The Philadelphia Experiment 2012

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In 1943, a secret government project attempted to create a cloaking device that would make warships invisible. But during the first test, the USS Eldridge successfully vanished... and could not be found again. 70 years later, the Navy destroyer momentarily reappears on a Pennsylvania runway allowing the sole surviving crewman to escape and a local lawman to board. What is behind a sinister reactivation of the project? Where will the massive ship materialize next? And what will become of two men trapped in a time/space catastrophe? Nicholas Lea (Kyle XY), Michael Paré (of the original film), Ryan Robbins (Falling Skies), Emilie Ullerup (Sanctuary), Gina Holden (Saw 3D), and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) star in this electrifying remake of the 80s hit about the allegedly true military operation known as The Philadelphia Experiment. Includes bonus film! Watch it from where is all started with the cult 1984 Philadelphia Experiment, starring Michael Paré.

Starring:
Nicholas Lea, Emilie Ullerup
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Starring Nicholas Lea, Emilie Ullerup, Gina Holden, Michael Pare, Ryan Robbins
Director Paul Ziller
Studio ANCHOR BAY
Rental release 14 January 2013
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on 18 May 2014
Format: Blu-ray
This is not a remake of the original film for those who actually saw it, but rather one that builds upon the myth of the incident known as the Philadelphia Experiment. In the superior 1984 film, 2 sailors transport to the future, not the entire ship.

In modern times, a private company contracted to the military recreates the magnetic flux from the first experiment (actually I thought it was radar, but who cares). They managed to make the WWII destroyer appear in Pennsylvania. Lt. Bill Gardner from 1943 (Nicholas Lea) leaves the ship in 2012...in the same town where he lived. His granddaughter's boyfriend happens to enter the ship and get trapped on it. This coincidence was less believable than the magnetic field which can transport huge objects through space and time. Oh BTW for some poorly explained reason, the government wants Bill dead which leads to ridiculous conflict between people who both want to make the problem go away.

The special effects were CG and at times worse than others. The film incorporates the myth the men were trapped inside metal bulkheads. Bill adjusts to modern times fairly well, something they could of had more fun with, if they hired a comedy writer.

Parental Guide: No f-bombs, sex, or nudity.
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The first Film was okay and one could image that the experiment although improbable could possibly happen, possibly. The second film of the same name however proved that the script writers and associates had not read or seen the original film in that he USS Eldridge actually reappeared eventually back in the same place and year that it disappeared from. That said, then how come the second film mentioned that it never reappeared and was lost? Shouldn't the title have been The Philadelphia Experiment Revisited or something along those lines? And why did they say that the ship vanished in 1943 and was lost. Was the ship supposed to be stuck in a time limbo or elsewhere in the esoterical nether regions of the space-time continuum? Der!!

What kind of muncho-head, be it a cop or otherwise, would go up to an oddly sparkling lightning-zapping old navy ship stuck in the middle of the runway of a small airport and try to touch it without contacting the headquarters first. Another Der for the script writers. as for the undercover man who continually tried to kill the Eldridge crew-man, well that seemed a bit lame. I would have thought that the crew-man would be more likely brought in for questioning instead as to provide vital information regarding his part in the experiment. But it all turned out in the end and all the bits and bobs loose ends were laced up together rather quickly so as not to cost the film studio too much in the end, if rather awkwardly.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Graeme on 7 Sept. 2014
Format: DVD
I don't often write reviews but having spent an hour and a half that I'll never get back, I felt compelled. Many of the reviews quote the original 1980's version so don't be swayed, this is a completely different bucket of rotting fish. Completely unbelievable and badly edited with unbelievable characters (especially the baddies, not even the American government is that stupid!). Forget this film was ever made and spend your 85 minutes on something meaningful instead.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Judy Deykin on 15 Feb. 2014
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I bought this for my partner who remembers the original back in the 70's and it was great to see not only that one again but also the new version. Both are well worth the money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ColS on 27 Aug. 2014
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Very good CD enjoyed watching it,
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Good value for the money. Look forward to watching it. I have been looking forward to seeing this again.
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By Jade Elvy on 22 May 2015
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Really good value for both discs. The older movie was soooo much better than the updated version.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Martin Williams on 28 Feb. 2014
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Not seen this film since the 80's and thought it was brill, then there was a sequal.
Didn't know there was a remake, not seen these yet.
But anyone buying one who doesn't know, I would recommend the 80's one
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