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Xtro [DVD]


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  • Actors: Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers, Danny Brainin, Maryam d'Abo, Simon Nash
  • Directors: Harry Bromley Davenport
  • Producers: Mark Forstater
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Oct 2009
  • Run Time: 81 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002KAIVV8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,996 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Low-budget sci fi horror revolving around Sam (Philip Sayer), a devoted family man who returns to Earth three years after being abducted by aliens, now possessing special powers. On his return, Sam seeks out his wife Rachel (Bernice Stegers) and son Tony (Simon Nash), but discovers that his wife is now living with a man named Joe (Danny Brainin). Rachel struggles to decide what her feelings are for the two men, while Sam's strange behaviour begins to affect Tony in frightening ways.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By All of them Witches TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 29 Nov 2009
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A great UK alien horror which has stood the test of time incredibly well. Another film I saw whilst quite young which was subsequently banned during the 'video nasties' hysteria but has 're-emerged' once again for its latest dvd release. There are no extras at all on the dvd and it appears that the print is straight from video judging by the film quality; the picture stutters a bit early on, this is not a fault with the disc as I remember this being the case whilst watching it on video but in any case is all rather superficial and does not detract from the delights that await.
Early on in the story a man is abducted by aliens in the form of an intense white light, witnessed by his young son. Forward three years later the son 'Tony' (still managing to look the same age, haircut etc) is still experiencing trauma, nightmares etc whilst his mother and wife of the abductee (Sam) believes her ex to have simply run off with someone else.
Sam returns in unforgettable fashion, via the union of an alien host and a rather unfortunate young woman and sets out to relocate his son. Unfortunately for everyone else Sam has 'changed' and then some, since he left earth three years prior and doesn't possess much empathy for his fellow man anymore. There are some really nice, novel ideas and minor idiosyncracies in Xtro. I liked the way he nonchalantly uses the car of the couple he has killed, driving to London with the female dead in plain view in the passenger seat where he killed her, also the first time he tries to use a telephone.
Anyway Sam manages to begin the process of 'changing' his son and Tony rapidly learns to use his newly acquired powers to suit his own sinister ends.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By TheLeebert on 6 Feb 2007
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If you can overlook its obviously low budget and tolerate the BBC Radiophonic Workshop-like synthesizer noodling on the soundtrack, there's much to enjoy and offend in XTRO, a simple tale of a family man returning to Earth after three years in the company of aliens whose customs and ways of life he hasn't completely surrendered. Fans of the gross and outrageous will enjoy the sight of a fully-grown man being 'reborn' (literally reborn!) and the several messy killings that further spice up this warped and somewhat disturbing British shocker. Although clearly inspired by Ridley Scott's Alien, XTRO actually bears more than a passing resemblance to Norman J.Warren's notorious Inseminoid, except things are much nastier here. If you like multi-million-dollar blockbusters, this won't interest you, but fans of home-grown horror should check it out.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "bladerunner121123" on 14 May 2004
Format: VHS Tape
I first saw this film when I was 13 and must say I was impressed
by it,although its not a certain Ridley Scott classic,it certainly scared me ..being the impressionable young man that I am!!
It basically tells the story of a family man who is abducted by aliens and subsequently returns to earth as the Xtro of the title.
The creature has now returned for his/its son and quickly establishes its motives by killing,raping,and infecting anybody
it comes into contact with.
I have to say if you see this film you may find it confusing and
a little weird to say the least,but if you enjoy watching low budget horror flicks with deliberately shocking gore than this is
worth a look!!
Great horror flick with a great soundtrack too!!!!
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Not as crap as you'd expect! There is a certain charm about this film. It'd be too easy to write it off as a typical exploitative early 80s sleazy horror movie - I'd say it's better than that, if nothing else, for pure imagination and ideas. The effects are (I think) quite impressive and no more disturbing than, say, The Fly or The Thing. The low-budget-ness of the film adds to its charm, as does the less-than-brilliant acting and slightly flawed plot. However, the swift pace of the movie and the early introduction of monsters and gore mean that the audience is entertained throughout, the plot is engaging and its domestic setting helps to juxtapose the fantastic with the mundane. The action takes place in the present (in its case, the 1980s) and in what appears to be a London suburb - and the feature is better for it. Why it was on the 'banning' list from the draconian days of British censorship is, for me, ludicrous. Yes there is some - albeit unnecessary - nudity, but the gore count is pretty much what you'd expect from a sci-fi horror movie. Some 'video nasties' are pretty charmless - but this is not one of them. I was secretly quite impressed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER on 20 Mar 2014
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A bright light separate's 'Tony' from his father 'Sam' during a country stroll,
when the light goes out 'Sam' has disappeared.
Three years have past since the incident, young 'Tony' has frequent nightmare's,
he cannot accept his father has gone and won't come back.
'Rachel' 'Sam's' wife has moved on she's now with 'Joe'
After a bizarre series of gory happenings 'Sam' re-appears seemingly expecting
everything to be the same as it was before he left, he claims to have lost his
memory.
'Sam' is not the same man that left three years past, when alone with his son 'Tony'
he appears to be grooming his son to become what he is now.
'Rachel' is confused about her feelings and decides to take 'Sam' to the country
retreat they used frequently in the past, hoping it will help him remember things.
'Tony' has been left at home with 'Joe' and home-help 'Maryam' where bizarre
things begin to happen seemingly orchestrated by the youngster.
Events continue to take a decided turn for the worse.
A 'B-Movie' from the early 80's that certainly holds your attention, with many nasty and
intense sequences.
(wonder how this would look if it had been filmed with the benefit of todays technology ?)
Worth taking time out to watch (providing you haven't a weak stomach)
Many films made around the same time were subjected to a lengthy ban, including this
one, they were labelled as 'Video Nasty's'
The Censor's had in the early 70's become for lenient with their assessments, however
with the emergence of Video players the market was flooded with 'Video-nasty's' while
film companies got there act together to accomidate the demand for home viewing.
Some of those 'Nasty's' should never resurface, this film is more than acceptable in
todays world in which almost anything goes.
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