Sci-Fi

  • Jim McBride – Dead by Midnight (1997)

    Jim McBride1991-2000Sci-FiThrillerUSA
    Dead by Midnight (1997)
    Dead by Midnight (1997)

    Synopsis
    When a series of disturbing dreams lead a suburban husband and father to doubt the reality of his middle-class existence, he finds that his suspicions are well founded in this mind bending sci fi thriller from director Jim McBride. John Larkin (Timothy Hutton) has been having some pretty bizarre dreams lately, and when the strange visions from his sleep begin drifting into the daylight he begins to suspect that everything is not as it seems. After being abducted from his home and escaping his captors, John discovers that his entire memory has been programmed as a result of a top-secret government operation. Now, with the government on his trail and time running out, John must find out the truth about his past before his memory is erased forever.Read More »

  • Stewart Raffill – The Ice Pirates (1984)

    1981-1990CultSci-FiStewart RaffillUSA
    The Ice Pirates (1984)
    The Ice Pirates (1984)

    In the far future water is the most valuable substance. Two space pirates are captured, sold to a princess, and recruited to help her find her father who disapeared when he found information dangerous to the rulers. A real Space Opera with sword fights, explosions, fighting robots, monsters, bar fights and time warps.Read More »

  • Simon Pummell – Rose Red (1994)

    Simon Pummell1991-2000Sci-FiShort FilmUnited Kingdom
    Rose Red (1994)
    Rose Red (1994)

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    Simon Pummell’s (Bodysong) visually ravishing sci-fi thriller exploring the future of virtual reality and the desire to transcend human limits. The theft of an experimental drug to suppress the immune system reveals a case of virtual reality addiction and forces a detective to confront his nightmares.Read More »

  • Kurt Maetzig – Der schweigende Stern AKA The Silent Star AKA First Spaceship on Venus (1960)

    Kurt Maetzig1951-1960AdventureGermanySci-Fi
    Der schweigende Stern (1960)
    Der schweigende Stern (1960)

    In this celebrated sci-fi classic, a mysterious object from outer space is found in the Gobi desert. An international expedition, dispatched to Venus to decipher the message it contains, discovers it is a declaration of war – on Earth!

    The first sci-fi film made in East Germany by the legendary DEFA film studio, The Silent Star is a masterpiece in story, art and set design, and technology and was the forerunner of 2001: A Space Odyssey and, later, Contact. Based on the novel The Astronauts by Stanislaw Lem (who also wrote Solaris) and made during the U.S./U.S.S.R. space race set off by the Sputnik launch.Read More »

  • Kenneth Hartford & Herbert L. Strock – Monstroid AKA Monster (1980)

    Herbert L. Strock1971-1980HorrorKenneth HartfordSci-FiUSA
    Monstroid (1980)
    Monstroid (1980)

    A rural Colombian village is attacked by a horrible sea serpent, aroused by industrial pollution of a nearby lake. Based on a real event that took place in June of 1971.Read More »

  • Ari Folman – The Congress AKA Kenes Ha-Atidanim (2013)

    Ari Folman2011-2020AnimationIsraelSci-Fi
    The Congress (2013)
    The Congress (2013)

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    Robin Wright plays an aging actress with a reputation for being fickle and unreliable, so much so that nobody is willing to offer her any roles anymore. She agrees to sell the movie rights to her digital image to Miramount Studios in exchange for a hefty sum and the promise to never act again. After her body is digitally scanned, the studio will be able to make movies starring her using only computer-generated characters.Read More »

  • Arthur Maria Rabenalt – Chemie und Liebe AKA Chemistry and Love (1948)

    Arthur Maria Rabenalt1941-1950ComedyGermanySci-Fi
    Chemie und Liebe (1948)
    Chemie und Liebe (1948)

    The first science fiction film of the DEFA: Futuristic comedy about a revolutionary invention.

    Synopsis:
    In the country “Kapitalia” Dr. Alland has made a breakthrough invention.
    The profit-hungry industrialist Da Costa tries to get to it by sending a series of alluring women towards him.Read More »

  • Gordon Flemyng – Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)

    Gordon Flemyng1961-1970AdventureSci-FiUnited Kingdom

    Accidentally thrown together, Dr. Who (Peter Cushing), his granddaughters, and their friend Ian cross the universe in Who’s new invention, the space and time machine known as “Tardis”. When they land on the planet Skaro, the travellers meet the kind and placid Thals, who live in fear of the dreaded Daleks. Somehow, Dr. Who and his party must find a way to help the Thals overcome the deadly mutants who live inside impenetrable metal casings.

    Dr. Who and the Daleks, based on TV: The Daleks, was the first theatrical film based on Doctor Who. It stars Peter Cushing as a human scientist named “Dr. Who” who invents Tardis and takes his companions on a journey to the planet Skaro, where they help the peace-loving Thals battle the evil Daleks.Read More »

  • Gordon Flemyng – Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)

    1961-1970AdventureGordon FlemyngSci-FiUnited Kingdom

    Accidentally thrown together, Dr. Who (Peter Cushing), his granddaughters, and their friend Ian cross the universe in Who’s new invention, the space and time machine known as “Tardis”. When they land on the planet Skaro, the travellers meet the kind and placid Thals, who live in fear of the dreaded Daleks. Somehow, Dr. Who and his party must find a way to help the Thals overcome the deadly mutants who live inside impenetrable metal casings.Read More »

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