Lifeforce (1985)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Steve Railsback Commander Tom Carlsen
Mathilda May Space Girl
Peter Firth Inspector Caine
Frank Finlay Inspector Fallada
Patrick Stewart Dr. Armstrong
Michael Gothard Bukovsky
Nicholas Ball Derebridge
Aubrey Morris Sir Percy
Nancy Paul Ellen
John Hallam Lawson
Steve Firth
Movie Details
Genre Horror; Sci-Fi
Director Tobe Hooper
Producer Yoram Globus; Menahem Golan
Studio MGM / UA
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 100 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Director Tobe Hooper was a hot property after he scored a popular hit with Poltergeist (thanks in part to producer Steven Spielberg), so his follow-up film was the most wildly ambitious of his career to date. Armed with a big budget and a special effects crew led by Star Wars pioneer John Dykstra, Hooper and Alien cowriter Dan O'Bannon whipped up a movie that must be seen to be believed. That's not really a compliment, since Lifeforce isn't much of a movie when all the sound and fury is over. But you've got to admit there's something crazily admirable about a movie that starts out as a science fiction adventure about a mission to explore Halley's comet, turns into an alien-invasion thriller featuring a beautiful naked woman (Mathilda May) who's a vampire from space, and escalates into an end-of-the-world disaster flick! It's got everything you could want from a horror movie--from zombies running amok in London to rotting corpses and energy bolts to signal the apocalypse to come! Holding it all together is Steve Railsback as the Halley mission survivor who holds the key to mankind's salvation--but what fun is saving the world when you could be seduced by a sexy naked space vampire? Check out Lifeforce to see how it all turns out. The widescreen DVD includes 15 minutes of footage not seen in U.S. theaters, an eight-page booklet of production notes and trivia, and the original theatrical trailer.
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 1
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 027616701725
Chapters 32
Release Date 2001
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen