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Compiled By: email@example.com Brought to you by: The Post Apocalyptic Forge 05/28/04 The following movie list is NOT strictly post apocalyptic. Some apocalyptic events are local or regional and not world wide, some movies/shows have merely a post apocalyptic ‘feel’. Also included are Animated Movies, Animated Series, TV movies and TV Series. Please contact me if you see information you know to be in error or that you wish to add. Genre Notes: PA – Post Apocalyptic in the strictest sense PA regional – for a small region, the world has ended as they know it PA historical – Post Apocalyptic once upon a time, but now society is rebuilding PA feel – NOT a Post Apocalyptic movie/show, but has that roasted PA smell and feel PA fanciful – while strictly speaking is PA, it has either strange elements to its story or is intended as satire or humor and has little to do with traditional PA themes. PA adult – adult themes and images not suited for the kiddies. PA ? – I haven’t seen it, and can’t tell from it’s description how to sort this one, so your guess is as good as mine. Please do let me know for sure. Deliberate Omissions: These are ‘marginal’ movies I felt just didn’t quite cut the mustard, either in feel or in more substantive ways, like plot direction. You are more than welcome to harbor your own standards of ‘acceptable’ material, as I know my decisions are arbitrary Night of the Living Dead - The story follows a small group of survivors barricaded in a home for one night. The civil authorities show up the following morning. There is no general breakdown of society and it only affects a very small regional area. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes – simply put, absolutely nothing PA about this movie, except it sets the background for the other Planet of the Apes movies and series. Escape from the Planet of the Apes – Set in contemporary, but alternate timeline, nothing to do with PA, but it does set some more of the background for the other Planet of the Apes movies and series. When Worlds Collide – deals with the apocalyptic events, not the ‘after effects’. There is a book After Worlds Collide that is the direct sequel and is quite an interesting read. Resident Evil – One giant underground facility gone bad does not seem ‘apocalyptic’ enough for me. It is more thriller/horror genre than anything else. PA elements too few.
The PA Related Movies List ======================================================= 12 Monkeys Category : Drama/PA Starring : Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt Director : Terry Gilliam Year : 1996 Description Inspired by Chris Marker's acclaimed short film La Jetée (which is included on the DVD Short 2: Dreams), 12 Monkeys combines intricate, intelligent storytelling with the uniquely imaginative vision of director Terry Gilliam. The story opens in the wintry wasteland of the year 2035, where a virulent plague has forced humans to live in a squalid, oppressively regimented underground. Bruce Willis plays a societal outcast who is given the opportunity to erase his criminal record by "volunteering" to time-travel into the past to obtain a pure sample of the deadly virus that will help future scientists to develop a cure. But in bouncing from 1918 to the early and mid-1990s, he undergoes an ordeal that forces him to question his own perceptions of reality. Caught between the dangers of the past and the devastation of the future, he encounters a psychiatrist (Madeleine Stowe) who is initially convinced he's insane, and a wacky mental patient (Brad Pitt in a twitchy Oscar-nominated role) with links to a radical group that may have unleashed the deadly virus. Equal parts mystery, tragedy, psychological thriller, and apocalyptic drama, 12 Monkeys ranks as one of the best science fiction films of the '90s, boosted by Gilliam's visual ingenuity and one of the finest performances of Willis's career. 28 Days Later Category : Sci-Fi / Horror/PA regional Starring : Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Director : Danny Boyle Year : 2002 Description A powerful virus escapes from a British research facility. Transmitted in a drop of blood and devastating within seconds, the virus locks those infected into a permanent state of murderous rage. Within 28 days the country is overwhelmed and a handful of survivors begin their attempts to salvage a future, little realizing that the deadly virus is not the only thing that threatens them. 2020 Texas Gladiators Category : Action/PA Starring : Harrison Muller, Al Cliver Director : Kevin Mancusco Year : 1982 Description The year is 2020 and the setting is post-nuclear holocaust Texas. It's a dusty, nasty world now as can be seen in the opening scenes when a gang of outlaws rape and murder innocent nuns at a mission. They then crucify the priest. Their debauched reveling is interrupted by roving rangers who engage the villains in a blood-soaked, bone crunching fight. The rangers manage to save a terrified young woman from the melee, and the heroic leader and she fall in love and head for the peaceful land she describes to him. Years pass. The hero and the girl are married and she is pregnant. Trouble erupts when a
megalomaniacal Neo-Nazi dictator and his cruel minions attack the heavily fortified refinery and begin trying to convert the hapless workers to his insane idea of the New Order. A Boy and His Dog Category : Black Comedy/PA Starring : Don Johnson, Jason Robards Director : L.Q. Jones Year : 1975 Description Closely adapted from the acclaimed novella by Harlan Ellison, this postapocalyptic black comedy has emerged as a cult favorite since its release in 1975, when Don Johnson was a relative unknown and still years away from TV stardom on Miami Vice. Here Johnson plays a young, libidinous loner named Vic who roams the postnuclear wasteland with his loyal dog, Blood, a remarkable hound with keen intelligence and the ability to telepathically communicate with his less-intelligent master. It's survival of the fittest, so food and sex are Vic's highest priorities, and he gets plenty of both when recruited into a mysterious underground society in desperate need of young fertile males. While Blood must fend for himself on the unfriendly surface, Vic realizes that he's an exploited prisoner and must escape to return to the canine friend he left behind. Thanks in large part to the sly wit of Blood (whose sarcastic voice is splendidly provided by Tim McIntire), this clever and disturbing film readily earns its lasting reputation as a low-budget classic, and features a funny yet chilling supporting role for Jason Robards Jr. The DVD includes a full-length commentary by director L.Q. Jones, cinematographer John Morrill, and film critic Charles Champlin. After the Fall of New York Category : Action/PA Starring : Valentine Monnier, Michael Sopkiw, Edmund Purdom Director : Martin Dolman Year : 1983 Description After a nuclear war, society breaks down into two groups, the evil Euraks and the rebel Federation. A mercenary named Parsifal is hired by the Federation to infiltrate New York City, which is controlled by the Euraks, to rescue the only fertile woman left on Earth. Andromeda Category: TV Series/Space Genre/PA historical Starring: Kevin Sorbo Director: Jorge Montesi Year: 2000 Description The Glorious Commonwealth: More than 3000 years ago, aliens from a planet called Tarn Vedra in the Andromeda galaxy invented a way to travel across the stars almost instantaneously. They called it Slipstream, and they used it to build a vast commonwealth of planets across six galaxies. When Earth was ready, we were welcomed into it. It was a vast, diverse group of cultures working together in peace, striving to spread civilization across the Universe. Unfortunately, some factions came to disagree with the Commonwealth's methods. The Fall:
The Nietzscheans - a group of genetically engineered humans who follow a strict interpretation of Nietzsche - felt that the Commonwealth was weak because it made treaties with its greatest enemies - the Magog. So they formed a rebellion and attacked the Commonwealth of which they were a part. The result was a civil war that plunged the Universe into a new Dark Age. One of the first casualties of that war was a Glorious Heritage Class starship called the Andromeda Ascendant. Most of her crew abandoned ship, but her captain - Dylan Hunt remained on board as the ship fell dangerously close to a black hole. The Long Night: Three hundred years of darkness passed. The Commonwealth was gone. Interstellar communication became undependable. Slipstream routes fell into disuse. Some still traveled the stars, but the journey was full of piracy, unmarked dangers and people fighting for their lives. Technology stopped developing and even reverted in some ways. A few local governments held together, but most of them were brutal and fascist. The remnants of the old Commonwealth decayed. Andromeda Rescued: A salvage vessel called the Eureka Maru then found the Andromeda Ascendant and pulled her free. When they boarded the High Guard relic, they found that Dylan Hunt had survived - the whole ship had been caught in severe time dilatation. From Dylan's perspective, only a few moments had passed since his crew escaped. But outside the black hole, darkness had fallen across his beloved Commonwealth. Time to Rebuild: Dylan once protected civilization, he now felt an obligation to rebuild what had been lost. As someone who knew what it was like to live in a Universe that was for the most part safe and at peace, he felt he and his ship could bring back the Commonwealth. He recruited the crew of the Eureka Maru, and ever since they have been searching the galaxies for worlds who are willing to join the New Commonwealth. Army of Darkness Category : Action/Comedy, Horror/PA feel Starring : Bruce Campbell Director : Sam Raimi Year : 1993 Description The third in director Sam Raimi's stylish, comic book-like horror trilogy that began with The Evil Dead (1982), this tongue-in-cheek sequel offers equal parts sword and sorcery-style action, gore, and comedy. Bruce Campbell returns as the one-armed Ash, now a supermarket employee ("Shop Smart. . .Shop S-Mart") who is transported by the powers of a mysterious book back in time with his Oldsmobile '88 to the 14th century medieval era. armed only with a shotgun, his high school chemistry textbook and a chainsaw that mounts where his missing appendage once resided, the square-jawed, brutally competent Ash quickly establishes himself as a besieged kingdom's best hope against an "army of darkness" currently plaguing the land. Since the skeleton warriors have been resurrected with the aid of the Necronomicon (the same tome that can send Ash back to his own time) he agrees to face the enemy in battle. Ash also finds romance of a sort along the way with a beautiful damsel in distress, Sheila (Embeth Davidtz) and contends with his own doppelganger after mangling an important incantation. This movie also has its original apocalyptic ending.
