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Screamers [DVD] [Closed Caption]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • The year is 2078, and on the planet Sirius 6B, a long, harsh, hate-filled war is being waged between the Alliance and the NEB's. However the NEB's are willing to begin peace talks, so Alliance leader Col. Joseph Hendricksson, accompanied by a man named Ace, and later a young boy, journey across the nuclear war-ravaged plains to meet with their foes. Upon their arrival, however, they discover that most of the NEB's have been annihilated by the "screamers," knife-brandishing robots that slice and slash humans simply for fun. Hendrickson and Ace soon realize that their lives are in grave danger, for it's impossible to know who to trust... for the blood-seeking screamers can take on any form, from an inanimate object -- to a young boy.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 11869

  • Credits
    Peter Weller, Andrew Lauer, Andy Lauer, Roy Dupuis, Charles Powell, Jennifer Rubin, Michael Caloz
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Excellent artwork....SCREAMERS is as handsome a context as any other..."
    Sight and Sound

    "SCREAMERS is a fun, fast-paced thriller....Duguay directs with an assured touch, making sure the film never strays from its action-packed course. The special effects are all first-rate..."
    Variety

    "...This is an exemplary genre pic: superb 'found' locations with a judicious lacing of smartly functional special effects..."
    Film Comment

    "...[The film] does an efficient job of generating a stomach-knotting tension..."
    New York Times

    "...Made with a certain imagination and intelligence..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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