The Black Hole

The Black Hole

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A research spaceship investigates a seemingly stranded vessel floating dangerously close to a black hole in this 1979 Disney sci-fi. Stars Oscar winner Maximilian Schell (Judgement at Nuremberg) alongside fellow nominees Anthony Perkins (Psycho) and Robert Forster (Jackie Brown). More

The explorer craft USS Palomino is returning to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extra-terrestrial life when the crew comes upon a supposedly lost ship, the USS Cygnus, hovering near a black hole. The ship is controlled by Dr. Hans Reinhardt (Schell) and his monstrous robot companion, but the initial wonderment and awe the Palomino crew feel for the ship and its resistance to the power of the black hole turn to horror as they uncover Reinhardt's plans.

The film was nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects at the 1980 Academy Awards.

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1979Rating: PG, The content is mild in impact98 minsUSA
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The Black Hole | Reviews

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A pretty craven attempt by Disney to cash-in on Star Wars blockbusting success, this lightweight but well-written sci-fi adventure movie is well pitched at the very young.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

The problem with THE BLACK HOLE is that the protagonist, Schell, is nuts and we find it difficult to root for him. The other characters are never fully developed, and so the picture becomes a triumph of style over substance.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

It is good to see the Disney craftsmen doing what they do best on such a grand and risky scale. If one has time for only one space opera this season, this is the one to choose.

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The Black Hole | Release Details

The Black Hole is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and Disney+.