Brave New World (1980) DVD

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Brave New World (1980)


 Burt Brinckerhoff


 Doran William Cannon (adaptation), Aldous Huxley (novel)


 Julie Cobb, Bud Cort, Keir Dullea 
This 3-hour TV adaptation of the 1932 Aldous Huxley novel is set 600 years in the future. In this "well- ordered" society, the citizens are required to take mind-controlling drugs, sex without love is compulsory, and test-tube babies are commonplace because of a ban on pregnancy. Keir Dullea heads the cast as Thomas Grahmbell, "director of hatcheries". Not everybody is satisfied with society's lack of humanity and feeling; the loudest dissidents are free-thinking poet Heimholtz Watson (Dick Anthony Williams) and brilliant oddball Bernard Marx (Bud Cort). An injection of new "old" ideas are brought in by "primitive" John Savage (Kristoffer Tabori), who lives on an Indian reservation which still honors 20th century values. Meanwhile, Linda Lysenko (Julie Cobb) becomes a natural mother--and in so doing becomes a criminal. In keeping with the style of the original book, the script's newly-minted characters are given names of pop-culture icons (Disney, Maoina, Stalina, and so on). Brave New World was first telecast March 7, 1980.

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  • 5
    Everything as expected

    Posted by WillIam Whitney on Sep 16th 2020

    The DVD worked fine and satisfactory quality. I'm very glad I was able to obtain this movie.

  • 4
    Just As I Remembered

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 16th 2015

    Just as I remembered it from years ago.

  • 3
    Video quality a bit shaky at first

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 2nd 2015

    In my opinion this is the best video adaptation of the book ever made. However, it is obvious that it was not re-mastered when converted from video tape to disk. The first 15 minutes or so are very shaky. After that it cleans up pretty well and is fine. The cut from disk one to two is not clean, a bit of work could have been done to change disks at a natural break. Remember that this is a 35 year old made for TV movie shot in SD by BBC for the US market.

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