Saturday, January 16, 2010
Movie Dude Weekend, Contamination and Space Odyssey
aka Alien Contamination
Actors: Ian McCulloch, Louise Marleau, Marino Masé, Siegfried Rauch, Gisela Hahn
Director: Luigi Cozzi
This Italian made science fiction exploitation film by director Luigi Cozzi freely borrows from Alien, but you can also see an influence of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and It came from Outerspace. Our version was dubbed in English. There are these extraterrestrial eggs that show up on a ghost ship in NYC. It turns out that these eggs can spray you with an acid-like goo, which in turn causes it's victims to explode. The eggs have come to Earth from Mars and are part of a plot to take over the world. A bizarre heavy breathing is played when the eggs begin to pulse and glow before they explode. Movie Dude made this heavy breathing even more odd as it was a sound effect he picked up on immediately and insisted on repeating. It's a bad movie. Trust us.
Star Odyssey (1979)
originally called "Sette Uomini D'oro Nello Spazio"
director: Alfonso Brescia
Actors: Yanti Sommer, Gianni Garko, Richard Hatch, John Saxon
Star Odyssey is another Italian made film in which Earth is attacked by an intergalactic villain and his army of strangely Nordic looking robotic androids who all sport a bob-with-bangs haircut. This little gem wanted to be Star Wars. And oh how it tried to make that dream come true. We have aliens, who look different (think of the bar scene). There are annoying anthropomorphized robots with emotions, Tilk and Tilly. There's an evil guy wearing a black cape with a suspiciously force-like abilities. (There are several characters, who when their eyes glow, have mind control abilities.) They have light sabers, well, white shiny-sword like light sabers. Our version was dubbed in English.
Just Me and I loved Oliver's mustache. It looked like two false eyelashes glued on his upper lip at a rakish angle. We loved the fact that in our version they said "You-Foo" for UFO
Movie Dude: Why won't you give me warm fuzzies, Wonder Boy. You always give me cold pricklies.
Just me: What the...?
Movie Dude: Warm fuzzies are complements, nice things we do for people.