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How Ri­d­ley Scott’s space- hor­ror was re­made in Rome

If you en­joyed Star­crash and fancy some more Cozzi- helmed car­nage then take heed: the great man would take con­trol of his very own Ri­d­ley Scott rip- off with Con­tam­i­na­tion ( 1980). In this one, a ship full of ex­plod­ing ex­trater­res­trial eggs lands in New York, promptly blow­ing up some lame- brain sci­en­tists who man­age to prod them open ( any­one within the vicin­ity of them un­ex­plain­ably ex­plodes from the chest). The trail leads to Bo­gota, where a mon­strous Alien Queen is re­vealed to be hid­ing. Only it doesn’t move. And looks a bit like a card­board standee. In other words,

Con­tam­i­na­tion is trash- tas­tic – but prob­a­bly only for ac­quired tastes…

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