11/10/07 - The "Inspiring the Future" online contest highlights the influence that Blade Runner has had on both leading and amateur filmmakers, musicians, writers, designers and artists. Until 12/14/2007, fans can vote on their favorite entries to help determine who will win 5 grand prizes of $1,000 home entertainment system across the different categories. Instant win prizes such as framed Blade Runner movie posters and DVDs will also be rewarded for viewing and voting. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Director Ridley Scott went back into post production to create the definitive new version, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, which arrives on DVD on Dec. 18th. Click Here for More Details on the Blade Runner: The Final Cut DVD Editions
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8/2/07 - The groundbreaking digitally animated sci-fi crime thriller Renaissance arrives on DVD. Shot using motion capture technology by innovative director Christian Volckman, Renaissance was five years in the making. Set in the labyrinthine underworld of 2054 Paris, the black-and-white thriller in the vein of Blade Runner and Minority Report paints a bold vision of a stark, not-so-distant future where all life is monitored, recorded and regulated thanks to the city’s largest corporation, Avalon. Click Here for Film Details & Review
6/24/05 - The Jacket is now available on DVD. Adrien Brody stars as a Gulf War veteran wrongly accused of murder, and subsequently committed to a mental institution. A controversial treatment regimen sends him on a mind-bending journey into the future, where he can foresee his death - and must try to stop it. Also stars Keira Knightley, Daniel Craig , Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kelly Lynch and Kris Kristofferson. Click Here for Film Details & Review
2/12/05 - After recuperating from a wound, Gulf War veteran Jack Starks returns to Vermont suffering from amnesia. When he is accused of murdering a police officer and committed to a mental institution, he is put on controversial treatment regimen. In his drugged and disoriented state, Starks' mind propels him into the future, where he meets Jackie, and discovers that he is destined to die in four days. Together, they search for a way to save him from his fate. Starring Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley and Kris Kristofferson. Coming March 5, 2005. Click Here to view The Jacket Trailer and More Film Details
12/1/04 - A remarkable ten-disc DVD set; The Ultimate Matrix Collection features all three films in the trilogy together for the first time ever with a newly remastered picture and sound for The Matrix. Also included is the companion piece The Matrix Revisited and the best-selling The Animatrix, plus five entirely new DVDs packed solid with brand-new supplemental materials that encompass every aspect of the Matrix universe, including two new audio commentaries on each film, Enter the Matrix videogame footage, over 100 deep-delving featurettes/ documentaries and much more! Click Here for More Details
11/20/04 - Director George Lucas's widely influential first film, the prescient science-fiction adventure THX 1138 , debuts on DVD from Warner Home Video in a Two-Disc Collector's Edition that features The George Lucas Director's Cut of the film. The Two-Disc Collector's Edition DVD sells for $26.99 SRP. A single-disc version with limited special features is also available and sells for $19.97 SRP. Click Here for More Details
The above list is an eclectic group from dark material (12 Monkeys and Blade Runner) to guilty pleasures (Forbidden Planet and Westworld) with stops in between. No apologies will be made for the choices or omissions. Star Trek IV is purposely missing. Star Wars also is missing because it's closer to fantasy, been done to death by everyone else and was not personally influential.