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War of the Robots (1978)

La guerra dei robot (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | 27 April 1978 (Italy)
An alien civilization, which facing eminent extinction, kidnaps two famous genetic scientists from Earth. A troop of soldiers is dispatched to combat the humanoid robots and rescue the victims.

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(as Al Bradly)

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(story) (as Al Bradly), (story) (as Alan Rawton)
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Antonio Sabato ...
Captain John Boyd
Yanti Somer ...
Julie
Malisa Longo ...
Lois (as Melissa Long)
Patrizia Gori ...
Trissa Crew (as Patricia Gore)
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ...
Roger (as James R. Stuart)
Roberto Bianchetti ...
(as Robert Barnes)
Aldo Canti ...
Kuba the Alien (as Nick Jordan)
Enrico Gozzo ...
(as Henry Goddard)
Licinia Lentini ...
Commander King's assistant (as Lilian Lacy)
Frank Siedlitz ...
Herb Julian
Massimo Righi ...
Dr. Wilkes (as Max Wright)
Dino Scandiuzzi ...
Jack (as Dean Cantor)
Nicole Stoliaroff ...
Trissa crew (as Nicole Stocks)
Ian Pulley ...
Anthorian Leader
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Paul (as Vernon Vernons)
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An alien civilization, which facing eminent extinction, kidnaps two famous genetic scientists from Earth. A troop of soldiers is dispatched to combat the humanoid robots and rescue the victims.

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Hostile Alien Cyborgs in a Battle for the Universe

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2.4 seems excessive
9 June 2008 | by (north dakota) – See all my reviews

Wow! this is an awful movie. Made in the days when science fiction films were the worst film genre in the business, War of the Robots is an utter waste of time and the producer's nugget. In this story we have Antonio Sabato leading a crew of space people in an effort to rescue a professor and his knockout assistant - who Sabato lusts for - from the evil clutches of cinema's most laughable robots. If men in their thirties and forties sporting Buster Brown haircuts and silver jumpsuits is your idea of a menacing brigade of androids, then this flick is for you. Filmed in Italy, it was shipped to Hollywood and all th European actors had their names Americanized: such as Melissa Long and Lillian Lacy to cash in on the sci-fi hysteria.

VIOLENCE: $ (The worst sci-fi shootouts are presented in this film, but keep in mind, they aren't shootouts in the usual sense. The laser guns simply flash light - they do not shoot laser beams or anything other projectile for that matter. The robots, who kill only one crew member, all die with a single flashing from Sabato's light gun. We also have "light sabers" that are basically plastic swords that illuminate. Watching Antonio slap the Buster Brown bots with this toy sword - and then laughing at the method at which the robots die - makes for unintentional hilarity).

NUDITY: None. The makers knew they had to sex up the picture a bit so they chose to give random closeups to Lillian Lacy and her sizable bust. Her character, who has more screen time than the Commander, is never given a name but simply referred to as the Commander's assistant in the credits).

STORY: $ (Absolutely inane! The professor and his assistant change allegiances as often as Pamela Anderson does husbands. In a future society, with everything run on or by machines, I find it quite ridiculous that the professor is the only man in the universe who can fix a reactor that presents impending doom to civilization).

ACTING: $ (Antonio Sabato looks like he'd rather be doing anything other than taking part in this film but he grins when the script calls for it and issues the insipid lines of dialogue when asked).


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