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Xtro II: The Second Encounter (1990)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  June 1991 (Japan)
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Scientists at a secret underground complex have found a way to travel to another dimension. Three dimension-travelers are the first to go through the gate - but are soon attacked by ... See full summary »

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Dr. Ron Shepherd
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Dr. Julie Casserly
Jano Frandsen ...
McShane
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Baines
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Jedburg
Rolf Reynolds ...
Zunoski
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Mancini
Bob Wilde ...
Secretary Kenmore
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Tracy Westerholm ...
Marshall
Gerry Nairn ...
Ford
Nicola Crosbie ...
Medic Council
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Dawson
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Hoffman
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Scientists at a secret underground complex have found a way to travel to another dimension. Three dimension-travelers are the first to go through the gate - but are soon attacked by something that interrupts the communication with the control room. This horrible something uses the gate to travel back to the underground complex. Most of the staff are evacuated, except four heavily-armed soldiers and Dr. Casserly and Dr. Summerfield who just can't stand each other... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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It feels nothing... it fears nothing... there is no escape. See more »

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Director Harry Bromley Davenport has stated that he personally hates this film and only made it for money because somehow he retained the rights to the name Xtro. See more »

Quotes

Zunoski: Dying's not so bad. We'll be back in a new body before you know it.
Dr. Julie Casserly: Yeah? Well, I just got this one in shape.
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There I was, thinking it was good... 13 years ago.
6 February 2006 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time when I was a young teenager, and I actually liked it. I honestly couldn't tell that the acting was bad, the suspense was absent, the plot was non-existent. So, is it then safe to say that this movie probably was made by young teenagers, unaware of the different aspects that make a good sci-fi/horror movie work? I had the chance to re-watch it last night, so I did. Better had not done it, because it's another childhood memory shattered.

This movie indeed is a shameless ALIEN rip-off. There's a chest-burster-scene, there's a BIG gun attached to a soldier's body like in ALIENS, there are soldiers crawling through air-shafts with somebody looking at a monitor telling them the creature's closing in on them,...

It's a shame, really, because the 'other dimension'-concept had potential. The film-makers should have shown more of it. Like the soldiers scouting the landscape or them entering the dome you see in the distance. Actually, you don't see sh!t. Just some fuzzy transmitted images on a monitor. I guess they didn't have the budget to write all that in the screenplay, since they clearly used only three sets or so.

I'm still trying to figure out why I liked this movie back then. I think because there's some mild gore in it (chest- & face-bursting and an exploding dude at the end), but they cut away from it too quickly. So it must have been the creature, which looks reasonable (but still rubbery) and fairly dangerous when it shows its teeth, but it moves way too slow.

Anyway, I'm waisting too much words on this crappy movie. The important thing is: XTRO II: The Second Encounter is actually no sequel to XTRO (1983). The two movies have absolutely NOTHING in common. I even think the first XTRO is worth tracking down and watching it, 'cause it's a peculiar and unique little sci-fi/horror-gem. XTRO II is not. But if you want to see every possible ALIEN rip-off: Be my guest.


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