2002 Cinema Rex

Raiders of the Lost Ark

  (widescreen) PG 1981 115 min.
dir. Steven Spielberg. w/Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Denholm Elliot, Full-Sized John-Rhys Davies.
Obligatory. Since it is against Rex¹s policy to ever show an Indy film in pan and scan, we proudly present the only widescreen version currently available ­ the letterboxed LaserDisc.

The Specials

  (widescreen) R 2000 82 min.
dir. Craig Mazin. Prod. Mark Altman. Assoc. Prod. Robert Meyer Burnett. w/Rob Lowe.
Guest of Honor Mark Altman introduces this zany superhero studded drama. Often described as similar to Mystery Men, but with a better script, this film, co-produced by Altman, was meant to be shown at conventions. You won¹t want to miss this one. This might be your only chance to see Rob Lowe in Cinema Rex, ever!

Planeta Burg

  NR 1962 82 min.
dir Pavel Klushantsev.
While we were headed towards “The Forbidden Planet,” the other side of the Iron Curtain was headed for Venus in this rare Soviet science fiction classic that follows a group of intrepid Cosmonauts, and of course their faithful robot companion, to the Planet of Storms (that¹s Venus, you decadent western capitalists!)


  (Director¹s Cut ­ widescreen) PG13 1994 129 min.
dir. Roland Emmerich. w/Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson.
Opening Ceremony blues? Sick of all those crappy jokes the board members tell? And those skits . . . borrrrrrrring. Leave all that bunk behind and head down to Cinema Rex for some REAL entertainment with the adventurous Kurt Russell as he travels to Egypt and beyond. Check out the extra nine minutes and other subtle differences in the director¹s cut. (NOTE FROM THE BOARD: Wait until they see their budget next year!)


  (widescreen) R 1966 108 min.
dir. John Frankenheimer. w/Rock Hudson, Salome Jens.
Overlooked by most of fandom, this rarely seen film is essentially a feature length, high budget, very dark, Twilight Zone episode. It is also an excellent opportunity for Deep Space Nine fans to play “Find the Founder.”

Conan the Barbarian

  (European Version ­ widescreen) R 1982 130 min.
dir. John Milius. w/Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sandahl Bergman, James Earl Jones, Mako.
We are very pleased to present the recently released European version of this splendid fantasy film. Often unappreciated in its televised, edited, pan-and-scan format, this film¹s brilliant score, flavorful supporting cast, and excellent directing make it one of the best fantasy films ever made. It is also an opportunity to see Arnold Schwartzenegger before he became a parody of himself. Please, if you haven¹t seen this movie in the last 10 years, you have to give it another shake!!!!

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

  (widescreen): PG13 2001 178 min.
dir. Peter Jackson. w/Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee, Half-Sized John Rhys-Davies.
One Film to rule them all. One Film to find them, One Film to bring them all (to Cinema Rex), And in the darkness bind them. Special thanks to our Guest of Honor, Robert Meyer Burnett, who is working on the upcoming DVD release, for making this event possible.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

  G 1937 80 min.
prod. Walt Disney.
See the movie that started it all. The first Disney feature film. No animated deer were harmed during the making of this film.

Free Enterprise

  (widescreen) R 1998 116min.
dir. Robert Meyer Burnett. Prod. Mark Altman. Written by Mark Altman, Robert Meyer Burnett. w/William Shatner.
Rex is very pleased to present Guests of Honor Mark Altman and Robert Meyer Burnett as they introduce this year¹s installment of Star Trek Actor Theatre made by, for and about, well, the sort of people who have living rooms full of action figures. This hilarious geek-fest is an absolute must-see for fans of Star Trek, Logan¹s Run, and William Shatner. By the way, William Shatner is in this film.

The Adventures of Robin Hood

  NR 1938 106 min.
dir. Michael Curtiz, William Keighley. w/Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains.
Nominated for Best Picture in 1938, this beautiful Technicolor epic is quite possibly the greatest adventure film ever made. With this year¹s theme, Rex just couldn¹t resist bringing you this Costner-free classic that long ago inspired some of us to become fantasy gamers.

Creature from the Black Lagoon

  NR 1954 79 min.
dir. Jack Arnold.
Adventure finds itself deep in the Amazon jungle in this classic monster movie that defined a genre and Ospawned¹ two sequels. A recent, unofficial Rex poll indicated many of you have never seen this historic film, so here¹s your chance to see it in style.

Trailer Park with Rob and Mark

  NR 2002 60 min.
Our guests are back (they can¹t resist Rex¹s charm) to share a bounty of trailers, clips, and excerpts they¹ve acquired through their torrid, geeky lives, fraught with years of producing, directing, and editing films and special edition DVDs such as Tron and The Fellowship of the Ring. The only way to discover what tasty morsels they are bringing is to attend this event. Even Rex himself cannot fathom exactly what lies in store for us.

Pitch Black

  (Director¹s Cut ­ widescreen) NR 2000 112 min.
dir. David Twohy. w/Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell.
A family, fleeing from political oppression, travels to Earth unknowingly carrying a deadly disease that spells DOOM for the human race!!! If you¹ve seen this film, then you know that none of that had anything to do with Pitch Black at all, but what can you say about Pitch Black without giving everything away? Take Rex¹s word for it, this overlooked movie is an exceptional sci-fi film, and is his sleeper pick for the year. This may be your last chance to see it on the big screen.

Dawn of the Dead

  (Director¹s Cut ­ widescreen) NR 1979 142 min.
dir. George Romero. w/ David Emge, Ken Foree, Tom Savini
When there¹s no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth, and the geeks will go to Cinema Rex. Come join a small army of your zombified buddies for the ultimate late night convention movie. We proudly present the hard to find full length George Romero cut, with 15 minutes of restored footage, in its (LaserDisc only!) original aspect ratio of 1.85:1.

Free Enterprise w/live commentary

  (widescreen) R 1998 116min.
dir. Robert Meyer Burnett. Prod. Mark Altman. Written by Mark Altman, Robert Meyer Burnett. w/William Shatner.
Mark and Robert are back and this time, instead of letting us watch their film in peace and quiet, they will stick around and provide live commentary. Who better to spoof a film than its geeky creators? Come early for a good seat lest you find yourself watching this movie from just outside of a completely packed film room.

Connie reclining