38 user 25 critic

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.


Alfonso Brescia (as Al Bradly)


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

Watch Now

With Prime Video



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)
    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
    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
Shock (1977)
    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.
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
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
Top Line (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 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
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 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
984: Prisoner of the Future (TV Movie 1982)
    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
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young man, Marco, working as a butcher, accidentally kills a taxi driver. His girlfriend Paula wants to go to the police so he has to kill her too. He then has to kill his brother, his ... See full summary »

Director: Eloy de la Iglesia
Stars: Vicente Parra, Emma Cohen, Eusebio Poncela
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

In the 22nd Century, Ray Peterson, reporter for the Interplanetary News, is assigned to write a story aboard a space station. Tension mounts between Peterson and the station commander, who ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Rik Van Nutter, Gabriella Farinon, David Montresor


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)


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


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


Adventure | Sci-Fi


Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »






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


Sound Mix:



Color (Telecolor)
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Follows Battle of the Stars (1978) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

up there as one of the finest B-Movies of all time (star wars in a petri dish)
29 November 2005 | by donie1798See all my reviews

I must admit, it was until October 2004 that I actually got into watching B-movies. Say what you will, but when watched with friends, and a sack load of alcohol, films such as "Reactor", (War of the Robot, Guerra dei robot), can be absolutely hilarious. A friend of mine, namely Bob, a protégé of the all-knowing Shep, introduced me to a film called "The Intruder", in September of last year. I'm not sure was it the company, the strong beer, or the faint scent of German sausage in the air, but that film brought tears of joy and laughter to my eyes. Since that day, I have taken great pleasure in watching any B-Movie that comes my way. Although Rambu-The Intruder, has yet to be topped, "Reactor" is not without its charm. One of the funniest aspects of the film for me, was the English cover picture. It shows some sort of Star Wars-esquire Stormtrooper, who NEVER actually appears in the film!!! blend this with the hapless love story of Julie and John, mindless tales of a "translating device", sound effects and acting that boggle the mind, and a 20 minute space battle that insists space ships can only move in straight lines and at exactly the same speed, whilst resembling something being viewed under a microscope, AND a plot that forgets itself, (the once imminent Reactor explosion becomes long forgotten nostalgia) and you have REACTOR. A fun frolic for all the family. sure, your kids will say its crap. but tell them to shut up, call round your friends who have a sense of humour, get the beers and krabbenchips in, and enjoy the show.

15 of 21 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

Recently Viewed