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The Humanoid (1979)

L'umanoide (original title)
Hoping to overthrow his brother as ruler of the planet Metropolis, the evil Graal enlists the help of the insane Dr. Kraspin, who has invented a chemical capable of turning an ordinary ... See full summary »

Directors:

Aldo Lado (as George B. Lewis), Enzo G. Castellari (uncredited)

Writers:

Adriano Bolzoni (story), Adriano Bolzoni (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Kiel ... Golob
Corinne Cléry ... Barbara Gibson (as Corinne Clery)
Leonard Mann ... Nick
Ivan Rassimov ... Lord Graal
Massimo Serato ... Great Brother
Marco Yeh Marco Yeh ... Tom Tom
Arthur Kennedy ... Dr. Kraspin
Barbara Bach ... Lady Agatha
Venantino Venantini
Vito Fornari Vito Fornari
José Quaglio ... (as Giuseppe Quaglio)
Attilio Duse Attilio Duse
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Storyline

Hoping to overthrow his brother as ruler of the planet Metropolis, the evil Graal enlists the help of the insane Dr. Kraspin, who has invented a chemical capable of turning an ordinary person into a perfect soldier. They test this chemical on the pilot Golob, turning the unsuspecting victim into a mindless but indestructable automaton possessing superhuman strength. The people of Metropolis must somehow outwit Graal before he can create an army of these soldiers, or their planet will be destroyed. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Light years beyond tomorrow...


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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

11 April 1979 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Humanoid See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Merope See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Dr. Kraspin was first intended for Donald Pleasence but in the end was cast with Arthur Kennedy. See more »

Quotes

Evil fighter pilot: [during space battle] Lets go in with hyper galactic stellar-ray. Those six idiots couldn't blow up an old trashcan!
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Alternate Versions

UK video versions are cut by 25 seconds for a 'PG' rating. See more »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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A long time ago in a crazy galaxy
11 December 2017 | by BandSAboutMoviesSee all my reviews

There are times that films feel like gift packages wrapped up for just me and my insane taste in movies. Let me tell you all of the ways that The Humanoid makes me want to fall to my knees and give thanks: it's an Italian ripoff of Star Wars directed by Aldo Lado (Who Saw Her Die?, The Short Night of the Glass Dolls) working under the pseudonym George B. Lewis, a name that sounds close to George Lucas. It's got Ivan Rassimov, the crazy eyed star of such B&S About Movies favorites as Planet of the Vampires, Shock, Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key and All the Colors of the Dark as Lord Graal, the samurai helmet and black armor clad bad guy who is this film's Darth Vader. It's got James Bond henchman supreme Richard Kiel as Golob, a giant henchman who wears a jacket straight out of Brotherhood of the Wolf. It's got Arthur Kennedy (The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue) in it! And it starts with the same shot Star Wars does, with a giant ship filling the screen and a crawl of type. And much like Starcrash it transcends its inspiration to become an insane movie unto itself.

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