In this sci-fi/horror scarefest, Dr. William Weir (Sam Neill) is a scientist who has designed a spacecraft called Event Horizon which will explore the outer reaches of space past the planet Neptune; the ship employs a special transport mechanism that, in effect, creates a black hole that the ship can pass through, allowing it to travel tremendous distances in a few seconds. The Event Horizon mysteriously disappears in the midst of a mission with no trace of either the ship or its crew, but it reappears in Neptune's orbit after a seven year absence and it's sending out a distress signal. The spaceship Lewis and Clark, and Dr. Weir, are sent to investigate; the crew -- Captain Miller (Laurence Fishburne), pilot Smith (Sean Pertwee), engineer Justin (Jack Noseworthy), navigator Starck (Joely Richardson), physician D.J. (Jason Isaacs), and emergency technicians Peters (Kathleen Quinlan) and Cooper (Richard T. Jones) -- are already tired and unenthusiastic about this assignment, and somewhat confused by Weir's reports. The crew of the Lewis and Clark are convinced that Weir is not telling them something, and when they discover the Event Horizon, they find that things are not what they seem, and an evil presence has taken over the ship. Incidentally, the term "event horizon" describes the outer boundaries of a black hole.~Mark Deming
A movie I have come to appreciate more and more over the years. It is quite a chilling sci-fi horror flick that that gives you the goose bumps. The atmosphere, the sound, and the particular look of the movie is what creates the spook. It is also the reason why I keep coming back to view this blu ray again and again for it's uniqueness.
A great transfer, both the picture and the audio. Some of the bass on this transfer is so strong it will kill your speakers, careful. A must buy. I recommended it folks.
Although the famous "missing footage" has apparently been lost forever, this Shout! Factory blu ray is still worth it. The extras are extensive and the movie is great for Paul WS Anderson standards (before he decided to put Milla on every single movie he made). Worth even a blind buy for horror fans!
One of the best sci-fi horror films ever made.
If you are a fan of 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968) , Silent Running (1972) , Alien (1979) and it's sequels , Outland (1981) or Sunshine (2001) than this film is a must own.
It is kind of a hybrid film of Alien (1979) meets Hellraiser (1987) and will satisfy the not only sci-fi fans with it's flawless visual effects , but the best horror fans as well with it's great make-up effects and gore.
This Scream Factory collectors edition blu-ray is a must own..!
And excellent film, and as packed as the best Scream Factory collector’s editions. It’s a shame the deleted scenes couldn’t be found, but this is as good a release as we’ll ever get for this film. Fans shouldn’t miss out of this release
Paul Anderson took a (short) break from adapting video games into bad movies to make this; a big-budget version of that Hellraiser movie that took place in space. It's a good time, and I'm glad I can pull it off the shelf every few years.