An un-stereotypical role, in my opinion, for Sam Neill.

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bdls206
Jul 14, 2012

I thought this was a good scifi flick the acting was decent and the storyline was a lot of fun. I would recommend this to fans of science fiction.

lasertravis Jun 05, 2011

This is a very good sci fi HORROR movie. The effects and the acting are very good and there are some truly scary moments in this. If you like movies that successfully blend sci fi and horror like aliens and pandorum you will like this movie.

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bdls206
Jul 14, 2012

Miller: The funky spaceman over there is Mr. Cooper; what exactly is it you do on board this ship Coop?
Cooper: Listen up doc. I'm your best friend, ok? I'm the lifesaver and the heartbreaker.
[Starck laughs in derision]
Miller: He's a rescue technician.

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bdls206
Jul 14, 2012

Miller: Oh. My. God. What happened to your eyes?
Dr. Weir: Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see.
Miller: What are you talking about?
Dr. Weir: I created the Event Horizon to reach the stars, but she's gone much, much farther than that. She tore a hole in our universe, a gateway to another dimension. A dimension of pure chaos. Pure... evil. When she crossed over, she was just a ship. But when she came back... she was alive! Look at her, Miller. Isn't she beautiful?
Miller: Your "beautiful" ship killed its crew, Doctor.
Dr. Weir: Well... now she has another crew. Now she has us.

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bdls206
Jul 14, 2012

D.J.: I wasn't going to tell you this. I've been listening to the distress signal, and I, um, think I made a mistake in the translation.
[Plays the distress signal]
Miller: Go on.
D.J.: I thought it said "liberate me" - "save me." But it's not "me." It's "liberate tutame" - "save yourself." And it gets worse.
[Plays the distress signal again]
D.J.: There - I think that says "ex inferis." "Save yourself... from hell." Look, if what Doctor Weir tells us is true, this ship has been beyond the boundaries of our universe, of known scientific reality. Who knows where it's been, what it's seen. Or what it's brought back with it.
Miller: From hell.

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bdls206
Jul 14, 2012

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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bdls206
Jul 14, 2012

A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

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