Directed by Luigi Cozzi
A cargo ship drifts up the Hudson River. Its crew: all dead, their bodies horribly mutilated, turned inside out by an unknown force. Its freight: boxes upon boxes of glowing, pulsating green eggs. It soon becomes clear that these eggs are not of this planet, and someone intends to cultivate them here on Earth. But who? And to what end? CONTAMINATION is an ultra-violent sci-fi epic that really gets under the skin. In space, no one can hear you scream - but on Earth, the terror rings loud and clear!
A cargo ship drifts up the Hudson River. Its crew: all dead, their bodies horribly mutilated, turned inside out by an unknown force.
Cast: Ian McCulloch, Louise Marleau, Marino Masé
Disgusting slow motion explosions that would make Michael Bay envious. A few interesting concepts held back by inferior storytelling that ultimately leads to a uneventful climax. Aside from the gnarly exploding gag this is little more than a riff track for mystery science theater. In short a boring version of 1979s Zombi coincidentally or not shot in the exact location. Unfortunately not bad in the right ways to even be a beautiful disaster on the lines of Tobe Hoopers 1985 Lifeforce or his 1986 Invaders from Mars. Check out the opening ten mins to gaze upon the exploding shots than pick something more satisfying. This is merely another rip off of Alien done inexpensive but t above all incompetentally.
This is the actual trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzOfl0zgaSY
Cool, a flick that has the Twin Towers! What if they coulda had the aliens fly into the...oh wait, too soon?
if you're running short on finding Italian flicks you haven't seen yet, then I think most would enjoy this movie. I've seen it twice, and after I write this I'll be watching it for a third time.
On the surface, this early 80's flick seems just like an Italian rip-off of Alien... and that's pretty much what it is. It's splattery, cheesy, and largely free of the burdens of logic. The story starts to drag a bit in the second act, but it's so bonkers that hopefully, you won't notice much. It also has a typically great score from Goblin. If you like Demons, give this a try.