Bridge of Dragons Category : Action/PA Starring : Dolph Lundgren, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Director : Isaac Florentine Year : 1999 Description In this action-oriented sci-fi adventure, a military leader who is drunk with power takes control of a rival kingdom in a post-apocalyptic world of the future. The young princess who helps guide the nation flees for her life, and a champion warrior (Dolph Lundgren) is set out by the crazed general to capture her. But before his assignment is completed, the warrior finds his loyalties are severely tested. Battle for the Planet of the Apes Category : Action/PA Starring : Roddy McDowall, Claude Akins Director : J. Lee Thompson Year : 1973 Description The fifth and last of the series beginning with Planet of the Apes (to which this is a "prequel") and the most disappointing. Established in their own Ape City after the near destruction of mankind in WWIII, the social-democrat chimpanzee people, still led by Caesar (from Escape from the Planet of the Apes), become involved in a three-way struggle with a community of radiation-scarred human survivors and the militant gorilla people. There is a feeling of pointlessness about this simplistic film's attempt to squeeze a few more dollars from the series. Battle Queen 2020 Category : Action/PA Starring : Julie Strain, Jeff Wincott Director : Daniel D'or Year : 2000 Description Noted Penthouse Pet stars as the Battle Queen of post Apocalyptic Earth where civilization is struggling to survive after an asteroid has destroyed life as we know it. The only thing that remains constant is the control that the powerful exert over the not so powerful. One person rises to the challenge of restoring equality and freedom to the people of Earth, and that is the BATTLE QUEEN 2020. The Bed Sitting Room Category : British Humor/PA fanciful Starring : Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Rita Tushingham Director : Richard Lester Year : 1969 Description: It is four years after World War III, which was over in 2 minutes and 28 seconds. The dazed survivors wander the ruins. A new government has been created and a Prime Minister and a monarch established, but order is threatened as radiation causes people to start mutating into pets and items of furniture.
Beneath the Planet of the Apes Category : Action/PA Starring : James Franciscus, Roddy McDowall Director : Ted Post Year : 1970 Description: In this first and best of four sequels to Planet of the Apes another time-warped astronaut (Franciscus) crashlands on the ape world. Like his predecessor he is captured, befriended by the sympathetic chimpanzee Zira (Hunter), and meets the girl savage (Harrison). But when he escapes with her underground and discovers the remains of New York City the film goes off in a blacker direction: he finds a race of deformed, telepathic mutants who worship a nuclear Doomsday Bomb, and meets the astronaut hero (Heston) of the previous film, now half-crazed and venomous, who ultimately detonates the bomb and bring about a holocaust, wiping out apes, mutants and human alike. In its replacement of whimsical satire by an altogether harsher judgment about the prospects for intelligent life on Earth, this film is arguably stronger than its original. Beowulf Category : PA Starring : Director : Year : 1999 Description: Christoper Lambert stars in this post-apocalyptic future story based on the 8th century Saxon epic poem about the knight who battled a monster in a medieval castle. In this story, Beowulf is a wanderer who learns about a man-eating creature called Grendel which comes in the night to devour warriors trapped at the Outpost. The Outpost is ruled by Hrothgar (Oliver Cotton). He has a daughter (Patricia Velasquez), whose husband may have been murdered by the Outpost's master of arms (Goetz Otto). Blood of Heroes Category : Action/PA Starring : Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen Director : David Webb Peoples Year : 1989 Description Set in the post-nuclear war world, a group of battle-torn men and women challenge rival townships to a brutal game of strength and skill. It is their hope to defeat all their challengers and earn the right to play against the great and blood-thirsty teams in the 'League'. Cherry 2000 Category : Action/PA feel Starring : Melanie Griffith, David Andrews, Pamela Gidley Director : Steve De Jarnatt Year : 1988 Description At long last, one of the seminal films of the Melanie Griffith oeuvre is now available. Cherry 2000 is the heartwarming tale of Sam Treadwell (David Andrews), who will stop at nothing to find another model of his broken sex android. Griffith plays E. Johnson, the tough-asnails tracker who helps him track her down. As deliriously chowderheaded as the premise
of the movie sounds, it's actually not half bad and immensely fun to watch. The surprisingly mature plot (nobody gets naked!) involves Treadwell's gradual discovery that there's more to a good woman than a beautiful body and perfect subservience. Don't worry, there are plenty of explosions to keep you from getting bored. Griffith absolutely owns the movie-she looks like a complete badass handling surface-to-air missiles, though of course she still sounds like she picked up diction tips from early Shirley Temple movies. The DVD version includes the invaluable documentary "The Making of Cherry 2000" and the option of watching the entire film dubbed into French. Cybercity Category : Action/PA Starring : C. Thomas Howell, Roddy Piper, Heidi Von Palleske Director : Peter Hayman Year : 1999 Description In 2017, the survivors of a worldwide apocalypse do battle for supremacy in this sci-fi adventure. Most of the Earth has been reduced to ruins, and the pitiful few who have survived have moved underground and organized themselves into religious cults who wage war among themselves for dominion over what's left of the planet. A self-ordained holy man (Roddy Piper) kills the family of a roving mercenary (C. Thomas Howell), and the warrior swears revenge. He joins forces with a beautiful female killer-for-hire (Heidi Von Palleke) and they set out to win back the world for the forces of good. Cybercity also features David Carradine Crystalis (possibly spanish language only) Category : Drama/Sci-Fi/PA fanciful Starring : Director : K.Kono? Year : 1990 Description : October 31 1997, global warfare erupts that destroys most of the earth. To put an end to the warlike ways, a group of scientists build a tower in the sky operated by a computer. People try to rebuild, and society reconstructed resembled a blend of fallen technocracy, classical mythology, and medieval tales of knights, while outside the walled or otherwise guarded towns are strange mutations like anthropoid tigers, and machines sent by an outof-control computer in the tower. Cyborg Category : Action/PA Starring : Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Richter Director : Albert Pyun Year : 1989 Description Jean-Claude Van Damme, a.k.a. "the Muscles from Brussels," had only a few movies to his credit when he played the hero in this lame post apocalyptic action flick from 1989. It's really just another martial-arts movie, dressed down with near-future trash and dirty sets that have "low budget" written all over them. Van Damme plays the protective escort for a half-human, half-cyborg woman whose programming contains a possible cure for a plague that's threatening to wipe out the entire population of Earth. But the woman is kidnapped by Van Damme's evil nemesis (is there any other kind?) while they are en route to her Atlanta headquarters. That leads Van Damme right into a lion's den of sadomasochistic
torture and torment. If you've made it this far (and if you have, why?), you're probably a founding member of the Jean-Claude Van Damme fan club. To everyone else: Don't say you weren't warned--this is the kind of movie in which naming characters after electric guitars (Van Damme's character is named "Gibson Rickenbacker") qualifies as clever screenwriting. Cyborg 2 Category : Action/PA ? Starring : Jack Palance, Elias Koteas, Billy Drago Director : Michael Schroeder Year : 1993 Description In the year 2074, when the manufacture of cyborgs is big business , one manufacturer injects a liquid explosive into a female cyborg in order to blow up his rival's headquarters. When she escapes, two lethal pursuers are soon on her trail. Cyborg 3 - Recycler Category : Action/PA ? Starring : Zach Galligan, Khrystyne Haje Director : Michael Schroeder Year : 1995 Description The latest cyborg creation represents a dangerous step in man's evolution--she has been programmed to become a creator. Can mankind compete against its own creations? Damnation Alley Category : Action/PA Starring : Jan-Michael Vincent, George Peppard Director : Jack Smight Year : 1977 Description Based on the classic sci-fi novel by Roger Zelany, a small but hardy band of survivors traverses a post-apocalypse American landscape in this sci-fi thriller. After a nuclear holocaust leaves only three survivors (Jan-Michael Vincent, George Peppard, and Paul Winfield) at an underground military facility, they load up a special all-terrain land cruiser and head for Albany (for some reason, the only American city not nuked). As they travel through the wastelands in between, they pick up a couple hitch-hikers as they battle huge mutant insects, roving bands of radiation-maddened survivors, and brutal electrical storms. Dark Angel Category : TV/Sci-Fi/PA feel Starring : Jessica Alba / Michael Weatherly Director : Created by -James Cameron/Charles H. Eglee Year : 2000 Description : With a marginalized and devastated America as backdrop an escaped genetic experiment tries to get her life back together and find her past while being hunted by the secretive agency which initiated the genetic experiments that created her and others like her.
