WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE to Screen in Manchester

Written by Martin Unsworth

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On Tuesday November 4th, lucky Manchester folk have the rare chance to experience the classic 1951 sci-fi film WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE on the big screen at Cornerhouse, Manchester’s international centre for contemporary visual arts and independent film on Oxford Road.

If that’s not exciting enough, it will be screened from a 16mm print specially imported from Germany.

“The dinosaurs were the last victims of a comet crashing into the Earth, but that hasn’t stopped us worrying about it happening again. This special effects-laden adaptation of the 1932 novel by Philip Wylie and Edwin Balmer speculates how we might deal with a catastrophic impact. Anthony Burgess’s 1982 novel The End of the World News is in part based on his unused film treatment for a later remake of this film. Those meteors are hard to avoid!”

The screening is part of the BFI DAYS OF FEAR AND WONDER sci-fi season. Other films lined up include DR STRANGLOVE, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (original version, ‘natch!) as well as an all-nighter of wonderful futuristic classics.

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE starts 6.20pm on November 4th. You can find out more and book tickets for this and all other screenings in the season here.

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