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Release Date:
11 April 1980 (Italy) See more »
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...ora può colpire anche te
Plot:
Ultra-low budget and very violent rip-off of "Alien". A space module lands back to Earth after a failed mission... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(3 articles)
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The first hour is rough! See more (22 total) »

Cast

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Belinda Mayne ... Thelma Joyce
Mark Bodin ... Roy (as Marc Bodin)
Roberto Barrese ... Speleologist
Benedetta Fantoli ... Maureen (as Benny Aldrich)
Michele Soavi ... Burt (as Michael Shaw)
Judy Perrin ... Jill
Danilo Micheli ... Bill (as Don Parkinson)
Claudio Falanga
Fabrizia Castagnoli ... Thelma Joyce (voice: Italian version)
Luigi Diberti ... Roy (voice: Italian version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vincenzo Falanga ... (uncredited)
Donald Hodson ... Mr. Raymond (uncredited)
Ciro Ippolito ... TV Studio Director (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Mr. Raymond (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Ciro Ippolito  (as Sam Cromwell)
Biagio Proietti (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
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Ciro Ippolito  (as Sam Cromwell)

Produced by
Ciro Ippolito .... executive producer
Ciro Ippolito .... producer (as Sam Cromwell)
Angiolo Stella .... producer
 
Original Music by
Guido De Angelis  (as Oliver Onions)
Maurizio De Angelis  (as Oliver Onions)
 
Cinematography by
Silvio Fraschetti 
 
Film Editing by
Carlo Broglio 
 
Production Design by
Angelo Mattei 
Mario Molli 
 
Costume Design by
Valeria Valenza 
 
Makeup Department
Lamberto Marini .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Nino Milano .... production manager
Aldo Nibbi .... production supervisor
 
Art Department
Massimiliano Cerchi .... assistant production designer (as Alvaro Passeri)
 
Sound Department
Nick Alexander .... dubbing editor
 
Special Effects by
Donald Patterly .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Oddone Bernardini .... camera operator
Roberto Calabró .... still photographer: action stills
Federico Del Zoppo .... camera operator
Roberto Marsigli .... assistant camera (as Roberto Marsili)
Ugo Menegatti .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maura Zuccherofino .... seamstress (as Maria Zuccherofino)
 
Editorial Department
Angela Rosa Taccari .... first assistant editor
Ernesto Triunveri .... second assistant editor
 
Other crew
Rosaria Cilento .... continuity
Edilio Kim .... unit publicist (as Kim Gatti)
Federica Lampronti .... production secretary
Simone Pinto .... consultant: speleology
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"Alien 2 sulla Terra" - Italy (original title)
"Strangers" - USA
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Runtime:
92 min | UK:82 min (VHS)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Mono | 4-Track Stereo (magnetic prints)
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20th Century Fox wanted to sue Ciro Ippolito $10,000,000 for using Alien (1979) in the title. However, a British lawsuit pointed out that there was a novel from the 1930s called Alien, so Ippolito won the case.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When one of the characters have their eye bitten out, the rocks around her are clearly shaking.See more »
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Thelma:But Roy, the ocean's three miles away from here!See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The first hour is rough!, 14 July 2007
Author: udar55 from Williamsburg, VA

The first hour of this film is so painfully slow that it took me over 10 years to finish it. I'm not kidding. I've had this on VHS since the mid-90s and every time I tried to watch it, I would give up. 1980 was a banner year for Italians doing ripoffs as the film world received ZOMBI 2 (aka ZOMBIE) and this "sequel" to ALIEN. Of course, the Italians wisely set it on earth, something the ALIEN series has been trying to do for almost 30 years now.

Three astronauts return to earth in a space capsule, but are all mysteriously missing when the device is recovered at sea. For some reason, this doesn't sit well with psychic Thelma (Belinda Mayne) but it doesn't prevent her from going spelunking with her friends. Along the way to the caves, Burt (Michele Soavi) picks up a curious looking rock which is actually an alien lifeform that spread over the desert upon the astronauts' re-entry. The group heads into the caves and, before you can scream THE DESCENT, find themselves getting bloodied up by our rock monster.

The last half hour or so is decent when the space monster finally attacks. Director Ciro Ippolito is someone whose work I am unfamiliar with. He certainly throws the gore around in parts but I can only imagine what a seasoned Italian exploiter would have done with this in the first hour. For some reason, Ippolito is intent on trying to make a bowling alley the scariest place on earth in the finale. He fails. The film does end on a grim note and the scenes of the lead actress running around a deserted San Diego, CA are pretty effective. The film concludes with the on screen line "...you may be next!" Gutterball.

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