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Alien 2: On Earth (1980)

Alien 2 - Sulla Terra (original title)
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A spaceship lands back on Earth after a failed mission, but the astronauts have been replaced by hideous creatures that can penetrate people's bodies and make them explode. A group of cave ... See full summary »

Directors:

Ciro Ippolito (as Sam Cromwell), Biagio Proietti (uncredited)

Writer:

Ciro Ippolito (as Sam Cromwell)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Belinda Mayne Belinda Mayne ... Thelma Joyce
Mark Bodin Mark Bodin ... Roy (as Marc Bodin)
Roberto Barrese Roberto Barrese ... Speleologist
Benedetta Fantoli Benedetta Fantoli ... Maureen (as Benny Aldrich)
Michele Soavi ... Burt (as Michael Shaw)
Valeria Perilli Valeria Perilli ... Jill (as Judy Perrin)
Danilo Micheli Danilo Micheli ... Bill (as Don Parkinson)
Claudio Falanga Claudio Falanga
Fabrizia Castagnoli Fabrizia Castagnoli ... Thelma Joyce (voice)
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A spaceship lands back on Earth after a failed mission, but the astronauts have been replaced by hideous creatures that can penetrate people's bodies and make them explode. A group of cave explorers are attacked by the monsters inside an underground cave, but the survivors are in for a surprise when they finally manage to escape the trap...

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

11 April 1980 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien 2: On Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

Carlsbad, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

ITL 400,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

GPS See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono | 4-Track Stereo (magnetic prints)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mario Bava had suggested to Ciro Ippolito to use tripe as an economic system to realize the alien creature. Struggling with budget problems at the beginning of filming, Ippolito commissioned a toolmaker named Bombardone to buy tripe, then position it around the lens in order to create the illusion that the camera was the eye of the monster. To make the realistic effect, the meat was made to flicker like it were actually part of a living organism thanks to medical pumps. In doing so it created the "subjective" monster. See more »

Goofs

A rope probably used to pull down the fake head is seen falling a small distance to the ground next to the head. See more »

Quotes

Thelma: But Roy, the ocean's three miles away from here!
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[before end credits] ...You may be next! See more »

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References The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) See more »

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Splattercrap
21 March 2002 | by uds3See all my reviews

HOW did Kevin M Gates, who wrote the opening critique here NOT win the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for his "essay" on this eminently forgettable ALIEN rip-off. How did he WRITE so many words I want to know? How long does it take to scribble "puerile rubbish?" And yet...he's right the flick is so bad its almost fascinating.

Here in Australia, I bought a BETA copy of this flick in 1986. It still plays unfortunately! (on the only one of five BETA machines we have that still work) Here, it was simply titled ALIEN 2 and long before the IMdb came into existence I used to win a fortune from friends betting them that there WAS a film called ALIEN 2. After I'd scooped the cash up, I'd play the flick and laugh in their faces!

Cute touch that....."Directed by Sam Cromwell" sounds major league Hollywood. Cromwell it turns out is Ciro Ippolito...just a few rungs below Ridley Scott!

Anyway, I digress. Read Kevin Gates' plot summary and you'll have some idea (not much) what to expect. As he says, the special effects consist of whatever offal was left at the abattoir the day they were filming. Ah, Belinda Mayne, still I dream of you!


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