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The Humanoid (1979)

L'umanoide (original title)
Hoping to overthrow his brother as ruler of the planet Metropolis, the evil Graal enlists the help of the insane Dr. Kraspin, who has invented a chemical capable of turning an ordinary ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Golob
... Barbara Gibson (as Corinne Clery)
... Nick
... Lord Graal
... Great Brother
Marco Yeh ... Tom Tom
... Dr. Kraspin
... Lady Agatha
Vito Fornari
José Quaglio ... (as Giuseppe Quaglio)
Attilio Duse
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Hoping to overthrow his brother as ruler of the planet Metropolis, the evil Graal enlists the help of the insane Dr. Kraspin, who has invented a chemical capable of turning an ordinary person into a perfect soldier. They test this chemical on the pilot Golob, turning the unsuspecting victim into a mindless but indestructable automaton possessing superhuman strength. The people of Metropolis must somehow outwit Graal before he can create an army of these soldiers, or their planet will be destroyed. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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11 April 1979 (Italy)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Part of a late-1970s cycle of Italian Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) influenced pictures. The films include The Humanoid (1979), Starcrash (1978), Star Odyssey (1979) [Star Odyssey], Battle of the Stars (1978) [War in Space], War of the Planets (1977) [War of the Planets] and War of the Robots (1978) [War of the Robots]. Of this selection, L'umanoide (1979) [The Humanoid] was the only one that didn't feature the word "Star" or "War" in the title. See more »

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Lord Graal: No one can stop me now, Princely Hero. Come on fight, what can you do against me?
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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A long time ago in a crazy galaxy
11 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

There are times that films feel like gift packages wrapped up for just me and my insane taste in movies. Let me tell you all of the ways that The Humanoid makes me want to fall to my knees and give thanks: it's an Italian ripoff of Star Wars directed by Aldo Lado (Who Saw Her Die?, The Short Night of the Glass Dolls) working under the pseudonym George B. Lewis, a name that sounds close to George Lucas. It's got Ivan Rassimov, the crazy eyed star of such B&S About Movies favorites as Planet of the Vampires, Shock, Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key and All the Colors of the Dark as Lord Graal, the samurai helmet and black armor clad bad guy who is this film's Darth Vader. It's got James Bond henchman supreme Richard Kiel as Golob, a giant henchman who wears a jacket straight out of Brotherhood of the Wolf. It's got Arthur Kennedy (The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue) in it! And it starts with the same shot Star Wars does, with a giant ship filling the screen and a crawl of type. And much like Starcrash it transcends its inspiration to become an insane movie unto itself.

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