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Forbidden World (1982)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 7 May 1982 (USA)
In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten loose 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
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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 ...
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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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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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The film was shot in about four weeks with an extra half week devoted to killing the mutant. See more »

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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 that 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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Too dark and choppy to be enjoyed.
25 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

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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