VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS
2017, STX Entertainment, 137 min, France, Dir: Luc Besson

Luc Besson’s visually spectacular new adventure film is based on the groundbreaking comic book series. In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha - an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force that threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha but the future of the universe. With Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu and Rutger Hauer.


LE DERNIER COMBAT
THE LAST BATTLE
1983, Gaumont, 93 min, France, Dir: Luc Besson

Shooting in luminously stark black-and-white, director Luc Besson paints a bleak, evocative, post-apocalyptic portrait of a dying world where people no longer speak and sometimes the sky rains fish. For this, his debut feature, Besson remade his first film, the sci-fi short "L'Avant Dernier." With Pierre Jolivet and Jean Reno.


LASERBLAST
1978, 85 min, USA, Dir: Michael Rae

When teen Billy Duncan stumbles upon a strange alien laser in the middle of the desert, at first he uses it just for fun - but the evil within it corrupts him, transforming him into an inhuman energy-blasting murderer. Now a duo of intergalactic creatures must stop him before he scorches the Earth in a laser-beam inferno.


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