The Lawnmower Man: Director's Cut/Lawnmower Man 2 DVD
Starring Jeff Fahey, Pierce Brosnan, Jenny Wright, Mark Bringleson, Geoffrey Lewis, Jeremy Slate, Dean Norris, Colleen Coffey, Jim Landis, Troy Evans, Patrick Bergin, Matt Frewer, Austin O'Brien, Ely Pouget, Camille Cooper, Kevin Conway, Patrick LaBrecque, Crystal Celeste Grant, Sean Parhm, Mathew Valencia
Directed by Brett Leonard
A double bill of 1990s sci-fi movies. In 'The Lawnmower Man' (1992), when simple-minded gardener Jobe Smith (Jeff Fahey) becomes the subject of Dr Angelo (Pierce Brosnan)'s experiments with brain power, he rapidly develops into a genius.
However, with his newfound intelligence Jeff begins to get ideas of his own about how the research should continue and soon transforms into an unmanageable megalomaniac who has visions of God...
Famous for its innovative computer-generated special effects sequences, the film was one of the first virtual reality thrillers and a direct influence upon such films as 'Virtuosity' and 'eXistenZ'.
In the sequel 'The Lawnmower Man 2 - Beyond Cyberspace' (1995) the hapless Jobe (Patrick Bergin, inheriting the role from Jeff Fahey) returns from the first film and convinces his doctor to hook him back up to the computer system that gave him a virtual alter ego.
The doctor wants Jobe to create a mammoth computer city/system in cyberspace thus bringing him many riches.
However, Jobe has plans of his own and wants the use of a special chip to decipher an encryption code which will allow him to control the world from inside cyberspace.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (15)
- EAN: 5050582806076
- Catalogue number: 8280607
- Studio: Universal Pictures
- Release date: 25/10/2010
- Genre: Science Fiction
- Colour: Colour