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Midnight Movies: Sci-Fi Double Feature [2 Discs] [DVD]

Release Date:08/28/2012
This twin-pack of science-fiction flicks includes Contamination and The Shape of Things to Come, which starred Jack Palance

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    Special Features

    • Contamination:
    • Alien arrives on Earth - interview with co-writer/director Luigi Cozzi
    • Luigi Cozzi on the creation of Contamination - the behind-the-scenes documentary
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Poster & still gallery
    • Graphic novel (DVD-ROM)
    • The Shape of Things to Come:
    • French theatrical trailer
    • TV spot


    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

    The Shape of Things to Come
    This is a remake of a 1936 sci-fi, future dystopia tale by H.G. Wells, but the drama, as interpreted by director George McCowan and scripter Martin Lager is not altered to accommodate today's more demanding audiences. As a result, the story, characters, and dialogue are a little weak. After a nuclear holocaust has forced people on earth to set up house on the moon (covered by an insulating, glass-like bubble), their continuing existence depends on some medication to fight off the effects of radiation (!). The trouble is that this medicine is now controlled by the villainous Omus (Jack Palance) who lives on the planet where the miracle drug is made. He is in the process of blackmailing the earth people into accepting him as a dictator when a group of them sneak out in a rocket to defeat him and save the day, whatever the day is on the moon. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, 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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