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.


METALSTORM: THE DESTRUCTION OF JARED-SYN
1983, Universal, 84 min, USA, Dir: Charles Band

Produced and directed by B-movie maestro Charles Band, this highly enjoyable cult film takes place on the mysterious desert planet of Lemuria, where humans gather in small mining towns to scavenge for crystals imbued with mystical powers. Dressed suspiciously like Mel Gibson’s Max Rockatansky, space ranger Dogen (Jeffrey Byron) sets out to stop the murderous villain Jared-Syn, memorably played by THE ROAD WARRIOR’s Michael Preston. This MAD MAX knockoff is a surprisingly fun adventure that takes wasteland sci-fi to new, intergalactic places with some truly outstanding visuals.


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