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Old 09-01-2010, 04:31 AM
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You should check out Forbidden World, a Roger Corman Alien rip-off masterpiece!!

Plenty of breasts, gore, and bad acting for everyone to enjoy! :P
LOL...that itself was a rip-off of Corman's Galaxy Of Terror, which was a rip-off of alien...
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LOL...that itself was a rip-off of Corman's Galaxy Of Terror, which was a rip-off of alien...
Corman was confused and ripped off his own movie???

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Old 09-06-2010, 12:29 AM
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If I remember correctly, Galaxy of Terror (along with a couple of other movies released in close time proximity) also cannibalized some visual FX from Roger Corman's "Battle Beyond the Stars".

Movies that I know cannibalized BBtS:

Space Raiders (1984-85)
Murder In Space (Showtime original sci-fi murder mystery)

What's worse, there's actually a movie out there that cannibalized visual effects from the original Battlestar Galactica. I say worse because that movie ripped off VFX from a TV series.
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What was the flick that either 'Battle Beyond the Stars' ripped footage from, or the other one whose name I can't remember did.

Either way, 'BBTS' has footage in it I've seen in at least one other film.
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Corman was confused and ripped off his own movie???

Corman remade most of his films in form or another over the years.
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What was the flick that either 'Battle Beyond the Stars' ripped footage from, or the other one whose name I can't remember did.

Either way, 'BBTS' has footage in it I've seen in at least one other film.
I'm sure you're right...'cause I thought I saw that too....but I can't remember right now. Will revisit that movie in a couple days...see if I can jog the noggin'. (Somehow, that just didn't sound right...LOL!)
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Hey, speaking of Corman films, is there a new release of Big Bad Mama planned? I'd like to get that one, but most of the OOP copies are pricey...
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Starcrash is one of the best "bad movies" of all time. If you visit the Humanoid.com fan page, you'll find a great compilation of info on how the film was made, and the various personalities involved. One of my favorite facts was that all the models and props for the film were made in two days! Literally, they did it via the same way they made homes on "Extreme Makeover." Ultimately, Starcrash makes me think that it's the kind of movie a bunch of sci fi fans would have made, if they didn't have anything better to do.

Oh, and "Battle Beyond the Stars" was the first film in Corman's "sci fi ripoff" cycle that came about in the 80's. As such, most of the effects in that movie are original, but were then recycled for other films that came later. Not the other way around...
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Thanks. I could only remember I had seen some effects in more than one film but the order of them I couldn't have quoted.
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Starcrash is one of the best "bad movies" of all time. If you visit the Humanoid.com fan page, you'll find a great compilation of info on how the film was made, and the various personalities involved. One of my favorite facts was that all the models and props for the film were made in two days! Literally, they did it via the same way they made homes on "Extreme Makeover." Ultimately, Starcrash makes me think that it's the kind of movie a bunch of sci fi fans would have made, if they didn't have anything better to do.

Oh, and "Battle Beyond the Stars" was the first film in Corman's "sci fi ripoff" cycle that came about in the 80's. As such, most of the effects in that movie are original, but were then recycled for other films that came later. Not the other way around...
Indeed, it's like I always said: Battle Beyond the Stars is one of the most heavily cannibalized sci-fi movies ever made.

Second would have to be the original Battlestar Galactica.

I like your POV about StarCrash. A sort of sci-fi fan project. It wouldn't be the first time if indeed it was.

Remember the movie "Dark Star", by a very young John Carpenter? That movie was actually a college film project, and it went on to become a cult-classic.
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