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Shocking Dark (1989)
"Terminator II" (original title)

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In a polluted future Venice researchers work to improve the situation. One day, unknown forces start killing them. A team of soldiers and a couple of civilians is sent to investigate. Soon, they encounter strange murderous creatures.

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Christopher Ahrens ...
Samuel Fuller (as Cristopher Ahrens)
Haven Tyler ...
Sara
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Koster (as Geretta Giancarlo Field)
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Lieutentant Franzini (as Tony Lombardo)
Mark Steinborn ...
Commander Dalton Bond
Dominica Coulson ...
Samantha
Clive Riche ...
Drake (as Clive Ricke)
Paul Norman Allen ...
Kowalsky
Cortland Reilly ...
Caine
Richard Ross ...
Price
Bruce McFarland ...
Parson
Richard Berkeley ...
First Scientist (as Richard Bercheley)
John Champion ...
Second Scientist
Massimo Vanni ...
First Soldier (as Alex McBride)
Elain Richmond ...
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In a polluted future Venice researchers work to improve the situation. One day, unknown forces start killing them. A team of soldiers and a couple of civilians is sent to investigate. Soon, they encounter strange murderous creatures.

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22 August 1990 (Italy)  »

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Filmed in late 1988 - early 1989, and shown once at a French film festival in May 1989, but did not go into wide release until August 1990. This was released in many areas outside of the United States with the title "Terminator 2", a supposed "sequel" to James Cameron's The Terminator (1984), despite having nothing to do with Cameron's film. Due to rights issues, it has never been released in the United States with this title. See more »

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Koster: Alright you bunch of pussies! I'm back and I'm kicking ass!
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"Christ! They're shooting all over the place".
21 March 2014 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Wow. I'm kind of surprised by its decent rating on this site. But, talk about plagiarism. "Aliens" is what it wants to be. And "Aliens" it is not. It blatantly lifts scenes, dialogues ("Please, kill me"), characters, story arches and ideas. It's that obvious… you'd be in amazement. Yeah, you could probably play a drinking game with what it tries to squeeze in. It simply becomes a waiting to see what they rip- off next. And throw in a touch of "Terminator". Especially within the film's dying stages and misplaced climax. Well in some countries it does have the title "Terminator II". Wonder what James Cameron would have made of it? Director Bruno Mattei and writer Claudio Fragasso are no strangers to trash, and the grungy "Shocking Dark" is no exception to the trend. Too bad it's not as exploitative in its visuals. Even though it's on the cheap, daft in every sense, the plot doesn't make a lick of sense and junky as it can be… what killed it for me was how flat, sluggish and meandering the action and story came out to be. No great shakes that the acting is wooden (and that constant screaming from the Newt character gets truly unbearable), the genetic monsters look completely goofy and the thrills are more silly than rousing, but it's not as fun as it could have been. Good idea of the setting; a polluted Venice, despite most of the time is spent in dark, dingy and long underground corridors, which is caught by murky photography. Lame-brain, but it gets bogged down too often and doesn't let its outlandish nature implode.


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