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Contamination

Rating:R
Genre:SciFi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Horror
Release Date:August 2, 1980
Running time:95 minutes
Cast:Ian McCulloch, Louise Marleau, Marino Masé, Siegfried Rauch, Gisela Hahn
Director:Luigi Cozzi
Producer:Claudio Mancini
Writer:Luigi Cozzi
Distributor:The Cannon Group

Description: 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, All Movie Guide

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