Matt is back! This week Analog Jones reviews a dizzying trip in our Dark City (1998) VHS Movie Review.

Quick Facts

Directed by Alex Proyas (The Crow)
Produced by Andrew Mason and Alex Proyas
Screenplay by Alex Proyas, Lem Dobbs, and David S. Goyer (Blade)
Story by Alex Proyas

Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release date: February 27, 1998
Budget: $27 million
Box office: $27.2 million

Starring
Rufus Sewell
Kiefer Sutherland
Jennifer Connelly
Richard O'Brien
Ian Richardson
William Hurt

VHS Box Description

Welcome to a world where mystery and madness collide. From the director of The Crow comes a futuristic thriller that's "a dark and dazzling sci-fi mind-bender!" (Mason Wood CBS-TV)

When John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell, Dangerous Beauty) awakens in a strange hotel room, he finds that he is wanted for a series of brutal murders. The problem is he can't remember a thing. Pursued by the police and haunted by The Strangers, mysterious beings who possess the ability to stop time and alter reality, he seeks to unravel the twisted riddle of his identity. But in a city where reality is the ultimate illusion, discovering the truth could be fatal.

Also starring Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, and William Hurt, Dark City is an "astonishing visual and dramatic triumph!" (Roger Ebert, Siskel & Ebert)

Dark City Trailers

Movieline Magazine Promo
Pleasantville
Rush Hour
Blade
The Wedding Singer
Mr. Nice Guy
Woo
Palmetto

Top 10 Grossing Movies in Feb 1998

1 The Wedding Singer $80,245,725
2 Sphere $37,020,277
3 The Borrowers $22,619,589
4 The Replacement Killers $19,204,929
5 Dark City $14,378,331
6 Blues Brothers $14,051,384
7 Senseless $12,874,899
8 Krippendorf's Tribe $7,571,115
9 Caught Up $6,754,958
10 Palmetto $5,878,911

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