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    Unique ID Code: 0000019220
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 14/6/2001 16:34
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    Event Horizon (UK)

    7 / 10
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    Infinite space - infinite terror
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 92 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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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-art spacecraft. What they find is state-of-the-art interstellar terror. What they must salvage are their own lives, because someone or something is ready to ensnare them in a new dimension of unimaginable fear. Co-starring Kathleen Quinlan.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 Czech
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 Hungarian
    Dolby Digital 5.1 German

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Paul Anderson

    Written By:

    Joely Richardson
    Kathleen Quinlan
    Sam Neill
    Laurence Fishburne

    Soundtrack By:
    Michael Kamen
    Phil Hartnoll
    Paul Hartnoll

    Director of Photography:
    Adrian Biddle

    Martin Hunter

    Costume Designer:
    John Mollo

    Production Designer:
    Joseph Bennett

    Lloyd Levin
    Sarah Isherwood
    Lawrence Gordon
    Jeremy Bolt

    Executive Producer:
    Nick Gillott

    Paramount Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    6 / 10
    A nice sci-fi thriller that starts very nicely, loses some of its momentum (while stumbling upon several plot holes), but never loses its touch.
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs and the dark scenes are nicely rendered. The CG is mostly very good, with the exception of the rather lame artificial water (and other liquids).
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. The surrounds are almost constantly used and the sub gets a hell of a workout.
    The menus are still and silent.
    The disk offers no extras at all.
    Bottom line - while the plot could`ve been a bit clearer (especially by supplying some background material about the evil entity), it`s still a nice sci-fi thriller. Too bad the disk sucks.

    "Event Horizon" revisited - April 2005

    Over 3 years have passed since I first watched this movie.
    Watching it for the second time around actually made it less coherent.
    Who are the characters? Where do they come from? What keeps them going? And what is the evil entity?
    Having asked all these questions, I can only conclude and take the content`s rating from 8 to 7, thus the overall rating drops from 7 to 6.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 8/2/2002 11:32
    9 / 10
    The only film thats actually scared me! Dark and moody visuals and a thumping sound track which makes good use of DD 5.1 with lots of OTT bass. Shame about the lack of extras.
    posted by p$y on 9/8/2002 05:15