Dark City (1998)
|The critically-acclaimed triumph from visionary director Alex Proyas (I, Robot, The Crow) is back with a brand new Director's Cut featuring enhanced picture and sound, never-before-seen footage and three commentary tracks that take you deeper than ever before into the world of one of sci-fi's most exciting and revered tales.|
When John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) wakes with no memory at the scene of a grisly murder, he soon finds himself hunted by the police, a woman claiming to be his wife and a mysterious group of pale men who seem to control everything and everyone in the city.
"...immensely entertaining, as well as visually dazzling. Andy Klein, New Times
"Fascinating, visionary filmmaking. Marshall Fine, USA Today
"...among the most memorable cinematic ventures in recent years. Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"Obliged to go from lost soul to demigod, Sewell's performance is as fascinating as Proyas's mystical vision. Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"...a steamy swirl that brings in everything from Franz Kafka to Vincent Price, from Fritz Lang to Star Trek... Stephen Holden, The New York Times
"If you don't fall in love with it, you've probably never fallen in love with a movie, and never will. Stephen Hunter, The Washington Post
Editor's NoteUpon awakening with a start in an icy bathtub in a strange room--with a woman's dead body inconveniently nearby--John Murdoch can't remember how he got there. With a police detective hot on his trail and a psychiatrist skulking around, Murdoch discovers that the key to his mystery is the presence of strange extraterrestrial creatures, the Strangers, who are experimenting with the memories of the humans in his city--from which there may be no escape. Ambitious sci-fi noir, with rich production design and a dense, Kafkaesque concept, made DARK CITY a cult classic.
Dark City (Director's Cut) - DVD Review
By: Dan Schneider Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 5/21/2009 5:02 PM
|Australian filmmaker Alex Proyas’s 1998 film Dark City has been compared to many prior science fiction films, from Metropolis to Blade Runner, but, simply put, it’s better than those films. The comparison to Blade Runner, especially, is inapt, because that film is all style and little substance -- a claim made of Dark City, but, in truth, the film is mostly substance, with style about the edges. Yet, the style is so memorable that viewers and critics have had a hard time realizing it is a film that is original fiction, and not based upon a comic strip, as the urban legend goes....read the full review|