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Westworld Blu-ray

Posted November 22, 2012 04:28 AM by Webmaster

Warner 90th AnniversaryWarner Bros. has announced the Blu-ray release of writer/director Michael Crichton's Westworld, starring Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Alan Oppenheimer and Dick Van Patten. The 1973 sci-fi western saunters onto Blu-ray on March 5, 2013.

Welcome to West World, Crichton's futuristic Disneyland for adults, a remote resort island where, for a hefty fee, you can indulge in your wildest fantasies in one of three convincing robot-run worlds: lusty Roman World, chivalrous Medieval World or lawless West World. It's in West World that things run amok, though, as businessmen John Blane (Brolin) and Peter Martin (Benjamin) face a murderous robot gunslinger (Brynner), among other dangers.

Warner has yet to detail the disc's technical specifications and special features.





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BluPat
  Nov 22, 2012
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Excellent! Haven't seen this movie in forever! Will definitely pick up!

Nighthawk
  Nov 22, 2012
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Awesome movie, with the late, great Yul Brynner.

I'll never forget his don't smoke ad.
NYorker
  Nov 22, 2012
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Nice! this movie deserves a stellar release...

Feathers McGraw
  Nov 22, 2012
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Fantastic! One of my favourite movies. Let's hope for a great transfer. Day 1 for me!

CandyStalker
  Nov 22, 2012
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The original Terminator!

"Have we got a vacation for you! -you! -you! -you! -you! -you! -you! -you! -you!"

TheManInBlu
  Nov 22, 2012
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This is one of the rare important films of the '70s that I've never seen!! I'm really tempted to blind buy it; I'm sure I'd love it It's just too bad they didn't use the original poster art for the cover...

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BHolst
  Nov 22, 2012
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FINALLY!!

Agree, the original poster art would have made a great cover.
The only thing I can think of with this one is the slew of soon-to-be-released Premium Collection UK SteelBooks (http://www.blu-ray.com/search/?quicksearch=1&quicksearch_country=all&quicksearch_keyword=Premium+Collection+Steelbook+žion=bluraymovies).

Hmmm, just realized that these are all from WB, wouldn't be too bad to get this one in a SteelBook

rockinrick
  Nov 22, 2012
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Wow ! I have been waiting for this movie quite awhile. Thanks Warner Bros.

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prkprkprk
  Nov 22, 2012
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Never thought this film would hit Blu-ray. I haven't seen it entirely yet, so I think I'll pick it up.

EricJ
  Nov 22, 2012
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Yul Brynner could be both his old iconic Magnificent Seven character AND a creepy artificial theme-park imitation at the same time. Unlike certain talks of remakes a while ago, they just couldn't cast anybody else.

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nathanp
  Nov 22, 2012
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Never actually seen this one, will have to get.

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wnicholas76
  Nov 22, 2012
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Yul Brynner's Gunslinger = The "original" Terminator. (11 years before Schwarzenegger's The Terminator.)

Day one for me.

HuggyBear73
  Nov 22, 2012
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Nice! As a bonus feature they should give us 'Futureworld' (in 1080p of course).

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PBR
  Nov 22, 2012
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I agree, Futureworld would be great too
marblearch
  Nov 23, 2012
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Hope this is not going to be the French disc transfer - some scenes were ok, but others awful. It also has lip sych issues. The Warners logo was also on the French disc cover.........

jlynn33
  Nov 23, 2012
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Fantastic!!! Now give us Futureworld! Please!

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First Blood
  Nov 23, 2012
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Oh wow, day 1 for me!

4Dblu
  Nov 24, 2012
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wow this is funny a co-worker jus asked me about this movie yesterday & now here it comes on blu next year. lol
blu is doing good Our Man Flint coming next year can't wait. next year might be better then this year for old movies, yeah.

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LaserD
  Nov 24, 2012
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A good film to add to one's Michael Crichton sci fi collection. A flawed and disappointing ending, but the movie in its day was thrilling. I watch it every year or so on LaserDisc, no bonus features. There is a "Beyond Westworld" promotional film featurette that you can get bootlegged. Hopefully the BD will include this. A film critic's audio commentary on this would be great, but I doubt they'll be so good to us.

MarkBirds
  Nov 24, 2012
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One of the nerdiest moments of my entire life came when I asked a fellow geek which section of the amusement park in Westworld would he choose to visit. He just looked at me like I was growing a third eye in the middle of my forehead. I'm definitely going to pick this up on BD. And for the record, I would definitely choose the ancient Rome section.

Boothill Gunslinger
  Nov 25, 2012
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YES! I'm goin' out for ice cream!

the revelator
  Nov 26, 2012
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Love this film!

James Brolin looks so much like Christian Bale in this film.

vanscoy
  Nov 26, 2012
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This movie was a huge influence on my childhood and has held up very well over the years. I loved as a kid how Yul chased Benjamin over Roman and Medieval Worlds. I still to this day think of thr tunnels under the Worlds when i go to Disney.
This movie also taught me how to defeat heat sensors!


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