Contamination [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] [1981]

  • SKU: 27930304
  • Release Date: 07/07/2015
  • Rating: R
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Special Features

  • 2014 Q&A with Cozzi and star Ian McCulloch
  • Brand new audio commentary by filmmaker, Fangoria editor and Contamination super-fan Chris Alexander
  • Graphic novel based on the original Contamination screenplay
  • Imitation Is The Sincerest Form of Flattery: A Critical Analysis of the Italian Cash-In-a brand new featurette looking at the Italian genre movies which sought to cash-in on popular Hollywood blockbusters
  • Luigi Cozzi vs. Lewis Coates- a brand new interview with the director in which he discusses his filmmaking career from past to present
  • Notes on Science-Fiction Cinema - an archive documentary featuring behind-the-scenes footage and director Luigi Cozzi on the birth of Contamination
  • Sound of the Cyclops: Maurizio Guarini on the music of Contamination-the Goblin keyboardist discusses Contamination's dark, progressive rock score and a lifetime of making music for Italian terror
  • Theatrical trailer


Alien Contamination
Following the surprising success of his cheapjack Star Wars knockoff, Star Crash, Italian director Luigi Cozzi was given the helm of this cheapjack Alien knockoff. An alien cyclops causes a man to cover the Earth with nasty eggs (sometimes made of silicone, sometimes close-ups of common olives). The eggs release gelatinous gunk which makes people explode, and it's all part of the alien's plan to take over the world. Cozzi, a less-talented protégé of Dario Argento, at least gets a good soundtrack by using his mentor's house band, Goblin, but delivers a bad film nonetheless. The director admits that the ludicrous monster was made of badly painted papier-mache, requiring 96 separate cuts to look convincing in its big scene. It didn't work. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Ian McCullough - Hubert
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    Louise Monroe - Col. Holmes
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    Marino Masé - Lt. Tony Aris
  • Siegfried Rauch
    Siegfried Rauch - Hamilton
  • Louise Marleau
    Louise Marleau

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good transfer

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    Movie is pretty good, but the transfer in amazing on this older sci-fi/horror knock off of Alien.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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