What's on at Arts Picturehouse Cambridge - Culture Shock
Celebrate the iconic sci-fi horror franchise with a double bill of Alien and Aliens, together on the big screen for one day only!
Alien: Director’s Cut (15)
Director: Ridley Scott.
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm. UK/USA 1979. 116 mins.
A commercial crew aboard the deep-space towing vessel Nostromo are on their way home when they pick up an SOS warning from the distant planet LV-426. What they don’t know is that this SOS is no ordinary call…
Sigourney Weaver reprises her iconic role as Ellen Ripley. The sole survivor of the carnage aboard the Nostromo, she is appalled to discover that the planet where she first encountered the aliens has now become a human colony. When colonists start to disappear, Ripley leads a combat patrol of space marines to investigate.
Director: George Miller.
Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult. Australia 2015. 120 mins.
Ditching the vibrant colours of the 2015 cinema release, this black-and-white version is director George Miller’s preferred vision of his post-apocalyptic world, set chronologically between Mad Max and The Road Warrior.
Max Rockatansky (Hardy) joins a band of renegades fleeing across the wastelands, led by elite Imperator Furiosa (Theron). Furiosa is hell-bent on crossing the desert in her War Rig truck to reach sanctuary in her childhood homeland. They’re hotly and viciously pursued by the warlord Immortan Joe (franchise alumnus Hugh Keays-Byrne) and his ruthless followers, including the fearsome convoy driver Nux (Hoult).
Nominated for an impressive ten Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Cinematography, this is an awesome, pyrotechnic epic.