Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Tracy Davis, Hans Bachmann, Michael Mack, Rick Foucheux
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy
She was genetically engineered by an evil corporation to be the perfect emotionless spy and assassin. Now they can't control her. Asked to kill one too many times and developing feelings she wasn't supposed to have, Pentan... more »
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Take me to the Outerworld!
D. Sitbon | Philadelphia, PA | 10/10/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This imaginative space sci fi adventure was originally called Star Quest which was aired on the Sci Fi Channel. Now with improved special effects and tighter scenes it is renamed Outerworld. But wait: What if you're a fan of the original Star Quest untouched? No problem there, because this DVD also contains the full version of the original Star Quest digitally remastered and color corrected. So you can see and compare both films on one DVD. You will see how the explosions look better, the ships flying are now done by CG giving them more realistic movements, there are more complicated scenes that never could have been done by models and the best part is the story flows better now. So, if you're a fan of sci fi, the original Star Quest or just want to experience Outerworld for yourself, I highly recommend it. Kuriyama's Promethean ship is a force to be reconded with as the genetically engineered superbeing Pentan (Tracy Davis) fights for her life and to stop the evil Kuriyama's coorporation gaining one of the most important scientific finds ever in human history. Good acting, nice story, great use of models and special effects. Outerworld is guranteed to take you to another universe!"
Review comments concerning Outerworld
Bill Cragmont | Texas | 12/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Writer/director/cinematographer/editor/special effects designer Philip Cook is known for throwing himself into his movies. This is more than just another indie science fiction flick, it contains great action and thrills, good characters, a lot of heart, and a wealth of imagination. The effects work is simply stunning and really helps augment the world of intrigue, greed, and hope found in the story. The backdrops are especially dazzling, including the detailed miniatures, though Cook never gets overindulgent and concentrates on them for too long. In fact, one of the most rewarding parts of this production is that the characters always come first, despite the inventive effects and CGI work. Maybe Hollywood can't figure that equation out but Cook seems to do it with every film that he makes. He makes movies about people. True, his characters are often engaged in incredible circumstances, but that doesn't negate the fact that the front burner issues in the stories are Cook's interesting mediations about humanity.
CultCuts Films -- Craig Hamman
This imaginative outer-space tale traverses the galaxy, offering three different planetary environments, aerial dogfights, and a climactic duel with atomic warheads...provides a number of thrills, and neither the filmmakers nor viewers can say they didn't get their money's worth.
Philip Cook, an industrial filmmaker in the Washington area has turned out three live-action science-fiction gems [OUTERWORLD, INVADER & DESPISER] that contain entire fantasy universes worthy of C.S. Lewis....
Joe Bob Briggs -- United Press International
I was so often left in awe of Cook's ambitious vision....In every frame there's something new to blow your mind. If I thought [DESPISER] showed gusto, then it's nothing compared to OUTERWORLD.
b-independent -- on-line cult-entertainment
Outerworld is good fun and you can't really ask more than that. The leads are likeable, the plot is internally consistent and there are some interesting quirks that make it stand out from the morass of the 1980s science fiction boom. Most importantly, Cook's reworking of the film nearly 20 years later works to make it better, unlike a certain trilogy of big budget `special editions' which seemed to just have new effects inserted at random irrespective of whether they added anything or not.
MJSimpson -- Cult Movies & The People Who Make Them
And to think at first I hesitated
R. Kling | Alpine, CA United States | 11/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love it! When I purchased this DVD the box stated 2004, how delighted I was to find a 1987 hiding in that box! Being a fan of 80's cheese I find this far from it. If you liked Trancers this is 100% better. The model work is quite good for a low budget film and I would recomend it to anyone who likes low budget but be prepared for a suprise!"
Did we watch the same movie?
taxman | metro Detroit | 04/06/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I just finished watching it last night and purchased the movie based on the comments above. Did they watch the same movie that I did? The acting is at best HORRIBLE. The plot typical of big greedy corporations trying to run the universe. The sepcial effects were amaturish. The casting was of unknowns who I hope have other jobs outside of Hollywood. In short, this movie is an incredible waste of time and money. Do yourself a big favor and do not even think of renting let alone buying this piece of trash. If anyone disagrees with this, then they can buy my copy CHEAP. I love grade B bad movies, but this is even below that low standard."