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Beast in Space (1980)
"La bestia nello spazio" (original title)

 |  Sci-Fi, Adult  |  13 May 1980 (Italy)
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In the future the struggle for space superiority has forced humanity to search the cosmos for a rare element called Antallum that is the key ingredient for the construction of neutron bombs... See full summary »

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Sirpa Lane ...
Lt. Sondra Richardson (as Shirpa Lane)
Vassili Karis ...
Captain Larry Madison (as Vassilli Karis)
Lucio Rosato
Umberto Ceriani ...
Dr. Green
Maria D'Alessandro ...
Erika Grant
Giuseppe Fortis
Dada Gallotti
Giuseppe Lauricella
Marina Hedman ...
Frieda Henkel (as Marina Lotar)
Iren Szeremi ...
(as Irene Szeremi)
Claudio Zucchet
Claudio Undari ...
Onaf (as Robert Hundar)
Venantino Venantini ...
Juan Cardoso
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In the future the struggle for space superiority has forced humanity to search the cosmos for a rare element called Antallum that is the key ingredient for the construction of neutron bombs. Starship captain Larry Madison and his crew are assigned to retrieve Antallum from the remote planet Lorigon. However, Madison and crew find themselves under the control of a powerful computer on Lorigon that incites everyone to have sex. Written by Woodyanders

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In Space No One Can Hear You ... Come ...

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The original film lab negative used for the Region 1 DVD release of this movie by Severin was purchased at a bankruptcy auction in Rome, Italy. See more »

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Follows War of the Planets (1977) See more »

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I'm sure Buck Rogers was never like this
26 June 2012 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

A starship captain is sent on a mission to a distant planet to find a rare element called Antalium. He is accompanied by a team that includes a disproportionately high number of sexy women. When there they encounter Onaph, the planet's overlord, and his servants, all of whom resemble Brian Jones from the Rolling Stones. It seems that the planets true ruler though is a giant ancient computer.

But mostly it's about people having sex.

The Beast in Space is directed by Alfonso Brescia who seems to have been a bit of a specialist in cheap Star Wars clones, such as War of the Robots (of which I am sure it shares some footage, specifically the scenes of the Brian Jonses fighting with laser swords). This one is another in this genre, except it is a porn version. George Lucas certainly never went here before. It stars vixen Sirpa Lane, who also starred in Joe D'Amato's ultra-trashy Love Goddess of the Cannibals. This one is quite good fun for the most part but it does do that thing that most of these sexploitation films from the era do and that is that it features seemingly endless soft-core fumbles that get tedious quite quick. Bizarrely, you actually want more of the actual plot. Having said all that, this one really goes into hyper-drive with the scene where Onaph reveals himself to be a space-satyr with an enormous erect penis. He then engages in an animalistic sex scene with Shirpa Lane. It's certainly memorable and it's what ultimately sets the film apart from others of its genre.


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