Relive the funniest moments that happened before the opening credits of " The Office. Watch the video. A thrill-seeking Man signs up with Dreamscape Inc, provider of electronic dreams and vivid fantasies. Transformed into an unstoppable Courier, he enters a world of corporate espionage. Researchers develop a system where they can jump into people's minds. But when people involved bring their personal problems into the equation, it becomes dangerous - perhaps deadly.
During a long space war, the lives of two wounded enemies become dependent on their ability to forgive and to trust. A test pilot is miniaturized in a secret experiment, and accidentally injected into a hapless store clerk. A group of utility workers are trapped in a series of tunnels which, unfortunately, contain a scientist mutated by his own creation. The creature feeds instantly on a rat, becoming what it has eaten.
In a distant future scarce of water, space pirates get caught after stealing ice from a spaceship. They are sold to a princess looking for her dad. He might have found a planet abundant with water. After murdering his entire family, a man marries a widow with a teenage daughter in another town and prepares to do it all over again.
A United States Navy destroyer escort participates in a Navy "invisibility" experiment that inadvertently sends two sailors forty years into the future. The lives of a group of young Chicago men as seen through the eyes of one of them, a thirtysomething writer suffering from the early onset of midlife crisis brought on by nostalgia, his dying friend, and the wedding of his old flame. A race of space vampires arrives in London and infects the populace, beginning an apocalyptic descent into chaos.
Video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best starfighters to defend their world from the attack. Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth.
A government funded project looks into using psychics to enter people's dreams, with some mechanical help. When a subject dies in his sleep from a heart attack Alex Gardner becomes suspicious that another of the psychics is killing people in the dreams somehow and that is causing them to die in real life. He must find a way to stop the abuse of the power to enter dreams. 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". 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 , and later films like Flatliners and The Cell , the latter being obviously influenced by Dreamscape.
It also has a bit of the bizarre surrealist tone of lates fare such as Phantasm 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. 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.
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. Looking for something to watch? Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.
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