Review: Tron [VideoGame] (1982) (By: J-bot6)

The 1982 TRON arcade game was developed in 1981 and released in 1982 in association with the motion picture of the same name. It uses multiple Z80 CPUs has the graphics separated into two system boards, along with a sound board. The full-size upright cabinet was one of the more complex designs of the day […]

Review: The Terminator (By: SFAM)

Rating: “The Terminator’s an infliltration unit…part man – part machine. Underneath it’s a hyper-alloy combat chassey…microprocessor controled…fully armored – Very tough. But outside its living human tissue…flesh…skin…hair…blood – grown for the cyborgs.” Overview: No movie has been more imitated in cyberpunk than the Terminator. While most of the imitations have been grade “B” shlock films, […]

War Games (1983)

War Games Year: 1983 Directed by: John Badham Written by: Lawrence Lasker & Walter F. Parkes IMDB Reference Degree of Cyberpunk Visuals: Very Low Correlation to Cyberpunk Themes: Medium Key Cast Members: David Lightman: Matthew Broderick Jennifer Katherine Mack: Ally Sheedy Dr. John McKittrick: Dabney Coleman Dr. Stephen Falken: John Wood

Review: Tron (By: SFAM)

Rating: Overview: How could a cyberpunk review site NOT have Tron? We’re talking about the first CG movie, and truly, a groundbreaker VR movie. Make no mistake, this is a pre-cyberpunk movie, complete with corporate greed, theft, integration of human and computers, ubiquitous access to information, a dystopian world (inside the program, anyways), and pure […]

Tron (1982)

Tron Year: 1982 Directed by: Steven Lisberger Written by: Steven Lisberger, Bonnie MacBird IMDB Reference Degree of Cyberpunk Visuals: High Correlation to Cyberpunk Themes: High Key Cast Members: Kevin Flynn/Clu: Jeff Bridges Alan Bradley/Tron: Bruce Boxleitner Ed Dillinger/Sark/Voice of Master Control Program: David Warner

The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator Year: 1984 Directed by: James Cameron Written by: James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd IMDB Reference Degree of Cyberpunk Visuals: High Correlation to Cyberpunk Themes: Very High Key Cast Members: The Terminator: Arnold Schwarzenegger Kyle Reese: Michael Biehn Sarah Connor: Linda Hamilton later: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvSJTgGYZcs

Robocop (1987)

Robocop Year: 1987 Directed by: Paul Verhoeven Written by: Edward Neumeier & Michael Miner IMDB Reference Degree of Cyberpunk Visuals: High Correlation to Cyberpunk Themes: Very High Key Cast Members: Officer Alex J. Murphy/RoboCop: Peter Weller Officer Anne Lewis: Nancy Allen Dick Jones: Ronny Cox Bob Morton: Miguel Ferrer Clarence Boddicker (Crime Lord): Kurtwood Smith

Review: Brazil (By: SFAM)

Rating: Overview: Terry Gilliam describes Brazil as “Franz Kafka meets Walter Middy” – this sort of fits. Using the name of Arry Barroso’s 1930s escapist song, Brazil is set in a nightmarish, fantasized dystopic future, Gilliam gives us a story about humanity attempting to escape reality by retreating into one’s own dreams. This is all […]