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Alien Species (1996)

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Five miles below the surface of planet Earth, a new fear is born.

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Roger Glugston ...
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Denise Justice (as Lisa May)
Michael Tremont ...
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A fleet of UFOs is circling the Earth and a top scientist races to discover their true intentions for the planet. When the UFOs begin an attack on Earth, the scientist finds himself thrown in with a sheriff and his deputies transporting some prisoners to jail. The unlikely group is forced to seek shelter from the attack in a nearby cave, not knowing how significant the location is to the alien's plans. Written by DJ Heinlein

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A sequel, "Alien Species 2: The Invasion", was announced in the credits, but never produced. See more »

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During the cave scene, Carol's white blouse suddenly goes from being clean to covered with blood with no intervening reason as to why it happened. See more »

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Coming Soon: Alien Species 2 - The Invasion See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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HOLD ON
Lyrics and Music by Mikal Masters
Performed by Trilogee
featuring Lisa Morgan, Mikal Masters and Richard Finsen
Courtesy of Sunbird Concepts
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Bad bad bad bad bad bad movie
31 January 2005 | by (Highlands of Scotland) – See all my reviews

This movie has nothing going for it other than some adequate SFX; the alien ships are OK - about the level of first series Babylon 5. Other that that it is a total stinker with nothing to recommend it at all.

Why is it that, in utter crap movies like this...

...the aliens are capable of building faster than light space ship and zapping entire cities to smithereens in moments but are reduced to skulking in caves, shambling along at half a mile an hour and grabbing people's ankles?

... American cars explode so easily? You just have to sneeze on the buggers and they go up like a roman candle.

... nerdy boy college types when presented with an alien artifact he has never seen before, ripped from a dead aliens wrist, can "download its data" onto his laptop in seconds whilst under fire, when most of us have trouble working out which way round a USB plug goes in?

Where did that loaded bazooka come from in the last scene? Hunky hero ran to get it out of the car but it was nerdy boy's car. Do nerdy boy college types always just happen to carry loaded anti-tank weapons around with them? The dialogue is pathetic. The "plot" (hah!) is thuddingly obvious and paper thin, and to call the characters and acting "wooden" would be generous.

It does however contain a hilarious alien kidnapping. If you accidentally buy this movie watch it up to the point the girl gets sucked out of her bedroom window - then turn it off and put it on eBay.

(Some of the comments here are about a different film. "Alien Terminator" (a Troma 'Alien' rip-off) made in the same year was released as "Alien Species" in Britain).


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