As for Sci-Fi, we go from some of the most critically acclaimed movies of all time to some that are such cult classics that even I haven’t seen them, but now plan to do so. We start off with AIP classic Death Race 2000. Then we have one of the best films to have ever been made, A Clockwork Orange. Then to another classic, Blade Runner. We round out the Sci-Fi category with Liquid Sky and The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai.
I have personally never seen Death Race 2000, Liquid Sky, or The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai, but I now want to see all of them. Roger Corman and Mary Woronov are here to talk about Death Race 2000, and one of the more funnier anecdotes from there is that Mary Woronov didn’t know how to drive. The film also starred a pre-Rocky Sylvester Stallone along with David Carradine. Liquid Sky seems like a movie I would absolutely love considering it takes place in New York during the ’80s. Buckaroo Bonzai seems worth watching for a young Jeff Goldblum in a ridiculous cowboy outfit and Peter Weller as a neurosurgeon/physicist/rock musician.
“…about an hour and a half long and I’ve seen it twice and could watch it again.”
I have definitely seen A Clockwork Orange, and it’s so cool to see Malcolm McDowell reminisce about his most iconic role. There’s a great story about him meeting Gene Kelly after the film and his response to Alex’s bit with “Singing In The Rain.” It’s also really special that they were able to get Sean Young to talk about Blade Runner, we almost never see her anymore, and her musings on the film are very interesting.
So, if you like any of the movies mentioned above, you should absolutely see Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time – Vol. 2: Horror and Sci-Fi. It’s about an hour and a half long, and I’ve seen it twice and could watch it again. Even if you haven’t seen any of these movies (which I find exceptionally hard to believe) and you’re a film history buff, you should check out this documentary and the whole series. I really love all three entries, and I’m excited for the public to get to see them all.
"…worth watching for a young Jeff Goldblum in a ridiculous cowboy outfit..."