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Lifeforce (1985)

R  |   |  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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Ellen Donaldson
John Hallam ...
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Chris Jagger ...
First Vampire (as Christopher Jagger)
Bill Malin ...
Jerome Willis ...
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Derek Benfield ...
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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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Trivia

Donald Pleasence, Herbert Lom, Dirk Bogarde, John Abineri, Robert Stephens, Trevor Howard, Vladek Sheybal, Cliff Robertson, Michael Hordern, Leonard Rossiter, Bernard Hepton and Bernard Archard were on the list of possible actors for Dr. Hans Fallada. Plus Richard Johnson and Graham Crowden Michael Bryant,Nigel Hawthorne, Leo Mckern, Patrick Macnee and Fredrick Jaeger. Plus Christopher Lee, Harry Andrews, William Lucas, Nigel Stock, Peter Wygarde, Maurice Denham, Patrick Troughton and Lionel Jeffries. Also Horst Bucholtz and John Carson. See more »

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Dr Fallada says that the Space Girl is in the Cathedral in London, in "the crypt of kings and queens". The cathedral in question is presumably intended to be St Paul's (though in appearance it does not accurately match the real St Paul's). However, no king or queen of England has ever been buried in St Paul's, except for Ethelred (1016). There are two other cathedrals in London: Southwark and Westminster. No king or queen of England has ever been buried in either of them. Many kings and queens of England have been buried in the entirely separate Westminster Abbey, and others at Windsor. This could be regarded as an error made by the Fallada character rather than by the film makers. See more »

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Dr. Hans Fallada: It was two hours ago that the guard was attacked. I wouldn't be at all surprised if we're seeing a pattern here.
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References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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The Lifeforce Theme
Written By : Michael Kamen / Henry Mancini
Performed By : Henry Mancini
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Mathilda May Makes My Day!
31 July 2002 | by (Waterford,Michigan) – See all my reviews

I first saw Lifeforce back in 1985. I thought it was a decent sci-fi/horror concept of alien vampires. I agree with many of the other reviewers who said the ideas or concept of the film was good. Other than that it was entertaining, not great, but entertaining. There are really two good reasons to see this movie. And they are Mathilda May's boobs. Hell, her whole naked body for that matter. Man is she hot. She has to be the best looking vampire/alien that has ever graced the screen. Like another reviewer said, she plays evil, seductive, vulnerable and serious very well and all while being naked. To say the least it couldn't have been easy for her to play the role naked throughout the whole film. Needless to say,I'm glad she did. I agree Railsback was miscast in this. Otherwise, the film is alright. If you need to see major boobage,then rent this and watch it with the guys.


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