DVD 99 mins IMDB 4.2 (5,677 votes)
R
Virus
Universal Studios (1999)
In Collection
#116

My Rating:
6

Seen It:
Yes
(2001 )
Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
France  /  English

Jamie Lee Curtis Kelly Foster
William Baldwin Steve Baker
Donald Sutherland Capt. Robert Everton
Joanna Pacula Nadia Vinogradiya
Marshall Bell J.W. Woods Jr.
Sherman Augustus Richie Mason
Cliff Curtis Hiko
Julio Oscar Mechoso Squeaky
Yuri Chervotkin Col. Kaminski
Keith Flippen Capt. Lonya Rostov
Olga Rzhepetskaya-Retchin Female cosmonaut
Levani Outchaneichvili Capt. Alexei (as Levani)
David Eggby Norfolk captain
Jim Kundig Puppeteer
Matthew Sullivan Coast Guard Man (uncredited)

Director John Bruno
Producer Gale Anne Hurd; Dennis Feldman
Writer Chuck Pfarrer; Dennis Feldman
Cinematography David Eggby
Musician Joel McNeely
User Credit 1 M. Scott Smith
User Credit 2 Deborah Everton

When the salvage tug Sea Star is caught unprepared in a violent storm, it slowly sinks, and the crew, led by Captain Everton (Donald Sutherland), wander upon another ship for refuge. The ship, apparently deserted, turns out to be a Russian research vessel loaded with high-tech electronics. The Sea Star crew, which includes hot-head Kelly "Kit" Foster (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Steve Baker (William Baldwin), soon find that they are not alone, and they also learn the horrible fate of the original crew. The ship had taken on an energy-based alien life-form capable of constructing bodies out of human tissue as easily as electronic parts. The life-form wants to inhabit the planet earth but first must rid the world of the virus that infects it and could kill it — man. John Bruno, special effects supervisor on Terminator 2 tries to reinvent the haunted house sub-genre in his directorial debut, much as Ridley Scott did in Alien. — Ron Wells

Edition Details
Barcode 025192043123
Region Region 1
Release Date 1/6/2004
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 1 Sci-fi violence/gore, and for language.
User Text 2 Life on earth is in for a shock.
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Notes
Trivia: The lyrics of the Russian march heard during the end credits are actually the names of various cast and crew members pronounced backwards. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: When the crew are trapped in the eye of the typhoon there are storm clouds towering on the horizon, as one would expect. A few minutes later, while still in the eye and boarding the Russian ship, the sky is perfectly clear as far as the eye can see. (more)

Quotes: Goliath Machine: Checkmate. (more)