Alien Contamination

Alien Contamination

Ian McCullough
Director: Luigi Cozzi Cast: Ian McCullough
Ian McCullough
, Louise Monroe
Louise Monroe
, Marino Masé
Marino Masé
Luigi Cozzi

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Following the surprising success of his cheapjack Star Wars knockoff, Star Crash, Italian director Luigi Cozzi was given the helm of this cheapjack Alien knockoff. An alien cyclops causes a man to cover the Earth with nasty eggs (sometimes made of silicone, sometimes close-ups of common olives). The eggs release gelatinous gunk which makes people explode, and it's all part of the alien's plan to take over the world. Cozzi, a less-talented protégé of Dario Argento, at least gets a good soundtrack by using his mentor's house band, Goblin, but delivers a bad film nonetheless. The director admits that the ludicrous monster was made of badly painted papier-mache, requiring 96 separate cuts to look convincing in its big scene. It didn't work.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/07/2015
UPC: 0760137736899
Original Release: 1981
Rating: NR
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: 12A
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 22,697

Special Features

Brand new audio commentary by filmmaker, Fangoria editor and Contamination super-fan Chris Alexander Notes on Science-Fiction Cinema - an archive documentary featuring behind-the-scenes footage and director Luigi Cozzi on the birth of Contamination 2014 Q&A with Cozzi and star Ian McCulloch Sound of the Cyclops: Maurizio Guarini on the music of Contamination-the Goblin keyboardist discusses Contamination's dark, progressive rock score and a lifetime of making music for Italian terror Luigi Cozzi vs. Lewis Coates- a brand new interview with the director in which he discusses his filmmaking career from past to present Imitation Is The Sincerest Form of Flattery: A Critical Analysis of the Italian Cash-In-a brand new featurette looking at the Italian genre movies which sought to cash-in on popular Hollywood blockbusters Theatrical trailer Graphic novel based on the original Contamination screenplay

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ian McCullough Hubert
Louise Monroe Col. Holmes
Marino Masé Lt. Tony Aris
Siegfried Rauch Hamilton
Lisa Hahn Hamilton's ass't
Louise Marleau Actor
Samuel Rauch Actor
Gisella Hahn Actor
Al Cliver Actor
Carlo de Mejo Actor
Carlo Monni Actor
Martin Sorrentino Actor
Brigitte Wagner Actor

Technical Credits
Luigi Cozzi Director,Screenwriter
Nino Baragli Editor
Giovanni Corridori Special Effects
Goblin Score Composer
Claudio Mancini Producer
Giuseppe Pinori Cinematographer
Erich Tomek Screenwriter
Ugo Valenti Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Contamination
1. Chapter 1 [9:02]
2. Chapter 2 [5:09]
3. Chapter 3 [10:02]
4. Chapter 4 [8:09]
5. Chapter 5 [7:33]
6. Chapter 6 [5:06]
7. Chapter 7 [9:14]
8. Chapter 8 [1:47]
9. Chapter 9 [6:13]
10. Chapter 10 [10:22]
11. Chapter 11 [6:28]
12. Chapter 12 [7:17]
13. Chapter 13 [8:45]

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