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War of the Planets (1977)

Anno zero - Guerra nello spazio (original title)
PG | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1979 (USA)
A strange signal arrives on the Earth disturbing all communications, while a UFO appears above the Antarctic sea. Captain Alex Hamilton is sent with his spaceship and crew to the space ... See full summary »

Director:

Alfonso Brescia (as Al Bradley)

Writers:

Alfonso Brescia (as Al Bradley), Aldo Crudo (as Al Crydo)
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Richardson ... Capt. Fred Hamilton
Yanti Somer ... Meela
West Buchanan West Buchanan ... Richard Holden
Charles Borromel ... MacIntosh
Massimo Bonetti Massimo Bonetti ... Member of Hamilton's Team
Romeo Costantini Romeo Costantini ... Cmdr. Armstrong
Katia Christine ... Greta
Daniele Dublino ... Jack
Giuseppe Fortis Giuseppe Fortis ... Marseille
Percy Hogan Percy Hogan ... Dr. Max Wright
Eleonora King Eleonora King ... Oko
Malisa Longo ... Halla
Vassili Karis Vassili Karis ... Peter Segura (as Vassili Karamesinis)
Aldo Canti ... Etor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryan Paris ... Col. Altman (as Fabio Roscioli)
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Storyline

A strange signal arrives on the Earth disturbing all communications, while a UFO appears above the Antarctic sea. Captain Alex Hamilton is sent with his spaceship and crew to the space outside the Solar System to find the origin of that signal. They reach an unknown planet where a giant robot enslaved a whole population of humanoids by taking their psychic energies. The robot's got his eyes on the Earth, too. Written by Davide

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Taglines:

Robot Terror from Space!

Genres:

Adventure | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Goofs

The actors' shadows are visible against the backdrop of outer space while they are spacewalking. See more »

Quotes

Captain Alex Hamilton: Meela, you're the one who's lost contact with life. You've let yourself be conditioned by machines.
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Connections

Followed by Battle of the Stars (1978) See more »

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The war between me and my television set, part 2.
19 January 2007 | by copper1963See all my reviews

The Italians are at it again. Crippled by an incoherent script, this Italian-made space opus is lost in the vacuum of space. The title, minus the word "Cosmos," was used a decade earlier during the very 'mod' 60's. The runaway satellite in that film was child's play compared to this leaky albatross. This film deals, badly, with a more lethal out-of-control planet. The man in charge, the director, had to have been on a three-day coffee break. The extras rush and jump around in a swirl of confusion. Some high school productions are more organized. One actor pronounces the word data as "da-da." When the landing party finds living beings on the planet, they all resemble an army of metallic "Mr. Cleans." Crazy. A few of the female crew members are painted into their threads. And the ridiculous skull caps are definite turn-offs. Future technology is represented by scratchy video monitors and blinking boxes of gyros and lights. Organ music saturates the soundtrack with grunts and groans, piped in from a very dark place. The final showdown pits a rabid crewman against the lead Mr. Clean. Both souls are jettisoned out an air lock. Have a nice trip.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cosmo 2000 - Planet Without a Name See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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