Before there was Jurassic Park, there was Westworld for the horror of a theme park that goes completely wrong. The robotic vacation resort turned against the guests in 1972. But in 1976, the owners of the park reopened it for Futureworld. They swore the bugs had been worked out. But did they really fix the out of control cowboy that looks like Yul Brynner? Futureworld is now coming into the future with a Blu-ray release on March 26. This was another of the exciting Peter Fonda films that seemed to play late night on TV back in the late ’70s. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:
BRING HOME THIS ULTIMATE SCIENCE FICTION CULT MOVIE CLASSIC
IN STORES EVERYWHERE ON MARCH 26, 2013 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
Do you remember that disaster at Delos a few years ago when the Westworld robots went out of control and killed a few guests? Well, the entire resort has now been rebuilt and redesigned to be completely fail-safe.
To combat the lingering adverse publicity, Duffy, the Delos representative, has offered the IMC Communication Network exclusive rights to the “new” Delos story. Tracy Ballard (Blythe Danner), the network’s top commentator, has been assigned the story with Chuck Browning (Peter Fonda), the newspaper reporter who broke the original Westworld disaster story. But as Tracy and Chuck’s private tour starts, they get the feeling the entire resort might not be as safe as Delos thinks…
Joe Corey is the author of “The Seven Secrets of Great Walmart People Greeters.” This is the last how to get a job book you’ll ever need. He was Associate Producer of the documentary “Moving Midway.” He’s worked as local crew on several reality shows including Candid Camera, American’s Most Wanted, Extreme Makeover Home Edition and ESPN’s Gaters. He’s been featured on The Today Show and CBS’s 48 Hours. Dom DeLuise once said, “Joe, you look like an axe murderer.” He was in charge of research and programming at the Moving Image Archive.