• dantesring

    Watched by dantesring 27 Jan, 2015

    What makes an auteur? I've heard that its the unique style that a director will bring to all his projects that leaves and indelible stamb that makes the films indetifiably theirs.
    So what can I make of Tobe Hooper? I watch this movie and scratch my head because for all the world I cannot detect any evidence of this. I mean who directed this? It couldn't have been the guy who brought us TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. His entire filmography is…

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  • Tim

    ★★★ Added by Tim

    Director Tobe Hooper got his start with low-budget horror classics, but he hit the big time with his fabulous big budget summer extravaganza "Poltergeist". Now, with his follow-up, he seems to have bitten off a lot more than he can chew.

    "Lifeforce" is almost too ambitious, with enough plot for at least two movies, and it works. To a point. I enjoyed the first half of the film, as co-screenwriter Dan O'Bannon pays homage to his greatest creation, "Alien". And…

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  • AKA

    ★★★★ Watched by AKA 23 Jan, 2015

    Tobe Hooper's messy and hugely enjoyable riff on the post-war British sci-fi of John Wyndham and Nigel Kneale, slathered with gore and then fired out of the Golan and Globus Cannon.

    And here's a glorious biographical footnote that amuses me far too much: Frank Finlay was made a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) while working on Lifeforce.

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  • Obistrike

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Obistrike 21 Jan, 2015

    Boobs, hooters, funbags and chesticles as defined by the urban dictionary: "Women's secret source of power over men. Having the right tits often results in social and economic gain". Tobe Hooper clearly thought he was on to something, that a fine set of jugs would be a powerful cornerstone to a great science fiction/horror, zombie/vampire alien invasion screenplay. But the movie tanked, so sometimes you just cant catch a break no matter how hard you try.

    All seriousness aside, Lifeforce…

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  • Garreth Lipe

    Rewatched by Garreth Lipe 18 Jan, 2015

    Watched this with Tobe Hooper commentary on the gorgeous Arrow blu-ray. Such a weird/delightful movie.

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  • Thor-Eirik Johnsen

    ★★★★ Watched by Thor-Eirik Johnsen 17 Jan, 2015 3

    Space vampire zombie post apocalypse sci-fi! Lifeforce has to be one of the weirdest big budget films ever made. It's like a Luigi Cozzi project or something, blown up by an indecent amount of money. It's so stupid, but it looks really nice, which is an interesting combo.

    Tonally it's all over the place, it's like it wakes up a totally different film after each cut. Sometimes it's a sleazy erotic thriller, often it's a comedy, all the time it's…

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  • Andy Moss

    ★½ Watched by Andy Moss 10 Jan, 2015

    I’m almost as surprised as you that I’ve never seen this before. I thought I might have as the FX pieces all looked familiar but it ended up being nothing like I was expecting, so I guess I haven’t.

    I didn’t realise this was set in the UK and although filmed in the mid-80s all the set dressing is from the 70s which makes this look even more creaking than you’d expect. This came out four years after Poltergeist, and…

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  • ademption

    ★★½ Added by ademption

    This is quite the kitchen sink of a sci-fi-horror film. Space vampires whose victims are zombie-like. Astronauts boarding an alien craft in an opening that could rival any 1950s-60s space movie for unintentional camp. Florid art direction. Genericized H.R. Giger alien environments. Hypnosis. Mind-control. Psychic abilities. Naked women. Dessicated corpses. Government cover-ups. Breasts. Patrick Stewart. Force-fields. Boobs. And it all barely makes sense. The plot runs out of steam at several points, after which any of those foregoing nouns is…

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  • robgordon

    ★★★½ Added by robgordon

    Sólo la Cannon puede juntar a Henry Mancini con Tobe Hooper y Dan O´Bannon y unas tetas prodigiosas.

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  • Ian Brumby

    ★★★ Watched by Ian Brumby 24 Dec, 2014

    Outstanding o_O

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  • Elvira

    ★★★½ Added by Elvira

    This is a British sci-fi movie that tells the tale of a space mission which unexpectedly discovers three seemingly deceased humanoid-looking life forms in an unknown spaceship and transports them back to Earth with serious ramifications for the human race.

    Despite being made so many years ago the film hasn't actually aged that badly, the effects of course do look somewhat dated now which is only to be expected, but far from detracting from the experience this actually augments the…

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  • Jerry Downing

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Jerry Downing 07 Dec, 2014

    Total insanity. Never been one of my favorite Tobe Hooper films, but I like it more each time I see it.

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