The Clone Returns Home is a compelling meditation on the paradox of life and death, and the meaning of love and family. Set in an imaginary – yet utterly imaginable – future, this quietly provocative film skillfully transposes complex emotional drama into the realm of science fiction by exploring the influence of technology on human memory and experience. Filled with stunning imagery and haunting stillness, The Clone Returns Home deftly combines subtly nuanced sci-fi with a uniquely Japanese perspective on the universal themes of family, life, love, and death.
Solar Task Force Sunvulcan: The Movie / Taiyô sentai San Barukan: Za Mubi (1981) Shohei Tôjô, Takayuki Godai, Kinya Sugi, Asao Kobayashi, Sci-Fi, Short, Adventure
The Invisible Maniac (1990) Adam Rifkin, Noel Peters, Savannah, Stephanie Blake, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Erotic
A budding young scientist lad is caught by his mom checking out the lady across the way with his telescope, whereupon she lectures him on the evils of women. Twenty years later and all grown up, the scientist announces his theories of invisibility, and his colleagues laugh, to which he responds by killing four of them. He escapes from the loony bin and gets a job teaching summer school physics at a high school. The students decide to tease him about the same time as he perfects his invisible juice, and he goes on a spree of vengeance.
Top of the Food Chain (1999) John Paizs, Robert Bockstael, Lorry Ayers, Ron Gabriel, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
An isolated Canadian town (populated by the weirdest group of people this side of Saturn) has seen its share of problems. First the nut factory closed, then the CATV antenna stopped broadcasting, and now something is gruesomely devouring the townsfolk! Can visiting atomic scientist (and expert on “cool fusion”) Dr. Karel Lamonte solve the mystery before everyone disappears?
Det vita folket / The Deposit (2015) Lisa Aschan, Vera Vitali, Pernilla August, Issaka Sawadogo, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
The film is set in a terrorizing world of the future, where technology commands the movements of individuals, supervised by the doctors, carrying out a program to improve the human race. Thus, instead of doctors creating a monster, the monsters are already there as the species of the future – but one of them is suspected by the doctors of being a human being. That is Golem in reverse.
Nuit noire / Black Night (2005) Olivier Smolders, Fabrice Rodriguez, Yves-Marie Gnahoua, Philippe Corbisier, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
The nightmarish world of Oscar the entomologist, involving his various fears of, and relationships with, women, intertwined with his love for insects, especially the metamorphosing and predatory kind. In this dark dream-world which is constantly drowned in darkness of a solar eclipse punctuated by brief flashes of blinding sunlight, everything is spliced together and nothing makes sense.
The Premonition (1976) Robert Allen Schnitzer, Sharon Farrell, Edward Bell, Danielle Brisebois, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
This Thriller/horror movie tells the tale of a young girl who is terrified that her insane mother will take her away from her beloved foster mother. One day, the crazed real mother attempts to contact the girl at school, but her foster mother has a premonition and gets there in time to protect the girl. Eventually though, the real mother and her boy friend, a carnival clown, succeed and takes her away, leaving the bereaved foster parents to enlist the assistance of a parapsychologist to help them interpret the foster mother’s terrifying dreams and psychic connection to the girl and find her before it is too late.
Muz z prvního století / Man of the First Century (1962) Oldrich Lipský, Milos Kopecký, Radovan Lukavský, Anita Kajlichova, Comedy, Sci-Fi
In the near future in Czechoslovakia (the movie was made in 1961, after all), a space flight is in the final stages of preparation. As the astronauts are being interviewed, Joseph the upholsterer (Milos Kopecký) is gluing the last bits of padding in place. Joseph is lazy and incompetent, and always complaining — the classic goof-off who tries to shift blame to anywhere but him. While his supervisor berates him for being behind schedule via the communicator screen in the ship, Joseph manages to kick the takeoff switch and the rocket takes off into space with him as the only passenger.