Directed By: Kari Skogland Starring: Kevin Smith Brad Johnson

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An american astronaut dies and is reincarnated with other persons who have lived throughout all of human history and end up on a mysterious planet called riverworld.The humans are left to their own devices and create tribal fiefdoms and succumb to brutal wars and raids.


Studio Universal
SKU 40688722
UPC 025192378928
UPC 14 00025192378928
Format DVD
Release Date 11/16/2004
Rating NR
Based On A Novel
Science Fiction
Editors Note
Note Based on sci-fi novels and stories by Philip Jose Farmer, RIVERWORLD suggests a rather bleak portrait of the afterlife. Astronaut Jeff Hale (Brad Johnson) has suffered injuries as a result of a meteor shower that destroys Earth. He awakes in a multidimensional bubble under the surface of water being pierced by what looks like a large needle. When he finds himself washed up on shore, he realizes he is not alone. There are others who once lived in different places and times, and yet they all somehow know how to speak the same language. The group quickly deduces that they have all died and been re-born in this strange, watery place that has a forbidding landscape and an incredible, star-filled sky. Canisters of clothing are conveniently planted on the beach for this oddly matched set of newcomers, who include a riverboat captain, an African priestess, an alien, and a concentration camp victim. They soon are approached by a powerful man on horseback that informs them their destiny is to live as soldiers, workers, or slaves. It's a bit like PLANET OF THE APES for these unlucky souls, who find themselves at the mercy of this strange new existence. The reincarnated group learns to combine wits in the fight for freedom. Much action, conflict, and civil unrest ensue in this fascinating tale of survival in an otherworldly dimension.
Kari Skogland
Kevin Smith
Brad Johnson
Cast & Crew
Brad Johnson - Actor
Brian Moore - Actor
Emily Lloyd - Actor
Jeremy Birchall - Actor
Karen Holness - Actor
Kari Skogland - Director
Kevin Smith - Actor
Nikita Kearsley - Actor
Peter Bray, et al. - Producer
Philip Jose Farmer - Based On Novel By
Stuart Hazeldine - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2003
Catalog ID 23789
UPC 00025192378928
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 90 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.78:1
DVD, Dolby, Digital Audio, Hi-fi Stereo, English, Spanish, French
Product Attributes
Actor Smith,Kevin
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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