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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:18 PM
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Just came across this interesting film - Equilibrium on FX, on now
Equilibrium (2002)
FX Mar 04 04:00pm Add to My Calendar
Movies, 120 Mins.
** (Rated R)

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In the future a government agent and a band of rebels battle a regime that uses a drug to suppress people's emotions. Adult Situations.

Cast: Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs, Angus MacFadyen, Sean Bean, Matthew Harbour, William Fichtner.
Director(s): Kurt Wimmer.
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FormerDittoHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:29 PM
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1. Sounds like a Dr. Who episode "The Sun Makers"...
Was it the "moons of pluto"? Where "the company" piped gas into the atomosphere to instill a sense of fear?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005U2KO/103-5231951...

(no DVD!)

The unusually satirical "The Sun Makers" finds the Doctor, Leela (Louise Jameson), and robot dog K9 involved in a struggle against capitalism-gone-mad at the outer limits of the solar system. With Earth exhausted, mankind has colonized Pluto and lives in six vast "megropoli" lit by artificial suns. These colonies are run by the Company, with drugged human "work units" slaving simply to pay their funeral expenses.

The final scene when the revolution over "The Company" succeeds is truly inspiring.

Also: remember that Star Trek TOS ("The Cloud City"?) where the people working in the mines were indirectly subjected to a (mine)gas which made them more emotional and considered inferior by those living in the city.
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:32 PM
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2. more 1984'ish
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:47 PM
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5. ...plus Fahrenheit 451-ish too..nt
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:44 PM
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3. VERY cool movie!
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adarling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:45 PM
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4. Awesome movie
it has been on HBO or Showtime recently as well. Christian Bale is awesome in it (as usual) and the fighting and visual effects take on the Matrix pretty well.
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:50 PM
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6. Complete with trailer ads for V for Vendetta
can't wait for that one
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chefgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:53 PM
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7. Love that movie
Im kind of a 'new release' junkie, and I rented it when it came out on DVD a few years ago. I had never heard of it, but I did like Christian Bale after seeing him in "American Psycho", so I figured, why not?

I was pleasantly surprised, and a little bit chilled to the bone, after watching it.
Hope you enjoy it!

-chef-
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:57 PM
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8. If you liked Equilibrium...
here's a trailer for Wimmer's next movie, ULTRAVIOLET:

http://tinyurl.com/8tak4
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:08 PM
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9. Thanks for the info
Its remarkable how many of these future-fascist state films are coming out. I wonder why :shrug:
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