Lifeforce

Lifeforce

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Director: Tobe Hooper

Cast: Steve Railsback, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay

     
 

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Director Tobe Hooper adapts Colin Wilson's edgy novel The Space Vampires in this in this horror/sci-fi epic with a cult following. The story concerns a joint British-American space probe of Hailey's Comet. Inside the comet, the astronauts, headed by Carlsen (Steve Railsback), find a spaceship that contains the dead bodies of several aliens, along with the naked…  See more details below

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Director Tobe Hooper adapts Colin Wilson's edgy novel The Space Vampires in this in this horror/sci-fi epic with a cult following. The story concerns a joint British-American space probe of Hailey's Comet. Inside the comet, the astronauts, headed by Carlsen (Steve Railsback), find a spaceship that contains the dead bodies of several aliens, along with the naked bodies of three human-like creatures in suspended animation. They bring the aliens aboard the ship for examination, but the specimens are sloppily guarded and soon the trio spread contagion among the population of the ship. Returning to earth, the beautiful space vampire (Mathilda May) escapes into London and begins to feed of the bodies of the unwary Britons, turning the city into a zombie-populated wasteland. It is now left for Carlsen to stop the vampire invaders.

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A weird homage to British science fiction from Quatermass and Dr. Who through Alien, the Tobe Hooper-directed Lifeforce may be one of the strangest films ever to receive a wide theatrical release. Equating its strangeness with artistic merit, however, is more of a stretch. Playing like a lot of silly movies folded into one, it features a nude vampire (Mathilda May), space exploration, and a plague of zombies. Played with a straight face, it never appears to recognize its own absurdity, which should be no difficulty for viewers. Never all that successful, as horror or as satire, it's also never dull, making ideal, undemanding late-night viewing fodder.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2014
UPC:
0826663155938
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
R
Source:
Shout Factory
Region Code:
A1
Time:
3:37:00
Sales rank:
3,742

Special Features

Audio commentary with Director Tobe Hooper; Audio commentary with makeup effects artist Nick Maley; New interviews with Mathilda May, Steve Railsback and Director Tobe Hooper; Theatrical trailers; TV spot; Still gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Railsback Commander Tom Carlsen
Peter Firth Inspector Caine
Frank Finlay Inspector Fallada
Mathilda May Space Girl
Patrick Stewart Dr. Armstrong
Michael Gothard Bukovsky
Nicholas Ball Derebridge
Aubrey Morris Sir Percy
Nancy Paul Ellen
John Hallam Lawson
John Forbes-Robertson Minister
Sydney Kean Brash Guard
John Keegan Guard
Chris Jagger Vampire
Bill Malin Vampire
Jerome Willis Pathologist
Derek Benfield Physician
John Woodnut Metallurgist
Peter Porteous Prime Minister
Katherine Schofield Prime Minister's Secretary
Owen Holder 1st Scientist
Jamie Roberts Rawlings
Russell Sommers Navigation Officer
Patrick Connor Fatherly Guard
Paul Cooper Guard
Chris Sullivan Kelly
Milton Cadman Soldier
Rupert Baker Soldier
Gary Hildreth Police Surgeon
Edward Evans Doctor
Nicholas Donnelly Police Inspector
Peter Lovstrom Boy in Park
Julian Firth Boy in Park
Carl Rigg Radar Technician
Elizabeth Morton Radar Technician
Geoffrey Frederick Communications Officer
David English Crew
Emma Jacobs Crew
Michael John Paliotti Crew
Brian Carroll Crew
Richard Oldfield Mission Leader
Christopher Barr Trajectory Officer
Burnell Tucker N.A.S.A. Man
Thom Booker 1st N.A.S.A. Officer
Michael Fitzpatrick 2nd N.A.S.A. Officer
Richard Sharpe Rescue Ship Crewman
John Golightly Colonel
William Lindsay Colonel's Aide
David Beckett Soldier
Ken Parry Sykes
John Edmunds BBC Commentator
Haydn Wood Helicopter Pilot
Sydney Livingstone Ned Price

Technical Credits
Tobe Hooper Director
Robert Cartwright Art Director
Peter Diamond Stunts
John Dykstra Special Effects
Sandra Exelby Makeup
Denise Exshaw Set Decoration/Design
Yoram Globus Producer
Menahem Golan Producer
John Grant Special Effects
John Graysmark Production Designer
John Grover Editor
James Guthrie Score Composer
Carin Hooper Costumes/Costume Designer
Alan Hume Cinematographer
Don Jakoby Screenwriter
Michael J. Kagan Associate Producer
Michael Kamen Score Composer
Terry Knight Art Director
Nick Maley Special Effects
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Dickie Mills Makeup
Michael Morris Makeup
Dan O'Bannon Screenwriter
Tony Reading Art Director
Tip Tipping Stunts
Alan Tomkins Art Director
Simon Wakefield Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lifeforce
1. Chapter 1 [13:12]
2. Chapter 2 [14:13]
3. Chapter 3 [7:25]
4. Chapter 4 [9:32]
5. Chapter 5 [9:04]
6. Chapter 6 [7:51]
7. Chapter 7 [3:22]
8. Chapter 8 [6:27]
9. Chapter 9 [8:35]
10. Chapter 10 [7:56]
11. Chapter 11 [8:26]
12. Chapter 12 [7:04]

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Lifeforce 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i saw this movie in the theaters back in the 80's!!!!Is one of the best horror fliks that i ever seen!!this is a MUST HAVE for your collection......
AlchemystAZ More than 1 year ago
Mathilda May! Okay, I'm a sucker for beautiful vamps. Not much else in this to inspire men, but fun on a base level. What else is needed for a cult movie? Oh yes, some logic and/or science?