The Faculty [Blu-ray] [1998]

  • SKU: 8731756
  • Release Date: 10/07/2014
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (25 out of 28)

Synopsis


The Faculty
Miramax Films darlings Robert Rodriguez and screenwriter Kevin Williamson teamed up for a high-school alien-horror film that they described as The Breakfast Club meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Dilapidated Herrington High is the location for a story about a school faculty taken over by outer-space creatures, forcing the students to take charge and kick some alien butt. School faculty members (Robert Patrick, Bebe Neuwirth, Salma Hayek, and Jon Stewart) are infested with rapidly reproducing space worms that take over their minds and bodies. But never fear, because at this school, between hazing the student body and having sex in the locker room, a Scooby-Doo-ish group of high school students is ready to fight back. The up-and-coming acting talent includes R&B singer Usher Raymond, Elijah Wood, Clea DuVall, Josh Hartnett, Shawn Hatosy, Laura Harris, and Jordanna Brewster. The story is nearly irrelevant, as the real stars are the action and lots of special effects. ~ Arthur Borman, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Elijah Wood
    Elijah Wood - Casey Connor
  • Josh Hartnett
    Josh Hartnett - Zeke
  • Clea DuVall
    Clea DuVall - Stokely 'Stokes' Mitchell
  • Laura Harris
    Laura Harris - Marybeth Louise Hutchinson
  • Shawn Hatosy
    Shawn Hatosy - Stan Rosado



Overall customer rating

4.1
90%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Faculty New Blu is Better

    Posted
    Penslinger86
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    "The Faculty" originally on DVD was a sorry transfer. The picture ratio was bothersome, and the sound was only adequate. But with the new Blu-ray version, picture is about as good as you could get for a film this age, and the sound is bombastic. The movie itself is a wonderful thrill ride from Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk 'til Dawn, Sin City) and Kevin Williamson (Scream 1-3, I know What You Did Last Summer), deliver a hip Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Great cast includes very young or much younger Jordan Brewster, Josh Hartnett, Salma Hayek, Famke Janssen, Piper Laurie, Robert Patrick, and Elijah Wood.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    SmittyMuffin123

    I think that this was an outstanding movie. They did not over do it with weird sci-fi animations. I think that the Story line was Great and it had a great idea behind it. I also think that the acting was so good. I think that Clea Duvall was really good in this film. Everyone did great as well Clea stood out for me. This is a great movie for when your craving a modern, not over the top FX sci-fi film. not special features but GREAT MOVIE.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sci-fi fun!

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    AOPisaac
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    Robert Rodriguez has proven more recently that his love of exploitation cinema is true, but this piece from 1998 was an awesome early indicator. Set up very much like a BREAKFAST CLUB rip-off with a thick layer of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS paranoia, THE FACULTY has a pretty great cast and killer special FX. Thoroughly enjoyable & worthy of multiple viewings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good old school "Alien vs human" movie

    Posted
    Scott5150
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    We have all (at some point during our school career) thought that at least one of our teachers was an alien. This movie takes that thought to the next level. If you are looking for a thought provoking thriller, this is not the film for you. But if you are looking for a good aliens are trying to take over the world movie, then you should definitely check this one out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice teen flick

    Posted
    Shalva

    Accidentally watched the movie on TV and really enjoyed it. Teen movie about aliens taking school, but at the same time without ridiculous exagerations and plot twists. Later on found out that the movie is done by Rodrigez, not a surprise at all. Anyway, I think it's a easy, nice movie to watch with a really good young cast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    THE FACULTY

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    unclevil
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    PICKED UP AT BESTBUY FOR $5.99 . THEY HAD IT OUT EARLY, ONLY ONE ON SHELF. YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE YOUR EYES. THIS MOVIE LOOKS AMAZING. WOW!!! ECHO BRIDGE HAS DONE IT AGAIN.VIDEO IS A 4.5/5 AND THE DTS 5.1 IS A 5/5. GREAT MOVIE. STAY HEAVY !!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Underrated 90's classic.

    Posted
    johnnyq21
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    Jordana Brewster, Josh Hartnett, Elijah Wood, Shawn Hatosy, Usher, and Clea Duvall, star in this underrated 90's alien sci-fi thriller. A+ and worth watching over and over.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    If I could give 0 I would

    Posted
    Squirrelarreis

    My movie didn't even work, the first time I went to play it started making this sciping noise I and extremely disappointed with this purchase and probably will never buy from Best Buy agin

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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