Dark Vengeance Category : Action/Sci-Fi/PA Starring : Jay Roberts Jr/Denice Duff Director : Faruque Ahmed Year : 1992 Description : Set in a distant post-apocalyptic future when the environment has been blasted into a poisoned wasteland and society has degenerated to rule by competing hordes of marauding gangs. There is one warrior, though, who fights to bring some semblance of peace and order to the land. When his family is brutally murdered, however, he becomes obsessed with seeking out their killer and taking his revenge. Dawn of the Dead Category : Horror/PA Starring : Gaylen Ross, David Emge, Scott Reiniger, Ken Foree Director : George Romero Year : 1978 Description : Four of the few surviving humans escape the city in a helicopter. Running low on fuel they land on the roof of a shopping mall in search of refuge. Tempted by the supplies they venture into the shops they can see below. Although the living dead are at large they are few in numbers and the four manage to clear the mall and baracade themselves in from the ever increasing number of living dead outside. Dawn of the Dead (Remake) Category : Horror/PA Starring : Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phifer, Ty Burrell Director : Zack Snyder Year : 2004 Description : Whatever happened, however it started, overnight, the world has become a living nightmare of surreal proportions, with the planet’s population hit by an inexplicable, unfathomable and lethal plague and the dead aren’t staying dead. Corpses yearning for their next meal are now stalking the few remaining survivors, driven by their insatiable hunger to feed upon the flesh of the living. Day After, The Category : Drama/PA Starring : Jason Robards, John Lithgow Director : Nicholas Meyer Year : 1983 Description Lawrence, Kansas is the very center of the United States, a small-town community of good people whose daily lives embody the same hopes, dreams and fears of us all. Then comes the day that the unthinkable happens: War is declared, and a full-scale exchange of nuclear missiles rains an atomic hell upon our very way of life. Devastation is global, with America reduced to a ravaged wasteland of sickness, violence and death. But for the survivors, the man-made apocalypse has only just begun. Humanity's true horror starts on The Day After. The Day After is an astonishing glimpse into mankind's greatest nightmare and widely considered to be the most horrific depiction ever of nuclear holocaust. Jason Robards, John Lithgow, JoBeth Williams, Amy Madigan and Steve Guttenberg lead a
remarkable cast in the Emmy Award winning television landmark that continues to be one of the most disturbing and important films of our time. Day of the Dead Category : Horror/PA Starring : Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Josef Pilanto, Jarlath Conroy Director : George Romero Year : 1985 Description : The story follows a small group of survivors in an underground missile complex trying to find a cure or solution for the "disease". Above them the world lies in ruins, occupied by the armies of the walking dead. Day of the Triffids Category : Action/PA fanciful Starring : Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey Director : Steve Sekely Year : 1963 Description A new species of predatory plants, called Triffids, roam civilization's ruins after most of the world's population is blinded, the after effects of a strange meteor shower. A few survivors must fight to survive evading the Triffids which have taken advantage of humanity's misfortune and have begun feasting on human flesh. The movie manages to maintain some level of credulity until the end with its preposterous conclusion and its revelation of a solution to the Triffid infestation. Day the World Ended Category : Horror/PA Starring : Richard Denning, Mike Connors Director : Roger Corman Year : 1956 Description After a nuclear holocaust, survivors hole up in a mountain valley away from the destroyed civilization. Exposure to the radiation outside turns an old boyfriend into a corny telepathic monster roaming the countryside seeking to hook up with his old girlfriend, also being pursued by a gangster type hood who doesn't seem to mind that he already has a girlfriend. Dead or Alive-Final Category : PA Starring : Dominique Pinon/Bernard Montiel Directory : Paulo Machline Year : 2002 Description : Set in a post apocalyptic Yokohama where the population is kept under rigid control by a half crazed mayor, Riki Takeuchi is a hard boiled cop and Show Aikawa a mellowed out drifter that hooks up with a gang of rebels. When the gang kidnap Takeuchi's son, the wheels are set in motion that leads to an inevitable showdown.
Death Sport Category : Action/PA Starring : David Carradine Director : Allan Arkush Year : 1978 Description David Carradine romps around in a loin-cloth as Kaz Oshay, a good-guy biker who hops on his destructo-cycle to participate in a sport to the death, in Roger Corman's futuristic gladiator motorcycle film. The film takes place 1000 years after the "Neutron Wars" have decimated civilization, except for pockets of domed cities. Surrounding the cities are vast wastelands called "ranges." Kaz is a "ranger guide" who roams the range riding horses and wielding sabers. The sabers are necessary to fend off the "Statesmen" -- roving hordes under the thrall of Lord Zirpola (David McLean). Zirpola captures Kaz and throws him into a cell, where he meets Deneer (Claudia Jennings), who tells Kaz that a group of mutants have abducted her daughter. Kaz and Deneer escape and set off in search of her daughter as they dodge the Statesmen and their high-decibel motorcycles called "Death Machines." Kaz is finally forced to participate in the "Death Sport" -- a mad free-for-all inside a tunnel in which only one contestant can emerge alive. Defcon 4 Category : Action/PA Starring : Maury Chaykin, Kate Lynch, Tim Choate Director : Paul Donovan Year : 1985 Description Three astronauts who were lost in space finally return to Earth, only to find that during their absence the planet has been ravaged by nuclear war, and is rife with radiation. In order to survive, the trio must fight for survival amongst flesh-eating mutants, gun-crazy maniacs, and other unsavory, demented types. Meanwhile, a teenager who runs his own slave trade operation is becoming drunk with power. The space travelers must use their survival instincts to defeat the egomaniacal teen. Domination Nation Category : PA adult Starring : Director : Year : 1997 Description : It's the not-too-distant future, when women rule the world and their angry Alpha leader Christy is looking for wild, lost men to hunt down and have her way with. The only problem is, once they're spent, they're dead. Because this is post-Armageddon and men die once they climax ... unless the beautiful scientist Ariana can stop the curse and save mankind. Doom Runners Category : Action/PA fanciful Starring : Tim Curry, Lea Moreno, Bradley Pierce Director : Brendan Maher Year : 1997 Description A post-apocalyptic sci-fi flick for kids, DOOM RUNNERS is about a group of kids who are trying to find the last unpolluted place on Earth - New Eden. However, the Doom Troopers,
led by Dr. Kao (Curry), who talks a bit like Dr. Frank-N-Furter, want to get there first and will do anything to stop the children. Dragon Fury Category : Action/PA ? Starring : Robert Chapin, Richard Lynch, Judy Landers Director : David Heavener Year : 1995 Description In a future blighted by plague, a warrior journeys back in time for a cure. Dragon Fury 2 Category : Action/PA Starring : Robert Chapin, Mike Norris Director : Bryan Michael Stoller Year : 1996 Description In this futuristic action-adventure a lone female warrior battles against a gang of thugs seeking a computer chip which would allow them to control the world. An ancient scientist, hoping to help her, thaws out a long-frozen warrior to take up her fight, but not all goes according to plan. Endgame Category : Action/PA regional? Starring : Al Cliver, Moira Chen, George Eastman Director : Joe D'Amato Year : 1985 Description This violent sci-fi actioner is set in an irradiated New York City a few years following a terrible nuclear holocaust. Within the city, telepathically linked mutants abound, and people entertain themselves by attending gladiator fights to the death. The story centers on a group of mutants as they try to escape the brutal confines of the city. Eraserhead Category : Fantasy/Horror/PA fanciful Starring : Jack Nance/Charlotte Stewart Director : David Lynch Year : 1977 Description : Is it a nightmare or an actual view of a post-apocalyptic world? Set in an industrial town in which giant machines are constantly working, spewing smoke, and making noise that is inescapable, Henry Spencer lives in a building that, like all the others, appears to be abandoned. The lights flicker on and off, he has bowls of water in his dresser drawers, and for his only diversion he watches and listens to the Lady in the Radiator sing about finding happiness in heaven. Henry has a girlfriend, Mary X, who has frequent spastic fits. Mary gives birth to Henry's child, a frightening looking mutant, which leads to the injection of all sorts of sexual imagery into the depressive and chaotic mix.
