Summary: It may be silly but there's much to love in this 80's sci fi. Sure Mathilda May being permantly naked is certainly note worthy, but there are a multitude of other ideas in Lifeforce, more than in the average sci fi, or horror film for that matter. Give it a go because there really aren't many films like this one, out there.
Summary: Having watched the film no more than a few days ago I am asked to submit a review but whilst I viewed all the way through I find I really cannot remember anything about it other than the story outline in the resume. Moving wallpaper and in this day and age rather bland, although Mathilda is attractive.
Great Tobe Hooper film. Looks better than MGM DVD but still uneven PQ.
25 September 2013
Excerpt: I love Tobe Hooper's Lifeforce. Always have. Unfortunately, the 1998 MGM DVD was a noisy, blurry mess and did not do the film justice. This new Shout Factory version is an improvement, but not up to Blu Ray standards. Of course it is better than the 1998 MGM version, but not by much. Details in clothing and hair are blurry and soft, and the film lacks detail in many scenes.
Excerpt: Well what can I say, when it comes to cult classics, this has to be at the top of most peoples list. Vampires, zombies, people disintegrating, Railsback kissing Stewart lol, sci-fi, horror, action, good fx, and the incredible body of Mathilda May in 1080p. Seriously what more can you ask for? The movie is a wild entertaining ride, with a little hokeyness thrown in. Saw this in the theaters when I was a teen, so I was glad to see it finally land on Blu-ray.
Excerpt: Movie - The US cut is the better film. It contains all the same information as the international cut, but maintains a better tempo due to tighter editing, and has an overall better musical arrangement. The IC has an unnecessarily drawn out beginning that slows the film. In addition, a few scenes in the IC get extended into more talky moments that really don't expand upon the film's concepts much or add anything important to the overall experience of the movie.
Excerpt: Watched this new blu-ray last night. Scream/Shout Factory did a great job with the release. The colors look great and the picture is nice and sharp. Some of the darker scenes have a lot of noise/grain, but it's not to distracting. The 5.1 track is pretty awesome, the bass in my sub woofer was pounding. Lots of cool extras on the disc. The FX in the film still look great and are 10x better then the CGI crap of today's films.