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« on: February 24, 2001, 06:55:03 AM »

I've seen some truly bad movies in my life. I own a copy of StarCrash afterall but nothing can prepare you for this nugget of pure sh*t. Battlefield Earth is most certainly the worst big budget film I have ever seen. Of course I laughed my butt off when I saw this in the theater. A theater of people in stunned silence in the face of Travolta ode to crap.The pain!!!!  
 Well, I was at Best Buy the other day and saw the movie for sale on VHS and DVD and in big letters it said something to the effect of "Edited for Home Video". Now this is not about it being modified to fit your screen etc. I have no intention of renting or buying this movie but was wondering if anybody knows what was edited out? Did they cut all the bad stuff out? If so then we would be left with a completely blank VHS tape and/or lovely DVD drink coaster. Any clue what was edited out of the video? Was there a lawsuit involved possibly? Just wondering....chris
Scott Davis
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2001, 04:42:02 PM »

I'm gonna comeout and say "I ENJOYED THIS FILM!"

As for whats cut.... I have no friggin' idead. Maybe John Travolta had his name removed from the credits.
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2001, 06:09:22 PM »

I waited on seeing it until the DVD came out.  Having now ingested the beast, I can say that it hurt my head.  Not really entertaining, plus some of the problems troubled me.  Much like "Pitch Black" (though I enjoyed the latter more than BE), having put my common sense organ away from me it proceeded to crawl back across the room and tug on my pants.

(Who needs to clean his carpet now.)
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2001, 09:13:41 AM »

No doubt this movie was the worst in every way. This film had nothing going for it. I just hope Travolta can still find work after doing this movie. I haven't heard anything new from him since.

I thought the idea of teleporting a nuclear bomb to another planet was unique, but unfortunatly it dosn't help this film at all.

This is an example of a film that has no value and should be burned. It simply didn't follow the concepts of being interesting or even entertaining. Uggh.
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2001, 03:13:05 PM »

this movie is a gem in its bad badness. an enigma of our day. a big stinking sphinx from the hallucinating gods of elron hubbard's venus offered to make us all feel better about ourselves.

i too submitted myself to the DVD version which includes some hilarous and scary scientologist propaganda in the supplemental material. the commentary (i couldn't stop listening to it until i finally snapped myself out of it and JUST WALKED AWAY) is mind numbing.

the director repeats how this movie was INTENDED to be a comic strip. OK. i'll buy that. i want to believe that. how else can it be explained. but they started work on the SECOND PART while the first was nearing release. not simultaneously. which means they were dumb enough to think the major market would eat it up.

there's an anti-BE website ( that has realvideo of interviews outside of a theater and travolta peddling his movie. people either say they hate it or, i guess figuring they were going to be on a commercial, said it was great.

every time travolta said "ratbrain," and that's a lot, i figured he was talking to me.

silence or i'll vaporize you.

it is the Starcrash or our day times ten. at least hasselhoff (sp?) was a nobody whereas travolta is a confused cultist.

ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS: check roger ebert's "at the movies" review wrap up (also on the site above). "two thumbs down. way down. way way down. way way way down."

and his written review at

"Battlefield Earth" is like taking a bus trip with someone who has needed a bath for a long time."


"The director, Roger Christian, has learned from better films that directors sometimes tilt their cameras, but he has not learned why."
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2001, 01:32:50 AM »

for a link to just about every movie critic's review of Battlefield Earth go to
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