The Black HoleHD Closed Captioning
Open iTunes to preview, buy and download this film.
About the Film
The U.S.S. Cygnus is perched precariously at the edge of a black hole -- the vast, empty nothingness where space and time end. Anything that crosses its border enters a universe of the complete unknown. And so begins a story that only Disney's film magicians could tell. A story of robots and humanoids. Of human genius and madness. And a spectacular descent into nature's ultimate mystery -- The Black Hole.
The Black Hole - A trip back in time
A delight to find on iTunes at last, this Disney classic is in a league of its own. Existentialism and evisceration from The Mouse House? An ending that doesn't quite match the typical Hollywood formula? it's no wonder this film stuck in the memories of many kids expecting another Star Wars. This was something different, more challenging.
Now the kids have grown up, this is a fun trip down memory lane. Don't freak out if all you hear is music without images for the first five minutes - your film isn't defective, this is an overture by composer John Barry - The Black Hole was one of the last films to have one.
It's not a perfect film by any means; the first few minutes of clunky exposition soon give way to the fun and adventure we all remember and love.
An 80s classic, but not in HD?
No doubt this film only exists because Disney needed something to compete with Star Wars. Despite that, it's its own beast, with an interesting story and a great villain. Fantastic soundtrack too. Visually a little dated of course, but no so much as to get in the way of the story.
It's just too bad the iTunes UK version is SD, while the iTunes US version is in HD.
The Black Hole
itunes any chance you can make the HD version available to buy please?
its a underated film which came out in the star wars era. well worth watching
- Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Released: 1979
- © 1979 Walt Disney Productions. All Rights Reserved.