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Grindhouse Double Shock Show: Star Odyssey (1979) / Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1983)

2.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Three people are transported into a parallel universe / Earth is attacked by an intergalactic villain.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Yanti Sommer, Gianni Garko, Richard Hatch, John Saxon
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Alpha Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: November 27, 2007
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000YDKABC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,509 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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"Star Odyssey" (originally called "Sette Uomini D'oro Nello Spazio," literally, "Seven Men of Gold in Space" as near as I can translate) wanted so badly to be "Star Wars" that it even had anthropomorphized robots with emotions, Tilk and Tilly, and an evil guy wearing a black cape with a suspiciously force-like abilities. Sound familiar? Truly, this is one of the most poorly executed films I have ever seen, but it is so bad as to be hilarious to watch.

The film opens with bad electronic music (repeated throughout the film at random, inappropriate times) that is akin to the theme from "Pod People." The first thing I noted was that the box and the credits can't agree on how to spell the name of the star of the film, Yanti Sommer. Or is it Yanti Somer? (Actually, the second seems to be correct, given other movie credits.) The first thing that becomes obvious is that the sets are very cheesy, and the dubbing to English matches, as does the acting: apparently there is no Italian word for "subtle." The cast has it all, including an extremely annoying actor whose name is "Hollywood" evidently because he is so good looking. This is a premise that I don't think anyone will buy, especially after one look at his mustache: he plays one third of a torrid and confusing love triangle. Also featured throughout are really bad computer "voices" that are perhaps the lamest things I have ever heard.

There is some expository information about how a superior world will be enslaving the earth shortly, which is illustrated by black and white world war two blitzkrieg footage of explosions edited jarringly into the film. To help combat the looming menace the heroes enlist the help of a crazy professor with a telepathically controlled medicine chest.
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I saw Star Odyssey when I was a child back in the 80's. Although a Star Wars rip-off, seeing it through a child's eyes, it's not so bad. I never new the name and had to search and search google until I could figure out the name of the movie. As bad as it is, it still brought me a lot of joy to see it again as a nostalgic memory. I never forgot the catchy theme music. The funniest part is an R2D2 rip-off with a robot prop that has a person inside with his real hands sticking out as the robots arms lol. It's so bad, that it's good :)
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By THowerton on February 19, 2015
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While both of these low budget disasters may have some fun characters it’s easily “Prisoners of the Lost Universe” that is the winner here. It actually has some charm and is watchable whereas “Star Odyssey” is so slowly paced watching it becomes an exercise in tedium.

Prisoners Of The Lost Universe:

One of the greatest movies of its time.

Wait…what? Oh, no, I meant to say that this movie wanted to be one of the greatest movies of its time. Some over-acting (John Saxon’s warlord, Kleel, being all manly), some under-acting (leads Richard Hatch, Captain Apollo of the original “Battlestar Galactica”, and the fetching but generally unfazed Kay Lenz are both guilty), and some outright cheezy acting (Peter O’Farrell’s “Lord of the Rings” rejected Hobbit thief Malachi is the main offender here) actually add charm to low-budget set pieces in a savage Californian backlot wilderness that had a couple of promising practical effect moments with men in suits as water creatures. This not-quite-apocalyptic fantasy feature which borrows gladdeningly from “The Hidden Fortress” and “Star Wars” storylines follows Carrie, (Lenz, who channels more than a bit of 1970s Farrah Fawcett here if we’re being honest) a trash TV reporter, who interviews a scientist who says that he’s able to transport matter between realities. As you know, because this takes place in sunny SoCal, an earthquake hits (and hits and hits) just at the right times to knock the scientist, our heroine, and unlucky Dan (Hatch) into another dimension strangely like our own but ruled more or less by a ruthless warlord (Kleel) who keeps everyone in line with his gun (can you guess who provided him with the gun and the gunpowder? Hint: it was the good scientist).
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I only saw Star Oddyssey, the other movie is not on my version of the disc. But Odyssey was a hoot. Break out the Cheese Whiz!!! As cheesy as this movie is, it is glorius fun to watch. An alien ship is on its way to earth, and our ships fail to stop it. The aliens begin to blow up cities, and refuse answer Earth's attempts to contact them, about it as we are lowly savages in their minds. The aliens are dealing with yet another group of alien races in an auction to purchase the planet and enslave us. The Earth space force attempts to get help to fight back from a reclusive scientific genius, who seems a bit alien himself and has tremendous telepathic powers. For some reason he has to recruit another guy with telepathic powers in order to control a space captain for the purpose of stealing a ship to use against the aliens, even though it is clear the Earth force would have let him borrow the keys since they asked for his help to begin with...? The scientist instructs his daughter to aid the space captain rescue some girl from a space prison, probably so they can show us her go-go boots & outfit.

Anyway, the aliens have large teams of bold commando androids that carry energy swords, like light sabers. There are robots galore, a r2-d2 type type robot that whistles and chirps, a professional boxing/wrestling robot named Hercules that fights in the human vs robot league; a pair of robots in love that are brought back from the scrapyard, and more. There are guys that backflip and somersault around while fighting, but the fight scenes are not too bad. The spaceship models all look pretty cool, the swords are actually not bad for this budget, the costumes are very disco but not cheap-looking. The makeup effects for the aliens are not bad either. All in all, this 1970's b-movie would be a great midnight special cult favorite, and I am glad we stumbled on it.
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