Skip to Content. In its weird way the film affirms the human spirit and individuality "the soul" , compared to the super-powered but stagnant and dying alien race that holds people captive here. Even though the hero is set up to think he's a Ripper-like murderer, he really isn't, and even villainous-seeming characters are secretly working toward the liberation of humanity. Brief shots of bloody victims female of knife-killings, with spiral designs cut into flesh. Hypodermic needles plunged into foreheads. Female nudity topless and in profile of a prostitute, bare-butt shot of the hero. Talk of an adulterous affair which turns out not to have really happened. She gets murdered for her troubles in helping out the hero, and there are several bloodied corpses plus fantasy violence in which zombie-like beings are decapitated or smashed. The nightmare imagery, recalling ghosts, vampires, and zombies but with a sci-fi explanation can be unnerving to sensitive viewers. A "director's cut" DVD lacks the opening narration that explains much of the complicated setup; some viewers might find this non-narrated version confusing.
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If you think what we do is worthwhile, please donate or become a member advertisement Dark City R - 6. Rufus Sewell and Kiefer Sutherland star in the story of a man who does battle with an alien race in order to get his real memories and his life back. A corpse's bare breasts are seen several times. A woman is shown undressing, exposing her breasts, buttocks and there's a quick glimpse of full frontal nudity. A man is hanged.
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The Crow will forever be remembered as the final performance of budding star Brandon Lee, who died as a result of a tragic behind-the-scenes accident. However, as intense as the hype associated with Lee's death was, it could not obscure the most impressive aspect of the feature: director Alex Proyas' startling, unforgettable vision. It's rare for any film maker, whether a veteran or a newcomer, to create the kind of compelling, endlessly-fascinating environment that Proyas brought to the screen in The Crow. Now, with his follow-up movie, Dark City , the director incredibly manages to one-up himself. No movie can ever have too much atmosphere, and Dark City exudes it from every frame of celluloid. Proyas' world isn't just a playground for his characters to romp in -- it's an ominous place where viewers can get lost. We don't just coolly observe the bizarre, ever-changing skyline; we plunge into the city's benighted depths, following the protagonist as he explores the secrets of this grim place where the sun never shines. Dark City has as stunning a visual texture as that of any movie that I've seen. Visually, this film isn't just impressive, it's a tour de force. Thankfully, Dark City doesn't have an "all style, no substance" problem, either, because there's a mind-challenging story to go along with the eye candy.
The recesses of darkness he discloses, and brings forth to the light. The initial premise of space aliens searching for the human soul may strike Christian audiences as a wee bit demonic. And yet, peel away this movie like an onion, and there are shades of the Book of Job in the Old Testament. This puzzling and surreal film can only be described by the opening scene: A man named Murdoch Rufus Sewell wakes up naked in a bathtub. Upon regaining consciousness and finding some clothes to wear, he receives a phone call from a Dr. Schreber Keifer Sutherland , warning him of impending danger. By day they shut themselves in, for daylight they regard as darkness.