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I first saw this movie in the theatre back in the 70s and I laughed so much and surprisingly, I still found myself laughing 30+ years later. Woody Allen, (Miles), entered the hospital to have routine gallbladder surgery but an unexplained complication arose, which the surgeons decided the only solution was to use cryogenics until they can find a cure. Thus, it took 200 years...must've been quite a complication??
Funny thing is when they prepared him for the big freeze, they wrapped him in plain household tinfoil, still wearing his black eye glasses. In a few of the futuristic scenes, I loved the "Orb" and the "Orgasmatron", something only Woody Allen and his daily obsessions for a high and orgasms would think of putting in the script as items to look for (or hope for) 200 years into the future!
When he is awakened by a team of future scientists, and once they've unrolled the kitchen tinfoil from him, does it become apparent that this act was illegal and "Miles", is now considered an "Illegal" and the team must try to get him out of the science building since futuristic security forces are now onto their scheme. They hide him out in a futuristic looking house surrounded by nothing but land, and explain to Miles that everyone he has known is now dead and that 200 years have gone by. Of course dinner is served by a hilarious, smart mouthed "Gay butler robot" wearing a frilly apron. Security has located the two scientists and Miles. The security force have entered the house while the butler announces they have guests, which is much too late to save themselves. They tell Miles that he must run and find the "Aries Project" which is an underground group trying to overthrow the current dictator. Woody Allen attempts to get out of this house while the security takes the two scientists to be reprogrammed,
the scene shows Woody Allen dangling on a window ledge of the upper level of the house with a small ladder in his hand...too funny, the ladder is too small and serves no purpose, plus we don't know where it came from! He ends up just falling onto the ground unhurt, while attempting to figure out how to use a jet pack that was "Parked" in the lot. He does finally get away and now while searching for the "Aries Project" he meets Mia Farrow while he is hiding out by dressing as a robot. A robot that she ordered, he is escorted to her house by two factory workers, still wearing his black glasses of course. And she isn't happy with his look. She's having a party tonight so she said she'll keep him for now and will have his head removed for another, more attractive one the next day. Woody Allen of course isn't happy at the thought of his head being removed at the Robot factory.
The zany, wild things that go on in this movie is a must see. I was happy to see they have now released in in DVD form. I had it in the VHS format for years but it stopped working. Great classic Woody Allen movie. Buy it, it is worth the fun. I bought it used on eBay and it works great.
We actually enjoyed this Sci Fi movie by Woody Allen. It's about this guy, Miles, who is accidentally frozen after he has had minor surgery. It could happen! After 200 years, Miles is released into the new world in the year 2173. You will laugh during this movie, especially if you enjoy slapstick comedy.
Although reputedly inspired by the H.G. Well's short story, "The Sleeper," this movie reminds me of Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World." I thought Woody's analysis of modern relationships was spot on. Maybe this is our future: relationships with sex but neither love nor commitment, and eventually a machine called "The Orgasmatron" that will be a substitute for sexual relations. A great spoof on the up and coming negative utopia.
ONE OF WOODY ALLEN'S BEST AND NOSTALGIC FOR ME. VERY FUNNY WITH A GREAT RAGTIME MUSIC SCORE. DECIDED TO BY IT BECAUSE I ORIGINALLY HAD IT ON VHS AND NEEDED TO REPLACE IT WITH A DVD. LOT OF LAUGHS.
THE MOVIE IS GREAT UP UNTIL THE POINT THEY ARE CAPTURED BY THE POLICE - BUT EVEN AFTER THAT IT IS FUNNY IN A SLAP-STICK WAY. THIS IS A GREAT MOVIE THAT MUST BE ABSORBED BY THE PUBLIC TO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD NOW AND IN THE FUTURE. DON'T MISS THIS MOVIE - IT IS TRUELY GREAT!!! KUDOS TO ALL INVOLVED INCLUDING WOODY ALLEN AND Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck.
Best Woody Allen movie ever. Just sit back and laugh. Woody does justice to Buster Keaton slapstick humor. Ever see the slip on a banana peel routine? It's here X100.
DVD copy of old movie is very, very good, with no problems encountered in viewing. It brought the usual pleasure at watching slap stick Woody Allen at his best.
I have enjoyed this movie since I first saw it at the movie theatre in 1973. It is a Woody Allen romp with (dating at the time) Diane Keaton where he is put in suspended animation in 1973 and awakes in the future where everything thing that thought was bad for you is good, and the government is evil. There are a lot of silly jokes and references and all sorts of modern gadgets and even an old Volkswagon that still works after 100 yrs! Great jazz music to keep the pace of the film.I recommend it!
One of Woody's best. It is has been ages but Woody should take a step backwards and write a silly movie again. It could be his retro Woody Allen movie. Or maybe he could just make a film about a subject he is more familar with. Seducing an adopt child of your wife.
I loved this film as a kid. My research into the Orgasmatron was an eye opener!
Great campy silent film segments and Woody standup style one-liners.