THX-1138 (1971)

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NIGHT OWL CINEMA CLASSIC FEATURE ::: Tonight’s film ::: THX-1138 (1971)

The directorial debut of the creative genius behind the Star Wars saga.  In the future, mankind lives in vast underground cities and free will is outlawed by means of mandatory medication that controls human emotion. But when THX 1138 (Robert Duvall) and LUH 3417 (Maggie McOmie) stop taking their meds, they wake up to the bleak reality of their own existence and fall in love with each other in the process. But love is also illegal in this Orwellian dystopia, and the act of making love has made both of them outlaws on the run from an army of robotic police.

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Gandahar (1988)

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LIGHT YEARS (aka Gandahar or Metal Men) from Night Owl on Vimeo.

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20149483SCI-FI SATURDAY! CLASSIC FEATURE ::: Tonight’s film ::: GANDAHAR (1988)

GANDAHAR is a 1988 French animated science fantasy film The original version was directed and written by René Laloux, and was based on Jean-Pierre Andrevon’s novel Les Hommes-machines contre Gandahar (The Machine-Men versus Gandahar).

My quest began with a riddle. ‘In a thousand years, Gandahar was destroyed, and and all its people massacred. A thousand years ago, Gandahar will be saved, and what can’t be avoided will be.”  -Sylvain

This animated film by René Laloux is set on the planet Gandahar, where peace reigns and poverty is unknown. The utopian lifestyle is upset by reports of people at the outlying frontiers being turned to stone. Sent to investigate, Prince Sylvain (John Shea) crashes and is rescued by the Deformed, hideous genetic experiments gone wrong and left to fend for themselves. With their help, Sylvain discovers that the Metamorphosis, a gigantic brain also created in an experiment, is trying to destroy Gandahar.

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Aelita: Queen of Mars (Soviet Russian, 1924)

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aelitaSCI-FI SATURDAY! CLASSIC FEATURE ::: Tonight’s film ::: AELITA: QUEEN OF MARS (Soviet Russian, 1924)

Aelita: Queen of Mars with English subtitles is a Soviet silent film directed by Yakov Protazanov and released in 1924. It was based on Alexei Tolstoy’s novel of the same name. In its performances in the cinemas in Leningrad, Dmitri Shostakovich played on the piano the music he provided for the film.

The main focus of the story is the daily lives of a small group of people during the post-war Soviet Union, the enduring importance of the film comes from its early science fiction elements. It primarily tells of a young man, traveling to Mars in a rocket ship, where he leads a popular uprising against the ruling group of Elders, with the support of Queen Aelita who has fallen in love with him after watching him through a telescope.

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1936)

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SCI-FI SATURDAY! CLASSIC FEATURE ::: Tonight’s film ::: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1936)

Sweeney-ToddGeorge King’s original classic begins in Nineteenth Century, in London, the barber Sweeney Todd invites lonely and wealthy costumers in the port to his barbershop on the nearby Fleet Street and murders them to take their money, while his associate Mrs. Lovatt and owner of a bakery below is barbershop gets rid off the bodies. Sweeney uses his fortune to help the fleet owner Stephen Oakley with the intention to force his daughter Joanna to marry him. However, the beloved Joanna’s boyfriend Mark Ingerstreet returns rich from his last voyage and Sweeney decides to kill him and steal his fortune in pearl, making Mrs. Lovatt jealous with the situation.

 

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The Hands of Orlac (1924)

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SCI-FI SATURDAY! CLASSIC FEATURE ::: Tonight’s film ::: THE HANDS OF ORLAC (1924)

the-hands-of-orlac-cover2Orlac is a world famous pianist. One day he is badly hurt in a big train wreck. He is in danger of losing both his hands so his wife begs the doctors to save them. They eventually manage to transplant his hands with those of another deceased person. After his recovery Orlac discovers that there is something seriously wrong with his new pair of hands — it is as if they had a will of their own. But Orlac doesn’t know that they actually belonged to a dangerous murderer.

 

 

220px-The_Hands_of_Orlac_VideoCoverLike his more famous The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Robert Wiene’s The Hands of Orlac is ponderous but indelible.  The film is full of castration imagery, Freudian intimations (including a patriarchal ogre in a twisted castle), and assorted perversities (like the wife’s erotic yearning to be touched), yet next to the relentlessly distorted subjectivity of Caligari, Wiene’s handling here seems almost minimalist, keeping the camera angles mostly balanced as the horrors materialize through stark atmosphere and Veidt’s extraordinary physical expressiveness. Wiene paces the film like a funeral, ending it with one of the most bizarre conclusions in German expressionism.

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Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

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SCI-FI SATURDAY!  CLASSIC FEATURE ::: Tonight’s film ::: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1960)

little_shop_of_horrors_theSeymour Krelboin (Jonathan Haze) works in the Skid Row flower shop owned by Mr. Mushnik (Mel Welles). In his spare time, Seymour creates a new plant species he names Audrey Junior in honor of his girlfriend Audrey (Jackie Joseph). Audrey Junior begins speaking and demands to be fed human blood and flesh, convincing Seymour to kill a railroad detective, a sadistic dentist and a trollop. Seymour’s guilt over the deaths forces him to confront Audrey Junior in a final confrontation. A young Jack Nicholson has only a small part.as Farb’s masochistic patient, Wilbur Force. Later, however, as the actor’s career began to take off, he was prominently featured on the home-video releases to help generate interest in the film.

