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Unique ID Code: 0000002272
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Added on: 28/11/1999 22:25
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Lost in Space (UK)

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An adventure like nothing on Earth
Certificate: PG
Running Time: 130 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
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The year is 2058. With Earth`s resources dwindling, human survival depends upon the Robinson Family - launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find themselves hurtling through uncharted space and non-stop adventure!

Starring Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Mimi Rogers and Heather Graham, Lost In Space will rocket the entire family into a new dimension of fun!

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Crew Info
Music Video
Deleted Scenes
US & International Trailer
Special Effects
Production Design Stills

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English

Subtitle Tracks:

Directed By:
Stephen Hopkins

Written By:

Jack Johnson
Matt LeBlanc
Gary Oldman
Lacey Chabert
Heather Graham
Mimi Rogers
William Hurt

Casting By:
Mary Selway
Mike Fenton
Allison Cowitt

Soundtrack By:
Bruce Broughton

Ray Lovejoy

Costume Designer:
Robert Bell
Gilly Hebden
Vin Burnham

Production Designer:
Norman Garwood

Kris Wiseman McIntyre
Hugo Sands
Julie Pye
Rupert Porter
Sharon Lark
Mark W. Koch
Stephen Hopkins
Tim Hampton
Akiva Goldsman
Carla Fry
Alan Church
Chris Carreras

Executive Producer:
Richard Saperstein
Robert Rehme
Mace Neufeld
Michael Ilitch Jr.
Michael De Luca
Colin Brown

Prelude Pictures

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7 / 10
I have seen many reviews of this film, most of them bad, but I have to say I found it very entertaining. I guess you just have to take it for what it is, pure popcorn munching entertainment.

I suspect that everyone knows the story (and it`s outlined on the main DVD Reviewer page), but here`s a short synopsis. The year is 2358. Mankind has all but exhausted the supply of natural resources and is facing possible global extinction. Salvation lies with Professor John Robinson and his "hyperdrive" technology, a device that allows a ship to travel across the galaxy in moments. There is a catch however. Without a hypergate at each end of the journey, it is impossible to predict exactly where in the galaxy you will end up. Shortly after departing on a ten-year mission to "Alpha Prime", the only other habitable planet in the galaxy, Professor Robinson and his family fall foul of the scheming Dr. Zachary Smith. His sabotage forces the Robinson`s to use the hyperdrive without a gate and they are cast into the far reaches of uncharted space...

While this isn`t everyone`s cup of tea as a film, no one can deny that this is an excellent disc. It`s packed with features including cast & crew info, interviews, two trailers, two music videos, deleted scenes and a special effects feature.

The film is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and the video quality is high throughout, with only one noticeable occurrence of pixelisation. The CGI effects are a mixed affair, the Jupiter II and the hypergate scene near the beginning of the film look fantastic but the "Blawp" creature does not.

Sound too is good, with both a Dolby Digital 5.1 track and a Director/Writer`s commentary. There are plenty of explosions and surround effects to give your system a good workout.

The actors all play their roles well. William Hurt and Mimi Rogers are perfect as the Robinson parents, and Heather Graham and Matt LeBlanc both turn in good performances. The children are portrayed exceptionally well by Lacy Chabert and Jack Johnson. However, the undoubted star of the show is Gary Oldman as Dr. Smith. Oldman puts in a fantastic performance as the malevolent, self-serving physician.

To sum up, this is a great fast-paced action fantasy with superb (if somewhat hit and miss) special effects. If you can remember not to take it too seriously this is a very enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours.
posted by Chris Gould on 24/2/2000 02:36
8 / 10
What a fun, fun, fun movie. Not too deep, quite spectacular and very fun to watch.
The video transfer is very good. There aren`t any compression signs and the special effects are very good. The combination of CG and live actors is done very well, too.
The DD 5.1 soundtrack is great. The surrounds and the sub get a massive workout and the dialog is always clear.
The menus are animated with sound.
The Extras include a nice commentary, 9 deleted scenes, a featurette about the special effects and 2 (horrible) music videos.
Bottom line - a really cool sci-fi adventure. Enjoy it.
posted by Zvi Josef on 4/9/2001 19:54