Bruno Mattei, Italy, 1989, Severin Films, Cult

“I've heard about Bruno Mattei’s direct rip-off of ALIENS for years, but have shamefully never seen it until now. Want to see Newt played by a grown woman in pigtails? Want to see grown men say onscreen they are from The Tubular Corporation? Always thought ALIENS would be better if a Terminator showed up in the end? A goddamn fascinating watch.” -- Jason Gibner, Letterboxd

For writers Claudio Fragasso & Rossella Drudi (TROLL 2) and director Bruno Mattei (ZOMBI 3, CRUEL JAWS), their final and most notorious collaboration went beyond brazen plagiarism to become a fearless act of deranged genius.

In this bravura dual rip-off of ALIENS and TERMINATOR, a team of badass marines...a tough female civilian...and an orphaned girl battle monsters beneath the Venice canals while chased by an indestructible killer cyborg...with everything careening towards one of the ultimate WTF twist endings. Geretta Geretta (DEMONS) and Tony Lombardo (RATS: NIGHTS OF TERROR) star in this “schlockfest of awesome” (Cool Target), which was released internationally in the late ‘80s as both TERMINATOR II and ALIENATORS. Holy shit!

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  • 90 min.
  • Color
  • 1.85:1


  • DCP