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Author Topic: Alien ripoffs and requels  (Read 9504 times)

hawkangel
Aug 26, 2016, 09:30:22 AM
Topic on: Aug 26, 2016, 09:30:22 AM
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These types of films fascinate me.
You know the ones...mostly they are Italian films with English dubbing but others are low budget American sci-fi movies.
For the most part, they try to emulate the original movie.

I own three of them on blu-ray and I've made it my life mission to collect all of them once released on blu-ray just for fun. :)

Here are the ones I own :

Alien 2



Contamination (Also known as Alien Contamination) :



Galaxy of Terror :




There is a full list here :

http://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/films/the-8-most-blatant-alien-rip-offs


Anyone seen any of these?



windebieste
Aug 26, 2016, 11:10:42 AM
Reply #1 on: Aug 26, 2016, 11:10:42 AM
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Bravo!  You have excellent taste in lurid junk.

I don't have any of these - wish I did.

-Windebieste.


Randomizer
Aug 26, 2016, 04:18:54 PM
Reply #2 on: Aug 26, 2016, 04:18:54 PM
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Wasn't the "Alien 2: On Earth" movie just an Italian attempt at "Aliens"? Thought it got canceled, let alone be on Blu-Ray.


cyperon
Aug 27, 2016, 01:49:19 AM
Reply #3 on: Aug 27, 2016, 01:49:19 AM
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I hope this is an appropriate section for this topic. 1979's Alien was a game-changer as we all know. And it didn't take long for filmmakers to start churning out cash-ins inspired by the Alien formula.

James Cameron himself even worked on some of these projects before moving on to his success with The Terminator and of course, Aliens.

Here are some examples that I can think of right off the top of my head.

I'd really like to know of any more, other than the films I have listed here. I enjoy watching them.


Mutant (aka Forbidden World) - A fun movie. The creature, as you can see in this poster is very much like the one brought onto the Nostromo from LV-426. If you haven't seen it, it's available to watch free on YouTube - 


Return of the Aliens: The Deadly Spawn - an all-time favorite of mine. This is not so much a 'rip-off' of Alien, but they did attempt to capitalize with the 'Return of the Aliens' nudge. Very good movie, though. I highly recommend it. It also has a sequel called 'Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor' which is very entertaining as well.


Promoted as Alien 2 in Europe, I believe.


Inseminoid - I haven't actually seen this one yet, but will.


I haven't seen this one yet, either. Just learned of it, actually. It is apparently an almost blatant rip-off of Aliens, but with a tinge of Terminator, and it was promoted in Europe as 'Terminator 2.' It's primary title now is Shocking Dark. Also on YouTube. Gonna check it out soon:


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FiorinaFury161
Aug 27, 2016, 02:16:18 AM
Reply #4 on: Aug 27, 2016, 02:16:18 AM
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Those look really cool. Thank you for sharing!

I always liked Moon 44, which def. has the LV426 feel to it, even tho there are no Aliens of any kind :laugh:


hawkangel
Aug 27, 2016, 04:02:38 AM
Reply #5 on: Aug 27, 2016, 04:02:38 AM
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Where did my original post go? The result of merging gone wrong?
At any rate, yeah, I own three of them : Contamination, Alien 2 and Galax of fear on blu-ray.


windebieste
Aug 27, 2016, 07:33:52 AM
Reply #6 on: Aug 27, 2016, 07:33:52 AM
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Hah!  I was wondering the same thing...  I did reply to it.  I Looove this shit.  Not because it's any good.  Rather, I love it because it's bad

-Windebieste.


Master
Aug 27, 2016, 08:24:08 AM
Reply #7 on: Aug 27, 2016, 08:24:08 AM
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I made an article about alien rip-offs and actually watched . I can recommend Forbidden World a.k.a. Mutant! I really do. I love main hero in it. He is such cool guy. And it contains substential ammount of nude babes ;D





Kaltes
Aug 27, 2016, 06:24:24 PM
Reply #11 on: Aug 27, 2016, 06:24:24 PM
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The first poster almost made me laugh.



windebieste
Aug 27, 2016, 10:30:31 PM
Reply #13 on: Aug 27, 2016, 10:30:31 PM
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Ah, Roger Corman... one of the truly great film makers.  A man who genuinely understands the real value of exploitation cinema.

After all, he did give us 'Sharktopus'. 



Now, if NECA would care to make an action figure of sharktopus, I would buy it.  Especially if it came with wire core tentacles and a bikini clad accessory.

-Windebieste.





cyperon
Aug 28, 2016, 12:39:32 AM
Reply #14 on: Aug 28, 2016, 12:39:32 AM
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My favourite:



Xtro is very cool. It went pretty crazy with the alien creature's nature and it's amalgamation with the kid's dad and all, but I enjoy it.

I made an article about alien rip-offs and actually watched . I can recommend Forbidden World a.k.a. Mutant! I really do. I love main hero in it. He is such cool guy. And it contains substential ammount of nude babes ;D

Definitely. Especially Dawn Dunlap  :o

I just remembered this one, also. Circa 1996 or so? Death Machine. It has a total Aliens vibe. Cool movie. It was on Netflix, recently, but not sure if it's still there:



Also, Forbidden World (Mutant) was remade in 1991, featuring a young Bryan Cranston. It was titled Dead Space. You can watch it on YouTube as well:







 

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