29 titles found

  • 2-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster stars in this visionary drama based on Carl Sagan's novel about humankind's first encounter with the E.T. life, directed by another Oscar winner, Robert Zemeckis. 

    As the Earth hurtles towards a new millennium, a driven astronomer realizes her lifelong dream when she detects intelligent radio signals from outer space. While the countries of the world unite in an effort to decode the transmission that could transform the course of human events, she finds herself among those vying to become the single representative who will explore the mysteries conveyed from the message's unknown E.T. source.

  • Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as a cop working for the Time Enforcement Agency, assigned to prevent time travel and the disastrous consequences that could result from use of this dangerous new technology. 

    But when he discovers that the senator overseeing the agency has been manipulating the past for financial gain, he travels back in time to thwart the senator's plot . . . and maybe, just maybe alter the thread of history that resulted in his wife's untimely murder.

  • Visually spectacular, intensely action-packed and powerfully prophetic since its debut, Blade Runner returns in Ridley Scott’s definitive Final Cut, including extended scenes and never-before-seen special effects. 

    In a signature role as 21st-century detective Rick Deckard, Harrison Ford brings his masculine yet- vulnerable presence to this stylish noir thriller. In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants – and is drawn to a mysterious woman whose secrets may undermine his soul.

  • Live it up today, your time is up tomorrow. In the Year of the City 2274, humans forsake the ravaged outer environment by living in a vast, bubbled metropolis. There, computerized servo-mechanisms provide all needs and everyone can pursue endless hedonism.

    Endless, that is, until Lastday. That’s when anyone who’s 30 must submit to Carrousel, a soaring, spinning trip to eternity and supposed rebirth. The screen’s first use of laser holography provides some of the sci-fi kicks in this post-apocalyptic saga honoured with a Special Achievement Academy Award® for Visual Effects. Michael York plays Logan 5, a government Sandman authorized to terminate Runners fleeing Carrousel. Logan is almost 30. Catch him if you can.

  • Welcome to the future, Biological war has decimated life on Earth. Los Angeles is a windswept ghost town where Robert Nevile tools his convertible through sunlit streets foraging for supplies. And makes damn sure he gets undercover before sundown, when other ‘inhabitants’ emerge.  

    The Omega Man adapts Richard Matheson’s novel I Am Legend into a high-impact, high-tension saga of a fate not far removed from reality.  Charlton Heston is Neville, fending off attacks by The Family, sinister neopeople spawned by the plague. He also becomes a man with a mission after meeting Lisa (Rosalind Cash), another uninfected survivor – and guardian of some healthy children representing our species’ hope.

  • A chilling exploration of the future is also a compelling examination of the present in George Lucas’ THX 1138, starring Robert Duvall as a man whose mind and body are controlled by the government.

    THX makes a harrowing attempt to escape from a world where thoughts are controlled, freedom is an impossibility and love is the ultimate crime.

  • In this classic and much-emulated work of science fiction, a rescue mission to a distant planet discovers the two survivors of a space ship that crashed 20 years before on the Forbidden Planet.

    One of the stranded humans has deciphered the secrets of the planet's long-extinct inhabitants--and the technology that gave them the power to instantly destroy their civilization. Now, he refuses to share his knowledge... and one-by-one the rescuers begin to die. Loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and the film that introduced Robbie the Robot.