Virus [DVD] [1999]

  • SKU: 3680742
  • Release Date: 07/20/1999
  • Rating: R
John Bruno's science-fiction horror film Virus arrives on DVD with a strong widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack is mixed in Dolby Digital Surround. Although there are no subtitles, the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include production notes, cast and crew bios, and the theatrical trailer. The best aspect of this film, the outer space setting, does not come across as well on the small screen as it does in the theater. Still, fans of the film will not be disappointed with this disc.
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

Special Features


  • "Ghost in the Machine" an original documentary
  • Feature commentary with director John Bruno
  • Featurette
  • Deleted scenes
  • Production notes
  • Cast and filmmakers
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Universal web links
  • Screen saver

Synopsis


Virus
When the salvage tug Sea Star is caught unprepared in a violent storm, it slowly sinks, and the crew, led by Captain Everton (Donald Sutherland), wander upon another ship for refuge. The ship, apparently deserted, turns out to be a Russian research vessel loaded with high-tech electronics. The Sea Star crew, which includes hot-head Kelly "Kit" Foster (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Steve Baker (William Baldwin), soon find that they are not alone, and they also learn the horrible fate of the original crew. The ship had taken on an energy-based alien life-form capable of constructing bodies out of human tissue as easily as electronic parts. The life-form wants to inhabit the planet earth but first must rid the world of the virus that infects it and could kill it -- man. John Bruno, special effects supervisor on Terminator 2 tries to reinvent the haunted house sub-genre in his directorial debut, much as Ridley Scott did in Alien. ~ Ron Wells, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jamie Lee Curtis
    Jamie Lee Curtis - Kit Foster
  • William Baldwin
    William Baldwin - Steve Baker
  • Donald Sutherland
    Donald Sutherland - Captain Everton
  • Joanna Pacula
    Joanna Pacula - Nadia
  • Marshall Bell
    Marshall Bell - J. W. Woods Jr.



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Jaime Lee Curtis Is A Joy To Watch

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    eckoe
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    When a typhoon cripples their boat, the crew sails into the eye of the storm, where they discover a high-tech Russian communications and research vessel adrift. Only one Russian crew member is still alive, raving about "intelligent lightning." They soon discover that an alien life form has taken over the ship's computers and is churning out mechanical warriors. With their own boat destroyed, the crew must battle the creature as the ship reenters the storm.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Late-90’s B-Movie

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    SirGrout
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    This is one of the forgotten treasures of the 90’s. It’s completely cheesy, over the top, and dialogue that’ll make the most forgiving moviegoer wince. Despite all of that, though, it’s charming and has energy to spare.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Laurie Strode fights and Alien

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    M2smelly
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    Virus is a surprisingly an entertaining comic book adaptation b4 Marvel and DC threw their hats in the ring. Worth it just for Jaime Lee, and Donald Sutherland doing the evil greedy old guy gimmick he's done many times since.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Campy fans only

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    G3rmWarfar3
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    Virus is a big goofy movie that never tries to be something it's not. A satisfying monster movie on the high sees with a great cast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great cast and SFX

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    blahblah
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    Great cast and SFX fill this fast paced thrill ride.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    Louie
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    Jamie lee curtis is great and this movie is pretty good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great cheesy old movie

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    superman
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    great cheesy older movie on blu ray looks great and has some funny moments

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome movie and finally on bluray

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    Hordak5017
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    I remember seeing this in Theaters when it first came put awesome sci fi horror like John carpenters the thing. I love this movie great cast and finally on bluray

    I would recommend this to a friend



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