Lifeforce

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Overview

Director Tobe Hooper adapts Colin Wilson's edgy novel The Space Vampires in this in this horror/sci-fi epic with a cult following. The story concerns a joint British-American space probe of Hailey's Comet. Inside the comet, the astronauts, headed by Carlsen Steve Railsback, find a spaceship that contains the dead bodies of several aliens, along with the naked bodies of three human-like creatures in suspended animation. They bring the aliens aboard the ship for examination, but the specimens are sloppily guarded ...
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Overview

Director Tobe Hooper adapts Colin Wilson's edgy novel The Space Vampires in this in this horror/sci-fi epic with a cult following. The story concerns a joint British-American space probe of Hailey's Comet. Inside the comet, the astronauts, headed by Carlsen Steve Railsback, find a spaceship that contains the dead bodies of several aliens, along with the naked bodies of three human-like creatures in suspended animation. They bring the aliens aboard the ship for examination, but the specimens are sloppily guarded and soon the trio spread contagion among the population of the ship. Returning to earth, the beautiful space vampire Mathilda May escapes into London and begins to feed of the bodies of the unwary Britons, turning the city into a zombie-populated wasteland. It is now left for Carlsen to stop the vampire invaders.
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Special Features

Audio Commentary with Director Tobe Hooper; All New Retrospective with Cast and Crew including actor Steve Railsback, Director Tobe Hooper; Vintage "Making-Of Lifeforce" featurette; Theatrical Trailers; TV Spot; Still Gallery
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
A weird homage to British science fiction from Quatermass and Dr. Who through Alien, the Tobe Hooper-directed Lifeforce may be one of the strangest films ever to receive a wide theatrical release. Equating its strangeness with artistic merit, however, is more of a stretch. Playing like a lot of silly movies folded into one, it features a nude vampire (Mathilda May), space exploration, and a plague of zombies. Played with a straight face, it never appears to recognize its own absurdity, which should be no difficulty for viewers. Never all that successful, as horror or as satire, it's also never dull, making ideal, undemanding late-night viewing fodder.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/18/2013
  • UPC: 826663139945
  • Original Release: 1985
  • Rating:

  • Source: Shout Factory
  • Region Code: 1A
  • Presentation: Bonus DVD
  • Time: 3:37:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 12,308

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Railsback Commander Tom Carlsen
Peter Firth Inspector Caine
Frank Finlay Inspector Fallada
Mathilda May Space Girl
Patrick Stewart Dr. Armstrong
Michael Gothard Bukovsky
Nicholas Ball Derebridge
Aubrey Morris Sir Percy
Nancy Paul Ellen
John Hallam Lawson
Rupert Baker Soldier
Christopher Barr Trajectory Officer
David Beckett Soldier
Derek Benfield Physician
Thom Booker 1st N.A.S.A. Officer
Milton Cadman Soldier
Brian Carroll Crew
Patrick Connor Fatherly Guard
Paul Cooper Guard
Nicholas Donnelly Police Inspector
John Edmunds BBC Commentator
David English Crew
Edward Evans Doctor
Julian Firth Boy in Park
Michael Fitzpatrick 2nd N.A.S.A. Officer
John Forbes-Robertson Minister
Geoffrey Frederick Communications Officer
John Golightly Colonel
Gary Hildreth Police Surgeon
Owen Holder 1st Scientist
Emma Jacobs Crew
Chris Jagger Vampire
Sydney Kean Brash Guard
John Keegan Guard
William Lindsay Colonel's Aide
Sydney Livingstone Ned Price
Peter Lovstrom Boy in Park
Bill Malin Vampire
Elizabeth Morton Radar Technician
Richard Oldfield Mission Leader
Michael John Paliotti Crew
Ken Parry Sykes
Peter Porteous Prime Minister
Carl Rigg Radar Technician
Jamie Roberts Rawlings
Katherine Schofield Prime Minister's Secretary
Richard Sharpe Rescue Ship Crewman
Russell Sommers Navigation Officer
Chris Sullivan Kelly
Burnell Tucker N.A.S.A. Man
Jerome Willis Pathologist
Haydn Wood Helicopter Pilot
John Woodnut Metallurgist
Technical Credits
Tobe Hooper Director
Robert Cartwright Art Director
Peter Diamond Stunts
John Dykstra Special Effects
Sandra Exelby Makeup
Denise Exshaw Set Decoration/Design
Yoram Globus Producer
Menahem Golan Producer
John Grant Special Effects
John Graysmark Production Designer
John Grover Editor
James Guthrie Score Composer
Carin Hooper Costumes/Costume Designer
Alan Hume Cinematographer
Don Jakoby Screenwriter
Michael J. Kagan Associate Producer
Michael Kamen Score Composer
Terry Knight Art Director
Nick Maley Special Effects
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Dickie Mills Makeup
Michael Morris Makeup
Dan O'Bannon Screenwriter
Tony Reading Art Director
Tip Tipping Stunts
Alan Tomkins Art Director
Simon Wakefield Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lifeforce
1. Chapter 1 [13:13]
2. Chapter 2 [14:13]
3. Chapter 3 [7:26]
4. Chapter 4 [9:32]
5. Chapter 5 [9:04]
6. Chapter 6 [7:50]
7. Chapter 7 [9:50]
8. Chapter 8 [2:16]
9. Chapter 9 [6:18]
10. Chapter 10 [7:56]
11. Chapter 11 [8:26]
12. Chapter 12 [7:08]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Lifeforce
   Play Movie
   Chapter Select
   Bonus Features
      Space Vampires In London With Tobe Hooper
      Carlsen's Curse With Steve Railsback
      Dangerous Beauty With Mathilda May
      Vintage "Making-Of Lifeforce" Featurette
      TV Spot
      Theatrical Trailers
      Still Gallery
   Audio Setup
      Audio Setup
         5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
         2.0 Dolby Digital Stereo
      Commentary With Director Tobe Hooper
      Commentary With Special Make-Up Effects Designer Nick Maley
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: On/Off
         Subtitles: On
         Subtitles: Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME HORROR MOVIE

    i saw this movie in the theaters back in the 80's!!!!Is one of the best horror fliks that i ever seen!!this is a MUST HAVE for your collection......

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  • Posted September 9, 2013

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    Mathilda May! Okay, I'm a sucker for beautiful vamps. Not muc

    Mathilda May! Okay, I'm a sucker for beautiful vamps. Not much else in this to inspire men, but fun on a base level. What else is needed for a cult movie? Oh yes, some logic and/or science?

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