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Plot: A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by a government agency experimenting with the use of the dream-sharing technology and is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of the US president. Runtime: 99 mins Release Date: 17 Aug 1984
Definitely cut out the boobies on the DVD (by joelbooska)
the scene where the husband walks into the red lensed bedroom and finds his wife horse riding his bro got massacred for the DVD, unfortunately. i remember this scene explicitly. you can't mess with a 10 year old's sexual fantasy or recollection.the DVD , for whatever technical or political reason, does not bare the original beta and VHS American versions released in the eighties clear vision of a "totally pg-13" movie.the F word, boobies and heart ripping out of chest and severed snake heads and nuclear holocaust. man, today pg-13 is so mild, it's ridiculous.two words: <more>
kelly le friggin' brock in "woman in red".genital nudity. never seen again by these eyes in a pg-13.crazy eighties. what brass one's they had!
A great low-budget genre-melder (by BrandtSponseller)
Years after studying Alex Gardner Dennis Quaid for his psychic abilities, Dr. Paul Novotny Max von Sydow tracks him down to talk him into experimenting with psychic dream research. However, higher ups in the dream research program may have ulterior, nefarious motives.Dreamscape may be a good candidate for "most misleading poster art". The theatrical poster, which is also the DVD cover, suggests a kid-oriented, slightly hokey adventure film--perhaps a combination of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 , The Neverending Story 1984 and "The Hardy Boys Mysteries" <more>
1977 . Not that the combination sounds like a bad idea to me, but this film is much more adult, much more sci-fi, and more of a thriller. It's not really an adventure, although some of the dream material could be seen that way. The tone, if not content, is closer to something like Coma 1978 , and later films like Flatliners 1990 and The Cell 2000 , the latter being obviously influenced by Dreamscape. It also has a bit of the bizarre surrealist tone of late-1970s fare such as Phantasm 1979 and this aspect also influenced films like The Cell .Part of the reason the films works as well as it does is the cast. Dennis Quaid carries the film, frequently injecting enjoyable comic relief. Max von Sydow is always excellent. Kate Capshaw, as Jane DeVries, is also good as the research assistant and Alex' love interest. Although they're underused, Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert, George Wendt and David Patrick Kelly all turn in superb performances as well.Director Joseph Ruben frequently treats us to great dream sequences, with often-subtle touches. Note, for example, the different colors upon entering different persons' dreams. For the relatively benign construction worker, the entry is blue. For the child troubled with nightmares, there is a complex of colors. For Jane, who is giving Alex the cold shoulder, the color is an icy silver-white. Although the film was relatively low budget, and effects relatively primitive at the time, I thought all of the effects worked well. I even loved the part stop-motion, part guy-in-a-costume snake-man. At times the stop motion work briefly resembled Harryhausen. I especially loved the more surreal and more horrific aspects of the dreamworlds, such as we see from Eddie Albert's character, the expressionistic sets for the child's dream, the zombies, and so on.Surprisingly, perhaps, Dreamscape is also much more effective on the suspense/thriller end than I expected it to be. There are a few great chase scenes, and one brutal though not graphic murder on-screen, one off-screen. It was also steamier than I expected in one section.
Wicked fun fantasy sci fi (by NateWatchesCoolMovies)
Dreamscape is a killer fun, colourful, streamlined little fantasy sci-fi from back in the 80's that still holds its own amongst anything that today has to offer. It's a glowing testament to the shelf life of practical effects, showing that no matter how jerky, obvious or in your face an effect is, it's always going to look more dazzling to the human eye than CGI. This one is a neat kaleidoscope of animatronics, trick photography, pretty colour filters and general whackadoodle atmosphere of strangeness, and when you look at the subject matter, it becomes clear why. It's about a <more>
secret government program which employs gifted psychics to enter people's dreams, retrieving valuable information and discerning motives that could prevent tragedy. One such individual is Alex Gardner Dennis Quaid recruited by Dr. Paul Novotny Max Von Sydow to assist him in vague research which requires his cerebral talents. Quaid suits the role perfectly, considering Alex is a roguish, irresponsible dude content with using his clairvoyance to score at the racetrack, slumming way below his potential and smiling about it no end. He's tasked with figuring why the U.S. President always nice to see Eddie Albert is having harrowing nightmares of an America left in ruins by some catastrophic disaster. Lurking in the shadows is secretary of defence Bob Blair a slimy Christopher Plummer whose trigger happy agenda raises some red flags. Gardner is facing quite the conundrum, as he finds himself watched by Blair's goons, and racing to prevent the unthinkable, with only a beautiful colleague Kate Capshaw to help him. The effects inside the dreams are wicked, including a skin crawling human cobra hybrid, a Seuss-esque stairway into oblivion, a hazy skyscraper accident, a haunting vision of earth post-nuclear attack complete with clawing mutants a genuinely scary moment and more. For its time, it outdoes itself in the visual department. The supporting cast is nice as well, with appearances from Chris Mulkey, Peter Jason, George Wendt and David Patrick Kelly. One of my treasured fantasy flicks from the 80's and just a bundle of metaphysical, trippy fun.
