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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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Writers:
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Release Date:
13 May 1980 (Italy) See more »
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In the future the struggle for space superiority has forced humanity to search the cosmos for a rare... See more » | Add synopsis »
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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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Additional Details

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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1 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Why couldn't THIS film have gotten lost in space?, 19 August 2011
Author: Jason Daniel Baker from Toronto, Canada

Relatively young and uncontrollably horny space fleet commander Captain Larry Madison (Karis) takes a break from seducing bar-girls and getting into drunken fistfights with rivals to actually do his job.

On his mission to an unknown world he notices amongst his new crew is one Lt. Sondra Richardson (Lane), a woman who looks like Radha Mitchell with a hangover. He enjoyed a brief tryst with her after a bar pick-up and didn't call. Now things are awkward especially now that they have to work together on a potentially dangerous mission.

In real space missions, crews train together for years and form bonds of professional trust which limit the possibility of one of them running into a casual encounter and having to get past personal stuff that has no place on a mission. They are seldom captained by guys who get into drunken bar fights and use their status to pick up women or staffed with female crew who bed down with a potential crew-mate. But the crew seen here just meets and takes off together.

The captain's unprofessional adventures in bars have not only caught up with him as it relates to his work colleague. No sooner are they off into the cosmos than a ship with some of the guys he beat up in a bar attack the vessel and damage it to the point where it has to go on a unscheduled emergency detour to an uncharted planet.

On the planet they are hosted by a seemingly benevolent raconteur (Hundar) who treats them to a sumptuous dining experience after which they engage in frottage then full on coitus.

Low-budget sci-fi from around the same time like the infamous Inseminoid (1981) are similarly hastily assembled malignant crossbreeds of the respective Star Trek and Alien franchises.

You get the typical depiction of computerized instrumentation that the screen gave audiences of the time. Metallic boxes with lots of flashing lights and phony levers and gauges and instruments that look like they are doing something but are in fact just flashing on and off. The sets were less important than the acting.

But the inexplicable pornographic tangent this particular title goes on, while not unexpected given the opening scenes, does start rather abruptly and without much subtlety or proper pacing by showing the crew watching a couple of horses having sex and then begin touching themselves. Quite frankly it was more than the tackiness of it all that made me feel slightly nauseous.

I can only wonder if the actors knew they were going to be in a production with a pornographic tangent. The cast assembled here has people who were, in several notable cases, generally known for soft-core sex films even though this looks like, for the most part just typical b-movie sci-fi.

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