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Lobster Man from Mars (1989)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  29 January 1989 (USA)
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Young film student tries to sell his weird movie to a desparate film producer who is in need of a tax write-off. The producer screens the film "Lobster Man From Mars". What follows is one ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mary
Dean Jacobson ...
Stevie Horowitz
S.D. Nemeth ...
The Dreaded Lobster Man
Anthony Hickox ...
John
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J.P. Shelldrake
Mindy Kennedy ...
Tammy
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Lou
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Marvin
Bobby Pickett ...
The Astrologer / King of Mars
Richard Wright ...
The Bearded Slave
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The Queen of Mars
Sage Whitfield ...
Beautiful Martian Maiden
Erica Evans ...
Beautiful Martian Maiden
Robert Breeze ...
Another Slave
Tommy Sledge ...
Detective
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Young film student tries to sell his weird movie to a desparate film producer who is in need of a tax write-off. The producer screens the film "Lobster Man From Mars". What follows is one of the most bizarre and funny film within-a-film sendups: Mars suffers from an air leakage, and send the dreaded Lobster Man to Earth to steal its air. The plot is foiled by a mad scientist, a girl, and an army colonel. The producer buys the movie, but it makes a huge profit and the producer is sent to jail, with the film student taking his place as the studio hot shot Written by <stanley@brainex.com>

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Homár úr a Marsról  »

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Although shot using 35mm film, this was the first feature length movie to have its picture and sound post production completed entirely by means of video technology. No traditional film post production methods were used. Only the final release print used 35mm film. See more »

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Professor Plocostomos: Their purpose is clear - maybe not to you, but to me.
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No Lobsters Were Harmed During This Production, Only Eaten. See more »

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References The Producers (1967) See more »

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Rock Lobster
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Dircector's Statement about the DVD
20 September 2003 | by (Hollywood, California, USA) – See all my reviews

It took two weeks to write and ten years to finish. In 1977 writer Bob Greenberg and I were offered $50,000 to make a science fiction movie. We thought that instead of trying to hide the low budget, we would make it a central theme using the gimmick of a film-within-a-film.

Such was the genesis of Lobster Man From Mars. We wrote the screenplay in two weeks, but the money to shoot the movie never appeared. The project was set aside until the tragic demise of Bob Greenberg in an auto accident. I was determined to get Bob's name on the screen as a writer, and thanks to the efforts of producer Steven Greene, this became a reality.

Production began during the summer of 1988 --- a mere 10 years after writing the screenplay --- and culminated with the world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival six months later. The version shown at the festival was a 95 minute "first cut", later revised to 81 minutes, then released to theaters, television and home video in the shorter format.

The special director's edition DVD is one that has never been seen by the public, having only existed on a computer editing program! I've taken some of the better moments from the long version and have integrated them with the shorter version. And now, thanks to the modern miracle of computer editing, I've added new low-tech, even cheaper looking special effects, never before possible. Once again, the Lobster Man lives!


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