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Arcade (1993)

A virtual reality game begins taking over the minds of teenagers.

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Alex Manning is a troubled suburban teenager. Her mother committed suicide and the school counselor feels that she has not dealt with her feelings properly. Manning and her friends decide to visit the local video arcade known as "Dante's Inferno" where a new virtual reality arcade game called "Arcade" is being test marketed by a computer company CEO who is more than willing to hand out free samples of the home console version and hype up the game as if his job is depending on it, and it is. However, it soon becomes clear that the teenagers who play the game and lose are being imprisoned inside the virtual reality world by the central villain "Arcade". And it gets worse when a virtual reality game begins to take over the minds of teenagers. The computer company felt it would be a good idea to use a boy's brain cells in order to make the game's villain more realistic. Instead, it made the game deadly. And so now Nick and Alex must enlist the help of the game's programmer and head to the... Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The game wants to play with you...real bad. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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30 March 1994 (USA)  »

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Arcade - A Realidade Mortal  »

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Filmed back-to-back with Dollman. See more »

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DeLoache: Who gives a fuck about Arcade anyway?
Arcade: What do you mean?
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Soundtracks

THE HORSEMEN ARRIVE
Written by Eric Bloom, Donald Roeser and John Shirley (as James Shirley)
Performed by Blue Öyster Cult
Terrortunes Music (ASCAP)
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AGHHH! Sh*t sh*t sh*t sh*t!!!!!
19 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie is total sh*t! Maybe of slight interest to people who were fans of the UK TV series Knightmare to which this bares a slight similarity with cgi dungeons and stuff. The movie is terribly written, the sets are awful, the actors get through their lines as well as could be expected but that's not worth watching it for. If you want to see a movie with the same kind of storyline either watch Tron or Evolver, not this terribly mix of the two. The CGI is bad but I can like bad cgi I loved Captain Power when I got a copy of it but this movie is just bad in so many other ways too, as well as the fact there is quite a bit of cgi that was in the trailer for the movie which wasn't even in the film! The film insults the teenage games players in both intelligence and directly. It could have been so much better, but unfortunately this movie is better left unseen, this makes Evolver seem like a cinematic masterpiece, plus Evolver has all the same characters and even has John De Lancie too in virtually the same role. Also another thing, it looks like they ran out of budget for cgi part way through and had to instead film on a bit of wasteland with a tinted sky. Only if you have to see every example of computer game plotted films should you see this and even then it should be at the bottom of your list.


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