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Death Machine
Death Machine
Actors: Richard Brake, Alex Brooks, Julie Cox (II), Brad Dourif, Ronald Fernee
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
R     1999     2hr 0min

No Description Available. Genre: Horror Rating: R Release Date: 24-SEP-1999 Media Type: DVD

     
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Actors: Richard Brake, Alex Brooks, Julie Cox (II), Brad Dourif, Ronald Fernee
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Horror, Robots & Androids, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/20/1999
Original Release Date: 01/01/1995
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1995
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Keith A. (Keefer522)
Reviewed on 2/24/2014...
In this low budget sci fi/horror set in the "near future" of 2003 (haha), a crazed inventor sics his top secret pet project - a giant killer robot - on his employer's new CEO after she fires him. The so-called "Warbeast" then chases her all over the company's high tech skyscraper.
I have read a lot of rave reviews of this flick online claiming it to be some sort of undiscovered cult sci-fi classic, but I wonder if those people saw the same movie I did. This was a loud, irritating flick pieced together from bits stolen out of "Aliens," "The Terminator" and "Hardware," that gave me a screaming headache. Don't bother.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

A masterpiece in every facet of film making.
07/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A genuine classic of the sci-fi genre, Death Machine kidnaps the audience into a dark world of unfulfilled desires, humanitarian terrorists, and psycho death bots. Brad Dourif delivers yet another oscar caliber perfomance as Jack Dante, a man whose heart is torn between explicit love for his upper management and his primordial urge to terminate all forms of life. A triumvirate of warriors guided by a needlessly painted man must put an end to Dante's wave of destruction--THAT IS THE DEATH MACHINE!!!! And boy, does Mayhem ensue. Stylized with crisp cinematography, a pulse pounding soundtrack, spine-chilling dialogue, and ingenious plotting, Death Machine made its way onto no Top Ten lists of 1995---EXCEPT MINE!!!!!"
I took a chance on this one based on the stirling reviews...
Daniel E. Collinelli Jr. | Barstow | 08/02/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"And it really did pay off. I thoroughly enjoyed this sci-fi/techno-thriller/horror romp...YES! A ROMP! Norrington wrote a great script and the action sequences are tight. He also gets great performances from his actors. Dourif, of course, is fantastic as the mad scientist with a love-lorn crush on his boss that leans to the murderous side...What seperates DEATH MACHINE from the majority of B-movie straight-to-video fare goes way beyond great special effects and lots of action and gore. The characters are actually ENGAGING. Usually, with low-budget horror, I'm HOPING most of the characters are done away with, but not with DEATH MACHINE. I liked these characters. I didn't want them to die. Of course, this heightens the overall tension of the film and makes it a great viewing experience.Dourif might be a scene-stealer, but this is Norrington's film all of the way. He wrote a fantastic script. His direction was on the mark. And he got the most out of his cast.DEATH MACHINE is definitely worth the 9.99. Without a doubt."
Buy R2 version
M. A. Smith | australia | 02/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is great when you see the original version.
This version is crap.....
UK release is in widescreen and runs about 12 mins longer."