Screamers ★★ 1996 (R)
In the year 2078, Colonel Joe Hendricksson (Weller) and a small band of survivors fight a civil war on the radiation contaminated planet Sirius 6B. They run up against the screamers—mechanical creatures with razorsharp claws, originally designed to protect humans. The screamers are bent on destroying all life in the universe while somehow mutating and breeding on their own. Unfortunately, director Duguay doesn't give any indication how this is taking place. Some fine stunt work and special effects redeem standard action adventure. Based on the novella “Second Variety” by Philip K. Dick (“Blade Runner”). 107m/C VHS, DVD . Peter Weller, Jennifer Rubin, Andrew Lauer, Charles Powell, Ron White, Michael Caloz; D: Christian Duguay; W: Dan O'Bannon, Miguel TejadaFlores; C: Rodney Gibbons; M: Normand Corbeil.