Solaris Minority Report Planet Of The Apes

  |  Buy to Own: 06/09/2004
  |  358 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Sci-fi triple bill. George Clooney stars in 'Solaris' (2002), Steven Soderbergh's version of Stanislaw Lem's classic sci-fi novel, which was previously filmed in 1972 by the great Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky. Chris Kelvin (Clooney) is a psychologist sent to investigate a series of mysterious occurrences aboard a distant space station. When he arrives he finds the two surviving crew members isolated from each other, and he learns that they have both received visits from loved ones who have been dead for many years. Soon Kelvin receives a visitor of his own - a figure in the form of his dead wife Rheya (Natascha McElhone) - and the feelings of guilt and tenderness that she awakens in him make his attempts to penetrate the mystery even more difficult. Tom Cruise stars in Steven Spielberg's 'Minority Report' (2002) as John Anderton, a cop who ends up being pursued by his own colleagues. Anderton works for the Pre-Crime Division of the Washington DC police force, a special unit which acts on information obtained from mutants with pre-cognitive abilities in order to prevent murders before they have been committed. When the mutants have visions of a murder carried out by Anderton himself, the cop goes on the run and attempts to prove his own future-innocence. But no matter how hard he tries, Anderton cannot stay hidden from the city's advanced surveillance systems for long. 'Planet of the Apes' (2002) is Tim Burton's 're-imagining' of the 1968 sci-fi classic.The year is 2029, and Capt. Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) is aboard a spaceship trying to teach apes how to become space pilots. During a routine reconnaissance mission outside the mothership, Leo is sucked into a space-time hole and minutes later makes a crash landing on a strange planet where humans are subjugated by talking apes. Just as a quick death at the hands of the violent ape leader General Thade (Tim Roth) seems inevitable, Leo is rescued by the ape scientist Ari (Helena Bonham-Carter). Ari suspects mankind has more skills than the sacred documents of the apes describe and soon the race is on to outwit Thade and discover the true history of the planet and its original population.