On the new film label “U1 Films Berlin”, UCM.ONE releases in Germany, Austria and Switzerland the science fiction “Collision Earth” by Mathew Boda, a spectacular sci-fi catastrophe film with actor Eric Roberts from the American cult film company The Asylum. Synopsis Earth is caught in a destructive meteor shower. But this is only the prelude…
UCM.ONE releases on the new film label U1 Film Berlin the spectacular sci-fi catastrophe film with actor Eric Roberts from the American cult film company The Asylum, which is also responsible for the Sharknado films, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Recently, more and more meteorites are hitting the earth and causing devastating damage. But this is only the prelude to a possible global catastrophe, which is caused by a huge meteorite field approaching the earth. Should this bombardment pass the atmosphere unscathed, it could mean the end of the Earth. The only way out seems to be a coordinated nuclear strike by all world powers to eliminate the threat from space. But contrary to the assessment of the military led by Colonel Singh (Eric Roberts), scientist Gwen Armstrong (Kate Watson) is sceptical. Something seems to slow down the speed of the meteorites. But what is the reason for this? When she finds out the catastrophic cause, time is running out and the military is on its way to aim at the wrong target. Will she still be able to stop Armageddon?
About Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts was born in 1956 in Biloxi (Mississippi) as the eldest child of Walter and Betty Roberts and grew up in Atlanta, where his parents ran an acting school for children for a while. He is the older brother of actresses Lisa Roberts Gillan (*1965) and “Pretty Woman” Julia Roberts (*1967). He already made his first stage experiences at the age of five.
After the divorce of his parents in 1972 Roberts stayed with his father while his mother moved to Smyrna with his sisters. Thanks to the financial support of his father he was able to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Later he continued his acting education at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.
In 1977 Roberts obtained his first bigger theater roles. In the same year he also appeared as Ted Bancroft in the television series “Another World“. He made his film debut in “King of the Gypsies” (1978) by Frank Pierson, for which was nominated for a Golden Globe for the first time. In the following years, he mostly played criminals and outsiders, for example the psychopathic husband of the murdered Playmate in “Star 80” (1983), for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe for the second time. The role of prison escapee Buck McGeehy in “Runaway Train” (1985) was to earn him his third Golden Globe nomination as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Due to personal problems, his career subsequently took a turn for the worse and he was arrested several times, among other things because of his drug problems. As a result he mostly played one bad guy after the other in mediocre to bad movies. After he had overcome his drug problems, he made a small comeback with supporting roles in “The Dark Knight” (2008), “The Expendables” (2010) and “Inherent Vice” (2014). In his over 40-year career, Roberts has played nearly 600 roles, many of them for television, including three seasons on the sitcom “Office Girl” and recurring roles in the NBC drama “Heroes“, the CBS soap “The Young and the Restless” and the drama series “Suits“.
His daughter Emma, born in 1991, is also an actress, as is his wife Eliza Roberts, to whom he has been married since 1992 with whom he lives in Los Angeles.
Original title: Collision Earth
Director: Matthew Boda
Screenplay: Joe Roche
Actor & actresses: Kate Watson, Joseph Michael Harris, Daniel O’Reilly, Becca Buckalew, Eric Roberts, John Morrisey, Joe Roche, Joe Filippone, Lanett Tachel, Jonathan Moody, Shellie Sterling, Kassandra Escandell, Mark Schaefer, Lauren Pritchard, Jermane Dwight, Brendan Petrizzo, Ben Stobber, Nicholas Ryan, Amy Covell
Producer: David Michael Latt, David Rimawi
Coproducer: Paul Bales
Cinematography: Noah Luke
Camera & electrical Departement: Axel Cubias, Jeremy Guico, Eamon Long, May Marsant, Jaqueline Proctor, Jason Tozier
Sound: Scot Derwingson-Peacock, Eric Tormey
Visual Effects: Sasha Burrow, Glenn Campbell, Tammy Klein, Neal Sopata, Ken Wilder, Aaron Witlin
Costumes: Joyce Tatler
Make-Up: McKenzie Kelly, Monique Parades
Music: Eliza Swenson
Production company: The Asylum
Year of production: 2020
Genre: Science Fiction
Lehnt: 84 Min
Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Russian: Столкновение с Землёй
Filmlabel: U1 Films Berlin
VoD-Start: April, 28, 2020
TV-Premiere: March 08, 2020
DVD & VoD: July 06, 2020
Blu-Ray & DVD-Start: August 14, 2020
„Well-made science-fiction catastrophe drama starring veteran Eric Roberts.” (radiotimes.com)
“The Asylum impressively returns to disaster movies with Collision Earth and director Matthew Boda convinces with his feature film debut.” (nerdly.co.uk)
“Trash for Roland Emmerich fans.” (filmstarts.de)
Collision Earth | Trailer (deutsch) ᴴᴰ
Picture format Blu-Ray: WS 1.78:1 (1080p, 23,976); DVD: WS 1.78:1 (anamorphic) | Total running time Blu-Ray: 84 min; Total running time DVD: 81 min | Sound formats: German (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1), English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1) | FSK 12