The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Overview Douglas Adams' oft-adapted tale of an normal guy making his way through the universe it's already been presented as a novel, a radio serial, a television series, and a comic book finally makes its way to the big screen in this endearingly goofy sci-fi comedy. Arthur Dent Martin Freeman is a very ordinary man who is having a truly unusual day -- after discovering that one of his best friends, Ford Prefect Mos Def, is actually an alien, Ford tells him that the planet Earth is going to be destroyed so that ...

Specifications

  • Release Date: 1/23/2007
  • UPC: 786936725360
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: Touchstone / Disney
  • Region Code: ABC
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:49:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 12,465

Reviews (12)

  • soin51
    3 years, 2 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

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  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    1.0 / 5.0

    I never read the books, but I tried to watch this movie. The key word here is 'tried'. After 35 minutes I decided I've had enough and yanked it out of my DVD player. The humor was just not stuff I found funny at all. Sorry.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    The Movie managed to stay true to the books, but add another level of humor to the series, lets hope they do "the restraunt at the end of the universe" too

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I read the book back in the 80s and I feel that the movie was 100% hilarious!! Its hard to understand the humour if you did not enjoy any of Douglas Adam's creations, but it is very hard to squeeze an entire book into 90 minutes, ya' know?

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    This film greatly exceded my expectations. Douglas Adams' fingerprints are all over this movie and it's clear that the actors and production staff remained faithful to his intentions. Like the Hitchhiker's saga in the various other media, there are some plot twists and detours. But faithful froods know that Douglas liked to tweak the storyline when he thought of a better bit. The true essence of HHGG is here on film at last. There are plenty of references and inside jokes for long-time series fans, along with subtle tributes to Douglas as well. The casting was superb, and Alan Rickman was perfect as the voice of Marvin. And the opening theme song is a hoot! I liked it so much, I left the theater and headed straight to the nearest store to buy the soundtrack CD. And now I"m counting the days until I can buy the DVD. This movie is fun for HHGG devotees and newbies alike. It's smart, offbeat and fun!

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    HitchHiker's was a great movie to see with my friends. It was superbly funny, delightfully strange, and stayed true to the book. I really hope they do the rest of the series, because, it truly, would rock my world.

  • renejosephdotcom
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    This is a great film that is fun to see many times over. After the intial shock of the first viewing, you get to understand how much this film messes with your head. Everyone I know has a favorite part, my mine is the short dance when friends met up. Very well done sci fi classic.

  • Ditch
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    Three cheers to the producers of "Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy"! I have been thinking about getting this for several years and finally broke down and picked it up on BlueRay disk (with a discount). My happy surprise was that this film was more then enjoyable, overall.Now I'm a bit pickey generally, and my taste in films can be somewhat unforgiving to the general public, but overall, I was happily surprised by the pick. While this film "isn't" for everyone, with my somewhat off the wall taste and a bit contrived sense of humor, this was a perfect pick for me! If you "enjoy" what is often an off the wall kind of film, "this one surely is that", than you might just enjoy this film as I did. If not, then skip by this film entirely.The plot can often be confusing, the script a tad unusual, but the visuals most illuminating overall... all in all a somewhat confusing and mixed up piece of cineama but with solid heart!Not so simply stated, but finally done!

  • WTVCrimeDawg
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    2.0 / 5.0

    I read The Hitchhiker's Giude to the Galaxy, loved it, and will read the rest of the Universe series soon. I laughed out loud several times and enjoyed it so much that I decided to purchase this movie to see how it compared. Well, the book is always better, isn't it? Seriously, the movie was a huge disappointment compared to the book. The movie plot contained obvious deviations, which is inevitable I guess, but it also lacked much of the book's humor. The moviemakers tried, but ultimately failed to capture Adams's sense of humor, especially when comparing the entries and definitions from the Guide to the Encyclopedia Galactica. The book's silliness was incredibly hilarious and entertaining, but the movie's silliness was just plain silly and, frankly, a little stupid. My advice: buy the book and read it--you won't be disappointed. The movie isn't horrible (perhaps a little cheesy), but it isn't good either and it just doesn't compare to the book.

  • Koneko_no_Yami
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    3.0 / 5.0

    As a diehard Hitchhikers fan, this movie was a combination of great pleasure and great disappointment for me. I loved Alan Rickman as Marvin. In fact I loved pretty much everything that was from the books. However most of the things original to this script, I could have done without. Although I understand why they did Zaphod's heads they way they did, I didn't like it; and the sub-plot with the cult was completely useless. The POV gun was almost great, as were the idea thwackers. Hitchhikers - especially the first story - is like a comic book universe. There have been 9+ versions of the first story (if you include different audio readings of the book) and this is just the most recent of them, and all of them are valid. Great moments for me included the first time we hear the old theme music, the old Marvin robot, and Simon Jones as the shadowy figure. Bad moments included the ending, which rather defied the point of the whole series and Arthur and Trillian's romance. On the other hand, the creature work was amazing. The Vogons were spectacular. Unfortunatly, the movie as a whole felt... unBritish. Not what I hoped for.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    2.0 / 5.0

    This movie is just bad. I know Douglas Adams had a hand in this movie but perhaps someone should have had him re-read the books first. I know no movie can accurately recreate a book, but I was hopeful with this one. If you have never read the books and you did enjoy this movie, read the books and you'll understand. If you're in the market for a Hitchhikers movie get the BBC version, which is actually pretty good. The dated, cheesy special effects of the BBC version actually work well with the story.

  • Aglaia
    3 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    I know the long-awaited feature film version of Douglas Adams` eternal Hitchhiker`s Guide to the Galaxy has received a lot of criticism (as well as praise) and I can sort of see why. After the first watch, I felt slightly disappointed and not at all impressed. I am a fan of all the books of the late author, and my expectations were set high. I knew that Douglas Adams himself participated in writing the script before his premature death, and that a lot of additions to the movie (that were new elements as compared to the book) were his ideas, and I could feel that the makers tried to stay true to his legacy - still, at first, I was divided on whether I liked it or not. So when it came out on dvd, I watched it again. And again. And again...And the more times I saw it, the more I liked it - it grew on me, and I found it funnier each time. There are so many hidden gems in this version, slight hints at the book and the legacy of Adams that can be lost if you don`t know the books or don`t watch carefully. Another thing that has lifted this movie above expectations was the performances - they were all great. I was sort of divided on Mos Def first, but upon rethinking, he was a good choice. I heard that Zaphod Beeblebrox was originally to be played by Robert Downey Jr. and not Sam Rockwell,who was good, and crazy and I like him as an actor, but if I had to pick between the two, I would have gone for Downey in a heartbeat - especially in light of his recent perfomances, such as Sherlock Holmes or Tony Stark. I think he would have taken the whole thing to another level. But that`s just me, and speculation, so whatever.I do understand why some people are disappointed, I really do. Watch it and decide it for yourself whether you like it or not.