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Black Hole [DVD] [2005] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Kristy Swanson , Judd Nelson , Tibor Takács    DVD
1.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kristy Swanson, Judd Nelson, David Selby, Heather Dawn, Jennifer Lyn Quackenbush
  • Directors: Tibor Takács
  • Writers: Boaz Davidson, David Goodin, Kenneth M. Badish
  • Producers: Andreas Thiesmeyer, Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort
  • Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Colour, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Platinum Disc
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Aug 2006
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BKVS1O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 189,851 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
This is one of the worst sci-fi thrillers I've ever seen. Even for a tv movie, it's crap.

There's this electronic, energetic "monster" that was set free and that walks around, feeding from electricity. It shows up here, and there (but "moving" around rather slooowwww), and kills people trying to get into its way. The scenes seem endless, and since you get to seem them on the news again they are even longer.

It seems like the whole story was a stupid idea some people came up with one evening and they started making the movie the next morning without further thinking.

And just like every movie, there had to be a love story involved, so they added a love story (which doesn't really connect to the monster story at all, unless you count that the husband is one of the scientists fighting the monster). It's funny, but this love story is actually the highlight of the movie for me.

Most of the acting is average, some is bad. Most of the time the actors/characters seem to have no idea what they are talking about.

Even Judd Nelson, who plays a scientist, and who I value as a gorgeous character actor, seemed rather lost in this chaos.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth your time 31 Jan 2011
By Gupe
Bad story, bad acting and very bad special effects. Judd Nelson and Kirsty Swanson must have been very desperate to accept leading roles in such a lousy movie.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It's a Disaster Film ... Literally 2 May 2007
By Tsuyoshi - Published on
(Not to be confused with the 1979 sci-fi film of the same title starring Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins and Robert Forster. But probably you won't.)

Because of the messy experiences of quantum or something, by the scientists in St. Louis, a huge black hole opens up in the middle of the facility, and is about to swallow the city itself. If you find the premise unconvincing, there's more to come, for Kristy Swanson, who did a good job elsewhere but is miscast here, appears as Dr. Shannon Muir who is responsible for the terrible job. Or maybe not. I am not sure for the film does not explain much about the experiments, but that did not particularly bother me because what really matters in this kind of film is thrill and suspense, or any entertainment value, something "The Black Hole" desperately needs.

Anyway, another scientist played by Judd Nelson is called in, who was kicked out of the research team for the reasons that are not important. What is important is how to contain this disaster within the walls, and at least Swanson and Nelson know as much as that, but sadly not the filmmakers, who have no story to tell after the initial 20 minutes except the `general' who insists on using nuclear bombs, and some not-so-exciting episodes about a strange thing, or "electric entity,' that might be related to the hole.

What is really disappointing about the film is the lack of pace and logics. I can ignore plot holes if the story goes forward and tells something new every ten minute. It doesn't happen in `The Black Hole," where things happen slowly and in a bland way, and the two main characters have little to do. The characters scarcely seem to feel danger before this global disaster, so how can we? To make matters worse, the film doesn't show the titular "black hole" much. Actually you have to see things that are not directly related to the hole itself such as episodes about a divorced wife and her daughter. And though effects are OK, disaster scenes are not so memorable because they happen so sporadically.

I like so-called disaster films and loved to see many of them made in the 70s. Those films may not be the most scientifically correct ones, but they are fun to watch, even today, with a series of thrilling set-pieces. I tried to like this film, I really did, but still I must say "The Black Hole" needs a much better story, logics, effects, acting or everything that makes more decent actions.
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth your time 5 Aug 2006
By S. Whitmarsh - Published on
The two best things I can say about this movie are 1) it is very short, and 2) I rented it so can return it asap. I don't watch movies like this for the plot (good thing!) or the cast, but for the special effects. Which in this case means a whole lot of camera shaking. It makes no sense, there are way too many holes in it, and what in the world is up with Judd Nelson's hair?
33 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This Sucked Badly. 0 out of 100. 8 Aug 2006
By Wisconsin Dad - Published on
The Black Hole is now in the Top Ten worst movies I have ever seen. It stunk in every way.

The acting was horrendous. The plot laughable. The pacing was a joke as well. The story jumped right into the action without any establishment of the characters at all.

Let's not even get started on the debate that Judd Nelson could possibly be the worst actor in the history of film. I know there have been worse performances, but on the average Judd has been consistently horrible for 20+ years.

This stinker was highly rated when it was on TV's the sci-fi channel. Poor people must have run like mad after 30 minutes. Do the same. Avoid this stinker at all costs.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wait for Mystery Science Theater 3000 version 25 Aug 2006
By Woland99 - Published on
"The Black Hole" is about the worst action movie you can possibly

imagine. Scientific experiment in high energy physics goes wrong

and black hole is created inside the particle accelerator. Soon

it becomes obvious there is intergalactic monster (yes - you read

it correctly) involved - it somehow uses black holes to travel

across the Universe. At this point Department of Homeland Security

and US military jump in and their contingency plan is to go

"nucular on that thing". Over wild objections of cartoonish looking

scientists (wild hair nerds with scared look and glasses) who argue

that bomb will "break one big black hole into many small ones".

The rest is just loads of bad dialouge, horrible acting and cheesy

computer generated effects. This movie should come with a warning

label "Viewership restricted to 10 yo and und under".

On a positive side - it is heartwarming to know that there are

some dedicated mad scientists out there who will risk their lives

to prevent the President and Department of Homeland Security from

nuking us all when fighting intergalactic monsters.

OK - you have been WARNED.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The real "Black Hole" is the script for this junk 1 April 2007
By John D. Page - Published on
Hard to believe Hollywood wasted money to make this silly movie. It's not even sure what it wants to be , a disaster movie , an Alien movie ,or Mad Scientist movie. As a result it becomes none of the above and settles for being a mess. Waste of time.
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