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Contamination (1980)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 11 June 1982 (USA)
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A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.

Director:

Luigi Cozzi (as Lewis Coates)

Writers:

Luigi Cozzi (screenplay) (as Lewis Coates), Erich Tomek (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ian McCulloch ... Cmdr. Ian Hubbard
Louise Marleau ... Col. Stella Holmes
Marino Masé ... NYPD Lt. Tony Aris
Siegfried Rauch ... Hamilton
Gisela Hahn ... Perla de la Cruz
Carlo De Mejo ... Agent Young
Carlo Monni ... Dr. Turner
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Storyline

A ship pulls into New York Harbor with no one on board. The police find a cargo full of green pulsating eggs. Upon contact, the eggs explode spreading a green acid like substance that seeps into the skin and explodes. It is later discovered that the eggs are being manufactured in South America by a one-eyed Martian that grew from a tiny seed a former astronaut brought back from a expedition to Mars. Written by Humberto Amador

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Taglines:

They Invade Your Body ... Control Your Mind ... Blow You Apart! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 June 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien Contamination See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the 72 films on the Director of Public Prosecutions Video Nasty list and part of the Video Recordings Act 1984 in the UK. In 2003 it was released on DVD (and Blu-Ray in 2015) uncut and downgraded from an "18" rating to a "15" by the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, the helicopter personnel states that there are no people visual on the ship but there are clearly two people seen on the deck. See more »

Quotes

Hubbard: [drunk] What else do you want to know about me? How many times a week I screw?
Colonel Stella Holmes: If you're always in that condition, it's obvious you couldn't get it up, even if you used a crane.
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Alternate Versions

The version released by Cannon in the US (entitled "Alien Contamination") was heavily cut, mainly to tighten the pacing in the mid-section of the film, and to remove a romantic sub-plot. A few seconds of graphic violence was also cut to secure an R-rating from the MPAA. In total, 11 minutes were removed from the original version. The complete 95-minute version is available on the R1 DVD from Blue Undergound. See more »


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It's awful - I loved it!!
29 June 2015 | by lowellstoneSee all my reviews

Being a child of the fifties, I grew up watching drek like this. The only difference I could see between this movie and something made in the fifties was the color.

I'm not sure who Luigi Cozzi is, but I am sure that he must be related to Ed Wood.

This movie was made in 1980, long after the special effects of "Plan 9 from Outer Space" should have been deep-sixed. The plot is very thin, the dialogue is embarrassing and the ending is both bad and predictable.

Having said all that, I had a great time watching it - it was on the El Rey channel which has become one of my guilty pleasure favorites. It's 90 minutes I will never get back but that's OK.


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