Riverworld

Riverworld

DVD - 2010
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Riverworld is a mysterious and treacherous land where every human who died between the years 99,000 BC and 2200 AD has been resurrected on the banks of a colossal river. It is on the riverbank where a team bands together to try to unravel how and why they've arrived here, while coming face-to-face with some of the most dangerous people in history.
Published: Universal City, Calif. : Vivendi Entertainment, 2010.
Branch Call Number: DVD F RIV
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (175 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: River world [videorecording]

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isaachar
May 23, 2018

Riverworld is one of those rare pilots to get two chances as an ongoing series in a decade. The first was all the way back in 2003 featuring Brad Johnson. It didn't have a very high budget and felt very dated at its release, as if it belonged in the 90's. This one (2009) had a better budget, better special effects, and better writing and acting. Yet it suffered the same fate, as a pilot to a TV show that was never picked up. Fans of the Philip Jose Farmer book series will probably prefer this version, though neither reach anything close to the overall story in the books. If you haven't read the books, I would recommend reading them before viewing either TV releases. You'll get the full story, and a better appreciation for Farmer's epic.

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hammer59
Aug 06, 2014

Classic story of good vs evil, presented in an entirely original format that no other film has remotely achieved. I have not seen a film that is as imaginative in years.

SOLID storyline, apt performances from virtually unknown but unforgettable actors....this creative masterpiece is way long, but I wished it was even longer!

This is a thinking persons film...open minded and not swayed by the crap that most films present in the quest for box office receipts. Despite the primary "Sci-Fi" genre it fits well into, there is much more of a human interest angle that is poignant and entertaining.

This isn't some low budget attempt at movie making, but qualifies to be called a film. I salute the visionary in our precious library system to make this epic available!

aaa5756 Sep 28, 2012

This wasn't the worst movie I've ever seen, it is far from being good. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

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foreverlove1997 Jan 02, 2013

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MathiasNorthwind
Dec 05, 2015

Other: not on list to place on hold!!!

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