Escape from New York Category : Action/PA feel Starring : Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef Director : John Carpenter Year : 1981 Description Another John Carpenter cult classic, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK was one of the best entries in the once popular post-apocalyptic genre which included ROAD WARRIOR and THE TERMINATOR. In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been turned into the world's largest maximum security prison, a place where the worst of humanity is sent to rot. The U.S. Government finds itself in a major crisis when the president's plane crash lands in New York only days before a vital peace summit between major warring nations is to take place. The president survives the crash, but is taken hostage by the denizens of Manhattan and held for ransom. Only war hero turned felon Snake Plissken can save the day, and he is offered a simple deal for his work: save the president and live, fail to save him and die. The one-eyed bandit sets to work, cutting a path of destruction to the president that has to be seen to be believed. Kurt Russell creates the indelible character of Snake Plissken as no other actor could have. Wisecracking and cool under the very worst of pressures, Snake is the ultimate bad good guy. Often copied, but never duplicated, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK is full of the wit, energy and action that marks a John Carpenter picture. Escape from L.A. Category : Action/PA feel Starring : Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi Director : John Carpenter Year : 1996 Description When John Carpenter and Kurt Russell teamed up for this sequel to ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, the idea was to kick butt and have fun. They do just that in ESCAPE FROM L.A., an explosive film that recalls the classic original in all the best ways. Infamous adventurer Snake Plissken gets another raw deal when he is forced to rescue the President's daughter from the new prison island of Los Angeles. Mayhem ensues as Snake goes about his mission, leaving a wake of destruction behind him. Lighter and more tounge in cheek than the original, ESCAPE FROM L.A. provides loud, violent fun for both the fans of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK as well as newcomers to the films. There are great cameos provided by Peter Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Pam Grier and many more that give the film an extra layer of entertainment. Great special effects are a given in Carpenter films, and this one is no exception. ESCAPE FROM L.A. is fun fare from a master filmmaker. Ever Since The World Ended Category : Docufiction/PA Starring : James Curry, Linda Noveroske Director : Calum Grant, Joshua Atesh Litle Year : 2001 Description "Ever Since The World Ended" is a character-driven "social science fiction" film about life after the end of the world. Twelve years after a devastating plague emptied the world of people, two San Francisco filmmakers traverse the nearly deserted City with a camera and a microphone. On a journey that will carry them far beyond the city limits and into the
wilderness beyond, they begin to uncover the secrets of their new world. In a series of encounters and interviews with a handful of fellow survivors, they explore the harsh realities of life after civilization, revealing the day-to-day struggles for survival, the shifting moral imperatives, and the deep ideological rifts in a fledgling community trying to chart a way forward. At once epic and intensely personal, the film explores the strange and often humorous ways that people cope with devastating loss, the impatience of the younger generation with their elders' apparently baffling customs, and the new sexual politics that results from a catastrophic loss of population. Through the words of a ragtag collection of survivors, "Ever Since The World Ended" is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic look at society, humankind's hopes for the future, the legacy of history, and the tough choices facing everyday people struggling to build a community on a large and lonely planet. Exterminators of the Year 3000 Category : Action/PA Starring : Robert Jannucci, Alicia Moro, Alan Collins Director : Giuliano Carnimeo Year : 1983 Description It's the year 3000, and unfortunately for the world's future denizens, the Earth has become a barren wasteland that is ruled by hordes of biker fiends and "Motor Psychos." Everyone is after the most precious substance left on Earth - clean water. Fist of the North Star Category : Action/PA fanciful Starring : Gary Daniels; Costas Mandylor; Chris Penn Director : Tony Randel Year : 1995 Description Based on the graphic novel "Hokuto No Ken" by Buronson & Tetsuo Hara, this LIVE ACTION sci-fi action epic follows the travails of legendary warrior Kenshiro, who, with the guidance of his dead father, battles an evil ruler who has kidnapped his love. Featuring former MTV veejay "Downtown" Julie Brown. Frozen Inferno, The Category : Action/Sci-Fi/PA Starring : Tim Jahn/George N. Thompson Director : Mike A. Martinez Year : 2000 Description : In the post-apocalyptic near-future, the world is held in the icy grip of a nuclear winter. The residents of a massive network of concrete bunkers struggle to survive against starvation and radioactive mutants. When a search party is lost on a routine "supply run", the colony finds a nearly-dead man lying in the snow. The new addition to the colony's population happens to be a shifty-eyed Russian refugee named Evanushka. Future Hunters Category : Action/PA fanciful Starring : Robert Patrick, Linda Carol, Ed Crick Director : Cirio H. Santiago Year : 1989 Description
2025 A.D. A lone adventurer searches the post-nuclear wasteland for the most devastating, godless artifact in history. When he touches it, he is transported back in time to 1989 Los Angeles. Mortally wounded he requests a young couple to return the spear to its sheath and end its reign of evil Genesis II Category: TV Movie/PA Starring: Alex Cord Director: John Lewellyn Moxey Year: 1973 Description On February 14, 1979, Dylan Hunt is appointed by NASA to guide research in the "Ganymede Project," which was for the development of suspended animation for long duration space flights. Dylan Hunt volunteered for the first human testing which was conducted in a NASA research center housed inside a grotto, deep inside Carlsbad Caverns. It was not known that a geologic fault existed over the area, and was completely sealed off during a massive earthquake. Dylan Hunt, who had been placed in suspended animation inside the Xenon pressure chamber remained undisturbed for more than 154 years. Hardware Category : Horror/PA Starring : Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis Director : Richard Stanley Year : 1990 Description Music video director Richard Stanley made his feature debut with this apocalyptic, postindustrial nightmare set in the distant future. Dylan McDermott stars as Moses "Hard Mo"' Baxter, a washed-up ex-soldier who spends most of his time in "The Zone" -- a scorched, ochre-colored desert littered with the radioactive debris of an unspecified war (or wars). Mo's recent Zone foray with war-buddy Shades (Jon Lynch) turns up an interesting find -a pile of droid parts he purchases from a spooky "Zone Tripper" (Carl McCoy, frontman for goth-rock's Fields of the Nephilim), which he carts home to his reclusive artist girlfriend Jill (Stacy Travis) to serve as raw material for her latest work. Unbeknownst to them, the dismantled robot is the prototype of a controversial new battle-droid dubbed the Mark 13, which is designed to reassemble itself from available materials if damaged in combat. In short order, the Mark 13 proceeds to do just that, tapping into the power grid in Jill's fortress-like apartment and targeting her for death. Hell Comes to Frogtown Category : Action/PA fanciful Starring : Roddy Piper, Sandahl Bergman, Cec Verrell Director : Donald G. Jackson Year : 1988 Description Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the former WWF superstar, stars in this ultra campy low budget post apocalyptic thriller as Sam Hell, one of the few fertile males left on Earth after WWIII. Rescued from torture by a government official, Sam is outfitted with a genital monitor and sent, along with an attractive Medtech officer named Spangle (Bergman), to fertilize as many females as he can. However, when Hell and Spangle discover that the nefarious Captain Toty, the ruler of a city populated by half-human/half-frog mutants, has taken a
number of healthy human females captive, they invade Frogtown to rescue the captive women. An often funny and genuinely effective sci-fi thriller, HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN is good freakish fun for those with a taste for camp. Jeremiah Category : PA Starring : Luke Perry Director : year : 2002 Description: In a post-apocalyptic future, a deadly virus has wiped out most of humanity. The only ones who survived, was those who hadn't yet reached puberty. Now a decade has gone by, and a man called Jeremiah (Luke Perry) is set on a quest to find a mysterious place his father spoke of, a place called Valhalla.15 years after a virus wiped out everyone who had passed puberty, the survivors are living on the scraps of the old world. Now they must either continue the downward slide, or begin to rebuild the world, taking responsibility for themselves and the world and each other. Knights Category : Action/PA Starring : Kathy Long, Kris Kristofferson, Lance Henriksen Director : Albert Pyun Year : 1993 Description A cyborg army roams the wasteland searching for the latest fuel source, human blood. A female warrior and a cyborg try to stop them. Last Man, The Category : Action/Comedy/Thriller/PA Starring : Jeri Ryan, David Arnott, Dan Montgomery Director : Harry Ralston Year : 2002 Description Described as a "brilliant cross between Woody Allen and Roger Corman," The Last Man is a comedy about the last three people on Earth and their terrible relationship problems. A gifted but creepy graduate student named Alan discovers the Apocalypse isn’t so bad since beautiful young Sarah is the only other survivor, that is until charming Raphael shows up, easily outdoes Alan in every way, and wins Sarah's heart. Then Alan begins to face the horrible reality that even with almost no competition, there is always someone better, and slowly his thoughts turn from fair competition to lowdown murder. Last Man on Earth Category : Thriller/PA Starring : Vincent Price Director : Sidney Salkow Year : 1964 Description Based on Richard Matheson's SF thriller I AM LEGEND, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH is about a man who survives a global plague only to be stalked nightly by zombie like victims who call out his name. Vincent Price stars as Robert Morgan, a scientist who tried desperately to come up with a cure for an airborne virus that was killing people around the
globe. Although he could not develop a serum in time to save his family, he himself seems to be immune from the disease. Thus, he is left to wander the streets by day, staking zombies, then barricading himself in his house each night as the zombies try to break in and kill him. Price is excellent in the role, going about his horrible business as if it were just another day: waking up and eating breakfast, putting on a suit, calmly staking the zombies, making dinner, listening to records at night. But when he suddenly sees what looks like another living soul out in the daylight, his world is suddenly turned inside out. Last Warrior, The Category : Action/PA Starring : Dolph Lundgren, Sherri Alexander Director : Sheldon Lettich Year : 2000 Description A post-apocalyptic action film in the vein of MAD MAX, THE LAST WARRIOR combines elements of the Science Fiction, Action-Adventure, and Western genres to dazzling effect. Seasoned action hero Dolph Lundgren (ARMY OF ONE, THE PEACEKEEPER) stars as the stoically tough Captain Nick Preston. One of the few survivors of a devastating earthquake which has left California as an island, Preston finds himself faced with a world of anarchy and violence. Gradually joining up with a few other lonely refugees, the Captain becomes the leader of the group, united in a fight for order and sanity. Le Dernier Combat Category : Action/PA Starring : Pierre Jolivet, Jean Bouise Director : Luc Besson Year : 1985 Description Director Luc Besson's (THE FIFTH ELEMENT, LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL) first feature tells the tale of a bleak post-nuclear war world where survival is a day-to-day struggle. One man (known only as The Man) struggles to build an airplane so that he can fly about in search of a mate. His goal is complicated by the fierce Brute (Jean Reno)-- but with help from a mad old scientist, The Man may eventually rise above his oppressive surroundings to find true love. Shot in black and white, with no dialogue to speak of, this unusual work won numerous French Film Awards. Logan's Run Category : Thriller/PA Starring : Michael York, Jenny Agutter Director : Michael Anderson Year : 1976 Description If you can stifle the urge to laugh at its pastel unisex costumes and futuristic shopping-mall décor, this extravagant science fiction film from 1976 is still visually fascinating and provocatively entertaining. Set in the year 2274, when ecological disaster has driven civilization to the protection of domed cities, the story revolves around a society that holds a ceremonial death ritual for all citizens who reach the age of 30. In a diseaseless city where free sex is encouraged and old age is virtually unknown, Logan (Michael York) is a "sandman," one who enforces this radical method of population control (but he's about to turn 30 and he doesn't want to die). Escaping from the domed city via a network of underground passages, Logan is joined by another "runner" named Jessica (Jenny
Agutter), while his former sandman partner (Richard Jordan) is determined to terminate Logan's rebellion. Using a variety of splendid matte paintings and miniatures, Logan's Run earned a special Oscar for visual effects (images of a long-abandoned Washington, D.C., are particularly impressive), and in addition to fine performances by Jordan and Peter Ustinov, the film features '70s poster babe Farrah Fawcett in a cheesy supporting role. Jerry Goldsmith's semi-electronic score is still one of the prolific composer's best, and Logan's Run remains an interesting example of '70s sci-fi that preceded Star Wars by less than a year. Logan’s Run Category : Starring : Director : Year : Description : ?
