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Lifeforce (1985)

A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace.

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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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,209,136, 23 June 1985, Limited Release

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$11,603,545
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Before Don Jacoby and Dan O'Bannon were hired to write the script, there already had been at least eight drafts written. See more »

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The payload doors of the shuttle are closed. According to NASA, payload bay doors are always opened shortly after the shuttle reaches orbit as a means of dumping excess heat. See more »

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Dr. Bukovsky: Also, the Churchill's escape pod is missing.
Colonel Colin Caine: What's that mean, did someone escape?
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References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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The Lifeforce Theme
Written by Michael Kamen and Henry Mancini
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Vampires and Zombies in London
2 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

The space shuttle Churchill is assigned to observe the Halley's Comet under the command of Col. Tom Carlsen (Steve Railsback). 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 (Frank Finlay) and his team discover that the Space Girl (Mathilda May) 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 (Peter Firth) trying to save mankind from the evil vampires from the space.

"Lifeforce" is a great sci-fi movie, with a story that uses the storyline of Alien entwined with zombie apocalypse movies. The most curious is that the gorgeous and sexy actress Mathilda May works naked all the times. I had seen this movie on 23 January 2001 and 21 Dec 2001 and I liked most than today. The plot has flaws but it worth to see this movie, not only because of Mathilda May, but because it is a good story. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Força Sinistra" ("Sinister Force")


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