Xtro

Xtro

Director: Harry Bromley Davenport

Cast: Harry Bromley Davenport, Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers, Danny Brainin

     
 
For those with a taste for the repugnant comes this gory blood-and-guts fest that tells the horrific story of a British fellow who gets kidnapped by aliens and three years later is returned carrying infectious spores that have transformed him into a kind of crab thingy that causes all kinds of perverse sexual and violent mayhem.

Overview

For those with a taste for the repugnant comes this gory blood-and-guts fest that tells the horrific story of a British fellow who gets kidnapped by aliens and three years later is returned carrying infectious spores that have transformed him into a kind of crab thingy that causes all kinds of perverse sexual and violent mayhem.

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All Movie Guide
Make no mistake, Xtro is pure trash. It was made to capitalize on public interest in E.T. and basically presents the gory, sexy exploitation-movie take on that film's "alien visits Earth" premise. The end result is packed with slimy effects, some violent set pieces, and a bit of bare flesh to spice it all up. Thus, Xtro isn't tasteful in the least -- but it is surprisingly watchable, at least on a B-movie level. Director and co-writer Harry Bromley Davenport lacks finesse but manages to turn his crude technique into an asset, pacing the film well and piling up all the cut-rate gruesome spectacle that he can wring from the modest budget. He also gets an excellent performance from Simon Nash as the alien-possessed father: Nash exudes a chilly, subtle sort of menace and convincingly evokes the character's feel of "Jekyll and Hyde" confusion. Even some of the film's flaws are appealing in a bad-movie kind of way: the most notable element in this area is the chintzy, oddly flowery synthesizer score that is likely to provoke chuckles instead of chills. In short, Xtro is best left to fans of trashy horror flicks, but they will find it offers plenty to keep them amused.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/20/2005
UPC:
0014381264128
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
R
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:23:00

Special Features

Alternate endings; Deleted footage; All-new video interview with director Harry Bromley Davenport; Extensive still gallery featuring rare behind-the scenes photos

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Philip Sayer Sam Phillips
Bernice Stegers Rachel Phillips
Danny Brainin Joe Daniels
Simon Nash Tony Phillips
Maryam D'Abo Analise
David Cardy Michael
Peter Mandell Clown
Anna Wing Miss Goodman
Robert Pereno Ben
Robert Fyfe Doctor
Katherine Best Jane
Arthur Whybrow Mr. Knight
Robert Austin Van Driver

Technical Credits
Harry Bromley Davenport Director,Score Composer
David Anderson Special Effects
Mark Forstater Producer
Robin Grantham Makeup,Makeup Special Effects
Tom Harris Special Effects
John Metcalfe Cinematographer
John Midgley Sound/Sound Designer
Andrew Mollo Art Director
Vivien Pottersman Production Manager
Robert Shaye Executive Producer
John W. Simmons Camera Operator,Cinematographer
Robert Smith Screenwriter
John Webber Makeup,Makeup Special Effects
Jake Wright Asst. Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Xtro
1. Main Title [2:31]
2. Only a Dream [3:36]
3. Stay in the Car! [5:03]
4. Din-Dins [3:10]
5. Mysterious Blood [3:39]
6. Rebirth [4:23]
7. Tony Time [3:20]
8. Afternoon Delight [2:22]
9. Back for Good [7:49]
10. Eating Harry's Eggs [4:47]
11. New Powers [2:05]
12. Snake Salad [4:04]
13. Bothering Mrs. Goodman [4:15]
14. The Note [4:52]
15. Playing Hide-and-Seek: Back to the Cottage [8:25]
16. Phoning Home [5:02]
17. A Shocking Discovery [5:36]
18. Like Father, Like Son [3:57]
19. The Hatchery [1:52]
20. End Credits [2:28]

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