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Beast in Space -- “ [IT] WILL IMPALE YOUR BRAIN WITH ITS SLEAZY DEMENTIA.” – DVD VERDICT

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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Release Date:
13 May 1980 (Italy) See more »
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Captain Madison boldly goes where plenty of men have been before. See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (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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Runtime:
86 min | Germany:70 min | 92 min (hardcore version)
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Trivia:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Spin off from The Beast (1975)See more »

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Captain Madison boldly goes where plenty of men have been before., 9 February 2014
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

This cheesy slice of Italian B-movie schlock has all the production value and style of a trashy 80s sci-fi series rapidly approaching cancellation (think Buck Rogers in the 25th Century at the end of its second season), with cheap and nasty costumes, crappy set design, terrible special effects, two-dimensional comic-book heroes, dastardly villains and attractive women in sexy but impractical outfits. But where the titillation in a programme like Buck Rogers always ended with just a tantalising glimpse of cleavage or thigh, Beast in Space goes much further, punctuating its silly space fantasy action with bouts of porn, starting off soft-core, but eventually progressing to the harder stuff.

The risible plot sees Vassili Karis as starship captain Larry Madison, who leads a mission to the remote planet Lorigon where there reputedly exists a sizable deposit of the rare element Antalium. Once on the planet, Madison and his crew (three of whom are sexy blonde women) explore a castle where they are welcomed by the planet's ruler Onaph (Claudio Undari), who takes a keen interest in the female crew-members, particularly the insatiable Lt. Sondra Richardson (Sirpa Lane).

In the relaxing atmosphere of Onaph's castle, the crew begin to enjoy themselves, perhaps a little too much: after witnessing two horses mating in a stable, they begin to get fruity with each other and give in to their desires, participating in an orgiastic display of wanton carnal lust (phew!). Even Onaph joins in on the fun, revealing himself to be a well-endowed faun like creature and pursuing Sondra through the woods with the intent of getting busy. It's not long before the woods are alive with the sound of humping.

However, all is not as it seems: In reality, Onaph is the physical manifestation of a powerful supercomputer named Zocor, which protects its Antalium supply by controlling the minds of anyone who should visit the planet. Luckily, roguish merchant Juan Cardoso (Venantino Venantini), who is also after the valuable mineral, is immune to Zocor's mind control thanks to special tablets that cancel out the computer's hypnotic effect; after dosing up Madison and his crew (who actually seem grateful to be released from their endless ecstasy), Juan joins forces with them to destroy Zocor and steal its Antalium.

As a big fan of both garish disco-era sci-fi and exploitative Italian trash cinema, I found Beast in Space a rather enjoyable way to pass the time, the nutzoid script, naff set design, dreadful acting, gratuitous nookie, and blatant steals from Star Wars (check out the dreadful laser swords wielded by Zocor's golden robot guards) being just the sort of nonsense I look for in my Z-grade entertainment. Obviously, this kind of thing doesn't qualify for a ridiculously high rating, but I certainly had enough fun for it to warrant a 6/10.

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