TV Series/Sci-Fi/PA Gregory Harrison, Heather Menzies, Donald Moffat, Randy Powell William F. Nolan 1977-1978
Mad Max Category : Action/PA Starring : Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Tim Burns Director : George Miller Year : 1980 Description The Road Warrior is already a classic, sans condescending genre distinctions like "sci-fi" or "action." But the story of Mel Gibson's stately antihero begins in Mad Max, George Miller's low-budget debut in which Max is a "Bronze" (cop) in an unspecified post apocalyptic future with a buddy-partner and family. But unlike most films set in the devastated future, Mad Max is especially notable because it is poised between our industrialized world and total regression to medieval conditions. The scale tips towards disintegration when the Glory Riders burn into town on their bikes like an over-amped cadre of Brando's Wild Ones. Representing the active chaos that will eventually overwhelm the dying vestiges of civil society, they take everything dear to Max, who will exact due revenge. His flight into the same wilds that created the villains artfully sets up the morally ambiguous character of the subsequent films. Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior Category : Action/PA Starring : Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence Director : George Miller Year : 1982 Description A strong candidate for the designation of most thrilling action movie ever made (the turbocharged exhilaration of its full-throttle highway chases has never been equaled), the second part of George Miller's post-apocalyptic trilogy is also a magnificently imagined movie myth. Like the Star Wars trilogy (by that other George) the Mad Max films draw their inspiration from the works of mythologist Joseph Campbell. In the 1979 original, Max (Mel Gibson) is a policeman, the last guardian of civilization and order in a devastated world reduced to chaos. But when a leather-clad gang of sadomasochistic speed demons mows down Max's family, his remaining connections to humanity are also permanently severed. After brutally exacting his revenge, Max wanders off into the wasteland alone, "a burned out shell of a man" who (to paraphrase The Searchers) is destined to wander forever
between the winds. In The Road Warrior, Max rediscovers a sliver of his shattered humanity, and a spark of redemption, when he helps an embattled colony of pioneers fight off the savages who are after that most precious of all commodities: "guzzline." Max is transformed into a legendary hero, just as Mel Gibson was catapulted to international movie stardom. With its final stirring images, The Road Warrior transcends its genre (whatever that may be--science fiction? Western? action adventure?) and becomes something timeless. It's a great movie. Mad Max 3 Beyond Thunderdome Category : Action/PA Starring : Mel Gibson, Tina Turner Director : George Miller Year : 1985 Description Although Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, the third part of George Miller's postapocalyptic Mad Max trilogy, is certainly the least of the bunch (Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior is the undisputed masterpiece, and maybe the best action movie ever made), it has still got a good share of imaginative industrial-wasteland-pastiche imagery. And casting Tina Turner as Aunty Entity, the queen of Bartertown, was a masterstroke. Mel Gibson's character Max is pitted in a battle to the death against the bizarre Master Blaster in the Thunderdome, flying around on rubbery straps inside a sort of gigantic overturned colander with bloodthirsty spectators clinging to the outside. Miller's producing partner, Byron Kennedy, was killed in a helicopter crash while scouting locations for this film. Miller was devastated, only agreeing to direct the action sequences--and, somehow, you feel his heart wasn't entirely in it. Matrix, The : I, II, III Category : Action/PA Starring : Keanu Reeves,Laurence Fishburne,Carrie-Anne Moss Director : Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski Year : 1999 Description What if virtual reality wasn't just for fun, but was being used to imprison you? That's the dilemma that faces mild-mannered computer jockey Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) in The Matrix. It's the year 1999, and Anderson works in a cubicle, manning a computer and doing a little hacking on the side. It's while engaged in the latter activity that Thomas makes the acquaintance of Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), who has some interesting news for Mr. Anderson -- none of what's going on around him is real. The year is actually closer to 2199, and it seems Thomas, like most people, is a victim of The Matrix, a massive artificial intelligence system that has tapped into people's minds and created the illusion of a real world, while using their brains and bodies for energy, tossing them away like spent batteries when they're through. Morpheus, however, is convinced Thomas is "Neo," the "one" who can crack open The Matrix and bring his people to both physical and psychological freedom. Mindwarp Category : Starring : Director : Year : Description
Thriller/PA Bruce Campbell, Angus Scrimm, Elizabeth Kent Steve Barnett 1991
A rebellious woman is exiled from her enclosed community in a future post apocalyptic world. Rescued by an outside survivor, both are soon captured by "Crawlers" and taken underground where she learns something about her famous father that could cost her her life. Neon City Category : Action/PA Starring : Michael Ironside, Monte Markham, Lyle Alzado, Valerie Wildman Director : Monte Markham Year : 1992 Description In the year 2053, the earth has been devastated by a military experiment gone awry. The ozone layer is gone, radioactive clouds drift across the plains, and unpredictable, intense bursts of sunlight called "brights" incinerate anyone caught outside. In these conditions, a group of travelers are trying to get from Jericho to Neon City: A doctor, an old man, a prostitute, a spoiled rich girl, an un-talented comedian, and a bounty hunter with his valuable prisoner. Few, if any, of the passengers turn out to be what they initially appear. New Eden Category : Action/PA Starring : Stephen Baldwin, Lisa Bonet, Tobin Bell Director : Alan Metzger Year : 1994 Description An Ayn Rand-like story set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where a peaceful engineer and his family try to rebuild civilization while under constant attack by barbarians. New Woman, The Category : PA adult Starring : Mary Woronov, Jamie Tolbert Director : Todd Hughes Year : 2001 Description The New Women is a post-apocalyptic adventure about Lisa LaStrada (Mary Woronov) and her small town group of women friends who clearly haven't come a long way, baby. Lisa spends her nights pining over the infidelities of her philandering sheriff husband who is having an affair with her nemesis, Virginia Van Upp (Roma Maffia). A recovering alcoholic, Lisa falls off the wagon and tries in vain to drown her sorrows in booze, drugs and RV fantasies until one day, at a local barbeque, along comes a huge rainstorm that quite literally puts everyone in the entire world to sleep. In a couple of days, slowly but surely, all of the women wake up to a world that has come to a complete standstill. Well, not a complete standstill, their men remain fast asleep in comas, getting erections every forty-five minutes. There was definitely something in that rain! Now Lisa and her friends struggle to rebuild their world (and face their issues of low self-esteem) until they realize by degrees, as their men start dying and food starts to run out, that there's no hope for survival in isolated Lacuna. So they hit the road following a shaky radio signal to find a new model of society made by women for women called Elysium. But the brave new world has way more out there than they bargained for. Will the new-age hippy chicks and angry, jilted lady bikers they cross on the winding path to Elysium stand in our heroines' way of true happiness? Or is Elysium, too, just another impossible dream?
