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The Humanoid (1979)

L'umanoide (original title)
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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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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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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Nick: A single commando raid is our only chance of rescuing Barbara and recovering the capotron.
Great Brother: If you think theres a ray of hope, go. But not on your own.
Guard: [Golob starts to move, two guards attempt to stop him] Hey!
Great Brother: Let him approach.
Golob: [speaks with difficulty] Golob go. Bar-bra... my friend.
Great Brother: Now I know there's hope.
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Referenced in Rapture (1979) See more »

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Charming Italian SciFi silliness
4 September 2013 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I actually enjoyed this more than the better known Italian Star Wars rip-off, STARCRASH. Though it's seldom as hilariously awful as STARCRASH, it is what it is far more CONSISTENTLY. In other words, if you're not charmed by the first 10 minutes of this movie, you're not likely to like any of the rest of it either. The odd thing is that - aside from one early scene in which a vertical bed of nails penetrates a nude woman - this movie seems to have been made for kids. Is it possible that there are two versions, one of which is absent that particular scene? Everything else - from the cute Robodog, to the silly music (via Morricone, no less!), to the dime store moralizing, to the lovable gentle giant (Richard Kiel), to the magic kid from another planet - absolutely screams "kiddie flick".


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