- Actors: Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers, Danny Brainin, Maryam d'Abo, Simon Nash
- Directors: Harry Bromley Davenport
- Writers: Harry Bromley Davenport, Iain Cassie, Michel Parry, Robert Smith
- Producers: James Crawford, Mark Forstater, Robert Shaye
- Format: Color, NTSC
- Rated: RestrictedR
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Warner Home Video
- VHS Release Date: August 15, 1995
- Run Time: 84 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
- ASIN: 6303536026
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #241,863 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The film gets a 1:85:1 transfer, enhanced for widescreen TVs. The image is pretty sharp and clear. The print wasn't cleaned up at all, and there is a lot of specks, dust and hairs visible. The audio seems to be mono, but it is sharp and clear.
The 2 alternate endings are very short, one is nearly identical to the original, the other is a good alternate take, and the one deleted scene is only 35 seconds long. You also get an interview with the director and still shots of behind the scenes.
Now let's just hope xtro 2 makes it to DVD.
As this English production begins we see a cottage in the countryside, and a man playing with his son in the yard. Shortly after the mother leaves, the skies turn dark, the wind picks up, strange lights appear overhead, and poof! the man is gone...fast forward three years...the boy, named Tony (Nash), who lives in the city with his mother Rachel (Stegers) and her boyfriend Joe (Brainin), still has nightmares about the event, one which no one believes happens, as the thought is his father, Sam (Sayer), just picked up and left, never to return. Until now. Once again some strange lights cruise the night, depositing something in the area where Sam disappears so long ago...something nasty.Read more ›
"Xtro" proves that even if you're the ultimate in deadbeat Dads---one who traded the basic patriarchal duties to go intergalactic bar-hopping for a few years with alien abductors---you can always go Home again.
Only: Home might not be exactly what it was. And you might not be exactly the same Dad you were to begin with. And when you get done, Home is going to *definitely* have gone through some radical remodelling.
Call it Home Improvement, E.T.-style.
That's pretty much the raw meat and bloody viscera of "XTRO", a deliciously sick, gloriously gory, considerably raunchy little tale of alien invasion, glistening, silky little alien eggs, bloodsucking parasites, leering circus dwarves, coughing panthers, and one man's quest to secure visiting rights to his estranged son, and the Devil take the consequences!
Whatever you think of XTRO, you've got to admire Sam Phillips's (Philip Sayer)pluck in getting back together with his kid (wee little Simon Nash). For one thing, the flick's relatively sane opener---a scene of Yorkshire domestic bliss, daddy playing outside a rustic cottage with his son---is interrupted by a little fire in the sky, and poof!: XTRO serves up one nasty alien abduction, piping hot!.
Things careen from one level of insanity to another pretty much after that.
Sam, evidently, sustains something considerably more life-changing than an anal probe. Then, two years later, without even phoning home to tell his long-suffering wife "the check's in the mail", he shows up.
Well, sorta.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Packaged great " this is the original first xtro sci fi movie " just an awesome movie an exactly what I wanted " perfect condition !Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
If someone were to ask me to show them the strangest of 80's horror cinema, I think that this might well be the film I would pull out for them. Read morePublished 2 months ago by XDel
As a bonus you get to see Maryam d'Abo, the Bond girl cellist from "Living Daylights" totally starkers in a love scene with her boyfriend, in a scene called "Afternoon... Read morePublished on December 28, 2013 by George B. Purdy
XTRO (Harry Bromley Davenport, 1983)
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In the world of 1983, everyone was happily proclaiming that alien life would be warm and happy,... Read more
This has to be the worst movie ever for me. I wont even consider parts 2 and 3. I regret wasting my money but ill sell it at my summer garage sale.Published on March 1, 2013 by looking for qualityz
It was the summer of '94, when randomly skimming through my idiotic Leonard Maltin movie guide, I discovered an intriguing yet haphazardly produced film entitled Xtro. Read morePublished on February 27, 2013 by Bartok Kinski
Not only is this movie a cult classic, I've liked this film for years. An alien comes to Earth and has to take the form of a human. Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by Jax
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