A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.
On its way back to Earth, the space shuttle Nautilus passes through a cloud of alien spores causing its sole occupant, astronaut Steve Thomas to transform into a blood-thirsty monster. The ... See full summary »
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).
All releases of the film show the same 77 minute cut which was released as FORBIDDEN WORLD, including the theatrical prints. The 2010 DVD release includes the completely uncut version, originally titled MUTANT on the bonus disc. See more »
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 »
[Colby is awaken from his hibernation by his android pilot SAM-104]
Where are we?
Beta zone. There's a pack of food raiders on our tail, sir.
My hands... are numb.
Concentrate sir, they're closing in!
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Yet another "Alien" imitation, except that the monster here is not an alien but the product of a genetic mutation, and also appears to be able to understand English and operate computers at one point. Exploitations fans will be thrilled to know that the film has not one, but TWO sensuous (and promiscuous) women in it, and ends with a pretty gruesome (if unbelievable) climax. However, the film is SO darkly photographed and choppily edited that it's often REALLY hard to decipher what's going on (especially when the monster attacks). And see if you can figure out what's the point of the opening flash-forwards. (**)
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