By Kelly Hoffman
Sci-fi Experience: Your Quantum Guide to the Video Universe
by Carol Schwartz is an excellent reference of anyone interested
in genre films. The book is published by Visible Ink Press
and available in any bookstore for approximately 20 US$.
The book is easily laid out alphabetically from A to Z, starting
and Costello Go to Mars and ending with Zonatar,
The Thing From Venus and filled with everything in
between. But that's not all. Each film is reviewed and giving
a rating - according to the VideoHound's likes and dislikes
as well as black and white photos throughout. See how they
rate your favorite film and find out why they give Flesh
Gordon a 2 1/2 out of 4 bones rating. Paging through
the book you will easily find films you never heard of and
some you'll definitely wish to see. All you'll have to do
is track them down on video or DVD. Each listing is complete
with film release date, actors, directors and available formats
(at the time of publishing).
Want to know all the sci-fi films a director has worked on?
Easy enough with the director index. There is also a category
listing in case you want to search for your favorite science
fiction prison film in the book's category index.
Experience is just packed with information. Such as
an alternate title index (in case you cannot find your favorite
film try looking here to see if it was released as something
There is also a sci-fi connections area with listing for
websites (many of which you will find here), newsletters and
fanzines, conventions, fanclubs and other worthwhile science
fiction related books. In
the event that you are having trouble finding that one particular
movie on VHS or DVD there is even a distributors list
and guide with names and address of distributors to help aid
you in finding that long lost classic sci-fi film.
While some of the information in the book might be out of
date (such as dead web links, long out of business distributors
and films listed as available in BETA format) this is still
an excellent resource and a welcome addition in any film enthusiasts
library. We look forward to an updated version with more films
and DVD listings.
Also available from Visible Ink is: VideoHound's
Complete Guide to Cult Flicks and Trash Pics (Check
out Sci-Fi Slacker's review of this book) and VideoHound's
Horror Show: 999 Hair-Raising, Hellish and Humorous Movies
(Check out Sci-Fi Slacker's
review of this book).
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