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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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Credited cast:
John Richardson ... Captain Fred Hamilton
Yanti Somer ... Meela
West Buchanan West Buchanan ... Richard Holden
Charles Borromel Charles Borromel ... MacIntosh
Massimo Bonetti Massimo Bonetti ... Member of Hamilton's team
Romeo Costantini Romeo Costantini ... Commander 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 Aldo Canti ... Etor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryan Paris ... Colonel 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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Robot Terror from Space!

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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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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Zero to the 10th power is 0. Zero to any power will always be 0. See more »

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While on board the ship the view screen frequently shows the MK31 spacecraft as viewed from a second location. This would not be possible unless there is another craft transmitting the image from their vantage point to the MK31. See more »

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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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War of the Planets
23 August 2007 | by I_John_Barrymore_ISee all my reviews

Deserving of a place on anyone's list of the worst films ever made, this hugely enjoyable, hopeless sci-fi rubbish has to be seen to be believed. Made the same year as Star Wars and yet still setting the genre back 30 years, this must surely be the worst film ever to be written by two guys named Al.

Most of the fun the film has to offer is to be had reading the credits at the beginning, with a host of hilarious names including Max Bonus and Charles Really. Many of the contributors are only identified by their first initials - undoubtedly a testament to their shame at having participated in this atrocity.

A hotshot space captain and his crew are sent on a dangerous mission to investigate a mysterious signal discovered in deep space. They encounter a planet ruled by a malevolent robot who has enslaved the people who created him. Turns out he sent the signal so that someone would come and fix his dodgy circuit board.

Mysterious space signals and psychopathic technology are not the only nods to 2001: A Space Odyssey. War of the Planets even boasts a space walk gone wrong, and it's even set to some homemade Strauss.

Desperately amateurish performances abound, and are made even sillier by the ridiculous costumes the entire cast wears, although I'll concede that the women do look good in their figure-hugging outfits. Crammed full of some of the most abominable "special effects" I've ever seen in a film, this is well worth a look if you're into truly awful cinema.


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