Event Horizon details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, Laurence Fishburne, Barclay Wright, Peter Marinker, Sam Neill, Jack Noseworthy, Noah Huntley, Richard T. Jones, Robert Jezek, Kathl, Holley Chant, Kathleen Quinlan, Sean Pertwee|
|Director:||Paul W.S. Anderson|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Horror Films|
|Run time:||1 hour 32 minutes|
|Rental release:||04 Jun 2001|
|Dubbed:||German, Czech, Hungarian|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Stolen But Simply OutstandingBy a customer from Milton # , 02 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I watched this film as part of a double bill one afternoon at a local cinema. On the end of this I watched The Exorcist. Event Horizon left me feeling truly disturbed.
A crew venture into space to recover a vessel that has been fitted with a device that can bend time (fitting with recent theories on space travel). They find a ship that appears to be quite lifeless. Unfortunatly for them it isn't
As the other reviewer says if you slow down the log files you'll appreciate why this was rated so heavily, we didn't have that luxury in the cinema, but even at that time enough of the flickering images remain in the brain long enough to make you shudder, and they aren't the half of it.
A thoroughly taught blood and guts thriller, the like of which are rarely seen. Any criticisms? Well.. they did steal ideas from practically all the best horror movies ever made. Certainly comparisons to a sci-fi version of Hellraiser wouldn't be out of line.. But then why make it a criticism it was all done so exceptionally well!!
Not only do I rate this a 5 but I've rented it on both VHS and DVD twice. The only reason I haven't bought it is because of the lack of extras!
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Outstanding sci-fi horrorBy TechnoHippy (105 reviews) , 08 Dec 2013Event Horizon is a shining example of sci-fi horror. An experimental ship dissapears and then mysteriously reappears so a search and rescue ship is sent to investigate, along with the crew the research scientist who invented the ship's drive for the Event Horizon is present. When they reach the ship they discover an unexpected horror. For me the film works well as both a science fiction and a horror story. For the science fiction you get some wonderful scenes of the solar system and of micro gravity (in fairness the effects do look a little dated in this respect, but still do their job). It also works by not just being a horror set in space, the horror comes because it is space and the setting itself adds peril to the mission. The horror is strong by blending a mix of personal, psychological horror with good visual and more visceral scenes. It works on an individual level for the characters drawing upon their fears and the degeneration into madness, particuarly in Sam Neil's character's case. The technology of the ship also enhances this brutal aspect, the drive itself looks more like a device of medieval torture rather than esoteric technology. The pacing of the film is spot on, it doesn't take long to get going and keeps providing something new to keep you interested. The cast is small and allows you to get to know each of the cgharacters and the different aspects they feed into the story. Overall this is an excellent watch and highly recommended.
Very Gory; Not Much StoryBy FutureGal (9 reviews) from Cardiff , 05 Oct 2013This trailer makes it look great, doesn't it? It's not. Imagine every sci-fi horror you've ever seen, with all the good bits stripped away, then you've got Event Horizon. If you like graphic gore more than an interesting story, this'll be right up your street. I got the feeling it was made by a bunch of immature graduates who spend many hours playing gory computer games, and the result was gore for gore's sake.
Just NoBy firstkyne (5 reviews) from Aylesbury , 28 Sep 2013This is what happens when certain things HAVE to happen in order to satisfy the accepted formula for a script. There are no suprises. There are huge inconsistencies that are inadequately explained, largely because they CAN'T be explained, because the film makers did them because SOMETHING, ANYTHING had to happen at plot point 3 or something. Was recommended this; it is a waste of time. For good sci-fi, rent Solaris maybe, for better bloody horror rent 7 Days, and for a better ghost story rent, s**t, that film where the kid sees dead people, to be honest. Seriously, I am spending time writing this review having just watched it in order to save YOU some time. Go watch A Hijacking, or Submarine, Good Night and Good Luck. They are better.
erm... noBy a customer , 19 Sep 2013Was told by a friend this film was amazing so rented it. First of all the look; the anamorphic lens create noticeable distortion in the edges of the frame. I think they have incorrectly adjusted the anamorphic images- in some shots the people look stretched (and I am watching on a calibrated home cinema). The story; well... some seriously poor dialogue, some crippling bad moments for acting. Some good moments. Generally though- it's derivative, uninspired, shallow, relies on gore and shock; the story is one dimensional- production design is ridiculous. Puerile attitude to horror and gore- nothing going on upstairs for those who wrote this film. Not really worth watching- maybe this film seemed better in the context of the time it was released- but now? erm... no.
Could have been great....but isn't!By FullofStars (65 reviews) from Scotland , 14 Apr 2013A good cast and storyline, starts well with a menacing chill but descends into predictable violent nonsense. A missed opportunity to create a sci-fi classic, instead an expensive B Movie consigned to the late night movie on TV that no one watches. Disappointing.