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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 »

Directors:

Aldo Lado (as George B. Lewis), Enzo G. Castellari (uncredited)

Writers:

Adriano Bolzoni (story), Adriano Bolzoni (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Kiel ... Golob
Corinne Cléry ... Barbara Gibson (as Corinne Clery)
Leonard Mann ... Nick
Ivan Rassimov ... Lord Graal
Massimo Serato ... Great Brother
Marco Yeh Marco Yeh ... Tom Tom
Arthur Kennedy ... Dr. Kraspin
Barbara Bach ... Lady Agatha
Venantino Venantini
Vito Fornari Vito Fornari
José Quaglio ... (as Giuseppe Quaglio)
Attilio Duse Attilio Duse
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Storyline

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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Light years beyond tomorrow...


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UK video versions are cut by 25 seconds to get a 'PG' rating. To receive an 'A' (PG) certificate in the UK, cinema and video versions were cut by twenty-five seconds to remove shots of topless nudity during a scene where a woman's blood is drained through a machine. See more »

Quotes

Evil fighter pilot: [during space battle] Lets go in with hyper galactic stellar-ray. Those six idiots couldn't blow up an old trashcan!
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Alternate Versions

UK video versions are cut by 25 seconds for a 'PG' rating. See more »

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Referenced in James Bond Stars (2002) See more »

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Prime Example of Exploitation
18 May 2006 | by simon-keySee all my reviews

I saw this in the cinema when it first came out, riding the Star Wars wave like a stoned surfer.

I managed to get hold of a VHS copy some years back, and when I viewed it with adult eyes, I was astounded by how dreadful the whole film is.

The film is so bad in every way that it manages to reach the 'Plan-9' point and gains entertainment value from being so crummy and downright lame.

I have to agree, I'd sit down to watch this film with a nostalgic bag of cheesy Wotsits and a bottle of fizzy pop over laying eyes on the risible Phantom Menace any day!


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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

11 April 1979 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Humanoid See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Merope See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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