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#4605040 - 08/03/22 11:08 AM Phillip K. Dick film adaptations  
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There are four that I can think of:

Blade Runner

Total Recall

A Scanner Darkly

Paycheck

Am I missing any others? The first two are classics and will still be remembered 20 years from now while the last two came and went and were quickly forgotten about.


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#4605045 - 08/03/22 12:21 PM Re: Phillip K. Dick film adaptations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Minority Report. Decent movie.


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#4605048 - 08/03/22 01:01 PM Re: Phillip K. Dick film adaptations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Thanks for that! I should not have forgotten about Minority Report. It’s a pretty good movie with a great performance by Max von Sydow.

edit: Gah! I just realized as well that the movie was released 20 years ago. Time is really flying by us.

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#4605049 - 08/03/22 01:07 PM Re: Phillip K. Dick film adaptations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Thanks for that! I should not have forgotten about Minority Report. It’s a pretty good movie with a great performance by Max von Sydow.


Did Max von Sydow ever do a bad performance?


I think the best ones have already been mentioned, but to add to the list, Screamers. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114367/

#4605054 - 08/03/22 01:40 PM Re: Phillip K. Dick film adaptations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I wasn't expecting to enjoy A Scanner Darkly but I was pleasantly surprised.

I've not seen Paycheck, I'll add it to my watch list.

The other 2 I've watched multiple times of course.


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#4605055 - 08/03/22 01:43 PM Re: Phillip K. Dick film adaptations [Re: wormfood]  
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Originally Posted by wormfood



I think the best ones have already been mentioned, but to add to the list, Screamers. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114367/



I'll have to check this one out. I've heard from others that this is a sci-fi cult classic which supposedly influenced the reimagined Battlestar Galactica.


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#4605237 - 08/06/22 08:30 AM Re: Phillip K. Dick film adaptations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Never heard of Paycheck, I will search it out if I can. Screamers - didn't enjoy that.

As far as Minority Report & actor's performances, I think I would have hugely preferred Colin Farrell to be in the lead role. He just has more of a relatable presence and a more subtle range.


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#4605941 - 08/14/22 05:24 PM Re: Phillip K. Dick film adaptations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Impostor. I wasn’t very impressed by it, though.


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Originally Posted by NH2112
Impostor. I wasn’t very impressed by it, though.



Never heard of this one so I looked it up. It had some well known actors in the cast like Gary Sinise and Vincent D'Onofrio but judging by the few video clips i saw it looked pretty low budget.


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#4606208 - 08/17/22 06:10 PM Re: Phillip K. Dick film adaptations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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"Paycheck" was decent and I don't much care for Ben Affleck. He was well suited for the movie, though. I have seen all the films in the list, but I was not able to finish "A Scanner Darkly." Too many drug references for me.

#4618934 - 01/18/23 07:07 PM Re: Phillip K. Dick film adaptations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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re DM I think screamers was great .. but should have been made into a better film

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Originally Posted by Catfish
re DM I think screamers was great .. but should have been made into a better film


For me "Screamers" is a perfect case of a film that had a great premise but the low budget and low production values hurt it.


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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Catfish
re DM I think screamers was great .. but should have been made into a better film


For me "Screamers" is a perfect case of a film that had a great premise but the low budget and low production values hurt it.


Agreed. I think it came out pretty good for such a low budget B movie.

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I was pretty harsh on "Screamers," giving it 1/2 star out of four.

Shame, too, because there was something interesting buried in there--not a pun, either.

#4620981 - 02/17/23 03:35 PM Re: Phillip K. Dick film adaptations [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Does man in the high castle count, since not a film ?

First season was ok, I think I gave up at 2nd after a few episodes.


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