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Jan. 2nd, 2012 @ 01:57 pm #3 - Deep Space (1988)
Current Mood: amusedamused
Ah, the 80's, a time in which companies were so desperate for product to release to video stores that they would take multiple ripoffs of the same film. Here we have Fred Olen Ray's attempt to drop the Alien series into a cop movie by way of the government experiment gone awry film.

Charles Napier and Ron Glass are two rebellious cops who have to investigate a mysterious crash, which turns out to be the aforementioned government experiment. It's pretty much completely ripped out of Alien, with a small version gestating inside someone, a skittery chestburster, and a 10-foot tall slimy, multitoothed version that is only missing the acid blood, but which has tentacles that grab victims. People die, things explode, Charles Napier chews the scenery and uses bagpipes (really) to get Ann Turkel into bed with him. In the end, the alien is vanquished with a chainsaw and a spear, and they all live happily ever after.

This one's pretty terrible, and it's slow moving, and it's kind of dark and murky so you can't see the creature clearly (for obvious budget reasons). Bo Svenson and Julie Newmar are basically wasted in glorified cameos, and Ray even basically lifts Harry Dean Stanton's death scene in Alien for this one. Stay away if you know what's good for you.

(Not reviewed - #1 - Attack of the Clones and #2 - Revenge Of The Sith. Also, we'll see how far I can get before I get bored of this again.)
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