Lawnmower Man / Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace - (Import DVD)
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A double bill of classic S/FX movies. In 'Lawnmower Man', when simple-minded gardener Jobe Smith (Jeff Fahey) becomes the subject of Dr Angelo's (Pierce Brosnan) 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 meglomaniac who has visions of God... Famous for its innovative computer-generated special effects sequences, 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' 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.
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