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Last Woman On Earth (1960)

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SCI-FI SATURDAY!  CLASSIC FEATURE ::: Tonight’s film ::: LAST WOMAN ON EARTH (1960)

lwecoverArmageddon, repressed sexuality and social mores cast aside, this film is a delightful apocalyptic film noir romp with a classic Post Nuclear mis en scene. A contemporary of “The World, the Flesh and the Devil,” “Seven Days in May,” “On the Beach,” “Fail Safe” and Stanley Kubrik’s period masterpiece “Dr. Strange Love – or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb.” Typical Roger Corman unevenness, production values and no-name cast, but superior to his many monster movies – has more of a “Twilight Zone” or “The Outer Limits” feel.  Screenwriter Robert Towne didn’t have the completed script finished on time. Rather than paying to have both an actor and a screenwriter on location, Roger Corman saved money by drafting Towne to act in the movie as lawyer Martin Joyce (under the name Edward Wain).

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This Island Earth (1955)

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SCI-FI SATURDAY!  CLASSIC FEATURE ::: Tonight’s film ::: THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955)

Film1955-ThisIslandEarth-OriginalPosterThis Island Earth (1955) directed by Joseph M. Newman and Jack Arnold is based on the novel of the same name by Raymond F. Jones which was originally published in the magazine Thrilling Wonder Stories as three related novelettes: “The Alien Machine” in the June 1949 issue, “The Shroud of Secrecy” in December 1949, and “The Greater Conflict” in February 1950.  Scientist Cal Meacham (Rex Reason) solves a mysterious puzzle that allows him access to a highly secretive program — led by the mysterious Exeter (Jeff Morrow) — that has assembled the world’s greatest scientific minds in an attempt to quickly learn how to generate and store nuclear power. But with the help of fellow scientists Ruth Adams (Faith Domergue) and Steve Carlson (Russell Johnson), Meacham soon discovers that his host is not what he claims to be.

 

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Fando y Lis (1968)

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SCI-FI SATURDAY!  CLASSIC FEATURE ::: Tonight’s film ::: Alejandro Jodorowsky’s FANDO Y LIS (1968)

Fando Y Lis is Alejandro Jodorowsky’s first feature-length film, based on a play of the same name by Fernando Arrabal. When it premiered at the Acapulco Film Festival in 1968, a riot broke out over what was perceived to be its blasphemous nature and the film was subsequently banned in Mexico.

fando-669x1024Filmed in black and white and with a very low budget, the film follows Fando (Sergio Kleiner) and his paraplegic lover Lis (Diana Mariscal) as they make their way through a grim post-apocalyptic landscape searching for the town of Tar. The mythic town is rumored to make all of your dreams come true. Along the way, they meet up with a very strange cast of characters. They come upon a ruined town where the women try to lure Fando into sex games and Lis is forced to fend for herself. Other scenarios involve people bathing in mud, where Fando leaves Lis to stand on her own for a while; a group of cross-dressers who dress Fando and Lis in each other’s clothing in a surreal gender bending scene; and a rather unsettling scene where Fando undresses Lis and allows strange men touch her naked body. One sequence in particular involves four old women playing cards, with the winner of each hand getting up close and personal with a young, buff man. I can’t say why, but for me the depravity of this scene had a similar disturbing feel to Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Salo, or the Hundred Days of Sodom, which wasn’t released until 1975. By the time the film reaches its conclusion, Lis has been transformed into a Christ-like figure.

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Walerian Borowczyk’s Les Astronautes (short, 1959) & Les Jeux des Anges (short, 1964)

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SCI-FI SATURDAY!  CLASSIC FEATURE ::: Tonight’s films ::: Walerian Borowczyk’s LES ASTRONAUTES (short, 1959) & LES JEUX DES ANGES (short, 1964).  Born in Kwilcz, Poland, Walerian Borowczyk trained as a painter and lithographer, winning Poland’s National Prize in 1953. He began his film career as a film poster designer, then started making short animated films in the late 1950s. Moving to France in the early 1960s, he gained a reputation as a leading animator before switching to live-action features, which have become increasingly controversial due to erotic and sensational content.

83677-les-astronautes-0-230-0-345-cropLes_Jeux_des_AngesWalerian Borowczyk’s  LES ASTRONAUTES (short, 1959) tells the story of an inventor who builds a homemade spacecraft, and uses it to have various adventures, including peeping at women, visiting ‘human’ planets, and becoming involved in intergalatic warfare. There’s a bit of a twist ending, too.  Noted French filmmaker Chris Marker (La Jetée) is credited as a collaborator on the film, but he wasn’t involved in its production. Marker added his name as a favor to Borowczyk, who did not have a French work permit at the time.

Walerian Borowczyk’s LES JEUX DES ANGES (short, 1964) Is a surrealist, semi-abstract animated film, based around the theme of angels being processed by a nightmarish factory. It has been interpreted as an allegory of the concentration camp experience and as a portrait of the industrialisation and collectivisation of the Soviet period.

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