Xtro on Sci-fi Tonight.

kevb

Active Member
A crazy Sci-fi/Horror Film from 1983 is being shown on the Sci-Fi channel tonight at 12.05. It's a nutty film and no mistake it's not that great but has some very mad moments.

A boy watches his father abducted by a fake-looking space ship. His father returns three years later—but in the form of a space monster. When the monster first shows up it's shaped like a man, but walks on all fours—frontside up. The monster rapes a woman who, in a graphic and particularly memorable scene, then gives birth to the full-grown father!
 

Garrett

Moderator
I think I have seen this one but wasn’t there a terrible one with loads of slip-ups I think Xtro 3 where on a deserted island the government had experimented on an female alien killing it and years later a team unleashed the females mate exacting revenge.
 

kevb

Active Member
I only ever saw the first one and that was years ago. I think there was at least one follow up.
 

Rambo John J

Distinguished Member
Didn't Xtro 2 have Jan Michael Vincent in it? IIRC it's a kind of Aliens rip off.
The original's memorable mostly for the fact that it's a Brit movie with that birthing sequence kevb mentions. I taped it earlier in the year when it was on and my VCR loved it so much it refused to give me the tape back, leaving me no option but to buy a new machine:rolleyes:

Xtro's another of those cheesy 80's film's where the memories are better than the film. Shame all the sequels were attrocious, but at least the original has Miryam (spelling?) D'Abo getting biffed by some young stud and speaking in a sexy French accent. Yum:p
 

Garrett

Moderator
John was right about Jan Michael Vincent being in the second one called Xtro II: The Second Encounter (1990) and the third was Xtro 3: Watch the Skies (1995).
 

kevb

Active Member
If I remember correctly Tick and Tock the 80's British Kings of Body Popin played all the monsters in Xtro "Breakdance".:D

There was another mad scene with a gaint action man in it who even had the scar on his cheek.
 

Harj

Active Member
Great news, i've been trying to trace this film on VHS for a while now, scared me when i was younger, wonder how it will hold now i've sorta grown up.
 
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juboy

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Those were the days, Xtro came out followed by C.H.U.D. the year after. Halycon days indeed :)

Be interesting to see the running time of Sci-Fi's version. I think the film has around 2 to 3 minutes of cuts in most usually screened versions. As ever with these types of movies, it's to the detriment of the film overall.
 

Rambo John J

Distinguished Member
Masochists can indulge themselves with a DVD of Xtro 2: Watch the Skies from www.dddhouse.com at the foot of the "western" page. Nice. Set you back all of approx a fiver (about a fiver too much).

I see Rawhead Rex has been released in the UK on a budget disc, obtainable from Play for £4.33. Quality.
 

kevb

Active Member
Rawhead Rex I'm sure i've seen that or at least read the short story, wasn't it in one of clive barkers books of blood?
 
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Azrikam

Guest
Wow, a thread mentioning both C.H.U.D. and RawHeadRex! (must be my lucky day)

I'll definitely pick up RHR as it's one of my favs. My old 2nd hand videocassette version has definitely seen better days.

Yeah, it was definitely based on one of Clive Barker's stories, but I'm not sure which one.
 

Rambo John J

Distinguished Member
Originally posted by Azrikam


Yeah, it was definitely based on one of Clive Barker's stories, but I'm not sure which one.

Funnily enough, Rawhead Rex:p

Clive B hates the movie as they kept ripping out pages from his script and throwing them away as they were shooting. I'm not surprised he got peeved when he saw the suit the guy playing Rawhead was gonna wear:eek: aswell.
Definitely some nice touches in the film though.
The graphic novel they did was great, and I'm pleased as punch the golden shower made it into every incarnation of the story. It's a particularly sweet touch.
 

dfield2000

Active Member
Isn't Jerry Ryan, aka 7 of 9 from Star Trek Voyager in one of the Xtro films ? I'm keen to see her in something other than Star Trek in case she reveals any more flesh than she normally does in the crappy star trek uniform.

There's another sci-fi film on tonight, Wing Commander on BBC. Anyone seen it ? Worth a watch ??
 

Garrett

Moderator
Originally posted by dfield2000
Isn't Jerry Ryan, aka 7 of 9 from Star Trek Voyager in one of the Xtro films ? I'm keen to see her in something other than Star Trek in case she reveals any more flesh than she normally does in the crappy star trek uniform.

There's another sci-fi film on tonight, Wing Commander on BBC. Anyone seen it ? Worth a watch ??
Jeri Ryan was not in the Xtro films(I think) but was in Dark Skies.
It is not a great film just something to while away your time or life. I played some of the games and there plots were better. In fact I was disappointed with the film.
 

Boink!

Active Member
I loved this film!!!
Hm, then again I thought that The Karate Kid was extremely cool [with fantastic fight scenes!] from my childhood memories, but seeing it on TV again...?

/shudder


Maybe you can never go back...


Boink! :cool:


Very poor, Vic. Very poor.
 

kevb

Active Member
25 mins in it's not aged well has it.:D I think this might have been best left as a memory.:blush:
 

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