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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

Three cast members in this film have appeared in two movies from the James Bond film franchise. Corinne Cléry was in Moonraker (1979) and Barbara Bach was in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) whilst Richard Kiel appeared in both of those two Bond movies. See more »

Quotes

Nick: A single commando raid is our only chance of rescuing Barbara and recovering the capotron.
Great Brother: If you think theres a ray of hope, go. But not on your own.
Guard: [Golob starts to move, two guards attempt to stop him] Hey!
Great Brother: Let him approach.
Golob: [speaks with difficulty] Golob go. Bar-bra... my friend.
Great Brother: Now I know there's hope.
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983) See more »

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ah-oh, ah-oh, ahss-oh
7 April 2015 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

With Aldo Lado (Night Train murders) directing, Antonio Margheretti (Cannibal Apocalypse) on special effects, Enzo Castellari (Bronx Warriors) as second unit director, and a Ennio Morricone soundtrack, you'd think The Humanoid would be the greatest Italian Star Wars rip-off ever made, but you'd be wrong. Because that's Starcrash.

This one seems to be handicapped due to the amount of talent behind the camera. It's all well and good, but where's the insanity? Apart from the last half hour there.

Story wise, we've got Ivan Rassimov (Last Cannibal World) as a guy who bought Darth Vader's helmet at a car boot sale wanting to get revenge on his big brother via Arthur Kennedy (from goat arse licking film The Antichrist), who wants to kills Barbara who is a teacher to Tom Tom, a sat nav provider with psychic powers. Arthur also keeps Barbara Bach (Street Law) alive and she's Ivan's missus or something.

On the good guy side, there's Leonard Mann and Richard Kiel. Now Richard seems to be a good guy with a robot dog when he's got a beard, but when Arthur Kennedy gets a hold of him and removes that beard, Richard gets a bit killy and starts wasting everyone. This goes on for quite a while I'm afraid and I was almost losing patience with the film at this point, but then Tom Tom turns up and who cares...

So eventually the film gets around to the big battle bit at the end which is more enjoyable than what went before it. Loads of explosions, robot arse gravy, decapitations and all that jazz. Look - it's on Youtube. If you like Italian sci-fi (a seemingly random genre for the usually dependant Italians) then just watch it...

Valentino Valentini is named in the credits, but I don't recall seeing him.

Also, Italian cinema is now like watching Dad's Army 20 years ago...it's a case of who's alive and who's not - Not alive in this film as of today - Richard Kiel, Arthur Kennedy, Ivan Rassimov....sigh


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