The long wait for Ikarie XB-1 is over

Ikarie XB-1The UK release on DVD of the Czechoslovak sci-fi classic Ikarie XB-1 (1963) takes place on 9 September.  Ikarie XB-1 is said to have influenced both Gene Rodenberry’s Star Trek and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The long awaited release  by  Second Run DVD is accompanied by cinema screenings of the film as part of this year’s Scalarama festival. It shows in these cinemas during September:

Wednesday 4 September 19:30
Star and Shadow Cinema Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2NP
Thursday 5 September 20:00
Riverside Studios 1 Crisp Road, Hammersmith  W6 9RL
Thursday 12 September18:30
Stratford Picturehouse Salway Road, Stratford E15 1BX
Friday 13 September and Saturday 14 September20:45
QUAD The Market Place, The Cathedral Quarter, Derby  DE1 3AS
Friday 13 September 20:45
Phoenix Leicester 4 Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG
Tuesday 24 September20:30
The Gulbenkian University of Kent, Canterbury Kent CT2 7NB

More a of a teaser than a trailer, but here’s a quick preview:

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