Monday, March 27, 2017

LIFEFORCE / Golan-Globus Productions - 1985

Here's a movie directed by Tobe Hooper, screenplay by Dan O'Bannon, it's all about the space shuttle Churchill, assigned to observe Halley's Comet, when a strange vessel attached to the comet is seen, a team is sent to investigate. They find three humanoid life forms in caskets and bring them to the Churchill. Earth loses contact with the shuttle and the Space Research Center sends another spacecraft to search for the Churchill, they find the crew dead, the shuttle burnt and one rescue pod missing. They bring the humanoids to Earth and soon it's discovered that the Space Girl is some sort of vampire that drains the human life force.

The poster shown is for its alternative Euro title.

The movie stars Steve (BARB WIRE) Railsback, Peter (THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER) Firth, Frank (SHAFT IN AFRICA) Finlay, Mathilda (NEMO) May and Patrick (X-MEN) Stewart...

Well, four men from the Churchill enter the strange vessel near the comet and discover a hidden world inside...

They find three glass coffins with humanoid bodies inside. They detach the coffins and return to the Churchill shuttle.

Back on Earth, the Space Girl seems to be in a coma, but, I don't think that's the case!

She's just waiting for the right dude to enter the room, and, she puts the make on him big time! Then, she starts kissing and sucking his life force out of him!

Things are out of control as they try to stop the Space Vampires from further mayhem. But, nothing seems to be working!

Patrick plays Dr. Armstrong, he gets caught up in the fun as he fights to stop the invaders.

But, it doesn't look good for him!!

Steve Railsback plays Colonel Carlson, he has become Space Girl's chosen one. When one of the original three aliens rams a special sword into Carlson's gut, he changes into a real nightmare from Hell...

The alien dude takes his weapon and continues on his quest to foil the space invaders.

Carlson grabs the sword from the alien and rams it through both him and Space Girl, causing them to return to the strange vessel and takes them back to where they belong, away from Earth!! Tune in again Wednesday when we continue down the dusty old Dungeon trail...


Lacey said...

A great movie with a great soundtrack by Henry Mancini.
I always got the feeling this was a film based on some T.V. series in the U.K. Characters came in like we should know who they are.
Like the film versions of The X-Files.

One small point though, Colonel Cain does NOT ram an alien sword into Carlson's gut on the steps. That was one of the original three vampires brought back from the alien ship. Carlson is inside the Cathedral in Mathilda May's arms.

All in all, most men's fantasy way to go.

TABONGA! said...

Oops, I will make that correction on the post - Thank you Lacey for catching silly errors like this for us, you are a pal...

Dr. Theda said...

Though disliked by critics and many viewers... We enjoyed this film in the mid-80'she "anmitronic" creatures as well... Cool post !!

A Man Called Da-da said...

I remember seeing this in the theater in the '80s. The cut I saw had the naked vampire girl walking around the hallways of the secret govt facility for a good 15 minutes of gratuitous nudity! The audience actually started laughing at one point, as it went on far too long, past all levels of absurdity! It's since been edited.

The possessed Patrick Stewart scene is still creepy!

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