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Zeta One (1969)

A race of sexy women from Angvia, a planet in another dimension, come to earth to kidnap women to repopulate their planet.

Director:

Michael Cort

Writers:

Michael Cort (screenplay), Alistair McKenzie (screenplay)
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

A bedroom romp through the fifth dimension! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

According to a recent book on Tigon pictures James Robertson Justice was very ashamed to be working on a film of this sort. See more »

Quotes

James Word: The whole place is like a vast, supernatural ant colony. The women, the Angvians, are picked up from all over the world and, by brainwashing processes, are conditioned for their allotted functions. Some of them become administrators, some workers, some fighters. Zeta, herself, is the queen ant. Who she is, or where she originally came from is a mystery. But she holds the key to the whole set up. All the others have come from Earth. They are specially selected, after careful observation. A ...
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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 Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 4 (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Zeta One Song
Written by Johnny Hawksworth
Performed by The Hawksworth Studio Group
(Main Title)
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Not a Very Good Movie
6 February 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A race of topped, average-breasted women from the planet Angvia, in another dimension, come to earth to kidnap women to repopulate their planet.

There were a few things I liked about about this film. One was that the spy was named James Word, who I assume was named so because his "word is his bond". Or something along those lines. The joke names (such as Angvia being an obvious anagram for vagina) are not very deep.

The other was that the elevator seems to be an inspiration for Marvin the Paranoid Android in Douglas Adams' books. Adams was 17 when the film first came out, and being a British science fiction film, he may have seen it. Someone might know this... I do not. But I found the similarity striking enough.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Love Factor See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tigon See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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