Outland was released on DVD on 18 November 1997. HARMETZ, ALJEAN. Hope you don't mind letting yourself out, I hate that popping sound of bodies decompressing in space.". The dialog during the event even has the Captain telling the young crew member to blow all the air out of his lungs just before the doors open to prevent the pressure difference from damaging his respiratory system. Universal turned it down then Roth, who had a development deal at 20th Century Fox under Alan Ladd Jr, took the project to Ladd's new company, The Ladd Company. He confronts Sheppard, who asks him why he bothered when nobody else wants the drug shipments stopped, because they make the workers happy, so production is up, so the corporate owners are happy, so Sheppard is happy. The film was released on DVD in the UK (Region 2) in 1998. [7], Outland was filmed at Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, UK, with an initial budget of $12 million. There has only been one recorded incident of explosive decompression aboard spacecraft that killed the crew, and numerous cases of explosive decompression on aircraft (several of which led to crashes). Federal Marshal William O'Niel is assigned to a tour of duty at the titanium ore mining outpost Con-Am 27, operated by the company Continental Amalgamated on the Jovian moon of Io. shooting the glass in the greenhouse sector, the only thing between him and the vacuum.

The Russians didn't have their crews wear pressurized space suits at this time. Not the wonder of it or the glamour of it: I wanted to do something about Dodge City and how hard life was. You've won an all-expenses-paid trip out the airlock! Though. A classic piece of Hollywood Science; in fact, this belief is so widespread that audiences are more outraged when it doesn't happen (see The Coconut Effect and Reality Is Unrealistic). PRYOR AND ALDA PROVING STARS STILL SELL MOVIES Outland debuted on pay TV in the U.S. in September 1982 on the HBO and Showtime channels.
Undeterred, O'Niel intercepts and destroys a large shipment of drugs. You're exposed to the dead of space for almost exactly 15 seconds before being rescued, after which you pass out for an unspecified period of time before waking up.

Essentially the plot is High Noon, but this time, in space! There is a myth that has been circling the US military for several years about a sabot round fired from an Abrams tank into an M113 APC with a sheep inside, creating an explosive decompression that blew the sheep through the exit hole but left the vehicle mostly intact. O'Neil, however, has already contacted his superiors about Sheppard's associates, some of whom are Con-Am executives, and shortly before his departure receives a communication that warrants have been issued for their arrests. As unfriendly as the vacuum of space is, the body's made of stern enough stuff to stay in one piece.

The general manager, Mark Sheppard, boasts that productivity has broken all records since he took over. They walked around and checked on everyone," he said. But then I woke up and came to the conclusion – obviously after other people – that it was actually alive and well, but in outer space.

In the ending, you make a portal to the moon, and you go flying out, hanging on to the badguy, who's also barely hanging on. He is then attacked there by another dealer, Russell Yario.

[1], The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Sound (John Wilkinson, Robert W. Glass Jr., Robert Thirlwell and Robin Gregory).

It is most likely a fabrication produced by the Army's rumor mill, as a sabot round uses spall from the armor it displaces to destroy its target, and the targets are anything but intact afterwards.
It is far less likely if the decompression occurs slower than about half a second, which is quite common in sci-fi. However since most space-missions only use 1 atm (really, even less), this is a bit overstated.

Shepard thrown from his/her exploding ship into the vastness of space. Outland marks the return of the classic western hero in a space helmet. and then got tired and slept. Another is exposed more slowly in a space-elevator and is afterward shown simply with his guts exploded.... so it seems the film tried to preserve. By platforming Outland - opening it in less than 350 theaters to allow it to build an audience rather slowly - the company gambled that the movie would appeal to ticketbuyers; the picture will be in trouble if it drops off at the box office this weekend. While Hyams keeps the story barreling along, he also develops a corollary anti-capitalist theme. [17] Videodisc releases included the CED disc in August 1983,[18] a Laserdisc release in 1984, and a remastered laserdisc with digital sound on 28 August 1991. Ballard. This was later changed because many people read it as the number 10, or "Lo" ("low"). O'Niel bids farewell to Lazarus and leaves on the shuttle to join his wife and son on the journey back to Earth. There has only been one recorded incident of explosive decompression aboard spacecraft that killed the crew, and numerous cases of explosive decompression on aircraft (several of which led to crashes). [4], In The Boston Globe, Michael Blowen was more favorable: "The parallels between Outland and Fred Zinneman's 1952 western High Noon are apparent. Tarlow, a miner, suffers an attack of stimulant psychosis – he sees spiders and rips open his spacesuit – resulting in death by explosive decompression. Incidentally, holding your breath would be worse than useless; the difference in pressure would cause a serious and fatal embolism even from the smallest amount of air in the lungs resulting in death even if someone manages to rescue you. The music to Outland was composed and conducted by veteran composer Jerry Goldsmith, who had previously worked with writer/director Peter Hyams on the science fiction thriller Capricorn One (1978) and had recently provided the soundtrack to Alien (which had a similar style to Outland, reflecting isolation, remoteness and fear).

But while it certainly can cause part of the airplane to explode (due to whatever fault caused the decompression in the first place), the usual result for passengers is either slow hypoxia, or if they are really unlucky a chance to go skydiving without a parachute. New York Times 30 May 1981: 1.10. common practice during the 1970s to 1980s, "HOLLYWOOD IS JOYOUS OVER ITS RECORD GROSSING SUMMER", "The 54th Academy Awards (1982) Nominees and Winners", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Outland_(film)&oldid=981639736, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2015, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, On 18 August 2009, Warner Bros. announced that director, This page was last edited on 3 October 2020, at 15:30. [6], The film was developed at Universal by Hyams and producer Richard Roth. [11], The distributed 35mm film prints have Dolby Stereo audio and the 70mm Anamorphic Blow-Up film prints featured Six-Track Dolby Stereo audio. If the astronaut gets so much as a rip in his space suit, he'll be painting it with his internal fluids. An Itchy and Scratchy cartoon in "Deep Space Homer" has the cat and mouse duo go into space. then says "Oh, fuck it!" Though this isn't the bottom line. [19][20] In Canada, the film was first shown in October 1983 on Superchannel.

This version is anamorphically enhanced for widescreen televisions, as is the Region 4 release. one shot won't blow open the whole dome - but it does weaken the glass enough for O'Niel to finish the job with a heavy object he's carrying for the purpose. [10] The expanded release also includes the John Williams music for the Ladd Company logo, the material composed by Morton Stevens for the fight between O'Niel and Ballard and the source cues for the rec room by Michael Boddicker. Sheppard puts out the word that the killers are due to arrive on the next shuttle. His outfit has changed and his environment has expanded but he's still the same. Outland is a 1981 Space Western film written and directed by Peter Hyams, starring Sean Connery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle and James Sikking, and set in a mining colony on Io, one of The Moons of Jupiter. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ExplosiveDecompression. O'Niel then confronts the surprised Sheppard inside the outpost's recreation bar, knocking him out with one punch. When you step outside, you've got about 15 seconds before you pass out from anoxianote the medical term for oxygen deficiency, a couple of minutes at best until you die from the same, and all sorts of nasty decompression injuries in between. Or to the 2011 Metroidvania-lite Outland. If you're interested, Google the "Byford Dolphin" - but beware of Nausea Fuel. With the reluctant assistance of Dr. Lazarus, O'Niel investigates the deaths. O'Niel tracks down and arrests one drug dealer, and follows the trail to Sheppard (Boyle), the administrator of the outpost, who is complicit in the drug-dealing. None of these are also related to the 2012 Australian TV series.

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