Christopher Walken  Actor Natalie Wood  Actor Louise Fletcher  Actor Cliff Robertson  Actor Jordan Christopher  Actor


MPAA Rating: PG
Contains:Violence,Brief Nudity,Nudity,Adult Situations,Not For Children,Adult Language,Profanity

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UPC: 883929003396

Studio: Warner Home Video

MPAA Rating: PG   Contains:[Violence, Brief Nudity, Nudity, Adult Situations, Not For Children, Adult Language, Profanity]

Summary: Natalie Wood made her last screen appearance in Brainstorm; in fact, she died before the film was completed, necessitating extensive rewrites. Wood's character is secondary to the one played by Christopher Walken. A research scientist, Walken has been experimenting with a revolutionary brain-reading device. This wondrous machine is able to read a person's thought processes and translate these to videotape. When Walken wants to study the brainwaves of his late partner Louise Fletcher, he finds himself seriously at odds with his superiors-not to mention several ominous-looking government types, headed by Cliff Robertson. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Category: Thriller

Features: Theatrical trailer


Format: DVD

Release Date: 02/03/2009

Audio: DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1

Runtime: 106 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English

Subtitles: English,French

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Disc #1 -- Brainstorm
1. Focusing Credits [2:10]
2. Testing on the Move [4:00]
3. Guinea Monkey [2:45]
4. Success [3:27]
5. Knock My Socks Off [2:52]
6. Thrill-Seeking [5:08]
7. Demo-Vision [5:31]
8. The Party [3:09]
9. My Project [5:27]
10. Do It for Science [1:48]
11. Scenes From a Marriage [4:46]
12. Gift of Me [7:25]
13. Halm More Than He Was [:50]
14. Heart Attack [4:18]
15. Lillian's Tape [6:04]
16. Toxic and Tender [3:08]
17. Promise Me [4:14]
18. Hostile Takeover [2:50]
19. Project Brainstorm [2:53]
20. Psychotic Episode [4:08]
21. Vacation Deception [5:26]
22. Breaking and Entering [3:32]
23. Alternate Routes [6:01]
24. Lillian's Voyage [4:43]
25. Look At the Stars [4:20]
26. End Credits [1:52]

Derek Armstrong

Anyone who has ever awoken from a vivid dream and walked around all day frustrated about having lost the details will appreciate the intriguing concept behind Douglas Trumbull's Brainstorm. Of course, with every major scientific breakthrough, there's a way to twist it to evil, and Brainstorm is at its spookiest when contemplating the psychotic loop that paralyzes the viewer when flooded with images that shouldn't be seen. For the most part, this visually dynamic film -- a nice complement to Trumbull's unequaled special effects resumé -- follows a familiar format, as the government infiltrates a well-meaning project, turning its developers into disenfranchised outsiders trying to quell the unfolding disaster. But this effects movie finds greater success with its human touches, which are fewer but well done, especially when it examines the collapsed marriage of Michael and Karen Brace. That relived snippets from their happier past can help mend their future is the triumphant realization of their work, and a darn romantic idea to boot. Those aware that Natalie Wood died during filming will search for noticeable gaps, but to the credit of the quintet of screenwriters, they achieve a smooth flow that makes for a dignified farewell. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Douglas Trumbull  Director 
Douglas Trumbull  Producer 
Robert Getchell  Screenwriter 
James Horner  Composer (Music Score) 
Lawrence B. Marcus  Screenwriter 
Philip Frank Messina  Screenwriter 
Bruce Joel Rubin  Screenwriter 
Robert Stitzel  Screenwriter 
Joel L. Freedman  Executive Producer 
Christopher Walken  Actor 
Natalie Wood  Actor 
Louise Fletcher  Actor 
Cliff Robertson  Actor 
Jordan Christopher  Actor 
Joe Dorsey  Actor 
Donald Hotton  Actor 
Alan Fudge  Actor 
Bill Morey  Actor 
Jason Lively  Actor 
Georgianne Walken  Actor 
Robyn Lively  Actor 
Nina Axelrod  Actor 
Desiree Ayres  Actor 
Roger Black  Actor 
Robert Bloodworth  Actor 
Charlie Briggs  Actor 
Jim Burk  Actor 
Keith Colbert  Actor 
John Gladstein  Actor 
Jack Harmon  Actor 
Herbert Hirschman  Actor 
Thomas Huff  Actor 
Darrell Larson  Actor 
Glen Lee  Actor 
Wallace Merck  Actor 
John Vidor  Actor 
Lou Walker  Actor 
David Wood  Actor 
Bill Couch  Actor 
John Hugh  Actor 

Country: USA