WESTWORLD
1973, Warner Bros. , 1973 min, Dir: Michael Crichton

Richard Benjamin and James Brolin decide to take a holiday in a high-tech amusement park, Westworld. Here they get to play cowboys - saloon brawls, saloon girls and quick draws against the town’s gunslinger (Yul Brynner) - with lifelike robots. All is well for the first few days but when the park’s central computer malfunctions, the built-in safety features are turned off and the robots begin to attack the guests.


TWISTER
1996, Warner Bros., 113 min, USA, Dir: Jan de Bont

Though on the brink of divorce, husband-and-wife meteorologists Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt work together to test a new storm-warning system, braving some of the most destructive tornados in movie history as they try to stay a step ahead of rival storm chaser Cary Elwes. Oscar-nominated special effects send cows flying through the air and buildings tumbling to the ground in this blockbuster helmed by action specialist Jan de Bont and co-written by Michael Crichton.


THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN
1971, Universal, 131 min, USA, Dir: Robert Wise

This sci-fi thriller (adapted from Michael Crichton’s breakthrough novel) stars Arthur Hill, James Olson, Kate Reid and David Wayne as scientists racing to stop a deadly microorganism brought to Earth on a satellite. Special effects by Douglas Trumbull.


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