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Year
1995
Runtime
108 min.
Director
Christian Duguay
Genres
Action, Adventure, Horror
Rating *
6.4
Votes *
17,411
Checks
1,579
Favs
58
Dislikes
28
Favs/checks
3.7% (1:27)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. fetzu's avatar

    fetzu

    spoiler 7 years 4 months ago
  2. dpanter's avatar

    dpanter

    Epic. "Can I come with you?" 9 years 1 month ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    I remember renting Screamers when it was new - the people who were with me wanted to see Roy Dupuis, a hot French Canadian actor at the time, though I was perhaps more interested in "based on a short story by Philip K. Dick". Well, Dupuis' OTT performance wasn't going to translate into English-media stardom for him, and like most Dick adaptations, it uses the ideas and errs on the side of action flicks. That said, it actually does a better job of bringing out the story's themes, even if it's not quite Blade Runner. Shot in a wintry abandoned mine somewhere in Northern Quebec (and really making the best use of that), "Sirius 6B" is a colony planet forgotten in the wake of a war between a government and a corporation, people from both sides left to fend for themselves against "screamers", mobile mines that learn, adapt, and evolve. The script is actually pretty good, allowing for hope in its bleak statement about humanity, and I always like Peter Weller, an underrated screen presence in my opinion. The failures are mostly technical. 1995 is way too late to have shoddy blue screen and twitchy stop-motion, even if the designs are cool, though we're right on time for bad CG. The practical effects are much better and I got a thrill out of the "catchphrase monsters" which are now a staple of Doctor Who. Some amateurish fight choreography and editing that throws the shocks away from the twists sink the movie further. And yet, if you forgive it its technical flaws (or imagine it as having been made 10 years earlier), there's a bit of a cult classic in there. 5 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #218 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  2. This movie ranks #878 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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