This listing is for The Lawnmower Man Unrated Director's Cut LaserDisc LD (1992) (Uncut) 75896.
Street Date: 26/08/1992
Publisher: Columbia Tri-Star Video
Price: 39.95 USD
Length: 141 min.
Picture: Pan & Scan
The Lawnmower Man is a 1992 science-fiction action-horror film directed by Brett Leonard and written by Leonard and Gimel Everett. The film is supposedly an adaptation of the Stephen King short story of the same name, but aside from a single scene, the two are completely different. The film stars Jeff Fahey as Jobe Smith, a simple-minded gardener, and Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Lawrence Angelo, the scientist who decides to experiment on him.
The film was originally titled Stephen King's The Lawnmower Man, but King successfully sued the producers for attaching his name to the film and stated in court documents that the film "bore no meaningful resemblance" to his story. An earlier short film, also titled The Lawnmower Man, is a more faithful adaptation of the short story. It was directed by Jim Gonis in 1987. A sequel, Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace, was released in 1996, with Austin O'Brien as the only returning actor from the original film.
LaserDisc (LD) is a home video format and the first commercial optical disc storage medium, initially licensed, sold, and marketed as MCA DiscoVision (also known as simply "DiscoVision") in North America in 1978. Although the format was capable of offering higher-quality video and audio than its consumer rivals, the VHS and Betamax videocassette systems, LaserDisc never managed to gain widespread use in North America, largely due to high costs for the players and video titles themselves and the inability to record TV programming. It also remained a largely obscure format in Europe and Australia. By contrast, the format was much more popular in Japan and in the more affluent regions of Southeast Asia, such as Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia, being the prevalent rental video medium in Hong Kong during the 1990s. Its superior video and audio quality did make it a somewhat popular choice among videophiles and film enthusiasts during its lifespan.
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