2.7/10
604
38 user 25 critic

War of the Robots (1978)

La guerra dei robot (original title)
An alien civilization, which facing eminent extinction, kidnaps two famous genetic scientists from Earth. A troop of soldiers is dispatched to combat the humanoid robots and rescue the victims.

Director:

Alfonso Brescia (as Al Bradly)

Writers:

Alfonso Brescia (story) (as Al Bradly), Aldo Crudo (story) (as Alan Rawton)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

A strange signal arrives on the Earth disturbing all communications, while a UFO appears above the Antarctic sea. Captain Alex Hamilton is sent with his spaceship and crew to the space ... See full summary »

Director: Alfonso Brescia
Stars: John Richardson, Yanti Somer, West Buchanan
Star Odyssey (1979)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

Earth is attacked by an intergalactic villain and his army of robotic androids.

Director: Alfonso Brescia
Stars: Yanti Somer, Gianni Garko, Malisa Longo
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

A spaceship investigates an out-of-control planet and discovers a computer that controls an underground civilization.

Director: Alfonso Brescia
Stars: John Richardson, Yanti Somer, Walter Maestosi
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

The crew of a space ship confronts an evil galactic ruler out to rule the universe.

Director: Bitto Albertini
Stars: Sherry Buchanan, Fausto Di Bella, Don Powell
Adventure | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

2025 A.D. A lone adventurer searches the post-nuclear wasteland for the most devastating, godless artifact in history. When he touches it, he is transported back in time to 1989 Los Angeles... See full summary »

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Robert Patrick, Linda Carol, Ed Crick
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A photographer and his model are on a photo shoot in a forest when they get the feeling they are being watched. The feeling becomes so strong that they decide to cut their session short and... See full summary »

Director: Mario Gariazzo
Stars: Robert Hoffmann, Nathalie Delon, Martin Balsam
Evil Brain from Outer Space (TV Movie 1965)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

A monstrous evil brain from outer space leads his minions on a crusade to conquer the universe, and unleashes hideous monsters on Earth that spread deadly diseases. Superhero Starman must ... See full summary »

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ken Utsui, Junko Ikeuchi, Minoru Takada
Top Line (1988)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Author Ted Angelo discovers a U.F.O. in the Columbian jungle. When he tries to spread the word, he earns more than the usual disbelief. Suddenly he's hunted by almost every organization, ... See full summary »

Director: Nello Rossati
Stars: Franco Nero, Deborah Moore, Mary Stavin
Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

A young boy in the woods discovers a lovable alien...or is it?

Director: Juan Piquer Simón
Stars: Ian Sera, Nina Ferrer, Susana Bequer
984: Prisoner of the Future (TV Movie 1982)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A corporate executive is taken prisoner by an underground organization known as The Movement, and is turned over to a ruthless interrogator.

Director: Tibor Takács
Stars: Stephen Markle, Don Francks, Stan Wilson
Unknown World (1951)
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Scientists use a gigantic drilling machine for an expedition to the center of the earth.

Director: Terry O. Morse
Stars: Bruce Kellogg, Otto Waldis, Jim Bannon
Shock (1977)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A couple is terrorized in their new house haunted by the vengeful ghost of the woman's former husband who possesses her young son.

Directors: Mario Bava, Lamberto Bava
Stars: Daria Nicolodi, John Steiner, David Colin Jr.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Sabato ... Capt. John Boyd
Yanti Somer ... Julie
Malisa Longo ... Lois (as Melissa Long)
Patrizia Gori ... Trissa Crew (as Patricia Gore)
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Roger (as James R. Stuart)
Roberto Bianchetti Roberto Bianchetti ... (as Robert Barnes)
Aldo Canti Aldo Canti ... Kuba - the Alien (as Nick Jordan)
Enrico Gozzo Enrico Gozzo ... (as Henry Goddard)
Licinia Lentini ... Cmdr. King's Assistant (as Lilian Lacy)
Frank Siedlitz Frank Siedlitz ... Herb Julian
Massimo Righi ... Dr. Wilkes (as Max Wright)
Dino Scandiuzzi Dino Scandiuzzi ... Jack (as Dean Cantor)
Nicole Stoliaroff Nicole Stoliaroff ... Trissa Crew Member (as Nicole Stocks)
Ian Pulley Ian Pulley ... Anthorian Leader
Venantino Venantini ... Paul (as Vernon Vernons)
Edit

Storyline

An alien civilization, which facing eminent extinction, kidnaps two famous genetic scientists from Earth. A troop of soldiers is dispatched to combat the humanoid robots and rescue the victims.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Hostile Alien Cyborgs in a Battle for the Universe See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 April 1978 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

War of the Robots See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Bad, but not that bad
25 April 2006 | by mstomasoSee all my reviews

War of the Robots is a much better film than its sickly half-sister Cosmos War of the Planets. Both feature likable actress Yanti Sommer and the same Italian directing and production team, and some of the scenes could have been freely interchanged between the two films. Both films attempted to cash in on the brief resurgence of action / sci-fi ushered in by Star Wars: A New Hope, and probably did not do particularly well. I would imagine that seeing them as a double feature at a drive-in might have made for a very entertaining though somewhat grueling night.

the plot of WOTR is much more interesting than what passes for a plot in Cosmos War. Both involve a multinational crew of earthlings attempting to combat somewhat inept, impolite and amazingly technologically underdeveloped intergalactic travelers who, of course, don't really look or behave very differently from bad humans. In this case, however, the aliens are mostly robotic, bleach-blond 20-25 year old young Italian men who all look as if they just auditioned to replace Brian Jones in the rolling stones. Jones died in the late sixties, just like the fashion sense this movie espouses. Everybody wears psychedelic clothing, despite the very uncomfortable form-fitting plastic leotards donned by the space ship crew. The ship itself is one of the more realistic ships I have seen in a space adventure. It is an awkward, odd-looking thing, resembling neither an F-15 nor a winged space-Corvette.

The war begins when the Brian Joneses kidnap a slightly megalomaniacal college professor who seems to have a singular genius for mechanical and electrical engineering, nuclear physics and genetics. One or all of these specialties have allowed the professor to create a device which now threatens to destroy a fairly large city back on earth, and the professor and his really annoying though apparently brilliant research assistant are charged with the task of creating artificial life for the Brian Joneses' masters, an aging race of paraplegic immortals. The captain of the earth ship, who has a personality which hybridizes Captain James T. kirk and Han Solo, is in love with the annoying research assistant and on a mission to save the earth from the professor's machine by bringing him back to earth to disarm it. Along the way, they free a slave race of cave-dwellers and take their leader, played by Aldo Canti (easily the most likable character in the film), as a new crew member. The plot takes a few twists before it devolves into the usual race against time. Had it been more carefully executed, and had the special effects budget equaled that of Ms. Sommer's salary, the film may have earned a rating of 6 or so from me.

The cinematography, directing and editing are all OK. The script is pretty silly most of the time (especially with the overdubbing) and the acting is all over the map. The weakest moments are, unfortunately, the ludicrous action scenes. None of the actors, with the possible exception of Ms. Sommer and Mr. Canti, are physical actors, and the fight scenes are poorly choreographed to say the least. Oh! and the much maligned soundtrack??? I LOVED IT!!!

this is a fun little film for B sci fi buffs, with little merit for anybody else.


14 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 38 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed