Westworld Season 2 Trailer: The Hosts Are Building A New World

A new, highly anticipated trailer for Westworld season 2 debuted during Super Bowl Lii. The acclaimed HBO drama series is based on the 1973 movie of the same name written and directed by Jurassic Park novelist Michael Crichton. The Westworld TV series also takes inspiration from Westworld‘s theatrical sequel, 1976’s Futureworld, which was helmed by Richard T. Heffron. Unfortunately, neither film was particularly record-breaking, nor was the short-lived 1980 TV series, Beyond Westworld. Still, the concept was intriguing enough for HBO to commission an adaptation.
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I, Robot: How 'Westworld' Went From Seventies Blockbuster to HBO Show

I, Robot: How 'Westworld' Went From Seventies Blockbuster to HBO Show
Few ideas survive the times that spawned them, but Westworld, the 1973 Michael Crichton movie about an Old West amusement park populated by lifelike robots, is good enough that Hollywood's been coming back to it for more than 40 years. The original film, which was MGM's biggest box-office success of the year, spawned a sequel and a short-lived TV series; talk of a remake had been floated around for years, with everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Quentin Tarantino being namedropped around the project at various points. (There was even a porn version,
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Time Machine: Oscar Winner-to-Be Bale with Wife on Red Carpet

Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic Bale at the Oscars Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic on the Academy Awards' Red Carpet Eventual Best Supporting Actor winner Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic Bale are seen above on the Red Carpet of the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Welsh-born Bale took home the Oscar statuette for his performance as a boxer turned coach and junkie in David O. Russell's boxing drama and sleeper hit The Fighter. His co-stars were Mark Wahlberg (who also co-produced the film), Best Supporting Actress winner Melissa Leo, and Best Supporting Actress nominee Amy Adams. Christian Bale movies The Fighter was Christian Bale's first Academy Award nomination. Among his other movie credits are: The Dark Knight (2008). Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Christian Bale. Heath Ledger. Maggie Gyllenhaal. Aaron Eckhart. The Prestige (2006). Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Hugh Jackman.
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Blu Review: Futureworld

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Shout! Factory is always ready to pounce on a great opportunity. They show their smarts again by following up Warner Home Video's release of Westworld on Blu-ray with their very own high definition version of its 1976 sequel, Futureworld. Although the film is considered by many to be a poor excuse for a sequel,it has its own cult followers who are more than happy to see it getting an upgrade.

After the tragic deaths of several guests at the hands of robots in Westworld, Delos decides to invite reporters Tracy and Chuck to the rebuilt resort. Delos representatives want to prove to the public that their new vactioning spots are completely safe and their robots are under control and harmless. As Tracy and Chuck investigate Futureworld, they begin to suspect there's something sinister behind Delos' welcoming embrace.

Judging Futureworld on its own merits, I found it to be a
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Futureworld Blu-ray Review

In 1973, Michael Crichton wrote and directed Westworld, a sci-fi classic that went on to influence The Terminator, Crichton’s own Jurassic Park and one of the best episodes of The Simpsons. A few years later TV creators Richard T. Heffron, Mayo Simon, and George Schenck made a sequel that remains mostly forgotten. Futureworld does attempt to take the Westworld concept in an interesting direction. Had it worked, it’s not hard to envision a world in which the Westworld saga became a series of increasingly bizarre chapters ala Planet of the Apes. The ingredients are there. Cool robots, counter culture undertones and the awesome camp inherent in 1970s theme park design. Unfortunately, despite some lofty goals, Futureworld is kind of a slog. Hit the jump for our review of Futureworld on Blu-ray. Two years after Yul Brynner and his robot buddies went awesomely apeshit, the Delos corporation has reopened their park.
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Blu-ray Release Details and Cover Art for Futureworld

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Most classic sci-fi movie fans should remember Westworld, but have you seen the sequel? 1976′s Futureworld will be making its Blu-ray debut, courtesy of Shout! Factory, and we have all the details:

“Do you remember that disaster at Delos a few years ago when the “Westworld” robots went out of control and killed a few guests? Well, the entire resort has now been rebuilt and redesigned to be completely fail-safe.

To combat the lingering adverse publicity, Duffy, the Delos representative, has offered the Imc Communication Network exclusive rights to the “new” Delos story. Tracy Ballard (Blythe Danner), the network’s top commentator, has been assigned the story with Chuck Browning (Peter Fonda), the newspaper reporter who broke the original “Westworld” disaster story. But as Tracy and Chuck’s private tour starts, they get the feeling the entire resort might not be as safe as Delos thinks…”

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Two Basil Poledouris scores on new Bsx CD

Buysoundtrax Records has announced a new limited edition CD (1500 copies) presenting two scores by the late Basil Poledouris: Wind (the 1992 Americas Cup action drama directed by Carroll Ballard) and A Whale for the Killing (one of Poledouris’ earliest scores, written for the 1981 tv movie by Richard T. Heffron). Both scores have been remastered, A Whale for the Killing is a world premiere recording while Wind has been ...
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