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Forbidden World (1982)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 7 May 1982 (USA)
In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten loose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group.

Director:

Allan Holzman

Writers:

Tim Curnen (screenplay), Jim Wynorski (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jesse Vint ... Mike Colby
Dawn Dunlap ... Tracy Baxter
June Chadwick ... Dr. Barbara Glaser
Linden Chiles ... Dr. Gordon Hauser
Fox Harris Fox Harris ... Dr. Cal Timbergen
Ray Oliver Ray Oliver ... Brian Beale (as Raymond Oliver)
Scott Paulin ... Earl Richards
Michael Bowen ... Jimmy Swift
Don Olivera Don Olivera ... SAM-104
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Storyline

On planet Xarbia, an experimental life form, Subject 20, has been created by an elite group of researchers in hopes of preventing a galactic food crisis. However, when Subject 20 becomes deadly, the best troubleshooter in the Galaxy is called in to investigate. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Taglines:

Part Alien...Part Human...All Nightmare. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forbidden World See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video) | (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Reuses the same film sets designed by James Cameron for Roger Corman's Galaxy of Terror. See more »

Goofs

In the first lab scene on planet Xarbia, when Mike Colby says "That thing is trouble, I can smell it", we can see a yellow microphone appearing from the inferior-left that appears again on the next scene from the same plane. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Colby is awaken from his hibernation by his android pilot SAM-104]
Mike Colby: Where are we?
SAM-104: Beta zone. There's a pack of food raiders on our tail, sir.
Mike Colby: My hands... are numb.
SAM-104: Concentrate sir, they're closing in!
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Alternate Versions

The German version (labelled "Mutant - das Grauen im All") recycles the space battle of the first five minutes, with a new language track. Tracy's absence is explained away by simply not waking her from cryo-sleep; SAM's return upon destruction at the end of the original film is not explained at all. See more »

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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Blue Danube
(uncredited)
By Johann Strauss
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User Reviews

 
Too dark and choppy to be enjoyed.
25 January 2003 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Yet another "Alien" imitation, except that the monster here is not an alien but the product of a genetic mutation, and also appears to be able to understand English and operate computers at one point. Exploitations fans will be thrilled to know that the film has not one, but TWO sensuous (and promiscuous) women in it, and ends with a pretty gruesome (if unbelievable) climax. However, the film is SO darkly photographed and choppily edited that it's often REALLY hard to decipher what's going on (especially when the monster attacks). And see if you can figure out what's the point of the opening flash-forwards. (**)


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