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A nostalgic (but not blindly nostalgic) look back at some cult and classic movies. Are they worth checking out once you take off the rose-tinted glasses? Find out in this retrospective section.

Battle Beyond The Stars (1980) produced by Roger Corman

With the new Star Wars film coming out, it's time to look back at an old pretender to the space opera throne.

George Peppard relaxes his way through Battle Beyond the Stars

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The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976) starring David Bowie

The late art rocker is perfectly cast in this tale of an idealistic alien overcome by alcoholism, directed by Nicolas Roeg and also starring Candy Clark.

The Man Who Fell to Earth

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Escape from New York (1981) directed by John Carpenter

This cult classic, starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Isaac Hayes and Harry Dean Stanton, works largely because of its atmosphere and amusing performances.

Kurt Russell is Snake Plissken in Escape from New York

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The Ice Pirates (1984) starring Robert Urich and Mary Crosby

An uneven swashbuckler-influenced 1980s space opera comedy directed by Stewart Raffill, also starring Anjelica Huston, Ron Perlman and John Carradine.

Robert Urich, Anjelica Huston and company in The Ice Pirates

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) directed by James Gunn

This MCU adaptation space opera, starring Chris Pratt and the voice of Bradley Cooper, is still widely considered to be one of the best of the franchise.

Chris Pratt as Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy

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A look back at Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982/2007)

A timely retrospective of Ridley Scott's stylishly violent but humanistic sci-fi masterpiece featuring Harrison Ford as the Replicant-pursuing Rick Deckard.

The Los Angeles of the future in Blade Runner

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