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Title:
Fortress
Edition:
Fullscreen ed.
Publication Information:
[United States] : Fortress Films Ltd. ; Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Entertainment, 2008.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD ; NTSC ; 2.0 Dolby digital audio ; fullscreen 1.33:1 format.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: R; for strong violence and language, and for sexuality.
Language:
English
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.

Special features: cast and crew information ; production notes ; theatrical trailer.
Abstract:
Caught trying to cross the border, an ex-war hero and his pregnant wife are sentenced to a sadistic futuristic prison buried 33 stories beneath the earth. Computers control inmates' bodies and minds, and newborns are being used to create a new breed.
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Summary

Elements of Orwellian science-fiction and old-fashioned prison dramas are combined in this futuristic action film, as an unjustly imprisoned couple attempts to escape from a high-tech jail known as The Fortress. The Fortress is the tool of a repressive government, an imposing, computerized hell, featuring lasers for cell bars, robot guards, computerized brainwashing, and the like. Still, some things never change, including the presence of an evil warden, who harasses the pretty wife while her husband frantically searches for a way out. The special effects and design work are effective, particularly in comparison to the film's modest budget, but the story will undoubtedly seem disappointingly predictable to many viewers. Nevertheless, the film's blend of competent (if unoriginal) action and technology proved enough of a draw to make the film a financial success internationally, though it received little notice in the United States. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi