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Robo Vampire (1988)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1988 (Hong Kong)
Narcotics agent Tom Wilde is given a second chance at life after being shot and killed. In a futuristic experiment, agent Wilde is returned to life as an Android Robot. He is sent on a very... See full summary »

Director:

Godfrey Ho (as Joe Livingstone)

Writer:

William Palmer (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robin Mackay Robin Mackay
Nian Watts Nian Watts
Harry Myles Harry Myles
Joe Browne Joe Browne
Nick Norman Nick Norman
George Tripos George Tripos
David Borg David Borg
Diana Byrne Diana Byrne
Alan Drury Alan Drury
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul John Stanners Paul John Stanners
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Narcotics agent Tom Wilde is given a second chance at life after being shot and killed. In a futuristic experiment, agent Wilde is returned to life as an Android Robot. He is sent on a very dangerous mission into the depths of the golder Triangle to rescue Sophie, a beautiful undercover agent who has been captured by the evil drug warlord Mr. Young and his inhuman creation the Vampire Beast. Written by Brian Schinzel <brakson@hotmail.com>

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1988 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Acordo Macabro See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The "gang war" and "secret agent" footage was apparently lifted from a Thai film, because a Thai flag is seen flying in the town square. See more »

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Poor color-matching and obviously differing filming locations between Chinese and Thai footage that has been edited together. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Young: We must find a way to deal with Tom, that goddamn anti-drug agent!
Guard: What are your plans, boss?
Mr. Young: I've hired a Taoist. He'll train vampires to deal with him!
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Just amazing...
4 July 2003 | by leandogSee all my reviews

The reason this movie isn't at the top of the "worst ever" list is simply that it's not yet as well-known (or infamous) as "Plan 9 From Outer Space," "Manos," or "The Beast of Yucca Flats." This is one of those movies that makes you gape in disbelief. The ludicrous storyline pits Robo Warrior (who's dressed in floppy silver coveralls, motorcycle goggles, and a car radio antenna) against a cadre of traditional Chinese hopping vampires. The vampires are being controlled by drug dealers, naturally enough, who employ a Taoist monk to help them create a Vampire Beast. Said beast is a guy in a Mandarin robe and a gorilla mask! Then the Beast's dead finacee, a girl in a see-through nightie, shows up, and the pushers decide the couple should go ahead and get married... But that's only half of the movie. There's also ample footage cut in from another movie, a generic Asian-made shoot 'em up. In my favorite scene, the slow-walking Robo chases the slow-hopping Beast in the pokiest slow-speed chase since OJ and the LAPD. If Ed Wood had lived to see "RoboCop" and "A Chinese Ghost Story," this is the movie he might have made. It's that bad. And it's that good. Scour the bargain bins for this one.


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