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Idaho Transfer [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Kelly Bohanon , Kevin Hearst , Peter Fonda    DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kelly Bohanon, Kevin Hearst, Caroline Hildebrand, Keith Carradine, Dale Hopkins
  • Directors: Peter Fonda
  • Writers: Thomas Matthiesen
  • Producers: Anthony T. Mazzola, Eugene Mazzola, William Hayward
  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Westlake Budget
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Mar 2003
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000B0JIF
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 106,652 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars no region 1 but ALL REGIONS 18 Aug 2013
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I would just like to remark that the film (distributed by westlake entertainment CA, USA) is not a region 1 but an all regions dvd that plays perfectly well on european players. (Andreas from Germany)
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3.0 out of 5 stars WE IS GYPSIES 3 May 2013
By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER
At a small Idaho experimental unit, time travel is possible. Only people under 20 can time travel as it is fatal to older people. (Did Peter Fonda direct this or what?) In order to transfer all metal must be removed from the body which means the girls are in their panties half the time. In the future they discover that there are no people, apparently wiped out by some "eco" disaster.

Much of the film centers around the moody Karen (Kelly Bohanon) a late comer to the group of hippie scientists. She nonchalantly describes losing her virginity as being raped by a fellow researcher, perhaps meant to be an insight into her character.

The special effects are minimal. Time travel is accomplished through a controller that looks like a stereo receiver. The dialouge was cardboard as were the stock hippie characters. The surprise ending has that "A Boy and His Dog" feel to it, but the road getting there is laced with boredom, mediocre acting and directing, as well as death by editing.

Parental Guide: No f-bombs or sex. Nudity (Kelly Bohanon)
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, Low-Key Sci Fi Stunner 16 Dec 2004
By R. Saldana - Published on
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I first saw this movie about 10 years ago on video and was amazed at how affecting it was. This low-budget sci-fi shocker is about a group of college kids who transport themselves 50+ years into the future and discover that mankind has been wiped out by some sort of natural disaster. Watching it again recently on DVD, I was stuck by the fact that it doesn't seem that out of date. The early 70's fashions are now back in style, so the kids seem appropriately hip, the special effects (while minimal) are realistic, the cinematography is quite good, and the music was certainly ahead of its time. A soundtrack of the film would be interesting mood music. My only complaint is the quality of the disc - looks like someone burned a copy of an old VHS tape right onto DVD. But, since this is the only way to see it (for now), I'll let it slide. This movie has several memorable scenes, including a "transfer" gone bad, the discovery of an abandoned railroad train, and the ending, which seems even more ironic today. If you're a fan of intelligent cinema and don't need to be stimulated constantly by lots of action and violence, then this movie is for you. If not, go rent "The Matrix".
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 31 Aug 2003
By Gary - Published on
The 1 star is for the DVD which is appalling. It appears little more than video quality transposed to DVD which defeats the point. Surely someone can find the negative or a 35 or 16m print somewhere?
The film itself is of it's time, but probably brilliant. It's environmental warning is as pertinent as ever and it shows that there was plenty of early scepticism amongst the forever young/free love generation. The film is populated by barely clothed, nubile, erotic dollybirds (Isa's protruding tongue and peeling of a banana got me all of a quiver) and strapping young men. I thought there might be some other agenda behind the hiring of these unknowns but it's right for the story. The young scientists are emotionally immature and easily distracted (Karen with her ring) and their free love idealism soon receives a painful rebuke. Their lack of foresight over the possibilities of lingering contamination, especially in the light of their 'discovery', is puzzling. Idaho Transfer is a strangely serene and relaxing experience, a spell that even the introduction of aggression and inevitable tragedy cannot dissipate. It's disturbing ending, described in a review I read as 'ridiculous', is actually to my liking, brilliantly banal in the way life tends to be. The pessimistic metaphor is the skimming rock earlier in the film. We can only go so far in the natural order is the message. Subtly directed, this Paradise Lost set in the future is well worth investigating, but a better print is sorely needed.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mis-Adventures In Potatoland... 2 Sep 2006
By Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein - Published on
If you're looking for explosions, lasergun battles, or alien spaceships, forget it! IDAHO TRANSFER has none of the trademark sci-fi trappings. What it does have is an excellent story and a terrific actress (Kelly Bohanon as Karen) in the lead. Karen is caught in the middle of a time-travel experiment that proves to be one horrific experience! I like this one a lot. It has that 2001 / PHASE IV atmosphere going on. The ending is bizarre and abrupt, and may leave a lot of viewers unsatisfied. This is especially true if all movies must end happily w/ no loose ends. I watched it w/ someone who absolutely hated the whole thing! I'll watch it again without them...
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for Armaggedon fans. 20 Mar 2005
By J. Schell - Published on
Ironically, this film IS about armaggedon, but it is acted, filmed, directed and scored in a diametrically opposed style to the dumb, budget-bloated garbage of today. Incredibly subtle, disturbing and visually spectacular, this forgotten masterpiece is ostensibly about the environment, ecology, and the total consumption of our natural resources---but it has a lot more than that to say.

It ultimately leaves you with an existentialist viewpoint, stated clearly in one character's speech regarding the bleakness of the future and how the self-important idea of the propogation of the human species is, frankly, a crock. An utter masterpiece.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Thought Provoking 14 Aug 2008
By D. Bell - Published on
I watched this movie and it stuck with me for several hours. Since I remember the energy crisis back in the '70s, when this film was done, I picked up on a number of cultural references of the time. Not to mention we again have the same sort of problems going on today with high fuel costs.

And since I'm an English major, this allowed me to dissect the story line and pick on several references that explain the end. The frightening final use for the transfer system for instance. The people found in the rail cars and the deaf girl the group found, are all clues to the final scene.

What I did find annoying was no clear reference to what happened to create such a world nor the fate of what happened to the rest of the group heading for the coast.

Finally, the film was an interesting experiment and could be used as an exercise in story telling for classes. I would recommend it for anyone who likes to think about visual images and story lines.
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