• Chris Browning

    ★★★ Watched by Chris Browning 19 Jul, 2014

    ridiculous but hugely entertaining

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  • Jack_Lehtonen

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Jack_Lehtonen 14 Jul, 2014

    Men Terrified of Women

    This film is just so awesome, guys.

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  • mrbalihai

    ★★★★ Rewatched by mrbalihai 04 Jul, 2014 4

    Wow, what a difference 30 years makes.

    The first time I watched Lifeforce in a theater back in '85, I recall being distinctly underwhelmed by its over-reliance on Mathilda May's full-frontal nekkidness to paper over the half-baked plot and weak characterizations. However, upon rewatching it this evening, I was blown away at how skillfully Tobe Hooper weaves together Dan O'Bannon's cracking adaption of Colin Wilson's novel, "The Space Vampires", and John Dykstra's extraordinary practical effects into a truly entertaining mash-up…

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  • Kristine Peashock
  • F. Chanson

    ★★ Watched by F. Chanson 27 Jun, 2014

    Apparently this has been reappraised as a cult classic, but I don't see it. While the visual effects are quite good, the performances by a mostly mediocre, mostly British cast are distinctly lacking in, well, life force. Whether different actors - Terence Stamp and Klaus Kinski were originally slated to star - could have elevated O'Bannon's leaden script (quite a step down from Alien) remains doubtful, though.

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  • Brien Kelly

    ★★ Watched by Brien Kelly 19 Jun, 2014

    This movie drained my lifeforce.

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  • Jack_Lehtonen

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Jack_Lehtonen 17 Jun, 2014

    Completely committed and mesmerizing.

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  • Joshua Richardson

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Joshua Richardson 17 May, 2014

    Just checking. Still pretty good.

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  • Chris Martin

    ★★★½ Watched by Chris Martin 22 May, 2014

    If you mix together the films Alien, Species and Jason Goes to Hell then you would have an idea of what to expect with Lifeforce. Its cheesy fun with great creature effects and an interesting story line.

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  • martinblank

    ★★★★ Added by martinblank

    When contacted to play one of the leads in this bravura (though all-over-the-place) sci-fi shocker, John Gielgud reportedly sniffed, “I have no interest in appearing in a film directed by the man who made The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Hey, your loss, Johnny (this from the man who appeared in Caligula). Tobe Hooper’s $25 million special-effects orgy was trimmed by about half an hour prior to release (removing some important plot points, said Hooper; the DVD version restores fifteen minutes), but…

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  • Kiko Vega

    ★★½ Rewatched by Kiko Vega 21 May, 2014 2

    Supongo que empezarán a llover hostias en algún momento, pero nunca me ha gustado Lifeforce, y eso que lo tiene todo.
    Para empezar, es como una de Quatermass co-dirigida por Tinto Brass. Hay zombies, moñecos, tetazas, delirio y un montón de explosiones corporales, pero coño, qué aburrida es la hija de puta.
    ¿Culpa de O'Bannon? ¿Del director? ¿De la Cannon? Creo que un poco de todos.

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  • Sean Armstrong

    ★★½ Rewatched by Sean Armstrong 03 May, 2014

    Watching this new directors cut, the story makes a little more sense. But this thing NEVER let's its self get boring. It lurches around like a 10 year old boy jacked on Ritalin and Mountain Dew. It is a bit silly to think of someone as unhinged as Steve Railsback as an astronaut. But before you can think about it, NAKED GIRL!! EXPLOSIONS!! SPACE VAMPIRES!!! John Dystra's FX shine in this new transfer.

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