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War of the Planets (1977)
"Anno zero - Guerra nello spazio" (original title)

 -  Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  1979 (USA)
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A strange signal arrives on the Earth disturbing all communications, while an ufo appears above the Antarctic sea. Captain Alex Hamilton is sent with his spaceship and crew to the space ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Captain Alex Hamilton
Yanti Somer ...
Meela
West Buchanan ...
Richard
Katia Christine ...
Greta (as Kathy Christine)
Vassili Karis ...
Peter Segura (as Max Karis)
Eleonora King ...
Oko (as Elly King)
Percy Hogan ...
Max
Giuseppe Fortis ...
Marseille (as John Fortis)
Daniele Dublino ...
Jack (as Dan Dublin)
Romeo Costantini ...
Commander Armstrong
Charles Borromel ...
McIntosh (as Charles Bromey)
Massimo Bonetti ...
Member of Hamilton's team (as Max Bonus)
Malisa Longo ...
Halla
Aldo Canti ...
Etor (as Aldy Canti)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fabio Roscioli ...
Colonel Altman
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A strange signal arrives on the Earth disturbing all communications, while an ufo appears above the Antarctic sea. Captain Alex Hamilton is sent with his spaceship and crew to the space outside the Solar System to find the origin of that signal. They reach an unknow planet where a giant robot enslaved a whole population of humanoids by taking their psychic energies. The robot's got his eyes on the Earth, too... Written by Davide

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Cosmo 2000 - Planet Without a Name  »

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Captain Alex Hamilton: Meela, you're the one who's lost contact with life. You've let yourself be conditioned by machines.
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War of the Planets
23 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Deserving of a place on anyone's list of the worst films ever made, this hugely enjoyable, hopeless sci-fi rubbish has to be seen to be believed. Made the same year as Star Wars and yet still setting the genre back 30 years, this must surely be the worst film ever to be written by two guys named Al.

Most of the fun the film has to offer is to be had reading the credits at the beginning, with a host of hilarious names including Max Bonus and Charles Really. Many of the contributors are only identified by their first initials - undoubtedly a testament to their shame at having participated in this atrocity.

A hotshot space captain and his crew are sent on a dangerous mission to investigate a mysterious signal discovered in deep space. They encounter a planet ruled by a malevolent robot who has enslaved the people who created him. Turns out he sent the signal so that someone would come and fix his dodgy circuit board.

Mysterious space signals and psychopathic technology are not the only nods to 2001: A Space Odyssey. War of the Planets even boasts a space walk gone wrong, and it's even set to some homemade Strauss.

Desperately amateurish performances abound, and are made even sillier by the ridiculous costumes the entire cast wears, although I'll concede that the women do look good in their figure-hugging outfits. Crammed full of some of the most abominable "special effects" I've ever seen in a film, this is well worth a look if you're into truly awful cinema.


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