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« on: October 23, 2005, 08:53:25 AM »

One of the movies included in the CHILLING CLASSICS 50 Movie Pack is a 1970s Italian sci-fi flick called WAR OF THE ROBOTS.  If you haven't seen it, you MUST add it to your list.  

This movie is IMPOSSIBLY cheap (obvious toy spaceships flying around on wires, ray guns that are basically toys with tiny lightbulbs in them that light up when someone pulls the trigger, control panels made of colored, blinking lightbulbs . . . this is the worst stuff since SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS).

And the dialogue is the worst of the worst.  Check out the scene at the very end of the movie . . . when you hear the dialogue, you won't know whether to laugh or to be embarrassed for the English-speaking actors who had to dub this bottom-of-the-barrel mess.

This MUST have been on MST3K at one time or another.

Please, please, please get your hands on a copy of it.  It's a laugh riot.

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2005, 02:56:19 PM »

Me no see --
Now me must see --
Description good -- Make laugh --
This what this site all about --
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2005, 10:49:38 PM »

peter johnson wrote:

> Me no see --
> Now me must see --
> Description good -- Make laugh --
> This what this site all about --
> peter johnson/denny crane
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Yeah, I'd say that's a good summary of a person's mind after spending too much time on this site and viewing films reviewed here!

It seems like that 50 movie pack is a great deal, even if there are one or two watchable films in it.  I've been avoiding buying those packs just on principle [I have too many to get through already] but methinks I may just get it for the sheer entertainment value of such a film!

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2005, 12:26:56 AM »

What I really like about this one is that all of the robots appear to be little Dutch boys, like the commercial icon of the same name.  Sort of utilitarian dress, bowl cut blonde hair, and no expression.  It is superb.

I know what you mean about the acting too.  There are several scenes with no dialog, which are supposed to be carried by the actions of the players on screen.  For the most part, the audience starts wondering, "Why doesn't anybody do something?"

Katie has a complex because of this film, totally by accident.  I used to give her three choices of what bad movie we were going to watch that night.  Well, one night two of the three choices were "War of the Robots" and "Reactor."  She picked "Reactor" and it took me about 5 minutes to realize that we were indeed watching "War of the Robots" under another name.  She has never forgiven me for that gaff.

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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2005, 01:01:27 AM »

Man Burgo you sounded like a little kid at christmas.

Now I'm interested.

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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2005, 08:16:34 PM »

I'm the proud owner of WAR OF THE ROBOTS and another Italian Sci-Fi that was made about the same time called WAR OF THE PLANETS. They were somekind of STAR WARS cash-in. Fun stuff. Worth it if you can get it cheap. Especially like the uniforms with the felt head caps.



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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2005, 09:29:19 AM »

Scott wrote:

> I'm the proud owner of WAR OF THE ROBOTS and another Italian
> Sci-Fi that was made about the same time called WAR OF THE
> PLANETS. They were somekind of STAR WARS cash-in. Fun stuff.
> Worth it if you can get it cheap. Especially like the uniforms
> with the felt head caps.

A-hah! I'm not the only one two have this Fromage De Italia. Oh, the scent of Gorgonzola...
Did you notice the bearded guy, early in the film, as the red alert sounds...i swear he pops a tic-tac! Its a short shot, but it weirded me out. What, he wants to meet doom with fresh breath?
And the evil computer...oh, I SO wanted Crow and Tom Servo's opinions!
Ah...and last but not least, the guy who acts like Tad Hardchunk when he disobeys an order while fixing a sattalite, then goes all girly man when his suit gets acid on it. I kept yelling "Shut up and die like a man, ya puzt!"
I have GOT to MST these gobblers...Bwa-hahaha!...

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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2012, 12:55:26 PM »

Scott wrote:

> I'm the proud owner of WAR OF THE ROBOTS and another Italian
> Sci-Fi that was made about the same time called WAR OF THE
> PLANETS. They were somekind of STAR WARS cash-in. Fun stuff.
> Worth it if you can get it cheap. Especially like the uniforms
> with the felt head caps.

Ahah! I'm not the only one two have this Fromage De Italia. Oh, the scent of Gorgonzola...
Did you notice the bearded guy, early in the film, as the red alert sounds...i swear he pops a tic-tac! Its a short shot, but it weirded me out. What, he wants to meet doom with fresh bresth?
And the evil computer...oh, i SO wanted Crow and Tom Servo's opinions!
Ah...and last but not least, the guy who acts like Tad Hardchunk when he disobeys an order while fixing a sattalite, then goes all girly man when his suit gets acid on it. I kept yelling "Shut up and die like a man, ya puzt!"
I have GOT to MST these gobblers...Bwa-hahaha!...



     I've seen both of these, and I own WAR OF THE PLANETS; my wife and I watched half of it the other night, and the rest yesterday morning-incredible.
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2012, 01:55:20 PM »

Looks like YouTube has the full movie.

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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2012, 12:38:56 AM »

They showed this at B-Fest about 2 years ago and most of the audience had never heard of it, let alone seen it.  The overall reaction was...not happy.  I should add that I had seen it, and had some fun torturing the rest of the audience during the epic (length-wise, at least) final battle.  I'm pretty sure that I came close to getting rushed by twenty to thirty movie geeks.

From the review:  http://www.badmovies.org/movies/warrobots/

I have a fond memory involving "War of the Robots." It was shown at B-Fest 2010, and besides me, I do not believe many people had seen it before. When the final battle took place, the audience was not ready for its magnificence. As I said, scenes last five times longer than they should, and the big space battle is easily twenty-five minutes of pure tedium. It took ten minutes for the first wave of enemy flying saucers to be defeated, and when the last was destroyed the audience cheered. I stood up, turned around to face the audience behind me, and yelled "Now for the SECOND WAVE!" People looked back at me in surprise. I sat down, and then the second wave of Anthor spacecraft attacked. Several minutes later, the last of those saucers disappeared in a flash of low-budget special effects. I stood up, turned to face the audience behind me, and yelled "Now for the THIRD WAVE!" People looked at me with a combination of anger and disbelief. The space battle continued for long minutes. Once the last Anthor ship exploded, the B-Fest crowd erupted in applause since now, surely, the film had to be over. I stood up and turned around. The cheering stopped, the clapping ceased, and everyone glared at me. I yelled "And now for the FINAL BATTLE!"

Let me tell you, those people looked p**sed-the-hell-off.
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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2012, 07:40:01 AM »

Good Lord. I've never even heard of this film, but it certainly looks like my kinda cheez. Must see immediately.

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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2012, 07:58:01 AM »

with a special appearence by Mickey Pilgrim: sweet!    Question
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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2012, 11:59:05 AM »

I have this movie on some movie packs, but I've never seen it. It seems like something to watch when you're really tired.
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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2012, 10:23:47 PM »

Seen this and found out I have a high pain tolerance.

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