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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A science fiction classic
I first saw Westworld in my childhood and it stuck in the mind. This is a classic 'holiday from hell' movie - with a major difference - as it's about an escapist theme park populated by robots. 'Delos' is sufficiently remote (based in the desert) and for $1,000 per day it offers wealthy tourists the opportunity to indulge in a choice of 3 fantasy environments - Westworld,...
Published on 23 Feb 2010 by LXIX

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3.0 out of 5 stars Fun Film - Ok Release
Westworld is a fun film, but the DVD is a let down. Based in the future, the film focuses on a theme park called Westworld, where vacationers, for $ 1000 a day, put on their cowboy gear and become part of a perfect recreation of the Old West. They can bust up a bar, drop in on a brothel and break out of jail. The town is populated by androids, programmed never to harm the...
Published on 13 May 2009 by Elizabeth Dunne


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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A science fiction classic, 23 Feb 2010
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This review is from: Westworld [DVD] [1973] (DVD)
I first saw Westworld in my childhood and it stuck in the mind. This is a classic 'holiday from hell' movie - with a major difference - as it's about an escapist theme park populated by robots. 'Delos' is sufficiently remote (based in the desert) and for $1,000 per day it offers wealthy tourists the opportunity to indulge in a choice of 3 fantasy environments - Westworld, Medieval World and Roman World. Our two main characters opt for Westworld and for the first 2 days enjoy the stereotypical trappings of the frontier in 1880: gunfights (which they're guaranteed to win), salon girls (yes, believe it or not but it's open season on these electronic women), a run in with the sheriff and, of course, a large bar room brawl.

Slowly but surely things start to go wrong as minor malfunctions increase. Eventually the beaks running the show behind discreet monitors lose control and all hell breaks loose. Yul Brynner is excellent here as the stoic, mean, homicidal machine and a classic chase ensues.

Morally, there's a strong undertone of the dangers of messing with technology. Out of control robots and artificial intelligence have been done before, but considering that this was made in 1973, it's a classic in its originality.

Westworld is rather short at 85 minutes and apart from a trailer there's no extras here on the DVD, however, it's vintage science fiction and is thoroughly recommended.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Before Terminator, 13 Dec 2008
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M. Dowden (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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Nowadays if you ask someone to name a film that has a robot shaped as a man that kills, people will say Terminator. Long before then though this fantastic movie had been made. In a special complex people can live out their dreams in Medieval World, Roman World, or West World. You can kill the robots and live out your fantasies (including sexual) with these androids. But what happens when they start to go wrong?

In an ideal holiday complex things are just about to go drastically wrong. With the androids going out of control the holidaymakers find that they are playing for their lives. Yul Brynner is excellent as the resolute killing android cowboy.

Although most people must have seen this film at some stage, it is always good to watch again and again. I have heard ruomours for a few years now that this is going to be re-made, but whether that will happen or not, we'll just have to wait and see.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a classic!, 26 May 2012
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Mr. M. K. Johnson (Norwich,England) - See all my reviews
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I saw this film many years ago,and have always been a fan of science fiction!This is a classic-a must-have for science-fiction fans!I have seen tis again and again,and am glad to have this in my personal library of D,V.D's!Thank You Amazon for helping me get what I really wanted-a true classic!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent film, a must see, 12 May 2013
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yul bryner in his second to last film this time a spine chilling thriller which has a dramatic twist to it will have you on the edge of your seat!!! yul is superb, i couldnt wait to get the blu-ray version which has an interview/behind the scenes making.of
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cool, 9 May 2012
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could not remember the story so good, but its cheesy in a good way! Enjoyed every second of this classic movie, a must have for the collector!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Delos is the vacation of the future......, 4 April 2011
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Spike Owen "John Rouse Merriott Chard" (Birmingham, England.) - See all my reviews
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Westworld is written and directed by Michael Crichton and stars Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin and James Brolin. Story is set in the near future at an amusement park, no ordinary amusement park, tho. Here there are three worlds, Western, Medieval and Roman, where for $1,000 a day the clients can act out their fantasies in worlds alive with androids brilliantly made to look and act like human beings. But one day something goes wrong, there's a glitch and the androids fail to respond to their programming...

A monstrously great set up makes for a fine piece of sci-fi cinema. True enough to say that it needed a far better director than Crichton to fully realise the potential on offer, both visually and thematically, but Westworld manages to overcome the directors failings and reward the patient viewer. Seeping with bleak overtones as the scientists force technology to over reach itself, the film is propelled forward by a clinically robotic performance from Bryner as an android gunslinger. Clearly riffing on his character Chris Adams from The Magnificent Seven, Bryner is a perfect fit for a seemingly unstoppable force, cold dead shark eyes and fluid in the walk, he's a memorable sci-fi bad guy. Around him the rest of the cast are only adequate, but in a film revolving around androids looking like humans it's barely an issue. The effects used for the androids POV are effective, as is the reveal of what lays beneath the skin, while the finale plays out with pace and no little excitement.

Very much a forerunner to The Terminator, and even Predator, Westworld belies its 70s exterior to reveal an intelligent and potent little shocker. 7/10
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yul never be the same, 25 Sep 2005
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bernie "xyzzy" (Arlington, Texas) - See all my reviews
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Theme parks get more sophisticated. Now instead of faking it with actors, the people at Delos have come up with the ultimate getaway; they have created several theme parks of which one is called "Westworld" and use robots instead. They can take real bullets and be repaired. As a side interest they also have other realistic body parts.
To this theme park comes Peter Martin (Richard Benjamin) for a little R&R. At first he is a little shy then he actually gets into things. Everyone is having a great time.
Unknown to the guests Delos is experiencing an anomaly with its system. It seems that in spite off all the fail safes a guest gets shot. Then everything snowballs out of control. The most out of controlest is a robot gun slinger that looks an awful lot like Yul Brynner.
You feel that you are there. So what can you do?
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22 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun Film - Ok Release, 13 May 2009
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This review is from: Westworld [DVD] [1973] (DVD)
Westworld is a fun film, but the DVD is a let down. Based in the future, the film focuses on a theme park called Westworld, where vacationers, for $ 1000 a day, put on their cowboy gear and become part of a perfect recreation of the Old West. They can bust up a bar, drop in on a brothel and break out of jail. The town is populated by androids, programmed never to harm the customers, but the droids are evolving...
This film is certainly one for the boys and a fun take on the Western Genre. The DVD has only one extra - the original trailer. The film is presented in 2.35:1 Widescreen. The transfer is typical for a film of this period, with signs of grain and slight damage here and there. Detail is good and contrast is above average. Soundtrack is adequate in Stereo; it's a 70's movie, so a 5.1 remix would be limited.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd great, 28 Jan 2013
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yul bryner great looking great in this fim exciting well made scenes brilliant go get a copy ull enjoy it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Westworld [DVD] [1973], 15 Jun 2014
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Westworld [DVD] [1973] Movie classic! Enjoyed it just as much as the first time I saw it! Decent quality picture quality.
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