EVENT HORIZON (1997) Reviews and Scream Factory Collector’s Edition Blu-ray features announced!

 

Event Horizon is being reissued on Blu-ray in a special Collector’s Edition by Scream Factory on March 23rd 2021. Special features:

New 4K scan of the original camera negative
New Reflecting on Hell – an interview with director Paul W.S. Anderson
New Ghost Galleon – an interview with writer Philip Eisner
New Organized Chaos – an interview with actress Kathleen Quinlan
New Compassion in Space – an interview with actor Jack Noseworthy
New The Doomed Captain – an interview with actor Peter Marinker
New Space Cathedral – an interview with production designer Joseph Bennett
New Something New – an interview with set decorator Crispian Sallis
New Taking Care of It – an interview with production manager Dusty Symonds
New Reinforcements – an interview with second unit director Robin Vidgeon
New Almost Real – an interview with location manager Derek Harrington
New Screams from the Cosmos – an interview with sound designer Campbell Askew
Audio Commentary with director Paul W.S. Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt
The Making of Event Horizon – a five-part documentary
The Point of No Return – a four-part look at the filming of Event Horizon with narration by Paul W.S. Anderson
Secrets – deleted and extended scenes with director’s commentary
The Unseen Event Horizon – The un-filmed rescue scene and conceptual art with director’s commentary
Theatrical Trailer
Video Trailer

Event Horizon is a 1997 science fiction horror feature film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson (Resident Evil franchise) from a screenplay written by Philip Eisner (with an uncredited rewrite by Andrew Kevin Walker).

The movie stars Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill (Possession, The Final Conflict, In the Mouth of Madness), Kathleen Quinlan and Joely Richardson.

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Despite being #1 at the box office in the UK, it was a box office flop, only recouping $26.6 million of its estimated $60 million budget. However, the movie went on to find a second life on VHS, DVD and TV and has since become a cult classic.

Plot:

2047: A crew of astronauts are sent on a rescue mission, after a missing spaceship, the Event Horizon, spontaneously appears in orbit around Neptune. Searching the ship for signs of life, the rescue crew learns that the Event Horizon was a testbed for an experimental engine that opened a rift in the space-time continuum and left our universe entirely, allowing a malevolent entity to possess the ship…

Reviews:

“The best thing about this admittedly derivative movie is that it’s just so damn nasty. Little or no time is spent on things like “comic relief” and the result is a movie that becomes more unnerving as it continues. And although Event Horizon certainly seems “inspired” by countless other sci-fi or horror flicks, it also succeeds in carving out a little niche for itself as well.” eFilmCritic

” …the film goes bad once the S&R team arrives at Neptune, degenerating into a schlocky, unnecessarily gory, boring horror flick.” Flick Filosopher

“So, OK, where did the ship go for seven years, and what happened while it was there? Why is the original crew all dead? Unfortunately, “Event Horizon” is not the movie to answer these questions. It’s all style, climax and special effects. The rules change with every scene.” Roger Ebert

“If you want to have that Event Horizon experience without spending the seven bucks, try this instead: Put a bucket on your head. Have a loved one beat on it vigorously with a wrench for 100 minutes. Same difference, and think of the gas you’ll save.” The Washington Post

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Event Horizon poster

Deleted scenes:

In August 2013, stills from deleted scenes were published online. Here is a selection:

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