What is "the Hidden"? Exactly what the name implies. It's likesearching for a diamond in a pile of coal. There are a lot of stupid,inane sci-fi action pics out there with some boring spin on the alienpossession story, but this movie has something that those lack.Compelling characters. What, you say? A character study in sci-fi?Well, yes and no. It is as far away from a after-school TV drama, butthe characters do have depth and they aren't cookie board cut-outs.Kyle MacLachlan, before his dark days of "showgirls", and MichaelNouri(Flashdance) star in this buddy-cop film, on the track of akilling-spree that seems to change with different humans. This film isa taught, well acted story. Sometimes creepy, sometimes genuinelyfunny. The score, although definitively 80s, complements the film withsubtle overtones that enhance the viewing experience. A very good filmthat has a fair amount of blood and gore, but does not revolve aroundthose genre staples. Overall, it's a safe bet for a good time. Watch itwith someone you love.
The Hidden (1987) 1080p YIFY Movie
The Hidden (1987) 1080p
An alien parasite with the ability to possess human bodies goes on a violent crime spree in L.A. A human cop, detective Tom Beck, and an alien cop posing as a young FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher both pursue the parasite who frequently changes his human hosts.
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The Synopsis for The Hidden (1987) 1080p
An alien parasite with the ability to possess human bodies goes on a violent crime spree in LA, committing dozens of murders and robberies. In pursuit of the extraterrestrial criminal is an FBI agent, and the local officer investigating the rash of violence. As they close in on the vicious intruder, the city faces a brutal threat like no other it has ever encountered.
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The Reviews for The Hidden (1987) 1080p
Reviewed byAndy JacksonVote: 8/10/10
This movie is extremely well-made for what it is. Fascinating,thought-provoking, it surprised the Hell out of me when I first saw it. Thiscould have been a "gimmick" sci-fi movie, but it's handled deftly by thedirector, who I had never heard of, and by MacLachlan, who gives a terrific,sensitive, multi-layered performance.
For that matter, most of characters have real dimension to them. This movietranscends a rather bland, run-of-the-mill science fiction story with thechemistry between its characters and the snappy pacing. I like the way thethemes of identity and compassion are actually explored instead of justexploited.
This starts out with a bang, literally, and doesn't let up for theentire film. The picture zips along, whether with speedy car chases orinteresting suspense, keeping the audience on their toes. We can creditdirector Sholder for keeping things exciting but I also suspect thiswas one those scripts that wasn't tampered with much (which is as itshould be for most scripts, but isn't in Hollywood). For sheer level ofentertainment as a sci-fi thriller, this approaches Terminator (84) -the one to beat. Some of the premise is similar, featuring anunstoppable menace. You're always guaranteed an adrenaline rush withscenes of cops firing their weapons repeatedly at someone who justwon't fall down; they may slow him or it down, perhaps stagger it, butin the end they need something more than just bullets.
This pic represents a fortunate confluence of personnel and events. Thetwo lead actors, MacLachlin & Nouri, had just reached their respectivepeaks in their careers and both were at the top of their game (bothcareers went into downswing afterward but it can't be blamed on thisfilm). In fact, I'd venture that this film contains both their bestroles. Nouri is the strong-willed earth-man cop and MacLachlan takesfull advantage of his unusual persona to play an alien visitor (sort oflike Jeff Bridges in "Starman"/1984, but Bridges had to try harder).The supporting cast are all great too, with many having to play twoversions of themselves. Who can forget Christian as an exotic dancersuddenly gone gun-crazy? There's a lot of inherent humor in suchscenes. The best and most memorable must be the one with Boyettacquiring a Ferrari in his own alien style. Just unforgettable.
Unfortunately, there was a forgettable and quite awful sequel severalyears later. But this remains one of the most unique, vivid alienvisitor/invader films of the eighties and nineties.