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Brainstorm [Blu-ray] [1983]

  • SKU: 20136349
  • Release Date: 07/10/2012
  • Rating: PG

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    Natalie Wood made her last screen appearance in Brainstorm; in fact, she died before the film was completed, necessitating extensive rewrites. Wood's character is secondary to the one played by Christopher Walken. A research scientist, Walken has been experimenting with a revolutionary brain-reading device. This wondrous machine is able to read a person's thought processes and translate these to videotape. When Walken wants to study the brainwaves of his late partner Louise Fletcher, he finds himself seriously at odds with his superiors-not to mention several ominous-looking government types, headed by Cliff Robertson. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Christopher Walken
      Christopher Walken - Michael Brace
    • Natalie Wood
      Natalie Wood - Karen Brace
    • Louise Fletcher
      Louise Fletcher - Lillian Reynolds
    • Cliff Robertson
      Cliff Robertson - Alex Terson
    • Jordan Christopher
      Jordan Christopher - Gordy Forbes

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Exploring the Inner Mind

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      Researchers Lillian Reynolds (Louise Fletcher) and Michael Brace (Christopher Walken) develop a technology that records a persons thoughts and sensations to videotape. The experiment spins out of control when the tech is used to record an intense death experience of chief researcher Lillian Reynolds and another of an intimate encounter of a team member. When the military hijacks the tech and then sequesters Lillian's death experience, Brace enlist the help of his wife Karen (Natalie Wood) to experience the alarming truth Lillian left behind. Natalie Woods final performance before her death in 1983. This film is unique in its presentation. The "real world" scenes were shot in 1:67:1 format while the "mind-interface" sequences were presented in 2.40:1 widescreen. The overall quality of the Blu-ray release is good but not great. The sound track is DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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      Brianstorm centers on the technological breakthrough of a machine that can 'record' thoughts which then can be played back and felt by others. It doesn't take long of course for the government and the military to realize the benefits of such a technology, because of this, the creators of this machine find themselves pushed further and further from the project. One of the scientist while working alone becomes stricken, sensing that she is in real trouble and with no way of contacting anyone, she puts the special 'thought reading' device on her head, the machine starts recording and captures her last breathes as she passes away. The character played by Christopher Walken wants to playback the tape and finally does, it almost cost him his life.

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