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Alien 2: On Earth (1980)
"Alien 2 - Sulla terra" (original title)

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Ultra-low budget and very violent rip-off of "Alien". A space module lands back to Earth after a failed mission, but the astronauts have been replaced by hideous creatures that can ... See full summary »


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Ultra-low budget and very violent rip-off of "Alien". A space module lands back to Earth after a failed mission, but the astronauts have been replaced by hideous creatures that can penetrate into people's bodies and make them explode. A group of speleologists are attacked by the monsters inside an underground cave, but the survivors are in for a surprise when they finally manage to escape the trap... Written by Giancarlo Cairella <>

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11 April 1980 (Italy)  »

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Alien 2: On Earth  »

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ITL 400,000,000 (estimated)

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In the scene where a man's head is pulled off, the rope wraps around one of his legs. In a closeup shot, the rope is wrapped around both his legs. See more »


Thelma: [sending psychic directions to Cliff] Cliff! It's immobile, waiting. It's above your head.
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21 January 2009 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

A lot has been written and said about Alien 2. The unauthorized follow up of Alien. I watched it years ago and just could remember the falling head attacked by an alien. So I watched it again. But my only concern was to catch the uncut version, English language. A lot has been said about the running time too. I have seen versions that goes up to 100 minutes, here on IMDb and other sites they say 92 minutes but when you catch a seller of Alien 2 it's always 82 minutes long. So I did catch me the 82 full uncut version as said on the cover. The full uncut should contain the falling head, the exploding head and the head sucking. There is also a nudity scene taking place, my copy was intact. All I can tell is that it is a slow starter. A lot of blah blah and a lot of bowling scenes. When they finally descent the gore starts. But again in a slow way. Everybody hates this movie, strange, it is also one of the most searched OOP's due to the falling head. I have seen worser but don't expect a follow up of the original Alien, the budget is way to low for that. So it goes on and on, all those horrorgeeks will once in their live being caught by this flick. As said on the end credits, you could be next...

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