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Forbidden World (1982)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  7 May 1982 (USA)
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In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten lose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group.

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Mike Colby
Dawn Dunlap ...
Tracy Baxter
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Dr. Barbara Glaser
Linden Chiles ...
Dr. Gordon Hauser
Fox Harris ...
Dr. Cal Timbergen
Ray Oliver ...
Brian Beale (as Raymond Oliver)
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Earl Richards
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Jimmy Swift
Don Olivera ...
SAM-104
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On planet Xarbia, an experimental life form, Subject 20, has been created by an elite group of researchers in hopes of preventing a galactic food crisis. However, when Subject 20 becomes deadly, the best troubleshooter in the Galaxy is called in to investigate. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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7 May 1982 (USA)  »

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Mutant  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Story authors Jim Wynorski and R.J. Robertson based their treatment on Roger Corman's own Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957). See more »

Goofs

In the first lab scene on planet Xarbia, when Mike Colby says "That thing is trouble, I can smell it", we can see a yellow microphone appearing from the inferior-left, which appears again on the next scene from the same plane. See more »

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[first lines]
[Colby is awaken from his hibernation by his android pilot SAM-104]
Mike Colby: Where are we?
SAM-104: Beta zone. There's a pack of food raiders on our tail, sir.
Mike Colby: My hands... are numb.
SAM-104: Concentrate sir, they're closing in!
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Great Classic Monster Movie !
11 November 2010 | by (Tucson, AZ.) – See all my reviews

...I can remember when & where I was when I first saw this Roger Corman Classic. . . . it was when HBO was in it's infancy & late at nite or late at nite on the weekends, this movie was shown for one month straight! ..ah, what fun.

Originally released in 1982 & under the title of "Mutant", the title of which was renamed "Forbidden World" when it was released in theaters as well as being re-edited, Forbidden World is about a consultant who has been sent to a far away planet where genetic engineering is being researched.

Subject 20 has gotten lose inside the lab compound & eventually reeks catastrophe in the lab and in other parts/areas of the lab compound, not to mention, an appetite. ...& here is where i'll leave it without giving away the ending. For it's budget, the visual effects in this movie are quite good . . . gorry, but good. Although this movie has been branded an "alien" rip-off, . . . in my opinion (for what it's worth), I found this movie very entertaining, and fun to watch. ....especially when the monster made it's presence known. For quite sometime, this movie was only available on VHS. Now, it's been finally released on DVD & what's neat is that the Original Release of this movie under it's original title "Mutant" along with a "letter-box" and a re-mastered version of the theatrical release, and if you are a Roger Corman fan as I am, GRAB THIS DVD WHILE IT'S OUT!! ...enjoy!


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