R | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.
During the opening dream sequence, a book floats past the camera, featuring a picture of the director and his name. The director himself jokes about this detail in the DVD commentary saying it's his autobiography, title "Paul Anderson: A Life".
2015 First permanent colony established on moon.
Title Card: 2032 Commercial mining begins on Mars.
Title Card: 2040 Deep space research vessel 'Event Horizon' launched to explore boundaries of Solar System. She disappears without trace beyond the eighth planet, Neptune. ...
The Lewis and Clarke crew enters stasis on the way to Neptune, made necessary because of the "30 Gs of acceleration" they will endure for the trip. When they arrive at Neptune, however, there are coffee cups and other debris on the tabletop, loose chairs, etc., in the same position as they were before the trip. This is not consistent with sudden and severe acceleration.
The opening credits are sucked into a black hole. The screen viewpoint pans upward, above, and over the regular Paramount mountain before the opening credits, which usually remains stationary and then fades out.
$9,511,915 (USA) (17 August 1997)
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