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AKIRA (1987)

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2019. The Earth is on the brink of destruction, Tokyo shimmers with post-punk fetishism, gangs of cyberpunk bikers and rioting crowds are on the streets of the post-atomic city. The scene is set for comic-book ultra-violence in this remarkable animated nightmare of hyper-reality. find out more...

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Episodes on this disc are: Colonial Day; President Roslin has reconstructed the legislative branch of the government, but terrorist leader/political dissident Tom Zarek is elected as a member and immediately motions that the Quorum vote to appoint a new Vice President. Kobol's Last Gleaming Part 1; Galactica stumbles upon Kobol, the long-lost home that the 13 Tribes came from, which legend says holds clues to the location of Earth. Roslin convinces Starbuck to steal the captured Cylon raider and find out more...

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In a not far off dystopian future women have become infertile and governments have forgotten that Orwell's 1984' was supposed to be a searing indictment of what NOT to do. Into this less than hopeful world arrives a young woman who has achieved the miracle of pregnancy, everyone wants the child as a cynical totem for the people, and those planning rebellion are as ruthless as those in power. Finding a reluctant but increasingly determined guardian in the form of Theo, mother and child go in sea find out more...

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Transfer (1966), Cronenberg's first film, is a surreal sketch of a doctor and his patient. From the Drain (1967) finds two men in a bathtub, which may be part of a centre for veterans of a future war. Stereo (1969), Cronenberg's first official feature film, stunningly shot in monochrome, concerns telepaths at the Institute for Erotic Enquiry where patients undergo tests by Dr. Luther Stringfellow. In Crimes of the Future (1970) Cronenberg worked in colour and with a find out more...


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Set in Johannesburg (more than a welcome change to the usual formulaic Hollywood paradigm whereby LA or New York are not only the backdrop for disaster but act too as the centre-point of planet Earth), An ominous mothership hovers above Johannesburg containing an alien race of insectoid refugees. Derogatively referred to as 'Prawns' by humans they are cordoned off in an apartheid-esque fashion and forced to live a desolate and slum-like existence in the titular District 9. While forcibly relocat find out more...

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Fantastic Planet tells the story of "Oms", human-like creatures kept as domesticated pets by an alien race of blue giants called "Traags". Widely regarded as an allegorical statement on the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia, Fantastic Planet was five years in the making at Prague's Jiri Trnka Studios. The incredible art of Roland Topor and Alain Gorauger's brilliantly complementary score (much sampled by the hip-hop community) all combine to make Fantastic Planet a mind-searing experience. Ren find out more...

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One of the great horror movies. A doctor discovers what appears to be a case of mass hysteria with several people claiming that members of their family appear to be "different". Is this just a case of paranoia, are people really becoming vegetablised? Or are they all simply communists? Watch this classic to find out. find out more...

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The residents of small Kansas town Jericho are thrown into a state of emergency as all power and communication are shut off following a nuclear explosion in nearby Denver. It soon becomes apparent that the technological isolation they face will not be their only problem ... will the citizens of Jericho pull together as a community or will they abandon one another in the face of adversity? find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

The residents of small Kansas town Jericho are thrown into a state of emergency as all power and communication are shut off following a nuclear explosion in nearby Denver. It soon becomes apparent that the technological isolation they face will not be their only problem ... will the citizens of Jericho pull together as a community or will they abandon one another in the face of adversity? find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

The residents of small Kansas town Jericho are thrown into a state of emergency as all power and communication are shut off following a nuclear explosion in nearby Denver. It soon becomes apparent that the technological isolation they face will not be their only problem ... will the citizens of Jericho pull together as a community or will they abandon one another in the face of adversity? find out more...