Lost in Space 1998

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It's 2058 and Earth will soon be uninhabitable due to pollution and global warming. Professor Robinson and his family are on their way to Alpha Prime to get it ready for colonisation and save humanity. But the evil Dr Smith foils their plans and they find themselves lost in space...

Starring:
Heather,Gary Oldman
Runtime:
2 hours, 4 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Thriller, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Director Stephen Hopkins
Starring Heather, Gary Oldman
Supporting actors William Hurt, Matt Le Blanc, Mimi Rogers, Heather Graham, Jack Johnson, Jared Harris, Lacey Chabert, Angela Cartwright, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.7 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Hevingham on 11 Sept. 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
If like me you grew up with a weekly dose of Lost in Space on ITV then this film is something of a shock to the system. Whilst parts of it are great (the launch of the Jupiter 1 gets me nostalgic every time) whilst for the most part its pretty shoddy. The family for the most part are unlikeable, the kids being the "aren't we smart and cute" instantly forgettable cyphers that the originals were not. THe parents are just bland and not at all the All American Mom and Dad of the show (not that they need to be - but they needed to be SOMETHING other than bodies spouting lines)

Perhaps only Dr Smith gets any real attention here and he is so far removed from the loveable rogue he should be as to be a new character.

The transfer of the blu-ray is good but not brilliant and the extras are pretty forgettable too.

If you want lost in space buy the DVD of season one and see how it should be done.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. Shann on 7 Sept. 2009
Format: DVD
I must confess to growing up with the original series so if like me you know the TV series you'll probably like this. Thankfully my myopic vision and failing memory means I am not wedded to one interpretation like some die-hard fans. This 1998 version is hammy and tongue in cheek but I really enjoyed it! There are lots of nice references to the original series for fans, including a cameo from June Lockhart who played Dr Maureen Robinson the first time around. The special effects are very good and it's fun and action packed throughout. Gary Oldman plays an interesting if rather darker version of Dr Smith but remains true to his manipulative original furthermore you get a bit of his back story. For Friends fans Matt Le Blanc does his hero bit whilst poking a bit of fun at himself. I think this one is a bargain and is cheaper than a rental if you look around. I am sure you'll go back and watch it again.
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I was very keen to get my hands on a copy of the 1998 Lost IN Space movie. Its starts of so well but unfortunately half way through, the plot line sinks into neigh oblivion - sorry. However, before the death of the main plot we get to enjoy the sumptuous performance of Matt Lablanc - core! Forget 'Joey' in the Friends sitcom; this is the best performance Matt has ever turn out! He plays 'Major West' and is just so rugged and handsome and dangerous and funny and delivers those monosylibilic 'side-of-beef' one liners with nonchalant fun and authority; easily the 'Tough-guy' of the year performance. Also the adorable lad who plays young Will, achieves the rare distinction of being charming big-screen child. And of course (before he's scrapped) the newly designed ROBOT is a great on screen presence and fills in the gaps and moves the story along nicely.
A good watch for the three positive above reasons alone - but could have been and should have been much better, leaving the door open for a couple of sequels. A good by and the deal was a steal from Amazon. ;0))

Now, when and who is going to do the all new remake of .......VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA!............
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Michael J. Atkins on 2 July 2014
Format: DVD
I am slowly replacing my old videos with DVDs. This film version of a beloved TV series when I was a child is a disappointment. Apart from a good in-character performance from the Dr, the whole is not that good. Whatever is the opposite of "the icing on the cake" "(the poo on my shoe"?), the DVD version is also of poor picture quality.
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By Mr. F. Colubriale on 12 April 2015
Format: Blu-ray
If you love this film then it is worth buying the Blu ray as the special effects stand out from the moment the film starts to the end of the film, I was really impressed how this film has been transferred to Blu Ray. The sound is crystal clear and loud. I though I would write about picture quality and sound as a lot of reviews spend too much time going on telling you the film when you already know what the film is about and not the important bits which what the picture quality and sound are like so that you can make your own mind up as to whether you should buy it or not.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By I. R. Barnes VINE VOICE on 12 Nov. 2010
Format: Blu-ray
Anyone familiar with the original camp and colourful 60's Irwin Allen TV series will realise that this big-budget movie update is a million miles away from it!

The basic premise however is the same, essentially a sci-fi version of Swiss Family Robinson, where the 'Robinson' family set out into space on a scientific mission only to become, well, er...lost!

Directed by Stephen Hopkins who has helmed a variety of hits and misses over the years from the horror of Nightmare on Elm Street 5 and The Reaping to the action-fest of Predator 2 and thrillers Blown Away, The Ghost and The Darkness and the very under-rated Judgement Night as well as producing the critically acclaimed series 24.

There was quite a considerable amount of hype for the release of Lost in Space, particularly the big-name cast with Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Mimi Rogers, Heather Graham and Matt LeBlanc's first major film role. Gary Oldman has fun playing the over-the-top evil Dr. Smith, William Hurt is always reliable and LeBlanc makes a surprisingly good action star, even if he is still 'Joey'!

The production design and special effects in this movie are excellent and the action runs at break-neck speed. The opening space battle sequence is of particular note, but there's also an impressive crash sequence and the climactic high speed escape through a disintegrating planet is pretty awesome!

There are still a few nods to the original series though, there's a bit of campiness, thankfully not too much, and the robot from the series is reconstructed to resemble the original design and speaks with a similar voice, even uttering the famous line "Danger Will Robinson!
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