Prisoners of the lost universe sex
This, surely, is the best title of any 90s sci-fi film. Unfortunately, the result was a hokey mess that clearly had some problems raging behind the scenes - Sarafian ultimately took his name off the movie, leaving it credited to one Alan Smithee instead.
Jesse “The Body" Ventura stars as intergalactic cop Abraxas, who ends up fighting his rogue ex-partner Secundus (an equally beefy Sven-Ole Thorsen), who’s gone rogue, fathered a child (by touching a woman’s belly and immediately making her pregnant) and hopes to use the offspring as a means of gaining unlimited powers. About a mission to throw a bomb at our tyrannical sun, suffers from a ponderous pace and a groan-inducing script, and even some decent pre-digital effects couldn't save this one from box-office oblivion. The morbidly curious might get some fun out of it, but for a superior sun-bombing experience, see Danny Boyle's relocated to the streets of Texas.
He uses VR tech to boost the intellects of chimps for a shady military firm, before retreating to his basement and using his science voodoo on a childlike local gardener played by Jeff Fahey.
Mentally invigorated by the doctor's experiments, Fahey combs his hair, wears tight jeans and then starts thinking about world domination. It gains bonus points for Dean Norris and a chimp with a gun, but no, not really.
We've picked 50 live-action films that fit these criteria, and dug them up to see whether they're still worth watching in the 21st century.
The special effects and designs, which pay loving homage to 50s B-movies, are the main reason to watch lacks the angst and melodrama of its Japanese source, but retains the protracted monster fights.It's Philip K Dick by way of Robert Ludlum, and a poorly-cast Patsy Kensit (she plays a psychiatrist love interest) and some cheesy direction doesn't help the film's cause. These "Bonejackers", as they're dubbed, steal living bodies from the past and use them as replacement vessels, thus guaranteeing immortality for the world's wealthy elite.An interesting premise is largely frittered away on a generic chase plot, where Estevez is pursued all over the place by a decidedly wooden Jagger.Eventually, he's coaxed out of retirement for one more fight with his arch-nemesis, Alexander (Joe Koslo).The script and acting's the wrong side of campy (a tone Gordon reportedly insisted on), but the Japanese-inspired robots look great and the stop-motion animation is quite adorable.