MACHINES LIKE US 2: ANDROID & CYBORG | Offscreen
You can't keep a good robot down! This year's film festival may be over
drawing to a close, but our robot theme carries on at Cinematek with a robo-centric B to Z double-bill.
In 2036, three criminals seek refuge on a space station occupied only by creepy scientist Klaus Kinski and a naïve android, Max 404, who models himself on James Stewart. With its Space Invaders-era graphics, this no-budget but inventive New World production takes some unexpected turns en route to a violent climax.
In a plague-ridden future, a cyber-woman has to carry life-saving data from New York to Atlanta. Only Jean-Claude Van Damme and his signature helicopter kicks can protect her from the Flesh Pirates! Pyun applies his no-budget know-how to a post-apocalyptic argy-bargy featuring characters named after classic guitars.