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Futuristic action feature. When the wife of hard-nosed cop Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson) is killed by zombie-like creatures known as 'trancers', he goes after the criminal using psychic powers to control them, Martin Whistler (Michael Stefani), in the Angel City of 2247. But Jack is forced to pursue his target through time as Whistler travels back to 1985 in an attempt to take control of their present city. Will Jack be able to gain his revenge before Whistler eliminates all the future governors of LA from existence?

Starring:
Richard Herd, Anne Seymour
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_18_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 16 minutes
Starring Richard Herd, Anne Seymour, Art La Fleur, Tim Thomerson, Telma Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Michael Stefani
Director Charles Band
Genres Horror, Science Fiction
Studio FILM 2000
Rental release Not currently released
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 16 minutes
Starring Richard Herd, Anne Seymour, Art La Fleur, Tim Thomerson, Telma Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Michael Stefani
Director Charles Band
Genres Horror, Science Fiction
Studio Lace DVD
Rental release 24 November 2014
Main languages English

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By still searching TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 Dec. 2007
Format: DVD
Fifty-cent Sci-Fi with a nod to The Terminator and Blade Runner; features a criminally underused Tim Thomerson and an early outing for Helen Hunt. Despite the budget director Band makes the most of his two `stars' and the plot, involving time travel, murderous zombie henchman and a washed up alcoholic baseball star, provides ample entertainment to keep even the most po-faced critic happy - its funny too! The set design is also sufficiently retro to more than satisfy fans of fifties Sci-Fi classics. One of those gems you'll return to time and again!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Alex on 31 Dec. 2003
Format: DVD
His name is Deth. He hunts Trancers. Even in shoulder pads.
Apart from the frightning assumption that there will be an eighties revival in the 23rd century this is a jolly fun outing for Thomerson and Hunt.
Both look good and despite the low budget give convincing performances. Good fun is had by all without losing any of the integrity or drama.
A worthy film that perhaps does not get the recognition it deserves.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ben30 on 9 Mar. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
finally the classic sci-fi 80's film is finally on blu-ray in beautiful 1:78:1 widescreen transfer
and i tell you what the picture quality looks amazing, very clear & sharp plus a new 5.1 Master audio mix
which does boost the sound quality big time
much better audio & picture quality than the old dvd release which was in 1:33:1 fullscreen format anyway

this review is about the comparisons between the 88films blu-ray and the Full moon featurres blu-ray
first of all the U.S. Full moon features blu-ray is ALL REGIONS anyway
so if your big fan of Trancers you can buy the U.S. blu-ray version anyway
the special features on the U.S. version is
a new 15min retrospective featurette CYBERCRIME
new interviews with Tim Thomerson, Charles band & Danny Bilson/Paul de meo only
no interview with Helen Hunt or Actor Art Lefeur unfortunately
a TV promo featurette with Tim thomerson, Helen Hunt & Megan ward recorded in 1990, only goes for 3-4mins
Complete trancers CITY OF LOST ANGELS segment,
which is the lost 25min sequel filmed in 1988 but never officially released to the public until now
the footage looks Digitally remastered only, not sure what the screen ratio is i think it's 1:78:1 widescreen but not sure
there's also a Photo still Gallery, and a new Audio commentary by Tim thomerson & Charles band

the 88FILMS blu-ray has the same HD transfer as the Full moon features
88FILMS also has the same special features as the U.S.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Oct. 2010
Format: DVD
Any real fan of low-budget sci-fi and horror has to have a soft spot in his heart for Charles Band, the crown prince of B-movies who is perhaps best known for the Puppet Master [DVD] series, and 1985's Trancers is one of the films that helped put him on the proverbial map. This film, packed with quotable cheesy lines, some gloriously bad acting, and oftentimes laughable special effects, went on to inspire multiple sequels - but the biggest thought this movie inspired in my head was "Man, Helen Hunt was pretty hot back in 1985." In fact, Hunt's character's inexplicable attraction to clumsy, middle-aged oafs from the future had me wishing someone could transport me back in time to that year, as well. What's Trooper Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson) got that I don't have? Oh, yeah - a watch that can stop time for ten incredibly long seconds and a mission to kill Whistler's mother's son. Whistler, of course, is the evil genius who killed Deth's wife and has now gone back in time three centuries to 1985 to kill the ancestors of the three Council members who run Angel City. You know the old saying - if you can't beat `em, go back in time and kill their great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfathers (and, of course, be sure to tell them exactly what your plan is in advance, especially if they think you're already dead and no longer a threat to them).

I guess I should explain that "trancers" are the murderous, weak-minded slaves (or "squids," in 23rd century parlance) whom Whistler has put in a trance - they do his bidding until they're killed (or "singed"), at which point they spontaneously combust radioactively for no apparent reason.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Sept. 2003
Format: DVD
Charles Band's low-budget gem creaks into the 21st century. It's a budget title for a reason, as the DVD transfer looks like its been taken from a well-used rental video copy and, despite being a "proper" movie, is presented here only in 4:3 full screen format. Technological disappoinments aside, Trancers is still an enjoyable, cheap and cheerful B-movie, featuring a time-travelling Tim Thomerson and a pre-fame Helen Hunt dressed in a Santa outfit. It's daft and dated and looks like it was made for about sixpence, but it's extremely likeable and, for some reason, just works. It also spawned 4 sequels, each one worse than the last.
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