Key facts about the movie:

  • Late 80's to mid 90's. I think I watched it about 20 years ago around 1995 +/- 5 years.
  • Sci-fi
  • Either involved cryo-sleep or virtual reality sequences where the crewmembers lived out their fantasies and ended up getting killed during these sequences.
  • These sequences included one in the wild west and one on a beach somewhere
  • Cheesy and certainly not big budget. Possibly direct video.
  • Lots of nudity, either a showerscene or bathtub or something similar. I would guess this means the movie has an age restriction but was certainly not a softcore movie.
  • The crew were either prisoners or perhaps soldiers. These VR sequences where to either pass the time due to a long space flight or got injected into their cryopods by a killer/evil AI (think HAL).
  • A gunfight with lasers towards the start of the movie.
  • The name of the movie was possibly one word

I have gone through the entire list of sci-fi movies on imdb for the 80's and 90's and still didn't find it so it has to be pretty obscure. Thanks for any help, I never saw the end of the movie and I think about it every few years or so.


Alien Intruder (1993) - DVD Cover

Alien Intruder (1993)

Set in the year 2022, a group of convicts sentenced to life in prison are led on a mission into uncharted deep space by Commander Skyler to salvage a lost ship.

Alien Intruder (1993) - Pic 01

As incentive to go on this dangerous mission, the convicts are given the opportunity to spend their weekends in a virtual reality world where they could live out their sexual fantasies with any woman they choose.

Alien Intruder (1993) - Pic 02

However, a woman who is not part of the program appears in it, kills each virtual woman and seduces each convict. When she begins to appear outside the program, the men quickly turn on each other.

~ Movie synopsis from Wikipedia; Stills from KinoPoisk

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    thanks mate. I am almost certain that is it i will have to watch it :) MY guess is I never found it because I was looking for a movie with a single word and I never remembered such a memorable person as billy dee williams could ever be in it. – horror_sci_fi_fan Mar 5 '14 at 10:32
  • Glad to help :-) I can assure you that all the scenes you described are in it. Happy Viewing! – rumandwrite Mar 5 '14 at 10:43
  • @user23565 Billy Dee Williams makes any movie good. – MikeTheLiar Mar 5 '14 at 14:17

From the given information, I think the movie is Jason X.

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    Would you please explain why? – Wikis Mar 10 '14 at 9:23
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    You think wrong. JasonX had no virtual reality; and the crew were neither prisoners nor soldiers. Also, as Wikis said, it's a very poor quality answer even leaving aside the fact that it's wrong; as it doesn't explain how it fits the bullet points in the question – DVK-on-Ahch-To Mar 10 '14 at 10:47
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    Jason X did have a VR sequence where Uber-Jason appeared to be back at Crystal Lake. At 82 minutes in, he smashes two girls to death by beating them with each other in their sleeping bags, then smashes one into a tree. (Still very low quality, but I wanted to throw that out there.) – Meat Trademark Mar 10 '14 at 13:00
  • Please expand on how you think Jason X matches the OP's description. – Kevin Mar 10 '14 at 13:37
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    Jason X did have both soldiers and VR. One of the kids and one of the soldiers were attacked by Jason while hooked up to the VR. The VR was later used as a distraction. However: No lasers IIRC, the only cryogenics used was on Jason himself at the beginning and not really any actual nudity (said as a European of an American film). – GeoffAtkins Oct 16 '15 at 13:39

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