Night of the Comet Category : Horror, Comedy/PA fanciful Starring : Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney Director : Thom Eberhardt Year : 1984 Description When a comet hits Earth, nearly everyone is outside to witness the spectacle and celebrate its arrival. Unfortunately, the comet possesses deadly rays that turn all the onlookers to dust. However, teenager Regina and her Valley Girl sister Samantha survive, having been indoors when the comet struck. But the world has become a dangerous place, populated by monstrous zombies, created by the comet's rays. The girls try to escape the creatures and find safety. They seek refuge at a radio station, having been lured there by a (taped) radio transmission. There they meet Hector, another survivor. Meanwhile, scientists from an underground compound find they've been affected by the comet, and need the blood of healthy humans to create a vaccine. They kidnap Samantha to use her for their cure, forcing Regina and Hector to set out and save her -- for the sisters are Earth's only hope for re-populating the planet... Omega Doom Category : Action/PA Starring : Rutger Hauer, Anna Katarina, Norbert Weisser Director : Albert Pyun Year : 1997 Description While wandering through a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a picaresque cybernetic hero happens upon a mini-civilization amidst the torched remains of a theme park. Warring factions vie for control of the area's resources, but they both crumble under the tumultuous assaults from the deadly interloper. Omega Man, The Category : Action/PA Starring : Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash Director : Boris Sagal Year : 1971 Description In The Omega Man, Robert Neville (Heston) is the last man on Earth, surviving by scavenging the desiccated remains of a plague-wasted city. Before the Armageddon, which battered the biosphere with nuclear and biological weapons, Neville was a military research physician, a Renaissance man of the technological age. Now he is a postholocaust hunter-gatherer, his lonely, three-year routine comprised of food-foraging over dusty shelves and shooting the Family. The last man on Earth, yes, but not alone. On the Beach Category : Drama/PA Starring : Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner Director : Stanley Kramer Year : 1959 Description After the entire Northern Hemisphere is destroyed by a nuclear war, a group of survivors in Australia prepare for their own inevitable demise. As a deadly cloud of radiation creeps toward the continent, some survivors cling to hopes that life as they know it has continued
somewhere, hopes that are fed by the discovery of a mysterious, erratic radio signal emanating from San Diego. Others, such as Astaire's sardonic, race-car driving physicist and Gardner's world-weary, tippling party girl, throw their energies into squeezing the last drops from their lives. A grim, unflinching clarion call for sanity that inches along at a maddeningly deliberate and suspenseful pace. Based on the novel by Nevil Shute. Academy Award Nominations: 2, Best Editing (Frederic Knudtson) and Best Score (Ernest Gold). On the Beach (2000) Category : Drama/PA Starring : Armand Assante, Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown Director : Russell Mulcahy Year : 2000 Description The year is 2006; America has released a nuclear bomb on Taiwan leaving only Australia in its wake. A small crew aboard a U.S. Navy submarine led by Commander Dwight Towers (Assante) manages to survive the devastating blast, but it isn't long before they're forced to place the vessel under the Australian government's command. They're assigned a life threatening task; to enter radioactive waters and find an insane scientist (Brown) who's been in solitude while waiting for what he believes to be the final "end." Before the mission begins, the commander meets the scientist's beautiful ex-fiancée (Ward), to whom he immediately takes a liking. A romantic liaison ensues, but the mission at hand threatens their love, and the lives of the entire crew. A remake of the 1959 classic based on the novel by Nevil Shute. Panic in Year Zero Category : Drama/PA regional Starring : Ray Milland, Frankie Avalon, Jean Hagen Director : Ray Milland Year : 1962 Description As a family heads out of LA for a vacation, a nuclear explosion has occurred, so they hole themselves up in a cave for safety, but then a band of thugs begins to terrorize them, until father and son take matters into their own hands. Passion to Kill, A Category : Fantasy/Sci-Fi/PA? Starring : Ted Newsom/Bryan Moore Director : Ron Ford Year : 1999 Description In a post-apocalyptic future, a scientist sends his look-alike son into the past, our present, to change our future (their present). He is ordered to impregnate a certain woman in order to save civilization. He and the woman in turn are hunted down by a six-foot tall redheaded, large-breasted robot in high heels. A big-breasted blonde and a hood team up with the woman to battle the red-headed robot, which meets her end by being knocked into a swimming pool and turning into a rubber skeleton. Of course, it all ends happily ever after.
Planet Earth Category: TV Movie/Post-Apocalyptic Starring: John Saxon Director: Marc Daniels Year: 1974 Description The PAX team is ambushed by the Kreeg while on a mission where one of their members is gravely wounded. The only one who can do the delicate surgery is Dr. Jonathan Connor, missing for a year. The rest of the team members attempt to find the Dr. and are captured by the Women of Ruth and eventually find and rescue the good Dr. who returns to perform the surgery. Planet of the Apes Category : Action/PA Starring : Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter Director : Franklin J. Schaffner Year : 1968 Description Astronauts crashland on a planet where intelligent apes of three species rule over human savages. One astronaut is killed, one lobotomized, and the survivor (Heston) is put in a zoo. There follows a long middle sequence whose satire, alternating between sharp and heavy-handed, suffers from an attempt to have it both ways: sometimes ape society - in its racism, its snobbery, its casual cruelty - is seen as a reflection of our own excesses; yet sometimes the humans are seem as crass and insensitive alongside the apes, who perhaps have made a better fist of things than we ever did. After unsuccessfully trying to persuade his captors that he is an intelligent being, the astronauts is befriended by two chimpanzee scientists (McDowall and Hunter) who accept his story; with their help he escapes. The final sequence has him fleeing to the Forbidden Zone with a female "savage" and - in a wonderful image (perhaps inspired by Hubert Roger's cover for Asimov's Science Fiction magazine Feb 1941) - coming across the half-buried Statue of Liberty projecting from a sandy beach. He realizes that he is still on Earth but in the far future, having unknowningly passed through a time-warp. Planet of the Apes (2001) Category : Action/PA feel Starring : Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter Director : Tim Burton Year : 2001 Description While attempting the space-pod retrieval of a chimpanzee test pilot, Major Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) enters a magnetic storm that propels him into the distant future, where he crash-lands on the ape-ruled planet. Among the primitively civilized apes, treatment of enslaved humans is a divisive issue: senator's daughter Ari (Helena Bonham Carter) advocates equality while the ruthless General Thade (Tim Roth) promotes extermination. While Davidson ignites a human rebellion, this conflict is explored with admirable depth and emotion, and sharp dialogue allows Burton's exceptional cast to bring remarkable expressiveness to their embattled ape characters, most notably in the comic relief of orangutan slave trader Limbo (played to perfection by Paul Giamatti). Classic lines from the original film are cleverly reversed (including an unbilled cameo for Charlton Heston, in ape regalia as Thade's dying father), and while this tale of interspecies warfare leads to an
ironic conclusion that's not altogether satisfying, it still bears the ripe fruit of a timeless what-if idea Planet of the Apes - TV Series Category : Action, TV/PA Starring : Roddy Mcdowell, James Naughton Director : John Meredyth Lucas, Bernard McEveety Year : 1974 Description March 21, 3085. Two astronauts land on a strange planet run by apes with human characteristics, including the very savagery that brought the decline of the human race. The astronauts arrived here by traveling through a time warp and after a short stay they realize they are actually stranded on their own planet, Earth, several years in the future. Roddy McDowall returns from the successful films as the star of this television series which had a very short life of 14 episodes. All are included in this collection of the underrated science fiction program. At its best, this series presented thoughtful stories in which the fugitives bridged the human-ape gap ("The Deception"). Of special interest is the episode "The Liberators," which was never broadcast during the series' fleeting run. Notable guest stars include Marc "Beastmaster" Singer ("The Gladiators"), Roscoe Lee Browne ("Tomorrow's Tide"), Sondra Locke ("The Cure"), and a pre-Bad News Bears Jackie Earle Haley ("The Legacy"). Postman, The Category : Drama/PA Starring : Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Larenz Tate Director : Kevin Costner Year : 1997 Description In a post-apocalyptic, totally anarchic America, circa 2013, a defector from the ranks of murderous despot General Bethlehem masquerades as a representative of the good old U.S. Postal Service. But his ruse so delights the weary, oppressed people he meets that it indeed becomes real--and he finds himself championing their rights and the American Way. Adapted from the novel by David Brin. Quiet Earth, The Category : Drama/Sci-Fi/PA Starring : Bruno Lawrence Director : Geoff Murphy Year : 1985 Description A man awakens to discover that he is the only one left on Earth. Eventually he meets a woman and then another man. The whole movie is about their relationships. Radioactive Dreams Category : Action/PA? Starring : John Stockwell, Michael Dudikoff Director : Albert Pyun Year : 1986 Description Having lived in a bomb shelter for 15 years after a nuclear explosion, two daring young men emerge into the light of day for the first time in search of adventure.
