Sci-Fi-London 2008
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Alien (The Eighth Passenger) (Country: UK; Year: 1979; Director: Ridley Scott; Writer: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett; Stars: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto, Veronica Cartwright)
Ridley Scott's fabulously frightening grimy spaceship classic.
La Antena (The Aerial) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2007; Director: Esteban Sapir; Writer: Esteban Sapir; Stars: Valeria Bertuccelli, Alejandro Urdapilleta, Julieta Cardinali, Rafael Ferro, Raúl Hochman, Ricardo Merkin, Sol Moreno, Gustavo Pastorini, Carlos Piñeiro, Florencia Raggi), Official Site
Dystopian fairytale about a 'city without a voice'.
Appleseed: Ex Machina (Ekusu Makina) (Country: Japan; Year: 2007; Director: Shinji Aramaki; Writer: Kiyoto Takeuchi, based on characters from the manga by Masamune Shirow; Stars: Luci Christian, David Matranga, Illich Guadriola, Alison Sumrall, Shelly Calene-Black, Hilary Haag, Chris Hutchison, Mike MacRae, John Gremillion, Melissa Davis, Quintin Haag, Alice Fulks, Chris Patton (English-language voices))
Eyeball-scorching post-apocalyptic anime sequel
Battlefield Earth (Battlefield Earth: A Saga Of The Year 3000) (Country: US; Year: 1999; Director: Roger Christian; Writer: Corey Mandell, J D Shapiro, L Ron Hubbard; Stars: John Travolta, Barry Pepper, Forest Whitaker, Kim Coates, Richard Tyson)
Slave rebellion... with added turkey.
Chemical Wedding (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Julian Doyle; Writer: Julian Doyle, Bruce Dickinson; Stars: Simon Callow, John Shrapnel, Kal Weber, Lucy Cudden), Official Site, Trailer
A mild-mannered academic takes part in a virtual reality experiment and is possessed by the spirit of notorious British occultist Aleister Crowley.
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Battlefield Earth and Chemical Wedding
Chrysalis (Country: France; Year: 2007; Director: Julien Leclercq; Writer: Julien Leclercq, Nicolas Peufaillit, Franck Philippon, Aude Py; Stars: Albert Dupontel, Marie Guillard, Marthe Keller, Mélanie Thierry, Claude Perron, Alain Figlarz, Smadi Wolfman, Patrick Bauchau, Guy Lecluyse, Cyril Lecomte, Francis Renaud), Trailer
Futuristic French thriller erases memories and fights a serial killer.
Dante 01 (Country: France; Year: 2008; Director: Marc Caro; Writer: Marc Caro, Pierre Bordage; Stars: Lambert Wilson, Linh Dan Pham, Dominique Pinon, Gérald Laroche, Simona Maicanescu, Yann Collette, Bruno Lochet, François Levantal, François Hadji-Lazaro, Lotfi Yahya Jedidi)
A new arrival with alien powers upsets the equilibrium amongst prisoners in a deep space psychiatric detention centre.
Pitch Black (Country: US/Australia; Year: 2000; Director: David Twohy; Writer: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat, David Twohy; Stars: Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Keith David, Claudia Black, Rhiana Griffith, John Moore)
Survivors of crashed space craft fight for survival against themselves and prehistoric beasts.
Solaris (Country: USA; Year: 2002; Director: Steven Soderbergh; Writer: Steven Soderbergh, based on the novel by Stanislaw Lem; Stars: George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Jeremy Davies, Viola Davis, Ulrich Tukur, John Cho, Morgan Rusler, Shane Skelton, Donna Kimball)
A bereaved man is sent to investigate a mysterious planet and the disaffected crew in orbit around it.
Tekkonkinkreet (Tekon Kinkurîto) (Country: Japan; Year: 2006; Director: Michael Arias; Writer: Anthony Weintraub, based on the comic by Taiyo Matsumoto.; Stars: Yû Aoi, Alex Fernandez, Yusuke Iseya, Kankurô Kudô, Sanchu Mori, Masahiro Motoki)
Two young boys try to stop gangsters taking over their city.
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Alien and Solaris
The Thing (Country: US; Year: 1982; Director: John Carpenter; Writer: Bill Lancaster; Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis, Thomas G. Waites, Norbert Weisser, Larry J. Franco, Nate Irwin)
A group of scientists at an Antarctic research station discover a killer alien that can mutate into any life-form it touches. See it in all its glory in big-screen re-release.
Vexille (Country: Japan; Year: 2007; Director: Fumihiko Sori; Writer: Haruka Handa, Fumihiko Sori; Stars: Voices of Meisa Kuroki, Shosuke Tanihara, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Tetsuya Kakihara, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Akio Ôtsuka, Romi Pak, Takahiro Sakurai), Official Site
In 2077, Japan’s secretive, advanced bio-technology could pose an unimaginable threat.

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