The Andromeda StrainDirector: Robert Wise
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This tense, intelligent sci-fi thriller gets an upgrade on DVD that should please the film's fans. The Andromeda Strain has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The original audio mix has been preserved in Dolby Digital Mono; the dialogue is in English, with optional subtitles in Spanish and French, and closed captions in English. As a bonus, this release includes a short documentary on the making of the film, a profile of author Michael Crichton (who wrote the novel that was the basis for the screenplay), and the movie's original trailer.
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- Universal Studios
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- [Wide Screen]
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Cast & Crew
|Arthur Hill||Dr. Jeremy Stone|
|David Wayne||Dr. Charles Dutton|
|James Olson||Dr. Mark Hall|
|Kate Reid||Dr. Ruth Leavitt|
|Paula Kelly||Karen Anson|
|Ramon Bieri||Maj. Manchek|
|Walter Brooke||Corpse in water (uncredited)|
|Eric Christmas||Senator from Vermont|
|Bill Dunbar||First Airman|
|Peter Hobbs||Gen. Sparks|
|Kermit Murdock||Dr. Robertson|
|Joe di Reda||Actor|
|James Alexander||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Ridgeway Callow||Asst. Director|
|Helen Colvig||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Jack W. Holmes||Editor|
|John W. Holmes||Editor|
|Richard H. Kline||Cinematographer|
|Boris Leven||Production Designer|
|Ruby Levitt||Set Decoration/Design|
|Gil Melle||Score Composer|
|Ronald Pierce||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Douglas Trumbull||Special Effects|
|William Tuntke||Art Director|
|Waldon O. Watson||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Michael Crichton||Source Author|
1. Main Title: First Day
2. SCOOP Mission Control
3. Senate Committee on Space
4. The Satellite
5. Situation Room
6. Flatrock County, Nevada
8. Third Day
9. Level Five... 4:33 A.M.
10. MEDCOM Analysis
12. Satellite Analysis
13. Crash Site
14. Big Head Pass, Utah
15. Crash Site... 4:30 P.M.
16. Fourth Day
17. Andromeda Molecules
19. The Central Core
20. End Titles
The Making of "The Andromeda Strain"
A Portrait of Michael Crichton
Spoken Language: English
Captioned for the Hearing Impaired: English
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One of the best in a continuing series showing projected (literally) Government incompetence and evil intent, as grinding satire.
Having worked in the film. I have high regard for Robert Wise as the Director. He has done mnay films and this was one of his best.
This is an excellent film, much better than the 2008 TV version. It was this film that introduced me to Michael Crichton’s books, and I’ve been an admirer of his work ever since.
This film is a great alien movie with a lot of dead bodies and the horrific green Andromeda organism. I love the suspense and the story. It is also full of surprises. (I thought the old survivor died when he fell over at James Olsen's feet. It turned out he didn't die. He only had a bleeding ulcer!) I don't think the film should be rated G. It is too intense for younger children. But I recommend Andromeda Strain for science fiction fans and lovers of aliens all over.
This movie is of a microbiological Armageddon which unfolds with such perfectly metered suspense that no matter how many times you watch it, you find yourself riveted to your couch. Not wanting to miss even a minute, even though you already know. Even though this movie is over 2 decades old, and the computer equipment at the Wildfire laboratory shows its age, this is a perfect change-of-pace film for any movie monster fan. Instead of the usual radioactive mutated towering apparition that flattens cities and topples skyscrapers, the monster in ''The Andromeda Strain'' is so tiny, it takes powerful electron microscopes to see it. Though tiny in size, Andromeda has the potential to wreak more havoc than your typical Godzilla. The average movie monster can only cause damage wherever he can stomp, smash or exhale a blast of fiery breath. Andromeda has the potential to be carried to every corner of the world by the winds, where it could conceivably wipe out all life. Try to top THAT, Godzilla! Even worse, it seems to feed on nuclear radiation. The real star of the film is Wildfire itself. A government facility located safely away from populated areas, it bristles with everything a microbiologist needs to avert a biological disaster. . .or does it? Seeking an unprecedented realism, director Robert Wise insisted that everything on the set be real, from the computer terminals to the electron microscopes. The Wildfire set is every microbiologist's dream come true.