Westworld

Westworld

Season One, The Maze

DVD - 2017
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A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin -- exploring a world in which every human appetite, not matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. Exploring what it means to be human through the eyes of the lifelike AI "hosts" in the park, the series investigates the boundaries of an exotic world set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past. Meticulously crafted and artfully designed. Westworld offers its guests an unparalleled, immersive world where they have the freedom to become who they've always wanted to be -- or who they never knew they were. No rules, no laws, no judgment. Live without limits.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, CA] : HBO, [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD WESTWOR Season 1
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (619 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
widescreen,24 fps,rda
NTSC,rda
video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
Language Note: In English or dubbed Portuguese with optional English, French, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, or Thai subtitles; closed-captioned

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strider643
Aug 08, 2018

Pretty boring and dull sci-fi series. Sure you get to see some nudity and violence but big deal really. Seen it all before. So they bring in big name stars who are too old now to get big budget movies so they do lame TV shows as this. Very disappointing and definitely not worth one's time.

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milirick
Aug 02, 2018

As others have mentioned there is a lot of unnecessary scenes in this series which earns its place on HBO next to Game of Thrones. The difference between the two is that Game of Thrones has been around long enough to become mainstream and accepted. Westworld at times is very hard to watch due to the violence and scenes of sexual violence. However, this is an amazingly well acted series topped by Hopkins as the co-creator of Westworld and Harris as the resident (and self proclaimed) villain of it. The visuals and world is enthralling. The experience of watching the series makes one eerily question the motive to watch it as those that visit Westworld question the ethics of their trip. The whole inverse argument of what is entertainment is thrown back at the viewer as we sit through scene after scene of shootings, stabbings and rapes. Not the most pleasant mental experience, but as mentioned it isn’t meant to be happy instead the underlying theme is about exploitation, slavery and the ethics of what we decide is entertainment.

Franln May 29, 2018

This show's premise is so weird & disturbing, yet I can't stop thinking about it. Intriguing.

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Les_J
May 28, 2018

I liked the Westworld (1973) movie anytime it was shown as a rerun on TV, but always thought it was too slow moving.
This TV series is only similar with its slow pace and its use of (malfunctioning) lifelike androids in a theme park for adults to fulfill their fantasies, but now, there is much more blood (gore), and nudity.
The original had Yul Brynner as the disturbing/frightening Gunslinger android.
Now we have "Ed Harris as the Man in Black, a sadistic veteran guest".

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duane767
May 13, 2018

Tried the first episode for twenty minutes and got sick of the soft porn and naked people. Sorry about that too because Rachel Leigh Cook makes for a great heroine and I would have liked to have seen where this series was going, being a fan of the original movie. Oh well...

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 10, 2018

This television series follows the futuristic characters living in a futuristic amusement park with artificial intelligence running the show. The visitors are free to do as they please, without any consequences. This leads to trouble and turbulence for some, but excitement for others. The television series is based on the 1973 movie by the same name, and has gained popularity since it’s debut. I found the storylines fairly captivating and the characters indulging enough to enjoy; making you want to come back for more. I would rate this show 4/5 stars and recommend it to those who enjoy a futuristic touch in entertainment. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

By far my most favorite series on T.V. There are so many twists and turns with new things that I genuinely did not see coming. The characters and the way they all weave in and out of the story is fantastic and I really enjoyed it. It is definitely binge worthy just to make sure that you can remember everything that happened in the recent episodes. I am definitely going to re watch it many times just to be able to enjoy the story again and see if I missed anything in the story. Now that the second season is coming out I am very hyped for this series to continue. - @sweaterz of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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isaachar
Mar 30, 2018

A great show and a much needed "something new" entry to the cable science fiction genre (yes, it's a remake of a 70's movie, but it's still different than 90% of everything else out there). HBO seems to be building this show up to be the next "Game of Thrones" cultural hit. I can certainly see it happening, but the show is not without its flaws. The premise of the show presents a good number of important questions that need to be answered as a baseline for the story. There's nothing wrong with maintaining plot and character mysteries, but leaving off important information about the setting is problematic. What year does the show take place in? Is Westworld on another planet, another dimension, an artificial continent? What is happening in civilization outside of Westworld? These are pretty big questions that should be addressed at the beginning of a series, not in a jumbled mass revelation just before the show ends (looking at you, LOST). Aside from that, HBO has a winner on their hands.

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mustang351c
Mar 18, 2018

It lures the viewer in with a very enticing plot, and promising a premise that fascinates...but does not deliver. This is merely an exercise in misandry and feminist fantasy. Two thumbs down.

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FiercelyFree
Mar 18, 2018

Watch the series - all its pros and cons, simplicity, complexity, ridiculousness and depth. What you end up thinking about it will say more about you than about the series - and is worth a few silent reflections and a couple of conversations over tequila.....

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humbleworm
Mar 12, 2018

This binge-worthy reboot of the 1973 Michael Crichton film continues to rework the millennia-old creature/creator myth with questions about consciousness, morality and civilization. It keeps your attention because something more is going on that you can't quite put your finger on until the very end. There's an excessive amount of full frontal nudity though just for the sake of making a point.

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SEBoiko
Apr 21, 2018

You can't like anyone your not suppose to.

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SEBoiko
Apr 21, 2018

To know ourselves.

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jimg2000
Nov 29, 2017

Tons of quotes available from the web, e.g. wikiquote:
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Westworld_(TV_series)

From Special Features:
It’s the ability of the machine to start encoding itself and start interrogating itself.
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Is it consciousness, is it programing, is it awareness? All individuals tend to be egocentric. But I think it’s a really natural impulse to look at the world through your own perspective and see everything and weigh all actions, in a way, against how they affect you.
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One of the curious elements of the show is empathy for the robot. In many respects it becomes a metaphor, for awakening, for consciousness, for spiritual discovery. And what we find is that the creators are less human than the creations.
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Julian Jaynes in the Bicameral Mind: Cognition the moment at which you reach an inner monologue. Consciousness isn’t a journey upward, but a journey inward. Not a pyramid, but a maze. That inner voice expressing and querying the world around us and ourselves.

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SEBoiko
Apr 17, 2018

Other: female and male nudity

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SEBoiko
Apr 17, 2018

Violence: extreme

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