Lost in Space [DVD] [1998]

This New Line Platinum Series DVD is an education in special effects and an homage to Lost in Space. Besides an awesome DVD transfer with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, the film is loaded with as many extras as other top DVDs, such as the Terminator 2: Judgment Day Ultimate Edition. There are two separate audio commentaries on the disc, one by director Stephen Hopkins and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, the other by the film's technical crew that includes the cinematographer, editor, visual effects supervisor, and producer. There are also two making-of featurettes, one on the special effects, with action sequences laid out in computer model form, and the other discussing the future of the planet from an environmental viewpoint. Included on this disc is a synopsis of every single episode of the television show, as well as new interviews with the original cast. Check out nine annotated deleted scenes, a theatrical trailer, production designs, cast and crew bios, and a music video by Apollo 440. Finally, with DVD-ROM capabilities, viewers can use PC-friendly software to access the screenplay, trivia games, and much more. The film may have disappointed the diehard fans, but the DVD won't.
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 12)

Special Features


  • Widescreen version
  • Deleted scenes
  • Audio commentary by director and writer
  • Audio commentary by visual effects supervisors, director of photography, editor, and producer
  • Featurettes: "Building the Special Effects" and "The Future of Space Travel"
  • "The Television Years," featuring synopses of all original episodes and interviews with original cast members
  • Production designs
  • Apollo 440 music video
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Biographies and filmographies of current and original cast members
  • DVD-ROM: Interactive games, original screenplay with direct links to the film, web links

Synopsis


Lost in Space
This $90 million science fiction adventure is adapted from the television series, created by Irwin Allen, which originally ran on CBS from 1965 to 1968. The original series employed a Swiss Family Robinson in outer space premise; sent to colonize a planet in the Alpha Centauri system, the Robinson family was thrown off course by a stowaway and was left wandering from planet to planet (and changing along the way from a black-and-white series to a color series). The 1998 remake is set in the year 2058, when the United Global Space Force sends Professor John Robinson (William Hurt) and family -- wife Maureen (Mimi Rogers), daughter Judy (Heather Graham), teen Penny (Lacey Chabert), and 10-year-old Will (Jack Johnson) -- on a promotional space jaunt to herald the "offshore" future for the human race (now saddled with eco problems on Earth). Major Don West (Matt LeBlanc), more accustomed to fighting menacing Global Sedition forces, is reluctant to sign on as the Jupiter II pilot but quickly changes his mind after he gets a good look at Judy in her fetish-fashioned space togs. Space spy Dr. Smith (Gary Oldman), hired to sabotage the mission, programs in problems but winds up aboard the craft unconscious. Once awake, he summons the Robinsons from suspended animation, and they save the ship just in time, passing through hyperspace to arrive near an Earth ship where they encounter space-pet Blawp and hordes of teethy spiders. A spider bite makes the villainous Smith mutate, one of some 750 special effects, from animatronics (Jim Henson Creature Shop) to CGI, and other adventures await throughout the galaxy. Cameos include actors from the original series, including June Lockhart and Robot Voice Dick Tufeld. In a curious coincidence, the TV series took place in the future of 1997, the year this movie was produced. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • William Hurt
    William Hurt - John Robinson
  • Mimi Rogers
    Mimi Rogers - Maureen Robinson
  • Heather Graham
    Heather Graham - Judy Robinson
  • Lacey Chabert
    Lacey Chabert - Penny Robinson
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    Jack Johnson - Will Robinson



Overall customer rating

4.2
92%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Update to the Classic Series!!

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    BestBuy4ever
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    You cannot help but love the effort here. It's just fun with great effects and some good acting. Yes, much of the dialogue is limited but it is a must for all LIS fans. Much like the series this is not an award winning production. Sit back and enjoy!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I've been looking for this movie. It's still good!

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    Jdb09
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    I have been looking for this movie for a long time. I somewhat stumbled upon it. It was released in 98' so I was a kid when I originally saw it. It's still a great movie even now. The world of special effects have definitely come a long way though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent remake of a classic tv show

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    5dogman
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    I loved the original tv show, and this movie does have some great cameo's from the tv cast........Once they start getting involved in space/time jumping, I get bored and usually stop watching because the ending just DRAGS!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    Bryan
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    Enjoyable movie, loved the fact that it was it's own movie, and not just a cheap rip off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Loved origonal cast cameos

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    Rockinixoye
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    Most enjoyable remake of the tv series brought up to date. Nice touch making the old Jupiter be merely the launch vehicle of a more modern space ship.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still Fun to Watch

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    cisco916
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    This is one of those movies that you can watch from time to time, and still enjoy. For all the razzing it got at the time, it's still fun to watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as I remembered

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    PolarBear77
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    My wife wanted it until we watched it again. Matt Leblanc is probably the best part in movie. The ending is lame.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    great for its time

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    drakonik
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    the movies was ok liked it when it came out more of a story than the series

    I would recommend this to a friend



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