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War of the Robots (1978)

La guerra dei robot (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | 27 April 1978 (Italy)
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.

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(as Al Bradly)

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(story) (as Al Bradly), (story) (as Alan Rawton)
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... Capt. John Boyd
... Julie
... Lois (as Melissa Long)
... Trissa Crew (as Patricia Gore)
... Roger (as James R. Stuart)
Roberto Bianchetti ... (as Robert Barnes)
Aldo Canti ... Kuba - the Alien (as Nick Jordan)
Enrico Gozzo ... (as Henry Goddard)
... Cmdr. King's Assistant (as Lilian Lacy)
Frank Siedlitz ... Herb Julian
... Dr. Wilkes (as Max Wright)
Dino Scandiuzzi ... Jack (as Dean Cantor)
Nicole Stoliaroff ... Trissa Crew Member (as Nicole Stocks)
Ian Pulley ... Anthorian Leader
... Paul (as Vernon Vernons)
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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.

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Dork-Star Wars
1 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Call me crazy, but I found "War of the Robots" to be a campy charmer. While the plot--involving a crazy professor and an "empress" (who looks like Zora Kerowa's evil twin), a league of blind alien beings, and a league of Aryan robots--is negligible, the film possesses a low-budget spirit that carries it quite a ways. Sure, it feels like a rip-off of "Star Wars," "Star Trek," "Dark Star," and even "Cave Dwellers" (which came a few years later), but it's low-budget fun in the same way that playing with "A-Team" action figures was fun when I was 5. That, and the atrocious special effects, lousy dubbing, chintzier sets, and sci-fi tropes (ray-guns that are really nothing but souped-up flashlights) makes "War of the Robots" especially juicy for a MST3K-style skewering with a group of friends (one wonders how this avoided the Satellite of Love).


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