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The Humanoid (1979)
"L'umanoide" (original title)

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Hoping to overthrow his brother as ruler of the planet Metropolis, the evil Graal enlists the help of the insane Dr. Kraspin, who has invented a chemical capable of turning an ordinary ... See full summary »

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Hoping to overthrow his brother as ruler of the planet Metropolis, the evil Graal enlists the help of the insane Dr. Kraspin, who has invented a chemical capable of turning an ordinary person into a perfect soldier. They test this chemical on the pilot Golob, turning the unsuspecting victim into a mindless but indestructable automaton possessing superhuman strength. The people of Metropolis must somehow outwit Graal before he can create an army of these soldiers, or their planet will be destroyed. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The name of the planet was Metropolis. The name had itself been the title of a famous b&w silent science-fiction film directed by Fritz Lang [See: Metropolis (1927)]. Around five years after The Humanoid (1979), that film would get a major re-issue with a new score composed by Giorgio Moroder. The Metropolis planet in The Humanoid (1979) replaced a former name of the planet, that being Earth. Ironically, in the film's closing epilogue, the planet is referred to as Earth and not as Metropolis. See more »

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Golob: Where the Hellios am I?
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Prime Example of Exploitation
18 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this in the cinema when it first came out, riding the Star Wars wave like a stoned surfer.

I managed to get hold of a VHS copy some years back, and when I viewed it with adult eyes, I was astounded by how dreadful the whole film is.

The film is so bad in every way that it manages to reach the 'Plan-9' point and gains entertainment value from being so crummy and downright lame.

I have to agree, I'd sit down to watch this film with a nostalgic bag of cheesy Wotsits and a bottle of fizzy pop over laying eyes on the risible Phantom Menace any day!


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