Jacobs Ladder


this movie is so sick it's cool

>>By cheryl   (Sunday, 17 Nov 2002 20:45)

One of the best movies i've ever seen in my life..And ranks high on my favorite movie list.......

>>By Matthew   (Thursday, 19 Dec 2002 09:19)

Definatly one of the best I have seen.

>>By Dan   (Sunday, 22 Dec 2002 10:23)

Its very controversial, I like it, it takes a different view on things


>>By Stevie G   (Monday, 20 Jan 2003 18:12)

it wasnt me steven green!!

>>By Vickrrrrrrr   (Thursday, 23 Jan 2003 15:49)

I love TJ

>>By matthew kershaw   (Thursday, 23 Jan 2003 15:52)

wow,is this silenthill?

>>By eric pinoy   (Tuesday, 28 Jan 2003 12:51)


>>By brasseye   (Thursday, 13 Feb 2003 19:45)

I was in an extremely bad motorcycle accident on august of 2002. I was rushed to the emergency room. where i had died 2 times because i lost mass amounts of blood. i didnt see anything like a peak into the after life or anything, but i did have visions and dreams that became the only reality that i knew for 7 days. i was in a world of confusion and couldnt recognize when i was awake or when i was asleep due to the morphine. during the time i was in a medical coma (they put you in a medical coma to prevent you from feeling the pain and going into shock) i had halucinations very similiar to the ones jacob had (birds comming at my head ,people lined up against the wall laying in a fetal position and turning their heads toward me and then back at the wall quickly, bugs all over me i was telling everyone to get them off me but it was all the scabs from my wounds that appeared to be bugs or something) During my different states i constantly searched for my deceased father but i could not find him the way jacob found his son and went with him. I believe if i did find my father i would have probably died because i would have chose to go with him instead of facing the torturous pain i felt when i woke up. As weird as this may seem i have always had a very deep curiosity for death. Such a curiosity that the accident and everything that had happened to me is something that has no affects on me whatsoever i have no regrets im actually glad it happend. I was telling my brother about the things that had happened to me during the morphine. he immediatly told me that sounds like the movie jacobs ladder. i immediatly knew what he meant by that, because, i seen jacobs ladder years before but could never figure out what the movie meant or why he was with that woman and then went back to his wife. then bieng chased by a car and then seing his kids and then his son who died , it all makes sense . believe it or not it does make sense. but only in a way that the person portraying jacob could understand. i explained my experience to people but they just dont know what i am trying to tell them. whoeve wrote that movie must have had an experience like that because it is impossible to know all the details of what happens.
i just felt the need to tell my story . if you would like to e-mail me your response to my experience feel free. E-Mail slippin18447@yahoo.com or aboxin29@juno.com
Thank you

>>By Elwin White   (Monday, 3 Mar 2003 06:03)

im intrested in the drug ez that they gave to the soldiers in the movie but i cant find any info on it if anyone knows any books or websites with information on that drug please e-mail me at bontempo112@YAHOO.COM THANX

>>By will   (Wednesday, 5 Mar 2003 16:31)

This is an astonishing experience Elwin and thank you for sharing it with us. Well according to a BBC documentary what happen when you almost die is what fighter pilots experience when they enter the state of "Black Out" this happens when the brain stops to receive the desired amount of blood, thus oxygen, and you pass out. When this happens these pilots experienced the "dark tunnel", show friendly faces and had a very "warm" feeling. This is a brain trigger mechanism that occurs when something bad is happening to you, like death, just to make you accept the state more easily.

>>>Will, you can try any search engine with the key words" BZ drug" and sites will pop up :-)

>>By Nagumo   (Monday, 17 Mar 2003 14:58)

REad "Psychadelic experience" by Timothy Leary and richard Alpert. Then read the tibetan book of the dead.

Nagumo, the after life is.

>>By Adam   (Wednesday, 23 Apr 2003 06:29)

Jacobs Ladder - 1990

Has anybody seen this Tim Robbins film, not forgetting his voluptuous co-star : Elizabeth Pena.
Okay, this was released in 1990, set in the seventies, but the story revolves around post Vietnam days, for one veteran at least, and after a frightening and disturbing experience before demob which could be compared to Dantes Inferno the story heads off into the days when this still relatively young man is working as postman and living with his beautiful american hispanic US Mail colleague.
The involvement of Vietnam continues to rear its ugly head and the hallucinating that continues to occur and the occasion when his temperature soars resulting him to have to be dumped in an ice cold bath lowering his temperature. It is then the viewer is made aware of this mysterious drug called “BZ” aimed at making soldiers far more aggressive and combative.
However it’s the side effects that centre around the movie, where Robbins after some strange encounters with men in black suits in limos and meeting up with former comrades, they decide to seek the truth only for him to be suddenly let down by his former army buddies, for no apparent reason.
Another fact to contend with is the relationship with his former wife and the tragic death of his son after a traffic accident. This haunts him deeply throughout the story and tension with his partner develops and sparked on, when he uncovers family photographs including his late son.
Eventually he meets up with the chemist who had been watching him for some time and who manufactured the drug, explains the truth. The chemist himself having to keep a low profile from the authorities because of what he knows.

At the end of the film, Robbins is reunited with the spirit of his deceased son in an old house where they climb the stairs together and disappear into a bright light where you then realise something is odd when he is then back in Vietnam, returning to the start of the story, unconscious and in an army hospital tent with a doctor trying to save his life - only to fail.
It is then one realises that it was just a dream. A powerful dream and endorses the power of this mind-bending drug that went horribly wrong.

A good film in my opinion.


>>By Gary1956   (Saturday, 18 Sep 2004 13:22)

some of the most loved psicologic terror directors by the imaginative younth of today, as M. Night Shyamalan or A. Amenábar owe a lot of his ideas to that great 1990 movie.

if you have seen the Amenábar`s Open your Eyes (that later was versioned by Cameron Crowe making that stupid film, Vanilla Sky), you will find a lot of common things with Jacob´s Ladder.

what are you waiting for? watch jacob´s ladder! you gonna enjoy, you gonna be scared, and you gonna think.

>>By Jim_Hawkins   (Friday, 2 Dec 2005 17:39)

tim robbins was great in this....and it is true..the ending is the most important part....and this one has a great ending....

>>By coca   (Saturday, 3 Dec 2005 05:35)

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