DVD - 2010
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This story of a technological paradise suddenly turned nightmare is a genuine shocker. For $1,000 a day, vacationers can indulge whims at the "theme park" called Westworld where the gunhands and dance-hall girls are all robots programmed to serve the guests' violent and lustful fantasies--until something goes wrong with their circuitry.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Turner Entertainment : Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., [2010]
Copyright Date: ©1973
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Apr 04, 2018

Over time, forgot that Crichton’s amusement park consisted of Westworld (the American Old West), Medievalworld (medieval Europe), and Romanworld (the ancient Roman city of Pompeii), think adult scifi versions of “Fantasy Island 1977” or Disney World’s different theme parks in Orlando. Agree with everyone who commented that the material was dated, see appending note. However, it is also amazing to compare how much the computing technology and sci-fi androids have evolved over the years. As a sequel to the film, watch the Special features: 48 minutes of 1980 "Beyond Westworld" TV series pilot “Westworld Destroyed," which exposed the ideologue behind the disaster in the Yul Brynner movie.

Note: Dated? It was released as a motion picture in 1973, same year IBM introduced the Winchester disk drive with 30 MB capacity, all computer monitors used monochrome VDTs, stereo power amplifiers were powered with vacuum tubes, first Star Wars film was released 4 years later in 1977, flat panel TV/monitors were not affordable until after 2000 …

Aug 10, 2017

Mediocre movie. We don't have cable so it was okay to kill an evening. Enjoyed Yul Brynner in the King and I and in Seven Samurai, but he was wooden in this. Writing could have been better.

Jul 23, 2017

Another stupid movie where ALL the protagonists are male. The only women are female robot sex slaves or free prostitutes available for use by the males.

Michael Crichton was a total misogynist who believed in male supremacy and it is reflected in this silly film.

Jun 01, 2017

"Westworld", 1973, was the creation of the marvelously talented Michael Crichton. The movie was way ahead of its time. The concept of vast arrays of computers controlling artificial creations is well within our modern concept of possibility. But 1973 was long before the PC. Watching real people interacting with computerized horses, women, snakes would have stretched people's imagination in 1973. As for the stars here, I was never impressed with James Brolin or Richard Benjamin. But Yul Brynner is the real star here. He looked very taught and mechanical in his movements. He dominated every scene he was in. I don't think we ever took our eyes off him whenever he was on screen. Yul always had a look of imperiousness. The Russian-born Brynner took over whoever and whatever was around him.
No one was going to dominate Yul in any scene. His only drawback was being a short statured man. Sadly, Yul died at the age of 65 from lung cancer caused by cigarettes. Before his death, Brynner made a television commercial dedicated to the stupidity of smoking cigarettes.

Jan 19, 2017

I really like the concept of Westworld and Michael Crichton is a terrific writer. Yul Brynner was good as the psychopathic gunslinger too. But the movie was way too dated for me to enjoy.

Nov 26, 2016

For some reason I thought I was getting the first season of the 2016 show instead of this 1973 movie. But it wasn't bad; had an interesting premise.

Feb 12, 2016

I've always loved this movie, but i just watched it for the third time and it seemed a little dated. i kept thinking how great it would be as a remake and then i read bdls206' comment about a remake happening in 2011. Did I blink and miss it? I still recommend this movie.

May 02, 2015

Fun movie even though the watcher has to ignore the fact it's Richard Benjamin he's watching.

Apr 26, 2015

Substitute dinosaurs for robot cowboys and you have "Jurassic Park," which was also written by Michael Crichton. Yul Brynner is great. Followed by an obscure, lousy sequel called "Future World."

Feb 26, 2015

It was fun to see this movie again after only having its memories in the recesses of my mind as a young guy. Don't waste your time watching the 'bonus episode' of Beyond Westworld which is included on the Blu Ray but do take time to watch the special feature chronicling the making of Westworld and interviewing Micheal Crichton.

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A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.


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Chief Supervisor: We aren't dealing with ordinary machines here. These are highly complicated pieces of equipment.
Chief Supervisor: Almost as complicated as living organisms. In some cases, they have been designed by other computers. We don't know exactly how they work.

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