What a great 80's Sci Fi flick. Poor editing, hella-funny stunts, and GREAT writing. Quaid plays the perfect jerk and Kate Capshaw is the perfect doctor-in-waiting role. Good plot, and don't forget the famed telephone booth scene, as well as the snake! FULL RECOMMENDATION
Fantasy/horror that spotlights the subconscious, good early F/X! (by Rachael-5)
Excellent cast heading up this Fantasy/Horror film with excellent early F/X seems amateurish to today's standards . The reason I love this film so much is that it spotlights the subconscious and its hidden agendas. It's a classic war between good and evil. The plot is solid, and it's a real headgame when you think about the dream world as another realm completely. Great chemistry between Quaid and Capshaw, and Sydow delivers his usual solid performance. Excellent conclusion!
There's a fair amount of 80s style imagination and panache to be found in this nifty combination of sci-fi, thriller, and political intrigue. It's got a hell of a good cast and a more than capable director, Joseph Ruben, who'd started out in exploitation films and later turned out the solid sleeper "The Stepfather" as well as mainstream fare such as "Sleeping with the Enemy". Its premise may be too close to "A Nightmare on Elm Street" in some ways, but at least the political element helps it to stand apart.Dennis Quaid, at the peak of his charisma, <more>
plays Alex Gardner, a psychically gifted young man who would rather use his gifts for self- gain but reluctantly agrees to help old pal Paul Novotny ever delightful Max von Sydow who's developed a revolutionary dream therapy program. It seems that now people like Alex can be inserted into the nightmares of others, and help them to deal with them. However, there's a smooth but cold government man a chilling Christopher Plummer who has sinister motives for supporting this program.Wonderful visual design is just one of the hooks of this story; the nightmares each get their own "dream tunnel", for one thing, and for another, the bleak post-apocalyptic landscape of which the President Eddie Albert dreams and the skewed images experienced by young Buddy Cory "Bumper" Yothers are very well realized. The special effects are eye popping, and things do get pretty grim and gory a heart is ripped out of a chest . One of the highlights of the movie is the nefarious Snakeman, a monster brought to life through a combination of stop motion and an actor Larry Cedar in a costume. The music is cheesy electronic stuff, which is kind of surprising considering that the composer is the great Maurice Jarre. There's some witty dialogue, and a steamy subplot involving Alex and the young Dr. Jane DeVries Kate Capshaw, who's lovely but sporting some real 80s hair here .The cast couldn't be better; also appearing are the eternally amusing David Patrick Kelly as weaselly little psychopath Tommy Ray, George Wendt as a horror novelist who snoops around, and character actors such as Redmond Gleeson, Peter Jason, Chris Mulkey, Madison Mason, and Brian Libby. Also, Ruben keeps the pacing consistent and the big showdown between Alex and Tommy Ray is a set piece worth waiting for.With all of this going for it, "Dreamscape" is a totally engrossing diversion that may be very much of its time but still does a good job of entertaining the viewer.Eight out of 10.
Alex Gardner Dennis Quaid , a smart-ass sax-playing psychic, is press-ganged into taking part in a top secret dream-experiment, whereby he is able to enter the subconscious minds of people suffering from nightmares.When the President of the USA Eddie Albert is brought to the high-tech dream facility in an attempt to help rid him of his recurring visions of a nuclear apocalypse , Alex discovers that an assassination attempt is about to take place: evil G-man Bob Blair Christopher Plummer has recruited Alex's nasty psychic counterpart Tommy Ray David Patrick Kelly to try and snuff <more>
out the Prez by entering his mind while he sleeps and killing him. Only Alex, with some help from sexy scientist Jane DeVries Kate Capshaw , can thwart the plan, by also slipping into the top man's 'dreamscape' and confronting bad-guy Tommy before he can carry out his dastardly deed.Made in 1984, the same year as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dreamscape is suspiciously similar, thematically, to Wes Craven's famous horror flick. Since Craven's film had been in development for some time before Dreamscape, one can only assume that the people behind this thriller had caught wind of Wes's project, and decided to borrow certain elements for their own dream-based adventure. It doesn't really matter, however, because the film ends up taking its own path: where Wes's film was purely an out and out horror, Dreamscape is part action, part sci-fi, part horror, and part comedy, and the result is a terrific slab of cheesy 80s fun.Quaid makes a likable protagonist, and he is ably supported by an impressive cast, which also includes the excellent Max Von Sydow as Alex's mentor, and George Wendt from Cheers as a novelist who first alerts our hero to the more sinister side of meddling with dreams. The action aspect of the film is its weakest point mostly consisting of some fairly unexceptional chase scenes , but the fantasy angle more than makes up for things. When Alex masters the art of entering the dream realm, the fun really begins.After testing his psychic abilities on a few easy cases, Alex meets his first real challenge when he volunteers to help a boy who is suffering from recurring nightmares about a snake-man. This sequence, which takes place in a wonderfully realised expressionist set, is great fun and features some less-than-perfect stop motion animation and creature effects which only add to the film's charm.Alex successfully helps the boy confront his fears and defeat the snake-man, but in doing so, he makes an enemy of Tommy Ray, who is jealous of his new rival. Inevitably, the two psychics eventually meet in the atomic wasteland of the President's subconscious, and Tommy is not only determined to 'off' the country's leader, but also to get even with Alex. In this great finalé, which is surprisingly scary and occasionally gruesome at one point, Tommy Ray pulls a still beating heart from one character's chest ,the bad guy uses every trick available to him in the dream realm, turning his fingers into blades Freddy Krueger, anyone? , doing a martial arts routine with glowing nunchakus, summoning the help of radioactive zombies, and transforming himself into Alex's secret fearthe snake-man.