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Disney Pictures takes a trip into The Black Hole.

  • May 16, 2009
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The Black Hole was one of the first films that I can remember watching in a movie theater. A small cinema near to where I lived played Disney films and I saw this one there. A fun film about a group of astronauts and a robot who are welcomed aboard a gigantic spaceship manned by Maximillian Schnell. Sadly he's as mad as a hatter and has some unsettling plans for his guests. The leader of the space travelers is portrayed by one of my b-movie favorites Robert Forester. Creepy Anthony Perkins is also along for the ride as well as several other familiar faces. When I was a lad I was really into this genre. The robots were cool and the special effects were quite impressive.

Not a bad film except it confused me a bit when I was younger (especially the end). Entertaining for a Disney film and I wouldn't mind seeing it again in the near future. I have to give this one a passing grade. Not one of my truly favorites but a great time killer. If this one was on video for rent at my local rental store I wouldn't hesitate to watch it. But stay away from T.V. or Cable versions because this film was shot in Cinemascope.

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Disney's first PG film.

Most of the dialog was recorded during post-production by the actors.

Slim Pickens and Roddy McDowall were uncredited in their roles as the voices of Bob and Vincent.
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Director: Gary Nelson
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy
Release Date: December 21, 1979
MPAA Rating: PG
Runtime: 98 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
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