Drawing from Andrei Tarkovsky's heady science fiction meditation Solaris by way of Alien and Hellraiser, this visually splendid but pulpy piece of science fiction schlock concerns a mission in the year 2047 to investigate the experimental American spaceship Event Horizon, which disappeared seven years previously and suddenly, out of nowhere, reappeared in the orbit of Neptune. Laurence Fishburne stars as mission commander Captain Miller and Sam Neill is Dr Weir, the scientist who designed the mystery ship. Miller's T-shirt-and army-green-clad crew of smart-talking pros finds a ship dead and deserted, but further investigations turn up blood, corpses, dismembered body parts, and a decidedly unearthly presence. It turns out that the ship is really a space-age haunted house where spooky (and obviously impossible) visions lure each of the crew members into situations they should know better than to enter. The ship is gorgeously designed, borrowing from the dark, organic look of Alien and adding the menacing touch of teeth sprouting from bulwark doors and clawlike spikes inexplicably shooting out of the engine room floor. Unfortunately the film is not nearly as inventive as the production design--it turns into a woefully inconsistent psychic monster movie that sacrifices mood for tepid shocks--but the special effects are topnotch, and ultimately the movie has a trashy B movie charm about it. --Sean Axmaker
Innocence Has A Power Evil Cannot Imagine. Pan's Labyrinth is the story of a young girl that travels with her mother and adoptive father to a rural area up North in Spain 1944 - after Franco's victory. The girl lives in an imaginary world of her own creation and faces the real world with much chagrin. Post-war Fascist repression is at its height in rural Spain and the girl must come to terms with that through a fable of her own.
Still reeling from Stephen's death and with the depth of Helen's betrayal now revealed Nick Cutter must fight to re-focus his embattled team. Cutter's crew are joined by some new recruits in the form of maverick policeman Danny Quinn sparky Egyptologist Sarah Page and the new leader of the ARC's security forces Captain Becker. But as the anomalies continue to present an unrelenting series of threats the task in hand seems almost insurmountable. It's not just deadly creatures the team has to contend with they also face a threat to the future of not just the ARC but of mankind itself. Prepare for more explosive action as Primeval bares its newly sharpened teeth.
BLAKE S SEVEN 7 STARS LIBERATED FROM THE CLASSIC TV SERIES! To celebrate its 40th Anniversary, this is the definitive set of interviews with six of the team of actors who brought BLAKE S 7 to life ... plus a bonus interview with SFX creator MAT IRVINE! These seven documentaries are the best in-depth interviews with GARETH THOMAS (Blake), JAN CHAPPELL (Cally), MICHAEL KEATING (Vila), JACQUELINE PEARCE (Servalan), STEPHEN GREIF (Travis), PETER TUDDENHAM (Zen, Orac & Slave) and MAT IRVINE (SFX) ever undertaken. Presented by voice of the Daleks NICHOLAS BRIGGS. For all BLAKE S 7 fans, this 2 DISC special collector s edition is 6 hours of pure nostalgia, which will give you a whole new insight into the making of your favourite science fiction series! SPECIAL FEATURE: Introduction by NICHOLAS BRIGGS & Producer KEITH BARNFATHER.
By 2024 highly evolved dragons are the dominant species on earth and only a few humans remain. A team of Englishmen lead by Christian Bale team up with American dragon slayer Matthew McConaughey and plan a dangerous crusade to post apocalyptic London.
This 1986 fantasy/action thriller has since spawned two sequels, a TV series, numerous comic-book spin-offs, and a loyal (if somewhat oddly obsessive) following of fans. Directed by music-video veteran Russell Mulcahy (which explains the dizzying camera work and soundtrack contributions from Queen), the original theatrical release made a hash of an intriguing story about an "Immortal" from 16th-century Scotland (Christopher Lambert) who time-leaps to modern-day America with his arch-enemy (Clancy Brown) in hot pursuit. It becomes a battle to the death (yes, Immortals can die) and Lambert seeks survival training from an Immortal mentor played by Sean Connery. Highlander is dazzling, energetic and altogether confusing. --Jeff Shannon
Terry Nation's drama series Survivors broadcast by the BBC between 1975 to 1977 was one of the most popular series of the decade. Set in a post-apocalyptic present day world ravaged by a devastating plague Survivors explored how humanity would cope in a world stripped of modern technology and comforts. The disease struck quickly and with devastating effect - a global plague that in Britain spares just a few thousand people. This is the chilling story of some of those who survive - Jenny Greg Abby and others - determined to construct a new community from the surrounding wasteland where the technology and skills of the old life have become obsolete. Featuring all three series of the classic drama this collection tells the full Survivors story from the outbreak of the pandemic to foundation of the settlements to the rebirth of society.