Raiders of the Sun Category : Action/PA Starring : Richard Norton, Rick Dean, Brigitta Stenberg Director : Cirio H. Santiago Year : 1992 escription When a nearly apocalyptic biological spill decimates most of the Earth's population, a oneman army takes it upon himself to create order out of the chaos. Radio Free Steve Category : Comedy/Fantasy/PA Starring : Ryan Junell/Jessica Schwartz Director : Jules Beesley/Lars Von Biers Year : 2000 Description Radio Free Steve is a post-apocalyptic comedy best described as Mad Max meets Smokey and the Bandit about a futurist radio pirate racing across the American Southwest in search of a music video career in "New Los Angeles." Originally shot in 1984 by the film's star, Steve Glenn, RFS sat unfinished until 1999 when acclaimed filmmaker Lars von Biers discovered Glenn's video epic and raised finishing funds. Reign of Fire Category : Action/PA Starring : Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey Director : Rob Bowman Year : 2002 Description The Road Warrior meets Dragonslayer in the briskly entertaining post-apocalyptic action thriller Reign of Fire. Reign of Fire exists primarily to give us a bigger and better dragon than the Vermithrax Pejorative of 1981's classic Dragonslayer, and in that regard, the special effects are mightily impressive; the reptilian fire-breathers are stupendously convincing. While the earlier film offers a richer, more whimsical medieval adventure, Reign of Fire is a fast-moving tale of man versus dragon that takes place in the charred England of 2020, after Earth has been scorched by rapidly multiplying dragons and the aftermath of a futile nuclear counterstrike. Mixing high-tech gadgetry with primitive survivalism, X-Files alumnus Rob Bowman makes the most of his midlevel budget, establishing a lavish castle base for the rugged, adversarial teaming of Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey as dragonslayers on the brink of extinction. With a steady supply of crowd-pleasing highlights, Reign of Fire is a pyrotechnical treat. Return to Frogtown Category : Action/PA fanciful Starring : Lou Ferrigno, Charles Napier, Brion James Director : Donald Jackson Year : 1994 Description This bargain-basement budgeted sci-fi horror movie pays a kind of tribute to 1930s sci-fi serials such as "King of the Rocket Men." It is set just after the Frog Wars of the preceding film Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988). Following that terrible battle, the Froggie mutants were placed on the special Frogtown Mutant Reservation. The story begins as the leader
of Frogtown, Zar abducts Professor Tanzer and forces him to perfect a terrible serum that will turn the Earth's remaining population into croaking, fly-eating amphibians. Zar then sends out an android version of Commander Toady (a character who died in the first film) to bring in some subjects to test. Toady's first catch is the muscle-bound Rocket Ranger Jones who is injected by the lovely Nurse Cloris. To save Jones from a terrible fate, fellow rocketeers send out the courageous Ranger Sam Hell to save them. Sacrifice, The Category : Drama/PA fanciful Starring : Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood Director : Andrei Tarkovsky Year : 1986 Description Set in Sweden, Andrei Tarkovsky's last film follows the travails of wealthy patriarch Alexander (Erland Josephson), a former actor and critic who lives in a remote home on the edge of the Baltic Sea. One year on his birthday, a sudden television announcement interrupts the celebration with news of a nuclear holocaust. His family and guests suffer through violent fits of hysteria and emotional turmoil in the ensuing days, but the previously troubled Alexander finds a clearness of mind when he makes a pact with God--offering himself as a sacrifice in order to redeem the fallen earth for his cherished son. Supremely poetic, THE SACRIFICE is filled with achingly beautiful images, expertly shot by Ingmar Bergman's trusted cinematographer Sven Nykvist. As Alexander goes from self-contented ease to crippling animal fear and existential anguish and finally to spiritual abandon, the troubled journey is illustrated with a haunting succession of images, tableaus, objects, dreams, and gestures--all sewn together in a seamlessly elliptical vision. As in all of Tarkovsky's haunting and mystical films, the characters are forced to come to terms with their own physical and spiritual existence, with redemption coming through faith--in this case, Alexander's faith in his love for his young son. Shepherd Category : Sci-Fi/PA Starring : C. Thomas Howell/Roddy Piper Director : Peter Hayman Year : 1999 Description In a post-apocalyptic underground society ruled by rival religious cults, Dakota is working as an assassin, or "Shepherd" for The Church of Miles. He has been given an assignment to take out a female Shepherd from a rival cult, but balks at completing the task when he sees that his target has a young child. The two assassins and the child all find themselves being hunted down by both cults, and so decided to stick together as they run for their lives. Along the way, they encounter several other strange religious compounds, as well as random thugs living on the outskirts of society. Six String Samurai Category : Action/PA regional Starring : Jeffrey Falcon, Justin McGuire Director : Lance Mungia Year : 1998 Description The Russian dropped the bomb in the 50's. American is a wasteland ruled by the Soviets and roamed by mutants and warriors. Rock and roll is still king. In fact, Elvis is the King of
Las Vegas. Buddy, a warrior who is as fierce with his sword as he is with his guitar, roams the desolate landscape with the Kid, his young compadre, battling various foes in hopes of finding Lost Vegas and becoming the next king. This independent production was very popular at several festivals in 1998. The Stand Category : TV Movie mini-series/PA Starring : Director : Year : Description : Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. The story revolves around a mismatch collection of survivors who are trying to rebuild some semblance of their lives while battling the forces of evil. Starlight Category : Drama/PA Starring : Rae Dawn Chong, Billy Wirth, Willie Nelson Director : Jonathan Kay Year : 1997 Description A lovely alien envoy arrives on a post-apocalyptic Earth with a mission: find and bring back a half-human, half-alien hybrid who possesses a gene necessary for her planet's survival. Steel Dawn Category : Action/PA Starring : Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi, Anthony Zerbe Director : Lance Hool Year : 1987 Description They call him Nomad - a man without a home, without a past - a new breed of warrior trained in the arts of swordsmanship and hand-to-hand combat, roaming the vast desert wastelands in a post-nuclear age - in a time when laws are useless and water is more precious than blood. Patrick Swayze stars with wife Lisa Niemi, with help from many members of the Hool family. Steel Frontier Category : Action/PA Starring : Bo Svenson, Joe Lara, Jim Cody Williams Director : Paul G. Volk, Jacobsen Hart Year : 1994 Description In a post-apocalyptic world ruled by thugs, a lone cowboy arrives to liberate a small town. Strange New World Category: TV Movie/Post-Apocalyptic Starring: John Saxon Director: Robert Butler Year: 1975
Description PAX Team members consisting of Captain Anthony Vico, Dr. William Scott, and Dr. Allison Crowley are conducting experiments in suspended animation aboard the PAX space station orbiting the earth. PAX discovers that Earth is about to be struck by a large swarm of meteors. In an effort to survive, the PAX space station is placed into an elliptical orbit around the sun which will return the station to an earth orbit in 180 years. Meanwhile, several hundred PAX members on Earth take refuge in underground suspended animation chambers located in the southwest United States. Planet Earth is devastated by the meteor storm, and is forever changed. Once back in Earth orbit, Capt. Vico and crew return to Earth via a shuttle in the hopes of locating and rescuing the remaining members of PAX. Stryker Category : Action/PA Starring : Steve Sandor, Andrea Savio, William Ostrander Director : Cirio H. Santiago Year : 1983 Description The time is post World War III and there are no nations, only bands of maurauding men in search of the most precious commodity of all, water. In the midst of the cut-throat tactics of the water marauders there is a band of women who have discovered a water source. Surf Nazis Must Die Category : PA fanciful Starring : Director : Year : 1987 Description A grand-mother hunts down surf nazis in a post-apocalyptic America. Survivor : Category : Action/PA Starring : Chip Mayer, Sue Kiel, Richard Moll Director : Michael Shackleton Year : 1986 Description An astronaut is on a routine mission in space when he sees the beginning and the end of WW III. Eventually he must return to Earth, and when he does, he finds it populated by ruthless barbarians. Tank Girl Category : Action/PA Starring : Lori Petty, Ice-T, Malcolm McDowell Director : Rachel Talalay Year : 1995 Description In the year 2033, the world's water supply is controlled by Kesslee, a maniacal dictator who presides over the Water & Power company. Rebecca, a tough, punk water poacher, struggles alongside her comrades to deliver the valuable resource to parched persons around the globe. But when she's captured by Kesslee, he makes her work as one of his human automatons in the W & P mines. Her fate goes from bad to worse when Kesslee
makes her a proposition: She can go free if she agrees to exterminate the ravenous Rippers--half-man, half-kangaroo beasts. But before she's forced to answer, along comes Jet Girl, who rescues Rebecca from Kesslee's clutches. Now these two spunky chicks will do whatever it takes to destroy Kesslee and hydrate the desert planet. Terminator, The Category : Action/PA feel Starring : Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton Director : James Cameron Year : 1984 Description James Cameron's THE TERMINATOR is one of the tightest, tensest sci-fi films ever made and a landmark in the genre. In the year 2029, battles rage between the superintelligent machines that rule the world and the last vestiges of humanity. In late-20th-century Los Angeles, Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) suddenly finds herself stalked by an unstoppable killing machine--a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) sent from the future to kill her and her unconceived son, John Connor, the future leader of the human resistance. Sarah can rely only on Reese (Michael Biehn), a soldier sent from the future to protect her from the seemingly indestructible Terminator and save humanity. This low-budget masterpiece was the breakthrough film for director Cameron, who weds special effects, thrills, and understated romance to create one of the finest action films of the 1980s, which spawned many imitations but few equals. Science fiction author Harlan Ellison sued over the film's similarities to his own works, especially the OUTER LIMITS episode "Demon with a Glass Hand," and won acknowledgement in the film's credits. Schwarzenegger will forever be known as the relentless Terminator, a heartless killing machine who returns (in a kinder, gentler form) in 1991's TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY. Terminator 2 Judgment Day Category : Action/PA feel Starring : Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton Director : James Cameron Year : 1991 Description A deadly assassin is sent back in time to succeed where his cyborg predecessor failed - to eliminate Sarah Connor's son before he gets a chance to make history, leading the humans in a war against the machines. The original cyborg also returns, but this time as the boy's protector. A dazzling display of special effects and make-up. Academy award Nominations: 5. Academy Awards: 4, including Best Visual Effects. Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines Category: Action/PA feel Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Director: James Cameron Year: 2003 Description Yet another time traveling deathmachine assassin attempts to change history by killing Sarah Connor’s son. This one is pretty cute tho, so you feel somehow she gets cheated in the end when she is destroyed.
