An out of this world selection of science fiction film and TV classics is waiting for you in-store at JB Hi-Fi this July. We’ve handpicked some perennial favourites to get your collection started…

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY
James Cameron’s sci-fi juggernaut is the definitive Terminator sequel. It also kickstarted the CGI revolution (the polymorphic T-100 is an incredible villain) and turned Sarah Connor into a kick-ass action icon to rival Ripley. And the gargantuan action set pieces, including a risky helicopter stunt and a runaway liquid nitrogen tanker, still deliver an adrenaline rush today.   

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BARBARELLA
In the 41st Century, the lava lamp aesthetic has taken over the universe. The glam Barbarella (Jane Fonda) is a secret agent assigned to stop evil scientist Durand-Durand (yes, the ’80s band’s inspiration) from threatening the galaxy with a Positronic Ray. Lurid production design, bizarre sets and costumes, and a cheesy Euro score all scream one thing: cult classic!

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STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA
‘Complete’ in that includes Episodes I – VI, this comprehensive and stunning set is worth purchasing for the 40+ hours of bonus content alone – the best of which is the deleted material from A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, plus the vintage 1977 featurette The Making of Star Wars. You may even find yourself reassessing the prequel trilogy…

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INTERSTELLAR
Christopher Nolan’s dazzling and cerebral sci-fi epic sends Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway across the universe to discover a new world for humanity to inhabit. Alongside some hard SF concepts involving black holes and event horizons, there’s the very human story of a family man who knows what’s at stake and will do whatever it takes to succeed, despite insurmountable odds.

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ARRIVAL
Denis Villeneuve’s exquisite and philosophical rumination on the challenges of communicating with an alien species is an example of the genre at its finest. Amy Adams plays a linguistics expert who is enlisted by the military to make first contact with squid-like alien visitors. Arrival is a haunting masterpiece that ranks alongside Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Contact.

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ANNIHILATION
Writer-director Alex Garland adds to his impressive resume of sci-fi credits (Ex Machina, Dredd, Sunshine). Natalie Portman leads a team of female scientists into a mysterious quarantined zone where the laws of nature have gone berserk. With nods to Alien and The Thing, this incredibly eerie and thought-provoking thriller is filled with big ideas and some genuinely terrifying moments.

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THE X-FILES: SEASON 1
Arguably one of the best seasons of the phenomenal series, the first X-Files were predominantly stand-alone cases free of the show’s overarching conspiracy mythology. The early episodes offered fresh and clever variations on popular sci-fi/horror tropes – aliens, UFOs, faith healers, evil children, monsters, etc. You name it and Mulder and Scully have probably investigated it.

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STAR TREK DISCOVERY: SEASON 1
Set a decade prior to the voyages of Captain Kirk, the sixth Trek series boldly opts for a darker approach that fits the universe surprisingly well – once you get over the initial shock of sex scenes and expletives on Star Trek. There’s also an unstable captain, a mutinous female officer named Michael, a cool new look for the Klingons, and enough breaking of the Starfleet Prime Directive to make Picard livid.

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Check out the complete Sci-Fi range at JB Hi-Fi until August 4, 2019