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Event Horizon (1997)

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A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

Director:

Paul W.S. Anderson (as Paul Anderson)

Writer:

Philip Eisner
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Complete credited cast:
Laurence Fishburne ... Captain Miller
Sam Neill ... Dr. William Weir
Kathleen Quinlan ... Peters, Med Tech
Joely Richardson ... Lt. Starck
Richard T. Jones ... Cooper
Jack Noseworthy ... Justin
Jason Isaacs ... D.J.
Sean Pertwee ... Smith
Peter Marinker ... Captain John Kilpack
Holley Chant ... Claire
Barclay Wright Barclay Wright ... Denny Peters
Noah Huntley ... Burning Man / Edward Corrick
Robert Jezek Robert Jezek ... Rescue 1 Technician
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In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the crew of the "Lewis and Clark" discover the real truth behind its disappearance and something even more terrifying. Written by Losman <losman@express-news.net>

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Infinite Space - Infinite Terror


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Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Director Paul W.S. Anderson mentioned in a 2017 interview that one year after the film's release, John Goldwyn, head of production at Paramount, admitted to him that he felt the film had not been properly released and that the studio wanted him to make the longer version he always intended. For some time Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt worked on a director's cut. They traveled the world to locate the original footage, some of which was found in the strangest places (for example; in an abandoned Transylvanian salt mine). However, they quickly realized that since the movie was made before the DVD era (when alternate versions became much more commonplace), much of the original footage had been destroyed or its location had not been documented. Of the stock that was retrieved, much of it had been badly archived or was otherwise degraded. A few of the surviving scenes, including a scene where Dr. Weir is informed of the re-appearance of the Event Horizon, appear on the Special Collector's Edition DVD, and survived only in videotape form, sometimes without dialog or sound effects. The DVD also includes storyboards of a space walk sequence that was abandoned for budget reasons and the alternate ending with commentary by Anderson. A VHS copy of a rough edit did resurface in 2012 but Anderson revealed that this version was too heavily damaged and had to be thrown away. Although he was not optimistic about the prospects of a director's cut, he did not rule out the possibility that missing footage of sufficient quality could turn up one day. See more »

Goofs

Near the end, when Cooper watches the "blood" flowing above the ceiling lights, the front of the flow does not change shape at all and also, just before the camera changes, briefly jumps backwards, revealing it to be a plastic printed film above the light fixtures which the light is merely shining through. See more »

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[first lines]
Title Card: 2015 First permanent colony established on moon.
Title Card: 2032 Commercial mining begins on Mars.
Title Card: 2040 Deep space research vessel 'Event Horizon' launched to explore boundaries of Solar System. She disappears without trace beyond the eighth planet, Neptune. It is the worst space disaster on record.
Title Card: 2047 Now...
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are sucked into a black hole. The screen viewpoint pans upward, above, and over the regular Paramount mountain before the opening credits, which usually remains stationary and then fades out. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Baskin (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Funky Shit
(main theme)
Written by Liam Howlett, Adam Horovitz (as Adam Horowitz), Adam Yauch, Mike D (as Michael Diamond) and Jimmy Smith (as James Smith)
Performed by The Prodigy
Excerpts from "Root Down" by Beastie Boys
Sample from "2-3 Break" by The B-Boys
Sample from "Theme from 'S.W.A.T.'" by Barry De Vorzon (as Barry Devorzan)
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A good mix of horror and sci-fi
7 May 2002 | by Agent10See all my reviews

This film was a lot better than what most people gave it credit for. The cinematography was excellent, and the lighting gave the film a very eerie feel to it. Certainly better than the average sci-fi film. Not only did the film mix two mediums almost perfectly (sci-fi and horror), it completed the union almost flawlessly. Not a perfect movie, but then again, Sam Neill was amazing in this film. Virtually all of the technical aspects in the film were top-notch. While it didn't advance the film industry overall, it did make an impact in the sci-fi genre.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

15 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Stars My Destination See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,511,915, 17 August 1997

Gross USA:

$26,673,242

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,673,242
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Technical Specs

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| (rough cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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