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Lifeforce (1985)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  21 June 1985 (USA)
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A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace.

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Storyline

The space shuttle Churchill is assigned to observe the Halley's Comet under the command of Col. Tom Carlsen. They see a strange form attached to the comet and Carlsen goes with a team to investigate. They find three humanoid life forms in caskets and they bring them to the Churchill. However, Earth loses contact with the shuttle and the Space Research Center sends another spacecraft to search the Churchill. They find the crew dead and the shuttle burnt and one rescue pod missing. They bring the humanoids to Earth and soon Dr. Hans Fallada and his team discover that the Space Girl is a sort of vampire and drains the life force from people transforming them into zombies. When the authorities find that Col. Tom Carlsen has survived, they summon him to explain what happened in the Churchill. Carlsen tells an incredible story about the three aliens and he teams up with Col. Colin Caine trying to save mankind from the evil vampires from the space. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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21 June 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Space Intruders  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Cannon tried to get Anthony Hopkins to play Caine who turned it down; then the film company thought they had a deal with Terence Stamp but for some reason that fell through. Michael Gothard screen tested for Caine too but when Tobe Hooper met Peter Firth he offered him the role. See more »

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At the end of the film, Carlsen and then Caine enter St. Paul's cathedral by the main entrance. They do this by opening the main entrance door by one hand as if it were as light as balsa wood. In reality, the entrance doors are huge and heavy and usually take some time to swing open, by several people. See more »

Quotes

Derebridge: [Derebridge and Carlsen are observing the spaceship] What you gonna do?
Colonel Tom Carlsen: We want in. We only gonna get one chance, Derebridge. That thing won't be back for another 76 years. We'll both be dead. We have to take a look now.
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The Lifeforce Theme
Written By : Michael Kamen / Henry Mancini
Performed By : Henry Mancini
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A great movie from my childhood
26 December 2009 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Is it a perfect movie? No. It is a weird adaptation from a sci-fi book and it features vampires from space, naked beauties and the British army efficiency.

When I first saw this movie I was rather young and all I can remember is the feeling of awe for the movie and Mathilda May. Actually, if it weren't for this gorgeous lady being naked the whole movie, I probably wouldn't have rated it so high, but given her sheer magnificence, I am now actually considering voting it up!

Lucky for me I got reminded of the movie and watched it again now. Imagine Raiders of the Lost Ark or Poltergeist special effects splattered unto a rather decent sci-fi story, but with completely over the top performances. I still enjoyed the movie tremendously (as well as Mathilda May), but it was a mixture of nostalgia, comparing with the crap movies they make today and actually wanting more when it ended.

Bottom line: if you are a sci-fi fan you are not allowed to miss this movie. Oh, and did I mention Mathilda May is young, beautiful and naked?


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