Contamination [DVD] [1981]

  • SKU: 6325121
  • Release Date: 03/30/2004
  • Rating: R
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.
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Special Features


  • Alien arrives on earth: Interview with co-writer/director Luigi Cozzi
  • Luigi Cozzi on the creation of Contamination: behind-the scenes documentary
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Poster & still gallery
  • Graphic level (DVD-ROM)

Synopsis


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



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100%
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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