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Posted on 8/13/11 06:40 AM
Forbidden World is epic and without question one of the best Sci-Fi horror films of the 80s and is one of the many Alien rip-offs produced at the time. But when you have Roger Corman producing you can expect lots of nudity and violence as he always demands! Sure it has problems with being Cheap no doubt, but I still love every second.
Also it's known here as Mutant and this film was made on the same sets as Galaxy of Terror one I hope to pick up soon on DVD (another Alien rip-off).
BTW this movie is way cooler then Alien ever was trust me.
On planet Xarbia, an experimental life form, Subject 20, has been created by an elite group of researchers in hopes of preventing a galactic food crisis. However, when Subject 20 becomes deadly, the best troubleshooter in the Galaxy is called in to investigate. But Subject 20 escapes and grows and they must find a way to kill it before it eats them alive.
The story can be a little slow at most sometimes I can admit but I still love how Corman packs this less than 80 MINUTE MOVIE! With sex violence, gore and disturbing Alien creatures. Corman is AWESOME!
The movie features some pretty creepy direction with so cool lighting effects. The acting is pretty good nothing below or at average....Our lead was great with his awesome robot! The special effects are really gory (Remember Corman) and its looks cool, The surgery scene was off-putting...
Our Alien no doubt rips of Riley Scoots but with more of a cheap look to it, BUT HE STILL LOOKS AMAZING for such a low budget (Still they look alike). The sets of the film were left over from Cormans last Alien rip-off Galaxy of Terror and I believe he just painted and removed them around to make them look new. The music is techno and sounds great.
Here are some facts I found
Approximately 6 minutes of footage was removed from the original pre-release assembly on orders from producer Roger Corman, who was angered by witnessing a test screening audience laughing uproariously at some of the comedic passages that were subsequently removed.
During a certain screening, Roger Corman actually smacked an audience member upside the head for laughing at the film. Sometime later, another audience member poured soda all over his head from the balcony.
Dawn Dunlap's character was originally going to be played by a much older woman, an ex-Playboy Bunny to be precise. When Dunlap herself walked in for the role a day before principle photography, director Allan Holzman pleaded to the producers to sign her on. They very reluctantly made a new contract for her.
This film was shot in twenty days.
The German version (labelled "Mutant - das Grauen im All") recycles the space battle of the first five minutes, with a new language track. Tracy's absence is explained away by simply not waking her from cryo-sleep; SAM's return upon destruction at the end of the original film is not explained at all.
If you love this cheap rushed crap my final verdict is reccimended. BTW I look forward to more from the Roger Corman Cult Classic collection...This is my first DVD from them and I loved it.