Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Thursday, 20 July 2017

BRAND-NEW CELLDWELLER VIDEO DEBUTS TODAY!

With Klayton's other personas grabbing all the limelight lately, ( namely quasi-80s synthrocker Scandroid, and post-90s industrial metaller Circle of Dust ) and both having multiple releases in the last 18 months, it's about time his most famous alter-ego made a comeback. Here, we see Celldweller in an introspective mood, in a cut taken from the forthcoming album OFFWORLD. Released on July 28th, its melancholy textures herald somewhat of a detour from the usual crushing Electro-Metal sound.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

BLADERUNNER / BLUE MONDAY MASHUP - SEE THE EPIC IN SIX MINUTES!

REPOSTING THIS GREAT CLIP TO CELEBRATE THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF BLADERUNNER, AND THE IMMINENT RELEASE OF LONG-AWAITED SEQUEL, BLADERUNNER 2049

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Ridley Scott's landmark - and career-defining - film, was not a hit when it was originally released in 1982. Too slow and ponderous for the action blockbuster crowd, it suffered from bad word-of-mouth arising from film-goers who had been led to expect a gung-ho action movie in the wake of Star Wars, and Scott's previous hit, Alien. It wasn't until late-night re-runs on TV, that it slowly began to gather momentum and attract a fanbase. 

Things came to a head in 1990, when a 'workprint' of the film ( the original cut without the expository Raymond Chandler-style voiceover ) was accidentally released for a one-off cinema screening. The resultant positive response prompted the studio to re-release the 'director's cut', first on the arthouse cinema circuit, and then later on home video.

With its visually-arresting cinematography and art direction, and with a score by electronic music genius Vangelis, the film now rightly appears in all-time 'best movie' lists.

Below is a beautiful edit of some of the film's key scenes, cut to a soundtrack of New Order's Blue Monday, assembled from cover versions by Orgy, Zook, Cliff Martinez and Chemical Brothers. 

If you haven't seen the movie, this will very much whet your appetite, and if you have seen it, what better way to have a quick refresher of Scott's singular vision of the future?


Audio: LEE DM101
Visuals: THE REBORN IDENTITY

Play loud, and with headphones.

Note: Contains spoilers.




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Sunday, 18 June 2017

SPECTACULAR NEW SHORT FROM THE DIRECTOR OF 'DISTRICT 9': RAKKA


We here at Future-Rocker think South African film director, Neill Blomkamp, can do no wrong. District 9, Elysium, Chappie, are all masterpieces of speculative cinema. ( Yes, even Chappie, which we consider to be way better than Ex_Machina, another A.I.-themed film that came out the same year, and which Chappie was unfavourably compared to ). We feel that nobody but Blomkamp has been able to consistently capture a science fiction landscape of a future Third World that is dirty, lived-in, and disturbingly contemporaneous. And let's face it, if you go purely by Hollywood blockbusters, it would be easy to assume that only America owns the future. Refreshingly, Blomkamp is adept at visualizing a worst case scenario for the entire Planet Earth.



20-minute Alien invasion thriller Rakka ( starring Sigourney Weaver, above ) is the first 'volume' from his new Vancouver-based Oats Studios. A year or two back, we were pretty bummed that Neill's proposed sequel to Aliens ( in which Hicks and Newt survive ), got put on the back-burner after Ridley Scott's success with The Martian. But with Scott following his polarising Prometheus with the anti-climactic performance of Alien: Covenant, we wouldn't be surprised if he will soon be moving on, and that studio heads are reconsidering Blomkamp taking the reigns. However, after seeing Rakka, where again Blomkamp uncannily blends CGI with the real world, as he did with the low-budget breakout hit District 9, do we actually want him back on the big studio treadmill? Judge for yourself...


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Oats is a loose collective of film-making experts that features all the necessary talent to create a movie, under one roof. And - uniquely - it's crowdfunded, where only the most popular ideas will be the ones to make it into full-blown production.

Check out the studio, here: