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Thursday, June 14, 2012

The VHS Archives: Alfonso Brescia's METALLICA (1979)

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METALLICA
Alfonso Brescia's Sette uomini d'oro nello spazio (1979)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: Mogul Communications, Inc.
Catalog: MOG1033
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: 1987
Runtime: 99:05
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs
Extras: None

About the Film
Director: Alfonso Brescia
Year of Release: 1979
Country of Origin: Italy
Stars: Gianni Garko, Malisa Longo, Yanti Somer, Chris Avram
AKAs: Captive Planet, Star Odyssey, Seven Golden Spacemen

Verbatim Box Synopsis
A rebel civilization in a far-off galaxy embark on a mission to capture and exploit the planet Earth. With it's gigantic spaceship their leader assembles a massive army of robots and the battle begins.
Thanks to the special metal from which their inter-galactic space transporter is constructed they break through the Earth's protective safety shield.
Meanwhile, the authorities on Earth are now convinced that normal means of defence will not stand in the way of the superior fire-power of the aliens.
A team of experts are recruited to formulate a strategy for defending the Earth.
Daring fights and large scale spectacular battles between the star-fighters of Earth and the space-transporters of the enemy continue.
Metallica ... full of action, suspense, a science fiction movie with a difference. 

 U.S. Mogul Communication sleeve!
(At the time of this tape's release, Metallica's Master of Puppets album had already been officially certified gold and was making a 72-week run on Billboard's Top 200 chart. The band was also in the news following the death of their bassist, Cliff Burton, and their search for his replacement. Way to ride them coattails, Mogul!)

For alternate covers and clips, check out our Captive Planet listing!

Looking for Metallica on VHS? It's available on Amazon here. You can also find a budget DVD double-bill from Alpha under the title Star Odyssey, paired with Terry Marcel's Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1983).

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