Galaxis

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Galaxis
Brigitte Nielsen, holding a futuristic gun, stands in front of a spaceship
Film poster
Directed byWilliam Mesa
Produced by
  • Patrick D. Cheh
  • Eung Pyo Choi
  • Barry L. Collier
  • Paul L. Newman
  • Nile Niami
Written byNick Davis
Starring
Music byChristopher L. Stone
CinematographyRobert C. New
Edited by
Production
companies
  • Interlight
  • Morphosis Production Inc.
  • Prism Entertainment Corporation
Distributed by
  • Cine Plus Home Entertainment
  • First Release Home Entertainment
  • Medusa Pictures
  • Prism Entertainment Corporation
  • Turner Home Video
  • Videosonic Arts
Release date
  • June 1, 1995 (1995-06-01) (United States)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Galaxis is a 1995 action science fiction film directed by William Mesa and written by Nick Davis. It stars Brigitte Nielsen, Richard Moll, and Craig Fairbrass.

The film received a negative review from the Houston Chronicle, which wrote it may actually be worse than direct-to-video productions.

Plot summary[edit]

According to mythology a gem held dear by individuals generates energy for sustaining vitality. Its existence began at the start of the universe. Villain Kyla (Richard Moll) tries to find the object and utilize its inherent energy to increase his sphere of influence. He successfully obtains the device subsequent to defeating its protectors on the world called Sintaria. Meanwhile, protagonist Ladera (Brigitte Nielsen), a freedom fighter with the ability of invisibility, makes her way to Earth to seek out a sister gem to stalemate Kyla so he cannot obtain the object. Once there she discovers Jed retrieved the object already from its secure location, however Victor Menendez and his mercenaries also wish to own the device in recompense for monies owed to them by Jed. Ladera dispatches Victor and his minions and in the process protects her friend Jed. Ladera and Jed band together to seek out the first gem in order to thwart the plans of Kyla.

Production[edit]

Filming[edit]

Galaxis was the feature film directorial debut for William Mesa.[1][2] His prior credits included serving as visual effects supervisor for Under Siege and The Fugitive.[1][2][3] The film is 91 minutes in duration.[3] Filmmaker Sam Raimi made a cameo appearance in the movie.[4]

Release[edit]

The film was released to VHS format for purchase in June 1995.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

The Houston Chronicle wrote a negative review, commenting: "Movies like this could give 'direct to video' a bad name."[4] The review wrote that the action sequences were alright, and that the film probably suffered from its low budget and poor script.[4] In The Sci-Fi Movie Guide, Chris Barasanti called it "derivative and joyless".[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hartl, John (June 8, 1995). "Several festival films are headed for tape market". The Seattle Times. p. E1 – via NewsBank.
  2. ^ a b c "Tandy shines in 'Camilla,' one of her final appearances". The Tampa Tribune. June 9, 1995. p. 10 – via NewsBank.
  3. ^ a b "Arts: Recent movies: Galaxis". The Miami Herald. June 30, 1995. p. 19G – via NewsBank.
  4. ^ a b c Westbrook, Bruce (July 7, 1995). "'Pulp' date set; 'Death' a triumph". Houston Chronicle. p. 5 – via NewsBank.
  5. ^ Barasanti, Chris (2014). "Galaxis". The Sci-Fi Movie Guide: The Universe of Film from Alien to Zardoz. Visible Ink Press. ISBN 9781578595341.

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