A Japanese man mysteriously wakes up inside of his phone and is forced to confront the destruction his addiction to technology has wreaked on his life.
Starring Brian Patrick Butler, George Jac and directed by Tony Olmos. An ex-con trying to find work in a new Depression is lured back to a life of crime, but his gang passes the point of no return once they become fugitives.
Vultures in the Void is a comedic sci-fi action thriller about a four-way Mexican standoff in deep space between three pirates and a crooked freighter pilot.
The subject matter of Memory Room 451 is the cultural and historical significance of 20th-century hairstyles – the Afro, the conk, dreadlocks – in Black communities on both sides of the Atlantic. Akomfrah has disguised this exploration as a science fiction story – in the manner of the groundbreaking writers profiled in The Last Angel of History – while providing a bravura display of the aesthetics of video art in the 1990s. The tale of visitors from the future who gather dreams from unwitting subjects in order to construct a history of the Black diaspora both defamiliarizes Akomfrah’s ongoing project and points to the danger that extracting history from memory can be a kind of expropriation.
As "another story" set after the end of the original manga, this what-if "Return" plot depicts what happens to the title character after his final act to save Earth. After drifting in space, the robot boy is rescued by the three members of ravex, and he is miraculously revived — not by Tezuka's Black Jack surgeon character, but by "Space Jack." The newly evolved robot boy will be named "Ratom." The Princess Knight and other Tezuka characters will appear in this all-new story. Musical artists BoA, Maki Goto, Anna Tsuchiya, Tohoshinki, and TRF are contributing to the album, and an event is planned at Tokyo's National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation on April 10. The album marks Avex's 20th anniversary and what would have been Tezuka's 80th birthday.
Tezuka Osamu crafts a love story in the time when humans are expanding into space at the end of the 21st century, employing an omnibus form similar to Bradbury's "Martian Chronicle." Leaving the earth after marriage, a woman is left behind in space when her husband suddenly dies of a cosmic disease. Her friends on the Earth head for space to save the woman who was once everyone's ideal lady. Tezuka Osamu emphasizes his concepts that "love can save the earth" and "only love can save humans."
During a Civil War battle, a soldier is transported through time, landing in New York City's Central Park in the year 1961. He then explores Manhattan and goes to Yankee Stadium in an attempt to locate other Civil War soldiers. (IMDb)
Genesis recounts a story about embodiment "told" using voice synthesis and animation display on a MacIntosh computer. It was installed at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia in 1991. A computer is swaddled in blankets in a small baby carriage. A text appears on the screen that tells the (true) story of a woman who miscarries and keeps the fetus in her refrigerator. The narration is artificial, generated by a speech synthesis program. This voice becomes more human as the story evolves and as our understanding of the power of naming sharpens.
In a post-nuclear-war wasteland, a man searches for his family while trying to avoid deadly killer robots.
Seven beautiful but sexually unfulfilled women don the state of the art virtual reality headset that allows them to explore and realize all of their deepest sexual fantasies right before their eyes and yours.
Silence is scary.
Four friends are in great danger after they inadvertently stumble upon an unworldly being who is also looking to take over their sleepy historic town.
An alien decides to visit Earth in order to check out the current pop culture.
Anarchists build a super aircraft and bomb a railway, a fort and St. Paul's.
An experimental documentary portrait of author J.G. Ballard. Ballard speaks about his life and work, and submits to a lengthy personality questionnaire; these sections are intercut with surrealist scenes inspired by Ballard's fiction, centering on a downed pilot wandering through various landscapes.
A young girl with a special gift is the only one who can save our universe. Now twenty years later her powers are needed and with the help of a mysterious stranger she must set aside her own doubts and save the universe.
Baldwin's life is spinning out of control. Luckily, he's been working on a time machine with some friends and decides to take a chance to see if he can fix it.