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La bestia nello spazio
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Beast in Space (1980) More at IMDbPro »La bestia nello spazio (original title)


Science fiction was never so wild and depraved as it is in The Beast In Space, a sex mad intergalactic saga starring Sirpa Lane (Love Goddess Of The Cannibals) who’d already shocked the world when she starred in Walerian Borowczyk’s notorious art-house porno classic, ‘The Beast’. She now returns in this mind-blowing, completely unofficial, outer space set “sequel” as a woman forced to submit to the carnal lusts of an horrific space monster in a movie that gives trash cinema lovers exactly what they want in a riot of space disco insanity, sci-fi oddness and twisted eroticism.

Mind scrambling aliens, eye scorching special effects and the co-star presence of porn diva Marina Hedman (Satan’s Baby Doll) combine to make The Beast In Space one of the strangest trips you’ll ever take.

This exclusive Shameless Rebuild presentation of The Beast In Space features the bonus attraction of extra footage, added by the film’s producers and previously only available in a hardcore, XXX porn version release.
The Beast In Space (cert. 18) will be released on DVD (£15.99) by Shameless Screen Entertainment on 26th July 2010. Special Features include: Shameless Rebuild with extra footage, previously only available in XXX version; alternate scenes comparisons; reversible sleeve featuring original artwork;  optional English subtitles; theatrical trailer; Shameless trailers.


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13 May 1980 (Italy) See more »
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  (in credits order)
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benito Pacifico ... Fighter in Nightclub (uncredited)
Bruno Romagnoli ... Man in the Nightclub (uncredited)

Directed by
Alfonso Brescia  (as Al Bradley)
Writing credits
Alfonso Brescia (story) &
Aldo Crudo (story)

Alfonso Brescia (screenplay) &
Aldo Crudo (screenplay)

Original Music by
Marcello Giombini  (as Plutokennedy)
Cinematography by
Silvio Fraschetti (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Carlo Broglio 
Production Design by
Mimmo Scavia  (as Bartolomeo Scavia)
Costume Design by
Elena De Cupis 
Makeup Department
Anna Angeloni .... hair stylist
Vincenzo Angeloni .... makeup artist
Production Management
Antonio Pittalis .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Massimo Carocci .... assistant director
Art Department
Alfredo D'Angelo .... set designer
Sound Department
Pietro Spadoni .... sound technician
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberto Calabró .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maria Luzietti .... seamstress
Other crew
Alfredo D'Angelo .... tapestry
Giuliana Gherardi .... script supervisor
Franco Pasquetto .... master of arms

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Also Known As:
"La bestia nello spazio" - Italy (original title)
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86 min | Germany:70 min | 92 min (hardcore version)
Color (Telecolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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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 Robots (1978)See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
I'm sure Buck Rogers was never like this, 26 June 2012
Author: Red-Barracuda from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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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