Innerspace [DVD] [1987]

  • SKU: 4665062
  • Release Date: 07/09/2002
  • Rating: PG
1987's science fiction/romance/comedy/action Innerspace comes to DVD, with some decent results that will surely please fans. Though the image does occasionally show some grain and signs of wear, those deficiencies are kept in check and the transfer does look surprisingly sharp. The anamorphic 1.85:1 picture displays nice color and generally good detail. Though far from outstanding, there really isn't much to criticize. The sound, on the other hand, isn't very impressive. Remastering a new 5.1 Dolby Digital track was hardly worth the effort. All sound is from the main, front speaker with little use of the sides and virtually no utilization of the surrounds. While dialogue and effects are clear, this type of film could have taken advantage of a far wider sound field, but that simply isn't the case here. In addition to English, there are tracks in French, and strangely enough, Japanese. As for extra material, there is the usual trailer, but more importantly, a wonderfully enthusiastic commentary from director Joe Dante, producer Michael Finnell, costars Kevin McCarthy and Robert Picardo and Visual Effects Supervisor Dennis Murren. They are a lively group, with jokes and interesting facts about the making of the film. Warner can be commended for giving this lesser known film a new life with this nice disc.
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (35 out of 35)

Special Features


  • Feature-length audio commentary with director Joe Dante, producer Michael Finnell, co-stars Kevin McCarthy and Robert Picardo, and visual effects supervisor Dennis Muren
  • All-new 2001 digital transfer
  • Soundtrack remastered and presented in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Surround 2.0
  • Interactive menus
  • Cast film highlights
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Scene access
  • Languages: English, Français, & Japanese
  • Subtitles: English, Français, Español, Português, Japanese, Chinese, Bahasa, Thai, & Korean
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Innerspace
Director Joe Dante infuses this science fiction comedy with the visual razzle-dazzle and manic, goofball performances typical of his cartoon-inspired sensibilities. Navy test pilot Lt. Tuck Pendleton (Dennis Quaid) has volunteered for a highly dangerous medical experiment. A submersible craft, with Tuck at the controls, is to be shrunk down to molecular size and inserted into the body of a living rabbit. If successful, the test could result in radical breakthroughs in surgical techniques, but some high-tech thieves attempt to steal Tuck and his ship while both are in miniature form. Enter Jack Putter (Martin Short), a mild-mannered, hypochondriac retail store clerk, a nerd who suddenly finds himself injected with Tuck and his tiny ship. Now poor Jack's got to rise above his mundane existence to help an American hero get back to safety, while also trying to reunite Tuck with his beautiful estranged girlfriend Lydia (Meg Ryan). Innerspace (1987) won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Dennis Quaid
    Dennis Quaid - Lt. Tuck Pendelton
  • Martin Short
    Martin Short - Jack Putter
  • Meg Ryan
    Meg Ryan - Lydia Maxwell
  • Kevin McCarthy
    Kevin McCarthy - Victor Scrimshaw
  • Fiona Lewis
    Fiona Lewis - Dr. Margaret Canker



Customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Often overlooked, but fantastic

    Posted
    applegirl25

    Innerspace was not a hit movie when it was released, perhaps because it was such a unique plot. Briefly, pilot Tuck Pendleton (Dennis Quaid ) is miniaturized as past of an experiment. After he is miniaturized but before he can be injected into a rabbit where he is to carry out his experiments, people break into the lab and try to steal the miniaturization technology. The head of the lab escapes with Tuck in a syringe and in order to save Tuck, he injects him into the butt of Jack Putter (Martin Short) and from there, hilarity ensues. The movie is awesome, the only down point, the romantic sub-plot was not necessary. However, Kevin McCarthy and Fiona Lewis are fantastic as the villains and the movie definitely set itself up for a sequel which sadly was never made. The movie even manages to give hope to downtrodden milquetoasts everywhere, that one day you too could be the action hero you always imagined yourself to be.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie from the 80's

    Posted
    DjChadlyZ
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    This was a groundbreaking visuals movie, pre-CGI which makes the inside of the body shots even more astounding. All about Tuck Pendleton(Dennis Quaid) being miniaturized and to be injected into a lab rabbit, but the villains of the story interupt and in the scuffle gets injected into an average citizen(Martin Short) instead. Then eventually to help "Tuck" our citizen finds his ex girlfriend and the fun begins. Bluray looks and sounds good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Jack Putter To The Rescue!

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    SpencersFolly
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    The '80s were filled with great sci-fi mashups such as "Back to the Future," "Gremlins" and "Innerspace." Both a comedy and a thrilling science fiction film a la "Fantastic Voyage," this is a great family film, although there is a little cartoonish violence...so maybe not for the youngest members of the clan. Decent transfer...good sound...definitely worth the ten bucks it cost me for the upgrade!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good family fun

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    DjMDA
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    This movie was ahead of its time in special effects so it was an older premise of movies like Honey I Shrunk the Kids it is very funny and entertaining Martin Short is great the sci-fi element is fun the comedy does not hold up as well as it should have but at last this is a great movie for the whole family

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another Saturday Night!

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    TStoney
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    Innerspace is one of those movies that is great to have in your collection or film library, because it's so darn re-watchable. Dennis Quaid is over flowing with charisma and Martin Short is perfect as a neurotic check-out clerk. The film is filled with wonderful performance and great music!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A classic movie...

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    Ruger
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    Ripping from Isaac Asimov's Fantastic Voyage, Inner Space is a classic 80's comedy, and well worth watching with Dennis Quaid and Martin Short playing off each other well throughout the movie. Well worth watching!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Remake

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    wyonole
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    This movie is a remake of an older movie from the 60's. I like the updated cast of Quaid, Ryan, & Short. The older movie is about fixing some medical issue inside someone, this movie took a more comedic approach to having a miniaturized person inside of you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This is pretty funny

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    MovieMan34
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    This is pretty much the start of early computer composition and matting, along with a slap stick comedy and launched Dennis Quade's career. I think it is pretty funny for its time

    I would recommend this to a friend




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