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The Love Factor (1969)

Zeta One (original title)
A race of topless, large-breasted women from the planet Angvia, in another dimension, come to earth to kidnap women to repopulate their planet.

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Michael Cort

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Michael Cort (screenplay), Alistair McKenzie (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Robertson Justice ... Maj. Bourdon
Charles Hawtrey ... Swyne
Robin Hawdon ... James Word
Anna Gaël ... Clotho
Brigitte Skay ... Lachesis
Dawn Addams ... Zeta
Valerie Leon ... Atropos
Lionel Murton Lionel Murton ... W
Yutte Stensgaard ... Ann Olsen
Wendy Lingham Wendy Lingham ... Edwina 'Ted' Strain
Rita Webb Rita Webb ... Clippie
Carol Hawkins Carol Hawkins ... Zara (as Carolanne Hawkins)
Steve Kirby Steve Kirby ... Sleuth
Paul Baker Paul Baker ... Bourdon's Assistant
Walter Sparrow ... Stage Manager
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A British superspy comedy with a Pop Art aesthetic, ZETA ONE is the kind of psychedelic, sexy thriller that inspired the Austin Powers series. In this playful spoof at the James Bond films, Robin Hawdon stars as Word...James Word, a womanizing secret agent whose investigation of a criminal mastermind (James Robertson Justice) leads him to discover a race of beautiful, exotic superwomen. Further inquiry exposes the naked truth, that these women have been abducted and brainwashed by the alien, interdimensional goddess Zeta (Dawn Addams). Written by Becky LeSabre

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It's Sexcitement in Time and Space See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Love Factor See more »

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Tigon See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Dawn Addams (Zeta) receives a "guest star" credit. See more »

Quotes

Voice of the Lift: [James enters lift] Call out your floor, please... Call out your floor, please.
James Word: Thirteenth.
Voice of the Lift: Thirteenth what?
James Word: Thirteenth, please?
Voice of the Lift: Thank you. You just don't get any politeness these days. Here's me slaving up and down all day and never a please or a thank you. People like you make me sick... sick... sick.
James Word: We've stopped.
Voice of the Lift: That's right.
James Word: Well, are we going on?
Voice of the Lift: You can do what you like. I'm staying here. This is my teabreak.
James Word: Couldn't we go up a few floors? You could have your teabreak then.
[...]
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Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema release suffered BBFC cuts which removed most of the nudity, including Mark's assorted flings with naked women, and toned down the torture of Zara by Bourdon. Later video and DVD releases were uncut. See more »

Connections

Featured in Fantastic Fantasy Fright-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Zeta One Song
Written by Johnny Hawksworth
Performed by The Hawksworth Studio Group
(Main Title)
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British sexploitation
14 July 2000 | by Mark_D-2See all my reviews

If anything, "Zeta One" (a.k.a. "The Love Factor" and "Alien Women") proves that the U.S.A. doesn't have a lock on cheesy soft-core porn movies. In this one, a race of alien women (many of whom run around topless) kidnap earth women to repopulate their world. What sounds like a fun spoof of spy movies and sci-fi flicks fails miserably, due to many factors, not the least of which is that there's simply no point of view. The cast (and the script) seem to meander around without any real purpose. The secret agent character, James Word (played by Robin Hawdon of "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth") seems to have two purposes in the movie: to have sex with every woman who crosses his path, and smoke cigarettes, since he doesn't seem to do anything else. A part like his takes a deft comedic touch, which Hawdon just doesn't have. The story is told in flashback, and the framing sequences featuring Hawdon and lovely Yutte Stensgaard seem to indicate trouble with the original film (Hawdon has a moustache in the main body of the film, but is without it in the framing sequences). Scenes dealing with a strip-poker game and Word's ultimate fate go on for what seems like an eternity without any real payoff. And top-billed James Robertson Justice gives a textbook example of a "where's-my-paycheck?" type performance. The British have a reputation for stuffiness, and if this movie is any indication, it is a reputation well-deserved.


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