Dark City (1998) Poster



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Edited into 

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
scenes are taken from this film


Nosferatu (1922)
Metropolis (1927)
Pandora's Box (1929)
M (1931)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Vertigo (1958)
Pickpocket (1959)
La Jetée (1962) (Short)
the pier shot
Mister Buddwing (1966)
An amnesiac man explores the possibility that he is a murder.
Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) (TV Series)
The "can't find my glasses" gag
Zardoz (1974)
Eraserhead (1977)
The Evil (1978)
Scanners (1981)
Blade Runner (1982)
Krull (1983)
Enemy mobs (Slayers in Krull, Strangers in Dark City) seem humanoid but are actually small squid-like things residing in the cranium of humanoid bodies/corpses.
Repo Man (1984)
Both contain sequences in a hospital where Dr Lee and Dr Benway (from Naked Lunch) are summoned.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
There is a scene where 'Mr. Sleep' runs his knife along a wall - in the same manner that Freddy runs his finger razors along the wall
Dune (1984)
Phenomena (1985)
Momo (1986)
Hellraiser (1987)
Akira (1988)
Total Recall (1990)
Naked Lunch (1991)
Dr Benway & Mr Lee paged in hospital scene
The Crow (1994)
Strange Days (1995)
Cube (1997)

Referenced in 

The Quest for _____ (1998) (Short)
The X-Files: The Pine Bluff Variant (1998) (TV Episode)
Film shown at cinema
Edtv (1999)
The Matrix (1999)
The rooftops that Trinity runs across at the beginning of the film are the same ones that John Murdoch runs across in Dark City.
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Jennifer Connelly's shot at the beach is an homage to the same shot with her in "Dark City"
X-Men (2000)
Hollow Man (2000)
Ryan vs. Dorkman (2003) (Video)
The soundtrack is from Dark City.
A Detective Story (2003) (Short)
The detective picks up the case from another detective who went mad and confined himself to his room. This is a refrence to Detective Wollenski from Dark City, who met a simmilar fate.
Saw (2004)
Awakening in the bath at the movie beginning and the red spirals on the bodies
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
When Shaggy goes out through a door, and he find out that the door is attached to a wall several feet above the ground, it's similar to a scene with John Murdoch.
The Dark Hour (2006)
A few things in the plot
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Video case is shown.
College (2008)
Morris finds this DVD in a car
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Duplicity/Knowing/I Love You, Man (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says that The director of Knowing previously directed I, Robot, Dark City and The Crow
The Final Destination (2009)
Excerpts from the score are used in the 3-D movie.
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Poster is shown.
15 Till Midnight (2010)
The costume of "Reverse Lukas" is meant to resemble the "Strangers" from Dark City.
Midnight Screenings: Priest/Bridesmaids (2011) (TV Episode)
"It looks like fucking Dark City."
DVD-R Hell: Howard Cantour.com (2014) (TV Episode)
Brad borrows material from Roger Ebert's review of this film.

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Palmetto/Senseless/Dangerous Beauty/Mrs. Dalloway/Nil by Mouth/Live Flesh (1998) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown in the teaser for the next week's show.
5 Second Movies: The Matrix Trilogy (2012) (TV Episode)
intro clip shown
Nostalgia Critic: Matrix Revolutions (2015) (TV Episode)
is compared to The Matrix

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