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A Century of Science Fiction
A Century of Science Fiction
Actors: Ray Bradbury, Yul Brynner, Kevin Costner, Charlton Heston, Val Kilmer
Director: Ted Newsom
Genres: Educational, Documentary
NR     1998     2hr 0min

Hosted by internationally acclaimed star, Christopher Lee, A CENTURY OF SCI-FI features the best of science fiction and fantasy from a century of Cinema. This program traces the roots of science fiction movies from the ma...  more »


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Actors: Ray Bradbury, Yul Brynner, Kevin Costner, Charlton Heston, Val Kilmer
Director: Ted Newsom
Creator: Ted Newsom
Genres: Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Educational, Documentary
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 03/10/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1996
Release Year: 1998
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Not worth the plastic it was encoded on
nofelm | 04/05/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This video looks like it was put together in someone's basement with a Commodore 64. The production values are of the poorest quality, but they look good compared to the awful script they force Christopher Lee to mouth.The film clips look like they were copied from TV trailers and Lee has a blue chromakey halo around him. The only way I can figure they got him to appear in this bottom-of-the-barrel production is that his taxes were due and he was strapped for cash.The content ignores the history of both print and film science fiction, instead larding on purple prose to cover poor research.Don't waste your time or money on this one."
A Century of SF Trailers
memorymetropolis | 04/01/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD contains mostly Trailers and some behind-the-scenes shots and small interviews (like the one with Yul Brynner about "Westworld") from SF movies of the last century, narrated by the great Christopher Lee (with his pleasant voice). There are also some rather rare clips (like the ones from "Fire Maidens from Outer Space" or "The Mysterians").The 99 minutes are divided in 8 parts of about 12 minutes each with the following categories: Aliens, Time Travellers, Mad Doctors, Robots & Computers, Sci-Fi Lunacy, Lost Worlds, Future Worlds and Weird Worlds.And yes, it sometimes looks like it was made with the good ol' Commodore 64, but that's rather charming in a certain way ;-)If you want an overview of SF movies of the last century or you find pleasure in a so-called "Best of" then this is for you. Especially when you can get it at a low price."