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Futureworld Blu-ray Detailed
Posted February 15, 2013 06:02 PM by Webmaster
U.S. distributors Shout Factory have officially announced and detailed their upcoming Blu-ray release of Richard T. Heffron's Futureworld (1976), starring Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, and Arthur Hill. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation on March 26th.
An amusement park of the future caters to any adult fantasy. Lifelike androids carry out your every whim. A fun place, right? Not so, as a reporter and a girl find out while on a press junket to the newly opened Futureworld...
weak sauce when compared to the original. It almost feels like a TV movie of the week -more than a bloated, big-budget sequel. Peter Fonda and Blythe Danner are poor substitutes for James Brolin and Richard Benjamin. Noteworthy is this was the first live-action film to use computer-generated 3D imagery, during a fantasy dream sequence.
No, the famous first CGI imagery was in the control room, as they're designing a robot duplicate's hand--One of the very first founding Pixar experiments, before there was a Pixar, IIRC.
But you're right, it would be a low-budget made-for-TV sequel (they couldn't even afford to show the Westworld set, since it was now closed), if it wasn't already American International.