Testament Category : Drama/PA Starring : Jane Alexander, William Devane, Ross Harris Director : Lynne Littman Year : 1983 Description The heartbreaking story of one family's attempt to survive in the aftermath of a nuclear war. Disease, starvation, and radiation are just a few things against which they must contend. Academy Award Nominations: Best Actress--Jane Alexander. Threads Category : Drama/PA Starring : Karen Meagher, Rita May, David Brierly Director : Mick Jackson Year : 1985 Description This powerful film depicts the aftermath of the most heinous destruction imaginable global thermonuclear war. A realistic and chilling portrayal. Thundarr the Barbarian Category : Cartoon/PA fanciful Starring : (V) Bob Ridgely, Nellie Bellflower, Henry Corden Director : Year : 1981-1982 Description In the year 1994, a comet hurtles between Earth and the moon. The moon is destroyed, and the Earth loses its ozone layer--causing the entire planet to be laid waste. Centuries later, Earth has become "a world of savagery, super-science, and sorcery," inhabited by various evildoers, scavengers, and magicians. Thundarr, a warrior who wields a powerful sword, is joined by his friends Ookla the Mok and Princess Ariel as they make their way through this strange world. -Season 1 (1980-1981) Secret Of The Black Pearl Harvest Of Doom Mindok The Mind Menace Raiders Of The Abyss The Treasure Of The Moks Attack Of the Amazon Women The Brotherhood Of The Night Challenge Of The Wizards Valley Of The Man-Apes Stalker From The Stars Portal Into Time Battle Of The Barbarians Den Of The Sleeping Demon
-Season 2 (1981-1982) Wizard War Fortress Of Fear Island Of The Body Snatchers City Of Evil Last Train To Doomsday Masters Of The Stolen Sunsword Trial By Terror Prophecy Of Peril Toad Warrior Category : Action/PA fanciful Starring : Scott Shaw, Joe Estevez, Jill Kelly Director : Donald G. Jackson Year : 1996 Description Max Hell is the lone samurai on the trail of the Frog Serum which was unleashed to turn all of humanity into toads. I think this is the 3rd in the Frog Town series of movies. Ultimate Warrior, The Category : Action/PA Starring : Yul Brynner, Max Von Sydow, Richard Kelton Director : Robert Clouse Year : 1975 Description Two men struggle to save what little is left of human civilization after a horrible plague wipes out most of the world population. Hungry mobs roam the streets desperately searching for food. Vampire Hunter D Category : Anime Horror/PA fanciful Starring : ? Director : Toyoo Ashida Year : 1985 (1988 English) Description : Society looks like some high tech version of the middle ages. Creatures of darkness terrorize the land and lurk in the shadows. a girl named Dorris and her little brother Dan live in the country where they raise livestock. One day, when Dorris was fending off the local wildlife she encounters Count Magnus Lee (a vampire), and he bites her. Dorris gets bitten, therefore she requires the services of a vampire hunter. Vampire Hunter D - Bloodlust Category : Anime Horror/PA fanciful Starring : Andrew Philpot, Mike McShane, John Rafter Lee Director : Yoskiaki Kawaiiri Year : ? Description : When the undead have arisen from the apocalyptic ashes to regain their stranglehold on humanity the hunt begins.
War Game, The Category : Documentary/PA feel Starring : Director : Peter Watkins Year : 1967 Description Commissioned by the BBC to dramatize the effects of a nuclear attack on Great Britain, this film of monumental devastation so shocked and stunned the heads of the agency that it was never shown in television. Despite this, it won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, and hit worldwide theatrical release in the coming years. Even today, it has a shocking gravity that is undiminished by time. Using County Kent as the backdrop, a highly effective newsreel style takes the viewer on the Cold War prelude, the attack itself (striking military targets many miles away), and the desperate anarchy that ensues. Warlords of the 21st Century Category : Action/PA Starring : Michael Beck, Annie McEnroe Director : Harley Cokliss Year : 1982 Description The leader of a gang of bandits of the future commands the seemingly indestructible Battlestruck. Only a courageous man named Hunter can stop him. Warriors of the Apocalypse Category : Action/PA Starring : Michael James, Ken Metcalfe, Deborah Moore Director : Bobby A. Suarez Year : 1985 Description Set in the 21st century in a world ravaged by war and populated by scavengers, this film follows two nomads on a dangerous quest - the search for a magical mountain where the secret to eternal life lies. Warriors of the Wasteland Category : Action/PA Starring : Fred Williamson, Timothy Brent Director : Enzo G. Castellari Year : 1982 Description It's the year 2019, and the world has been devastated by a nuclear war. The only hope of the few remaining survivors is to reach a distant land from where radio signals indicating the presence of human life are being emitted. Wasteland Days Category : PA Starring : Director : Year : Description After Earth is ravaged by the Weapons of the Apocalypse, humans live in scattered settlements, and the wasteland between is only crossed by Walkers, chivalrous couriers
carrying messages or deliveries. Now a rookie Walker named Zen must carry a mysterious object - the last television on Earth - to the Lost City of Altair; but the evil Doctor Ferdinand would use it to destroy Altair and conquer Earth with his mutant armies. Water World Category : Action/PA Starring : Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper Director : Kevin Reynolds Year : 1995 Description In a flooded future Earth, people cling to man-made floating islands for survival. When a tyrannical madman driving a supertanker over the world in search of "dry land" invades one of these islands a mysterious wanderer named the "Mariner" rescues a woman and her adopted daughter from the slaughter and they embark on a quest that could save mankind. Academy Award Nomination: Best Sound. Wizards Category : Animation/PA fanciful Starring : Mark Hamill, Richard Romanus, Bob Holt Director : Ralph Bakshi Year : 1977 Description This uniquely 1970s blend of swords, sorcery, science fiction, kung-fu, fascism, and nuclear holocaust was director Ralph Bakshi's first venture into fantasy after his grim urban epics STREETFIGHT and HEAVY TRAFFIC. In a post apocalyptic future that appears as a blend of World War II Europe and J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, a pint-size wizard named Avatar (Bob Holt, sounding like Peter Falk) must save the world from a band of fascist mutants controlled by his evil twin brother, Blackwolf (Steve Gravers), who likes to confuse enemy armies by projecting films of Adolf Hitler speeches during attacks. Painted live-action footage of advancing Nazi armies contrasts with Saturday-morning-cartoonstyle animation of fairies and elves as Avatar travels through various magical and radioactive realms on his quest. Aiding him are a sexually promiscuous fairy queen (Jesse Wells), a hot-blooded warrior elf (Mark Hamill, fresh from his role in STAR WARS) and Peace (David Proval), a misunderstood robot rebelling against his Blackwolf-controlled programming. A bizarre and psychedelic meditation on magic vs. technology, this cult film still finds an audience on college campuses and will prove quite rewarding to viewers in the right frame of mind. Where Have All the People Gone Category : Drama/PA Starring : Peter Graves, Kathleen Quinlan Director : John Llewellyn Moxey Year : 1974 Description While on a camping trip, a family witnesses a brilliant flash of light in the sky. As they make their way home they realize a solar explosion has wiped everyone out and a deadly virus is sweeping the land.
World Gone Wild Category : Action/PA Starring : Bruce Dern, Michael Paré, Adam Ant Director : Lee H. Katzin Year : 1988 Description Seventy-five years after the ultimate thermonuclear weenie roast, a demonic cult leader leads an army of barbarians in an assault on the planet's last precious reservoir of water. Zardoz Category : Action/PA Starring : Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling Director : John Boorman Year : 1974 Description When Sean Connery abandoned the James Bond series to seek out new challenges, he turned to director John Boorman's sci-fi project, ZARDOZ. Connery stars as Zed, one of a carefully bred race of supervisors, the Exterminators, who oversee the agricultural labor of the neanderthal Brutals, since in 2293, with most of the Earth's surface off-limits as a polluted Outlands, industrial society has been abandoned. All worship Zardoz, a huge flying stone head who makes periodic visits to Earth to pick up grain consignments and issue bizarre statements involving the male anatomy through the voice of Arthur Frayn (Niall Buggy). An increasingly skeptical Zed decides to stow away inside the head, which deposits him in the Vortex, a commune of scientists and intellectuals who are ruled by the ever-youthful and asexual Eternals. They capture Zed, allowing geneticist May (Sara Kestleman) to use him as a research subject for a limited period, but he begins to arouse more than scientific curiosity in the commune's supposedly nonsexual female population.
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