Dreamscape [Collector's Edition] [Blu-ray] [1984]

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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

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Dreamscape
Great special effects do not always make for a great film, but Dreamscape comes awfully close. Dr. Paul Novotny (Max Von Sydow) and Dr. Jane Devries (Kate Capshaw) run a clinic for the study of dreams. Hoping to alleviate the pain of those plagued with recurring nightmares, Novotny hires a team of psychics to "inhabit" the subconsciouses of the patients. Alex Gardner (Dennis Quaid), a small-time hustler who uses his ESP gifts for financial gains, is hired to work at the clinic. He helps to disperse the fears of a young nightmare-plagued boy, then reverts to type by "raping" the thoughts of the lovely Dr. Devries. Things come to a head when one of the patients, the American president (Eddie Albert), decides to purge himself of his apocalyptic dreams by making a lasting peace with the Soviets. Bob Blair (Christopher Plummer), the political reactionary who finances the clinic, decides to assassinate the president by acting upon Dr. Novotny's pet theory: if a person dies in his or her dream, he/she will die in real life. The finale pits Gardner against psychic assassin Tommy Ray Glatman (David Patrick Kelly). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Dennis Quaid
    Dennis Quaid - Alex Gardner
  • Max von Sydow
    Max von Sydow - Dr. Paul Novotny
  • Christopher Plummer
    Christopher Plummer - Robert Blair
  • Eddie Albert
    Eddie Albert - The President
  • Kate Capshaw
    Kate Capshaw - Jane de Vries



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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid blu-ray release!

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    arcadian
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    A great package release for fans of this 80's fantasy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An absolute favorite

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    BurntPopcorn
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    This is one of my all-time favorite movies, now on Blu-ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    arcadian
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    A solid bluray presentation, with great extra features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the movie. Third time buying it.

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    MoonJack
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    I love the movie and the extras included with the Blu-ray. I've had to buy a new copy every few years because I introduce others to it and they walk off with it. I've had a VHS copy, a DVD copy and now Blu-Ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    Mixer
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    Excellent movie for a reasonable price. Great deal

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What Dreams are Made of

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    DarkTemplar
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    It's very rare for a film to exceed my expectations. Until recently I had never heard of this film so it isn't to say that I put a lot of pressure on this film to deliver. Having said that, the premise, characters, and execution really took me by surprised. I've seen the idea of the government controlled experiments with the mind tackled before with Firestarter and Scanners, but this film offers something new and exciting and for once that isn't just hype. What these operatives are able to do with the power of the mind in the realm of dreams is thought-provoking, pun very much included. I am a writer and this single film inspired an entire tv series for me. I've often heard of Scanners as X-Men meets The Fugitive, and while Dreamscape isn't quite that kind of mashup, it is far closer to that mark than the former film is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Generally a nice dream

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    619TF

    Dreamscape is pretty much a forgotten movie, which is too bad. It had a huge influence on bigger movies like "The Matrix" and "Inception." Basically, the government is experimenting with psychics going into people's dreams to help them work out their nightmares. Naturally, evil forces soon see potential, because the President is having nightmares. And if you die in your dreams, you die for real. The acting is generally good, although there's one person so identified with a tv character that his appearance is jarring. I liked that Dennis Quaid's hero isn't pure gold; he can be a bit of a jerk at times. The special FX were okay for the time, but look rather cheesy today. Generally a good time, and it would certainly be on my list of movies which would be good choices for a remake. Lots better than doing Texas Chainsaw for the tenth time or yet another zombie show, for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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