The Lawnmower Man [Collector's Edition] [Blu-ray] [2 Discs] [1992]

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  • Release Date: 06/20/2017
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (32 out of 33)

Special Features


  • Disc 1 - Theatrical Cut
  • New 4k scan of the Interpositive
  • New "Cybergod: Creating The Lawnmower Man" - Featuring Interviews with Co-Writer/Director Brett Leonard Actor Jeff Fahey
  • Audio Commentary with Brett Leonard and Writer/Producer Gimel Everett
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Original Electronic Press Kit with Cast Interviews and Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Edited Animated Sequences
  • TV Spot
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Disc 2 - Director's Cut
  • New 4K Scan of The Interpositve with additional Director's Cut footage from the original camera negative
  • Audio Commentary with Brett Leonard and Gimel Everett
  • Conceptual Art and Design
  • Sketches
  • Behind-the-Scenes and Production Stills
  • Storyboard Comparison

Synopsis


The Lawnmower Man
Loosely based on a short story by Stephen King, The Lawnmower Man was the first film to explore virtual reality technology and boasts a dazzling collection of computer-animated sequences. The story concerns the slightly-mad scientist Dr. Lawrence Angelo (Pierce Brosnan), who as part of a secret government agency called Cybertech has been experimenting with something termed "intelligence enhancement." By using drugs and virtual reality technology, Angelo has managed to boost the IQ of experimental chimps. But he also makes them more aggressive and, bit by bit, they go insane. When one of his animal subjects goes on a rampage, Angelo decides to go for a human guinea pig instead -- Jobe Smith (Jeff Fahey), a slightly retarded man who cuts his lawn. Not only do Jobe's intelligence and sex-drive improve thanks to Angelo's regimen, but he also develops extrasensory perception. As Jobe's mental and emotional state keeps increasing, so does his strength. As he gains more power, Jobe becomes angrier and more vindictive until he vows to get even with all the town's people that patronized him and treated him badly. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jeff Fahey
    Jeff Fahey - Jobe Smith
  • Pierce Brosnan
    Pierce Brosnan - Dr. Lawrence Angelo
  • Jenny Wright
    Jenny Wright - Marnie Burke
  • Geoffrey Lewis
    Geoffrey Lewis - Terry McKeen
  • Mark Bringelson
    Mark Bringelson - Sebastian Timms



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews

97%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    lawnmower man

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    johnnyangel2017
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    The Lawnmower Man doesn't really have much of a plot or a compelling storyline but holds up as a remarkable achievement in its rendering of computer animation and pre-CGI effects. With its inclusion of both the Theatrical Cut and the Director's Cut, Shout! Factory compiles what should be considered the "Ultimate Edition" of the film. The label delivers stellar video and sound presentations. The movie has not looked or sounded better than it does here. Shout! has recycled the most important bonus features from the previous LD/DVD and added a terrific new making-of doc. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A contemporary classic.

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    Mikefrunge30
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    A contemporary classic. This movie is a must see for any Stephen King fan. Although the technology on special effects is pretty bad. This movie would have been great if it was made now because the SFX we have at this point of time would have improve this movie tremendously. But anybody who likes classics should check out this movie. By the way it comes with the theatrical version and the directors cut which is much longer and makes more sense.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lawnmower Man Shout Factory

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    eckoe04
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    A scientist performs experiments involving intelligence enhancing drugs and virtual reality on a simple-minded gardener. He puts the gardener on an extensive schedule of learning, and quickly he becomes brilliant. But at this point the gardener has a few ideas of his own on how the research should continue, and the scientist begins losing control of his experiments...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cheesy, but an awesome VFX time capsule!

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    Atreyu500
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    Watching this movie today, you would never know it featured completely genre-bending and state of the art VFX for its time. It's dated, but a really great bit of early 90s nostalgia. Shout Factory has done another amazing job with an extremely thorough Special Edition. Packed to the gills, with great box art and a terrific transfer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Virtual reality gone wrong.

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    Frunge
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    This movie is about an experiment on a mentally Handicapped person involving virtual reality. This experiment makes him smart and sophisticated beyond anybody’s imagination. This actually makes him able to move things with his mind. Not your usual Stephen King movie, however worth a watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Lawnmower Man

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    jdead120
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    The Lawnmower Man is a great film that finally has a collectors edition. This has both the director's and theatrical cut on it, however I bought for the around an hour long documentary about the making of this film. Scream Factory has been hitting homeruns with recent releases.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Jobe

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    dwill
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    Awesome film. Despite the virtual reality and efx being a bit dated, this film was great. The overall story was fun and also does a great job of making you feel sympathetic for the main character. This set also includes the directors cut.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent release...movie hasn't aged too well.

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    KevinV
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    Neat movie when it came out, but didn't take long for the special effects to become completely outdated. Still, I am sucker for anything Stephen KIng related and enjoyed all the bonuses included on this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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