In 1985 Cocoon was a significant trend-bucker amongst summer blockbusters. Whereas other genre efforts were devised to lure a teenage audience into FX extravaganzas, this looked like one for their grandparents. Except that it turned out to be a gentle, affecting tale for all ages. Adapted from David Saperstein's novel, director Ron Howard took great delight in focusing on family relationships and the encroachment of old age (themes that reappeared in nearly all his work from here on). The plot is rather surreal in summary: a group of Florida OAPs befriend aliens in next-door's swimming pool and are rejuvenated to youthful well-being. It's in the FX and characterisations that the story comes alive. Both were acknowledged with Academy Awards; with Don Ameche's supporting role deserving praise for more than just the moment when he does some bodypopping on the dance floor. Wilford Brimley is the real star, a bluff old codger wanting to do right by everyone. Steve Guttenberg provides comic support and allows for a little non-wrinkly nudity with foxy space gal Kitty (Tahnee Welch). ILM's visuals remain polished and inspired, but never allowing us to lose sight of the characters basking in their dazzle. --Paul Tonks
Set in the nearby future, Los Angeles has been invaded and occupied by external forces, causing a conflict between the citizens of Los Angeles. COLONY returns for Season 2, alien intelligence are still in control of a near-future Los Angeles. In an effort to get their son back, Will has been co-operating with the Collaborators and now knows about his wife Katie's alliance with the Resistance. With her secret out, and now finding themselves on opposite sides of the battle, have they jeopardized any hope reuniting their family? includes all 13-episodes from Season Two.
Dr. Who (Doctor Who): Remembrance Of The Daleks - Special Edition (2 Disc)
Set in a future where killers are arrested before they commit murder, Tom Cruise stars as a detective accused of a murder that hasn't happened yet who must move quickly to solve the murder and prove his innocence.
After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrongthe system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it's a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything...and everyone along with it.
The third Star Trek series is led by Benjamin Sisko commander of the space station Deep Space Nine who discovers the first known stable wormhole a virtual shortcut through space that leads from the Alpha Quadrant to the Gamma Quadrant on the other side of the galaxy. The Gamma Quadrant is governed by the Dominion a group led by the Changelings - an group of shapeshifters which counts DS9 crew member Odo (Rene Auberjonois) among its numbers. The Dominion has become a violent force in the galaxy and Deep Space Nine and its crew has become the only home in upholding the way of life established by the Federation. Episodes comprise: 1. Emissary - Part 1 2. Emissary - Part 2 3. A Man Alone 4. Past Prologue 5. Babel 6. Captive Pursuit 7. Q-Less 8. Dax 9. The Passenger 10. Move Along Home 11. The Nagus 12. Vortex 13. Battle Lines 14. The Storyteller 15. Progress 16. If Wishes were Horses 17. The Forsaken 18. Dramatis Personae 19. Duet 20. In the Hands of Prophets
"Gamer" is a high-concept action thriller set in a near future when gaming and entertainment have evolved into a terrifying new hybrid. Humans control other humans in massive multiplayer online games: people play people...for keeps.
Much praised and much missed after its premature cancellation, Firefly is the first SF TV series to be conceived by Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy and cocreator of Angel. Set five centuries in the future, it is a show where the mysterious personal pasts of the crew of the tramp spaceship Serenity continually surface. In fact, it's a Western in space where the losers in a Civil War are heading out to a barren frontier. Mal Reynolds is a man embittered by the war, yet whose love of his comrades perpetually dents his cynicism--even in the 14 episodes that exist we see him warm to the bubbly young mechanic Kaylee, the preacher Book, the idealistic doctor Simon, even to the often demented River, Simon's sister, the psychic result of malign experiments. Firefly is also about adult emotional relationships, for example Kaylee's crush on Simon, the happy marriage of Mal's second officer Zoe and the pilot Wash, the disastrous erotic stalemate between Mal and the courtesan Inara. Individual episodes deal with capers going vaguely wrong, or threats narrowly circumvented; character and plot arcs were starting to emerge when the show was cancelled. Fortunately, the spin-off movie Serenity ties up some of the ends; and in the meantime, what there is of Firefly is a show to marvel at, both for its tight writing and ensemble acting, and the idiocy of the executives who cancelled it.
Join the popular Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) and the beautiful Romana on a 26-episode intergalactic treasure hunt for the six segments of the all-powerful Key to Time. Includes all six stories from the popular series: The Ribos Operation The Pirate Planet The Stones of Blood The Androids of Tara The Power of Kroll and The Armageddon Factor.
For centuries man has searched the skies for signs of intelligent life.What if they were already here? For park ranger Russell Varon (Eddie Cibrian) a divorced father of two who is expecting a third child with his new wife a devastating hurricane proves to be merely the beginning of a long journey into the unknown. As the tiny town of Homestead Florida struggles to rebuild itself Sheriff Tom Underlay (William Fichtner) - who is married to Russell's ex-wife - suspicious
The TARDIS arrives in London in 1966 and the Doctor and Dodo visit the Post Office Tower. There they meet Professor Brett whose revolutionary new computer WOTAN (Will Operating Thought ANalogue) can actually think for itself and is shortly to be linked up to other major computers around the world - a project overseen by civil servant Sir Charles Summer. It transpires however that WOTAN considers that humans are inferior to machines and should therefore be ruled by them. Exerting a hypnotic influence it arranges the construction of War Machines - heavily-armed self-contained mobile computers - with which to take over the world.
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