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Science Fiction Films in the Hatfield Library
There is a whole section of videos devoted solely to Science Fiction. The call number starts with:
Science Fiction Films in the Library
Open this list to see 70 science fiction film titles, each entry is accompanied by a clickable link to get more information about the underlying films that can be found inside the Hatfield Library.
Foreign Language Science Fiction Films
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video PN1995.91.F7 A3 1996
In this exciting blend of crime thriller and sci-fi drama, tough American detective Lemmy Caution must destroy the supercomputer that runs Alphaville, a dictatorial state where love and poetry are banned. (In French with English subtitles)
The End of August at the Hotel Ozone (1967)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.C9 K66 2006
Nuclear war has destroyed almost all civilization. A group of women has gone to primal barbarity to survive. They go in search for men to help them have children. (In Czech with English subtitles)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.J3 G67 2012
It is also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama made in Japan at a time when the country was still reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire populations fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning more than twenty sequels and spinoffs. (In Japanese with English subtitles)
Man Facing Southeast (1986)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (PN1995.91.S6 H7 1987)
A man named Rantes appears in a Buenos Aires psychiatric hospital. He claims to be an alien vistor and becomes a source of hope to the other patients. (In Spanish with English subtitles)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.R8 S75 2011
Ground control has been receiving strange transmissions from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station. When cosmonaut and psychologist Kris Kelvin is sent to investigate, he experiences the strange phenomena that afflict the Solaris crew, sending him on a voyage into the darkest recesses of his own consciousness. (In Russian with English subtitles)
Science Fiction Films in other Genres
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.A6 A47 2001
A powerful psychic force known only as Akira resurfaces in Neo-Tokyo in the 21st century.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN 1995.9 .D7 H447 2014
Theodore, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive and unique entity in its own right.
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1958)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN 1995.9 .H6 P53 2000
Follows the alien-led zombie invasion as the aliens attempt, for the 9th time, to take over earth.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.M86 R773 2002
A couple of ordinary kids have car trouble one dark and rainy night and knock on the door of a looming gothic mansion. They are stunned to learn that they have stumbled into an ongoing convention of kinky characters, hosted by Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad scientist from the planet Transylvania.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S87 S226 2013
A sinister thriller from the fractured 1960s that concerns a middle-aged businessman dissatisfied with his suburban existence, who is urged (and blackmailed) to undergo a strange and elaborate procedure that will grant him a new life as a reborn.
Call Number: https://alliance-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/1ot5f66/CP71162726950001451
Miles Monroe enters the hospital in 1973 for a minor ulcer operation only to wake up 200 years later after being defrosted.
Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction
The Center was founded in 1982 as a Kansas Board of Regents Center at the University of Kansas, the first such organization at a major university. Professor James Gunn established it as a focus for the SF programs he offered at KU, beginning in 1969 with one of the first regular science-fiction courses ever offered at a major university.
Science Fiction Studies
at DePauw University. The Science Fiction Studies Website publishes abstracts of all articles, as well as the full texts of all reviews, historical documents, and selected essays appearing in the journal since its founding in 1973
Science Fiction & Fantasy Adventure Films
An annotated webliography of films from the University of California, Berkeley.
Silent Science Fiction Films
Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S5 A35 1999
An engineer living in Moscow dreams of the Queen of Mars and builds a spaceship to take him to her.
From the Soviet Union.
The End of the World / A Trip to Mars
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S5 V344 2006
In "The end of the world" (1916) the rumour spreads that a comet is on a collision course with Earth. "A trip to Mars" (1918) is a lavishly produced space-travel picture and a milestone in the science fiction genre." From Denmark.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S5 M4 2002
The story of a 21st century city run by a "super trustee" and his collaborators who live in a paradise-like garden. Workers are totally enslaved by machines and condemned to live underground. From Germany.