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Chrysalis (2008)

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Director: Tony Baez Milan

Starring: John Klemantaski, Darren Kendrick, Glen Vaughan

I think it fair to say the works of Ray Bradbury haven’t always been best served by the movies. Didn’t know about this adaption and I cannot readily recall the short story from whence it came. But, tell you what, someone should’ve warned this daft scientist about chugging Baby Bio straight from the bottle. May contain an irritating fungal infection and spoilers…

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War Of The Colossal Beast (1958)

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Director: Bert I. Gordon

Starring: Sally Fraser, Roger Pace, Dean Parkin

Giant animals are scary. Giant robots are scary. But giant people are the scariest of all, because they’re people, just like us… except they’re giant. And we’re not and it’s scary coz we might get metaphorically trodded on by ourselvesMay contain a tall bloke and spoilers.

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Director: Robert Wise

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

Somebody had to do it. All the Trek movies. I’m not gonna do ‘em consecutively; if I tried doing these back-to-back I’d lose what marbles I’ve got left rolling around the old brain box. Trekkies, cover thine eyes, for the day of reckoning hath arrived – heh, heh… nah, I’ll try to be fair, scout’s honour and all that…

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Biehn Season, Vol.1: 3. The Seventh Sign (1988)

Director: Carl Schultz

Starring: Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, Jurgen Prochnow

Hello and welcome to the final part of the Biehn Season, Volume 1 trilogy. Poor Demi Moore, she’s the equivalent of cinematic kryptonite to me. No specific reason, although she’s usually in films I detest and therefore did conclude that it couldn’t be entirely coincidental. But back in 1988, the double delight of both The Biehn & Das Boot-er Jurgen meant I couldn’t ignore The Seventh Sign no matter how deep-seated my Demi-discrimination had become…

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Biehn Season, Vol.1: 2. Cherry Falls (2000)

Director: Geoffrey Wright

Starring: Brittany Murphy, Michael Biehn, Candy Clark

Here we go with second instalment of the Biehn Season, Volume 1 trilogy. I’d never seen this Biehn flick, mainly because it sounded like every other ‘teen slasher’ out there. So it was with some trepidation I punched in to trusty stagevu and toddled into Cherry Falls

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Biehn Season, Vol. 1: 1. Timebomb (1991)

Director: Avi Nesher

Starring: Michael Biehn, Patsy Kensit, Richard Jordan

Welcome to the Biehn Season, Volume 1 trilogy where I shall pick three classics starring the mighty Michael Biehn. My intention is to tactically swerve around the bigger titles and focus on ‘those we do not speak of’. Of course, me and ‘intention’ rarely share a hammock…

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The Trollenberg Terror (1958)

Director: Quentin Lawrence

Starring: Forrest Tucker, Warren Mitchell, Janet Munro

Aka The Crawling Eye. With Jimmy Sangster on writing duties and Les Bowie on SFX, The Trollenberg Terror marked another foray, like the Quatermass films, into the world of the BBC television serial adaption…

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X The Unknown (1956)

Director: Leslie Norman

Starring: Dean Jagger, Edward Chapman, Leo McKern

I did promise an almost-but-not-quite-Quatermass and here it is. I shall also doff my cap respectfully in the direction of Conti for reminding me of this one. “People melting indeed!”

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No, Quatermass! – Quatermass And The Pit (1967)

Director: Roy Ward Baker

Starring: Andrew Keir, James Donald, Barbara Shelley

Aka, Five Million Years To Earth. The face and the personality may have changed, but Bernard is back. As always, here there be spoilers…

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No, Quatermass! – Quatermass 2 (1957)

Director: Val Guest

Starring: Brian Donlevy, John Longden, William Franklyn

Aka, Enemy From Space. The stakes have been raised, the threat to the planet even more tangible…

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