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Outland
     

Outland

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Director: Peter Hyams

Cast: Sean Connery, Peter Boyle, Frances Sternhagen

 

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This is a solid if unspectacular DVD version of a film that has generally been dismissed as simply High Noon in space. The widescreen transfer of Peter Hyams' Outland is not anamorphic, yet the picture quality is very good. The dark, shadowy shading possibly works to the film's advantage with its bleak and gritty settings. The Dolby Digital 5.1 audio

Overview

This is a solid if unspectacular DVD version of a film that has generally been dismissed as simply High Noon in space. The widescreen transfer of Peter Hyams' Outland is not anamorphic, yet the picture quality is very good. The dark, shadowy shading possibly works to the film's advantage with its bleak and gritty settings. The Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track is also fine, although sound in the film is used relatively discreetly for a post-Star Wars science fiction movie. The special features on the disc are rather thin, amounting to only the film's original theatrical trailer and some interesting but sketchy production notes. It is particularly regrettable, though perhaps not surprising, that there is no input from star Sean Connery. Nevertheless, Warner Bros. has produced a reasonable DVD for fans of this unusual film.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/1997
UPC:
0085391498223
Original Release:
1981
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:50:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Production notes; Scene access; Theatrical trailer; Languages: English & Español; Subtitles: English, Français & Español; Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Connery O'Neil
Peter Boyle Sheppard
Frances Sternhagen Lazarus
James B. Sikking Montone
Kika Markham Carol
Clarke Peters Ballard
Steven Berkoff Sagan
John Ratzenberger Tarlow
Nicholas Barnes Paul O'Niel
Manning Redwood Lowell
Pat Starr Mrs. Spector
Phillip Johnston Actor
Angus MacInnes Hughes
Stuart Milligan Walters
Eugene Lipinski Cane
Norman Chancer Slater
Ron Travis Fanning
Anni Domingo Morton
Bill Bailey Hill
Chris Williams Caldwell
Marc Boyle Spota
James Berwick Rudd
Gary Olsen Worker
Sharon Duce Prostitute
P.H. Moriarty Man No. 1
Angelique Rockas Maintenance Woman
Doug Robinson Man No. 2
Brendan Hughes Dancer (Leisure Club Sequence)
Hal Galili Nelson
Nori Morgan Dancer (Leisure Club Sequence)

Technical Credits
Peter Hyams Director,Screenwriter
Stuart Baird Editor
Stephen Goldblatt Cinematographer
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Philip Harrison Production Designer
Malcolm Middleton Art Director
John Mollo Costumes/Costume Designer
Stanley O'Toole Executive Producer
Charles Orme Associate Producer
Richard A. Roth Producer
John Stears Special Effects
Robert Thirwell Sound/Sound Designer
David Tringham Asst. Director
Anthony Van Laast Choreography
John K. Wilkinson Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 -- STANDARD
0. Jump To A Scene
1. Credits. [1:48]
2. Io. [2:09]
3. Over the edge. [3:56]
4. Disquiet among the O'Niels. [2:50]
5. All professionals. [3:57]
6. Zero-pressure atmosphere. [3:02]
7. Carol's goodbye. [2:55]
8. The medico meets the marshall [3:34]
9. In their solitudes. [4:49]
10. Reasoning with a madman. [3:57]
11. Diagnostics. [2:11]
12. A blood sample's secrets. [6:32]
13. Two suspects: eye spy. [4:13]
14. Hardball with Montone. [2:12]
15. Justice the hard way. [6:39]
16. No place for a hero. [4:24]
17. Bloody surprises. [1:21]
18. The meat locker. [2:31]
19. "Marshall, you're dead." [1:55]
20. Tapping in. [4:08]
21. Almost alone. [5:16]
22. Words of support. [4:52]
23. The shuttle: danger disembarks. [7:05]
24. In a killer's sights. [2:39]
25. An ally: Lazarus. [4:35]
26. Sealing a killer's fate. [2:32]
27. The greenhouse. [3:08]
28. An unexpected foe. [3:33]
29. Regards to Sheppard. [1:31]
30. "You did good." [1:51]
31. End Credits. [2:53]
Side #2 -- WIDESCREEN
0. Jump To A Scene
1. Credits. [1:48]
2. Io. [2:09]
3. Over the edge. [3:56]
4. Disquiet among the O'Niels. [2:50]
5. All professionals. [3:57]
6. Zero-pressure atmosphere. [3:02]
7. Carol's goodbye. [2:55]
8. The medico meets the marshall. [3:34]
9. In their solitudes. [4:49]
10. Reasoning with a madman. [3:57]
11. Diagnostics. [2:11]
12. A blood sample's secrets. [6:32]
13. Two suspects: eye spy. [4:13]
14. Hardball with Montone. [2:12]
15. Justice the hard way. [6:39]
16. No place for a hero. [4:24]
17. Bloody surprises. [1:21]
18. The meat locker. [2:31]
19. "Marshall, you're dead." [1:55]
20. Tapping in. [4:08]
21. Almost alone. [5:16]
22. Words of support. [4:52]
23. The shuttle: danger disembarks. [7:05]
24. In a killer's sights. [2:39]
25. An ally: Lazarus. [4:35]
26. Sealing a killer's fate. [2:32]
27. The greenhouse. [3:08]
28. An unexpected foe. [3:33]
29. Regards to Sheppard. [1:31]
30. "You did good." [1:51]
31. End Credits. [2:53]

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Outland 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outland was always one of my favorite sci-fi films: a suspense-thriller set in deep space with surprises all the way to the end. Sean Connery is an amazing lead in this movie, as the new police chief of a mining facility on another planet, who begins to piece together why the miners are starting to go insane. I grew up with films such as this, Alien, 2001, Blade Runner, 2010. It is really a crime-drama that is set in deep space, without aliens or monsters. It tackles issues that we face today, while exploring the mystery of what it would be like in zero-G. This is much lesser known than many other sci-fi films of that era however its timeless quality that focuses on the characters and plot make it easy to ignore the simplicity and lack of CG special effects. It may be not as well-know, but it is certainly one of the best.
AlchemystAZ More than 1 year ago
Okay, so it's "High Noon in Outer Space." Frances Sternhagen is my vote for Star. She might have been chosen for actual acting ability and not her physical beauty--like actresses in most other one-dimensional space operas are--but her likeability and believability are great.
isaldur More than 1 year ago
I remember when I first saw this movie. I tracked it down again to watch it. It has an interesting plot with our hero finding ways to survive against professional hit men and a final surprise opponent. He also finds a way to straighten out his life. Any movie with Sean Connery as a star I will enjoy. I can only wish he would start starring in G and PG movies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago