Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Review in Pictures : Forbidden World

It's raining exploitation!  As part of the new Roger Corman's Cult Classics collection, a lot of films are seeing the light of day in better quality than ever.  Case in point- Forbidden World.  Not to be confused with the 1950's classic, this movie never saw a real DVD release until now, having to be content with a VHS one and a Laserdisc one.  It could be worse- you could be Elves!  So what is the movie about?  Well, in theory, it's a pretty paper-thin Alien rip-off.  Under the Director's watchful eye, the film is a bit more than you might expect.  The plot has some more twists to it than you might expect, while also providing a lot of pulp moments not from the Alien films.  In order to help produce more DVD rentals/sales of this film (which has a nice 2-Disc Version), let's do a Review in Pictures.  Prepare to journey into the...
* A 'fixer' is called in to help a colony with a problem.  What kind of problem?
* Yeah, that would be a problem.  Especially since it is evolving and cannot be killed.
* It's also taken to killing the members at the Station.  The doctor takes it well...
*As part of the creature's evolution, it appears to turn into a mix of Geiger's creation and the creatures from The Giant Spider Invasion.
* The creature's victims begin to melt, which is due to the creature's long-term plan.  Basically, we = food.
* Only one thing can cause a hyper-evolving alien creature to vomit....
...of course, I'm not going to say what it is.  Let's just say that you probably won't guess what it is.  The End.
Holy exploitation, Batman!  The plot of this movie is certainly odd, but I liked it.  The movie focused on what it deemed important- nudity and violence.  There is a lot of blood here, as well as a pair of gratuitous nude scenes.  One of them is more famous than, well, the movie itself.  In spite of that, the film works in a lot of ways.  Is it a great film?  No.  It sure is fun, however, and I don't feel bad for seeing it.  If you like pulp and good times, watch this movie.  If you don't, then you should probably avoid most Corman films.  If that is not enough of an endorsement for the film, feast your eyes on this...
Up next, June begins with a two-part look at a crazy Japanese film.  It's like fan-fiction...but hundreds of years old.  Stay tuned...


  1. There was a German DVD release of this a few years back. The one I have claims the soundtrack is included as a special feature, but it's nowhere to be found.

  2. A DVD description that lies to you? Get out!