Philadelphia Experiment [Blu-ray] [US Import]
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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.
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.
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
The 2012 remake I watched as I had some extra time but have since asked myself why? didn't I have some paint to watch drying? It really isn't very good, and is obviously a made for some US video channel film only meant to fill time on the schedule.
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i saw this back in the eighties and enjoyed it and havent seen it in years.
all looks very dated but then what do you expect ?. Read more
Very two good dvds about the Philadelphia Experiment [1984-2012]Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this for my father who has it on video but the player broke! He is thrilled with it as he did not think he would be able to see it again. Excellent price too!Published 9 months ago by Teri B