Rent Outland (1981)

3.3 of 5 from 94 ratings
1h 45min
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Synopsis:
Io, Jupiters innermost moon, hosts mining colony Con-Am 27, a high-tech hellhole. There Marshall William T. O'Niel (Sean Connery) probes some mysterious deaths among the miners. In pursuit of the truth, hes alone. In Outland, writer/director Peter Hyams depicts a chilling extension of todays corporation-driven world. Dehumanisation is vividly evoked in the environments of production designer Phillip Harrison and special effects wizard John Stears, Academy Award winner for his work on Thunderball and Star Wars.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Richard Roth
Writers:
Peter Hyams
Others:
John K Wilkinson, Robert W. Glass Jr., Robert M. Thirlwell, Robin Gregory
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
British Films, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/09/1998
Run Time:
105 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
Arabic, English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interactive Menus
  • Production Notes
  • Scene Access
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/05/2017
Run Time:
109 minutes
Languages:
Castilian Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Latin American Spanish
Subtitles:
Castillian, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Italian Hard of Hearing, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Commentary with Peter Hyams
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (2) of Outland

'High Noon' set in space ? - Outland review by RP

Spoiler Alert
20/08/2013

Sean Connery is not usually to be found in sc-fi films, yet here he is in 'Outland', set in a titanium mining colony on Io, one of the moons of Jupiter. He plays the role of Marshal O'Niel, head of security in what is essentially a semi-lawless sort of Wild West frontier mining town.

In fact there are so many similarities to a Western that the film has the reputation of being 'High Noon' set in space. And indeed, there are similarities - most obviously the shuttle arrival countdown clock.

With good acting support from Frances Sternhagen as Dr Lazarus (?!) this is an enjoyable romp as Connery comes under attack from armed baddies as he hunts for those supplying drugs to the miners.

All good fun, nice to see Mr Connery in a (for him) unusual role and despite the dated technology that inevitably haunts sci-fi films made 30+ years ago, this is a good watch.

I enjoyed it a lot - 4/5 stars, although that does seem a bit generous...

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High Noon In Space - Outland review by Big Bob

Spoiler Alert
28/09/2019

This film has a reputation for rather obvious High Noon references, and they are indeed immediately apparent. There is an underlying conspiracy plot in the film, but not a very obscure one, and it is revealed quite quickly.

Having said that, this is quite a well made and enjoyable film. Not particularly complicated to watch and not needing too much concentration, and I enjoyed it for the acting.

One bafflement exists in my mind though. Given Connery's accent and his screen wife's accent, why does their son have a broad American accent when he hasn't yet even been to Earth, let alone the USA?... Miscast.

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