THE MEG
2018, Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures, 113 min, China/USA, Dir: Jon Turteltaub

Just off the Chinese coast, a deep-sea submersible is attacked by a gigantic, 75-foot shark that was thought to be extinct long ago. This shark's name? Megalodon! The only hope the crew has of escaping rests in the hands of Jonas Taylor, played by Jason Statham. Taylor has a history of deep-sea rescue missions but this isn’t the first time he’s met Megalodon. Can he overcome his fears and save not only the crew’s lives but his own? Jon Turteltaub directs this action-packed thriller guaranteed to make you jump out of your seat and think twice about getting into the ocean. Joining Statham in the international ensemble cast are Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Robert Taylor, Sophia Cai, Masi Oka and Cliff Curtis.


DEEP BLUE SEA
1999, Warner Bros., 105 min, USA, Dir: Renny Harlin

In this terrifying adventure, what was once a peaceful underwater research facility becomes a deadly feeding ground for a frenzy of great white sharks. But these killer fish are no ordinary great whites - these are hyper-intelligent sharks genetically engineered by a group of careless scientists. As the super-species begins to breach the laboratory and make their way to the surface, the researchers must fight to survive and stop the sharks from reaching open water and entering the ecosystem. With a stellar cast including Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson, Stellan Skarsgård and LL Cool J.


SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE
1983, Sony Repertory, 90 min, USA/Canada, Dir: Lamont Johnson

Forced to land on the plague-ridden planet Terra XI, three women find themselves in the clutches of the evil dictator Overdog (Michael Ironside). Their only hope lies in the hands of the rogue scavenger Wolff (Peter Strauss) and his guide Niki (Molly Ringwald), who face a series of treacherous obstacles on the barren planet. With spectacular special effects and impressive 3-D imagery, this is one of the overlooked gems of the 1980s space opera craze.


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