"L'umanoide"  (1979)


L'umanoide, internationally released as The Humanoid and Humanoid, is a 1979 Italian science fiction film directed by Aldo Lado. The movie bears many similarities to the original Star Wars, for instance, a similar opening text crawl detailing current events in the film, the main villain wears a costume similar to that of Darth Vader and he commands a triangle-shaped spaceship resembling a Star Destroyer. Many of the sets, costumes and vehicles also appear similar in design and the director, Aldo Lado, goes by the alias "George B. Lewis" in reference to George Lucas.

Synopsis: 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.

Starring: Richard Kiel, Corinne Cléry, Leonard Mann, Barbara Bach, Ivan Rassimov, Massimo Serato, Arthur Kennedy, Marco Yeh.

Country: Italy
Language: English | Italian
Filming Locations: Italy and Israel.

This film represents one of three movies, all made during the mid-late 1970s, that actress Barbara Bach and actor Richard Kiel both appeared in.

Original title: "L'umanoide" (1979). Barbara Bach as Lady Agatha 
... aka Humanoid (Philippines: English title) 
... aka El Humanoide (Spain) 
... aka The Humanoid (USA)
... aka Kampf um die 5. Galaxis (Germany)

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