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Elysium 4K

When director Neill Blomkamp burst onto the scene in 2009 with his acclaimed debut District 9, the world took notice. Here was a new name to watch in sci-fi cinema, delivering with his first film a powerful and thrilling flick ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tammy and the T-Rex

If ever there were an award for the most bizarre premise, Stewart Raffill’s cult classic Tammy and the T-Rex would almost certainly win the top prize. “I was just trying to do a film for people that like wacky movies”, Raffill ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star Trek – Picard: Season One

One of the longest-running and most celebrated sci-fi franchises of all time, Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek is showing no signs of slowing down as it turns 55 years old. With three different series currently running and a furthe...
 
 
 
 
 
 

It Came From Outer Space

The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Thing From Another World, Forbidden Planet… the ‘50s were a golden era of sci-fi. And director Jack Arnold was responsible for more than his fair share of filmic classics including Creature Fr...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Twelve Monkeys

It may be that a film about a pandemic is the last thing any of us need right now, but don’t let that put you off.  Twelve Monkeys is a great watch. It looks fabulous of course—as all Terry Gilliam films do—but where Gilliam re...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Total Recall

What’s not to love about Total Recall? It has a screenplay by Dan O’Bannon (Alien), based the short story, “We can Remember it for you Wholesale”, by Philip K Dick. It has Arnie at the height of his pomp, as both action hero an...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spring – Blu-ray

Following their critically-acclaimed 2012 horror Resolution, filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead reteamed in 2014 on Spring, a film that Guillermo del Toro called one of the best horror films of the decade. Beloved cult...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mothra (1961), The H-Man (1958), Battle in Outer Space (1959)

After The Criterion Collection’s gorgeous Godzilla collection release in 2019, it was only a matter of time until more of ‘The Father of Godzilla’ Ishirō Honda’s cult classics made their way to Blu-ray here in the UK. Well, thi...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Silent Running

If any sci-fi film deserves a second shot at celluloid immortality, it’s Silent Running.  The eco-apocalypse themed film marked the directorial debut of Douglas Trumbull—the man largely responsible for the special photogr...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Waterworld

In a future where Earth is covered with water, the human race struggles to survive on dilapidated boats and makeshift floating cities. Seeking clues to the whereabouts of the mythical Dryland, Deacon (Dennis Hopper) attacks the...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Split Second

Feeling like the cheesy lovechild of Ridley Scott‘s Blade Runner and John McTiernan‘s Predator, on the surface Tony Maylam and Ian Sharp’s Split Second doesn’t feel like the usual calibre of film to warrant such a b...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Running Man

Whichever way you look at it, The Running Man is something of a curiosity. It’s a sci-fi film, written by an horror author—Stephen King. It’s an ‘80s Arnie blockbuster that looks like a made-for-TV movie. And it’s a film with h...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Doctor Who: The Collection, Season 26

Doctor Who fans are a passionate lot and, while many will argue about who was the ‘best’ Doctor, most will agree that the Classic era has a plethora of much-loved stories. There’s plenty here for old fans to enjoy rewatch...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star Trek: Discovery Season Two

Forget what you’ve heard. Forget what you’ve read. Star Trek is back, and whether you’re a fan or just sci-fi curious, Star Trek: Discovery is one box set that you won’t regret  adding to your collection. Marking the return of ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sil And The Devil Seeds of Arodor

Aficionados of Classic Who have had quite a lot of be excited about recently with new lost-serial animations and the cracking fan-produced Edge Of Destruction. This November, sees two more releases that are sure to get their ju...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Godzilla: King Of Monsters

Godzilla: King Of Monsters is the latest in a string of attempts by other studios to keep up with the franchise behemoth that is Disney. For while the House Of Mouse marches on with the likes of all things Marvel and Star Wars ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Predator

Let’s lay it out: what makes a good action movie? (a.) a team that can be introduced in a few quick brush-strokes, but still seem solidly believable; (b.) a hero who manages to be both an everyman and extra-ordinary; (c.) chara...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upgrade

Go and watch the trailer for Upgrade and then try to act that you are not stupidly excited to see the end product. From its stunning action sequences to its tongue-in-cheek humour Upgrade should be a B-Movie that breaks free of...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Escape From New York

If you’ve ever played Metal Gear Solid, Duke Nukem, FallOut, or BroForce, then you’ll know just how deeply John Carpenter’s Snake Plissken has managed to embed himself in popular culture.  This November, the film that launched ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

They Live

Originally intended as a satire on consumerist society, John Carpenter’s They Live has never seemed more relevant. Simply substitute the film’s ghoulish alien yuppies for controlling media barons and a corporate elite and you’r...