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Forbidden World (1982)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 7 May 1982 (USA)
In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten loose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group.

Director:

Allan Holzman

Writers:

Tim Curnen (screenplay), Jim Wynorski (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jesse Vint ... Mike Colby
Dawn Dunlap ... Tracy Baxter
June Chadwick ... Dr. Barbara Glaser
Linden Chiles ... Dr. Gordon Hauser
Fox Harris Fox Harris ... Dr. Cal Timbergen
Ray Oliver Ray Oliver ... Brian Beale (as Raymond Oliver)
Scott Paulin ... Earl Richards
Michael Bowen ... Jimmy Swift
Don Olivera Don Olivera ... SAM-104
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Storyline

On planet Xarbia, an experimental life form, Subject 20, has been created by an elite group of researchers in hopes of preventing a galactic food crisis. However, when Subject 20 becomes deadly, the best troubleshooter in the Galaxy is called in to investigate. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Taglines:

Part Alien...Part Human...All Nightmare. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mutant See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video) | (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This project was originally envisioned as an outer-space version of Lawrence of Arabia (1962) by Allan Holzman. Roger Corman told him that the budget would be far too high, so Holzman eventually decided he wanted to do an Alien (1979) ripoff. Corman agreed to that. See more »

Goofs

In the first lab scene on planet Xarbia, when Mike Colby says "That thing is trouble, I can smell it", we can see a yellow microphone appearing from the inferior-left that appears again on the next scene from the same plane. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Colby is awaken from his hibernation by his android pilot SAM-104]
Mike Colby: Where are we?
SAM-104: Beta zone. There's a pack of food raiders on our tail, sir.
Mike Colby: My hands... are numb.
SAM-104: Concentrate sir, they're closing in!
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Alternate Versions

The DVD release has a director's cut version on it, the most noticeable difference being that SAM has an electronic voice, as opposed to the childlike voice he had in the original. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chopping Mall (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The Blue Danube
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By Johann Strauss
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User Reviews

 
The Garden of Eden
21 March 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The Federation agent Mike Colby (Jesse Vint) is sent to the remote planet Xarbia to attend the call of scientists. Mike learns that the lethal genetic experiment Subject 20 that was created by the scientists has become dangerous. Mike wants to terminate Subject 20, but the responsible for the facility, Dr. Gordon Hauser (Linden Chiles), is reluctant to destroy the experiment. However, when Subject 20 gets loose from his cage, he begins to kill the personal of the facility. "Forbidden World" is a cult-trash produced by Roger Corman using the success of the 1979 "Alien". The hot Dawn Dunlap and June Chadwick make the difference and worthwhile watching this gore, gross and erotic low-budget film. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Galáxia Proibida" ("Forbidden World")


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