Capricorn One

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Overview

Peter Hyams' paranoid thriller Capricorn One comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include production notes, cast and crew information, and theatrical trailers. This is a very strong disc as well as a perfect example of '70s paranoia. This disc provides good picture and sound while offering ...
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Overview

Peter Hyams' paranoid thriller Capricorn One comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include production notes, cast and crew information, and theatrical trailers. This is a very strong disc as well as a perfect example of '70s paranoia. This disc provides good picture and sound while offering an old-fashioned, entertaining film.
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Special Features

Theatrical trailers; Production notes; Cast and crew information
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
This agreeable high-concept effort is one of Peter Hyams' most accomplished films. The script's conspiracy-theory premise requires a major suspension of disbelief, but Hyams makes it worthwhile for those willing to make that leap with some inspired work behind the camera. The script is peppered with plenty of rapid-fire dialogue worthy of a Howard Hawks comedy (the exchanges between Elliott Gould and Karen Black are particularly memorable) and Hyams applies plenty of style and pizzazz to the film's action set pieces, especially the memorable "dogfight" finale. The thrills Hyams generates are bolstered by plenty of noteworthy assistance behind the camera, the most notable contributions being Bill Butler's sharp widescreen cinematography and Jerry Goldsmith's rousing, militaristic score. However, the glue that holds the film together is the tight ensemble work of its gifted cast: Elliott Gould effectively utilizes his off-kilter charm to flesh out a stock "intrepid reporter" role, James Brolin is appropriately stoic as the bravest of the astronaut trio, and Hal Holbrook is quietly effective as a government figure with a hidden agenda. There are also plenty of great cameos, the best being Telly Savalas' scene-stealing work as an easily annoyed aviator. In the end, Capricorn One is a lightweight but likable affair which provides plenty of fun for thriller fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/18/1998
  • UPC: 012236047506
  • Original Release: 1978
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:03:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 16,177

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elliott Gould Robert Caulfield
James Brolin Charles Brubaker
Brenda Vaccaro Kay Brubaker
Sam Waterston Peter Willis
O.J. Simpson John Walker
Hal Holbrook Dr. James Kelloway
David Huddleston Hollis Peaker
David F. Doyle Walter Loughlin
Denise Nicholas Betty Walker
Robert Walden Elliot Whittier
Lee Bryant Sharon Willis
Alan Fudge Capsule Communicator
Karen Black Judy Drinkwater
Telly Savalas Albain
James Bacon Reporter #4
Norman Bartold President
Barbara Bosson Alva Leacock
Jon Cedar F.B.I. Man #1
Ron Cummins F.B.I. Man #2
Trent Dolan Man at Hangar #2
Frank Farmer Policeman
Lou Frizzell Horace Gruning
Todd Hoffman NASA Usher
James Karen Vice President Price
Nancy Malone Mrs. Peaker
Paul Picerni Jerry
Milton Selzer Dr. Burroughs
James B. Sikking Control Room Man
Steve Tannen Man at Hangar #1
Zack Taylor F.B.I. Man #4
Ken White Tracking Technician
Darrell Zwerling Dr. Bergen
Technical Credits
Peter Hyams Director, Screenwriter
Albert Brenner Production Designer
Bill Butler Cinematographer
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
David M. Haber Art Director
Jerry Jost Sound/Sound Designer
Paul N. Lazarus III Producer
Henry Millar Special Effects
James Mitchell Editor
Pat Norris Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Rachmil Associate Producer, Production Manager
Rick Simpson Set Decoration/Design
Irby Smith Asst. Director
Michael Westmore Makeup
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Scene Index

Side#1
0. Scene Index
1. Main Credits [1:10]
2. January 4 [2:24]
3. Mission Control [2:27]
4. Countdown [2:54]
5. Lift-Off [3:20]
6. Sixteen Years [3:23]
7. The Moment of Truth [2:58]
8. Soundstage [2:52]
9. Answers [3:15]
10. Press Conference [2:38]
11. March 16 [1:55]
12. May 14 [2:53]
13. TouchDown [5:33]
14. "Soul-Searching" [2:49]
15. Rebellion [3:06]
16. July 22 [4:23]
17. Tampering [4:13]
18. September 19 [5:41]
19. Safety Procedure [3:09]
20. Out of Fuel [4:23]
21. Yosemite [2:38]
22. Apology [4:12]
23. Pursuit [5:41]
24. Walker [3:20]
25. Home Movie [3:12]
26. Willis [3:28]
27. Conspiracy [4:38]
28. Set Up [3:25]
29. Jumping [2:15]
30. Brubaker [3:28]
31. Jackson [2:43]
32. Crop Dusting [3:32]
33. Gas station [4:23]
34. Dogfight [5:16]
35. Memorial Service [3:06]
36. End Credits [2:07]
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Menu

Side#1
   Play Movie
   Subtitles
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   Special Features
      Play Teaser
      Play Trailer
      Cast & Crew
         Elliot Gould
            Biography
               Filmography
         James Brolin
            Biography
               Filmography
         Brenda Vaccaro
            Biography
               Filmography
         Sam Waterston
            Biography
               Filmography
         O.J. Simpson
            Biography
               Filmography
         Hall Holbrook
            Biography
               Filmography
         Director Peter Hyams
            Biography
               Filmography
      Production Notes
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    There are so many things wrong with this film, I countinued watching out of inertia. That doesn't mean this is a great awful movie that's fun to watch;it is not, its just bad. The plot is absolutely ludicrous, as is its unfolding on the screen. There are continuity problems you could fly a 747 through. Save for a Telly Savalas section involving a biplane, this "sci-fi" movie is as entertaing as reading the transcript of congressional hearing on the dangers of watching lead paint dry. The positives: Elliot Gould, Telly Savalas, Jerry goldsmiths score, But these are Slim Pickins in a two hour movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Story of our Moon Landing.

    This is a good movie about the USA government attempting to hoax the world with a staged manned space flight to Mars. The film keeps us in our seats with moving action and suspense as the three astronauts attempt to escape their captors and reveal to the world what was really going on.

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