PG | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.
All the live action that occurred inside the computer was filmed in black and white, and colorized later with photographic and rotoscopic techniques.
Boy in Video Game Arcade:
All right, give me room. Here we go.
In one scene on the light cycle grid, we hear one of Sark's forces (the ones piloting the blue cycles) say "I'm taking him into the maze!", but when we see the cycles turn and head into the maze, Flynn's cycle (in yellow) clearly has the advantage.
A section of the end credits is in Taiwanese.
Also included in the DVD is the original "Opening Monologue" from the original theatrical release, a la Blade Runner, that "explained" the world that the viewer was about to enter. It said: 'This is the story of two worlds and the beings who inhabit them. One of these is our world, the one we can see and feel. The world of the "Users". It lies on our side of the video screen.' The next card read: 'The other, an electronic micro-civilization, lives and breathes just beyond our grasp. This is the world of the "Programs." Because we, the Users, have created this new world, part of us lives there, too...' The third, final card reads, in large type: 'ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SCREEN'. This occurs between the Buena Vista and Walt Disney credits from the original screen. This was put in the international English language release, and the subsequent domestic wide release in the United States.
Written and Performed by Journey
$4,761,795 (USA) (11 July 1982)
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