R.O.T.O.R.

May 13, 2018 at 7:48 pm (7 Heads, R.O.T.O.R.) (, , )

R.O.T.O.R. – 1987 – United States

Barrett Coldyron (pronounced “cold iron”) is a Texas rancher and robotics researcher. He is developing a robotic policeman code named R.O.T.O.R. (Robotic Officer Tactical Operation Research). Coldyron seems pretty cool. He has a cool mullet and wears sunglasses all the time, but he’s sort of a fascist. He says, “Either we control society, or it destroys itself.” He believes that only an invincible robot cop can protect people from their own anti-social behavior. Nonetheless, he is this movie’s hero.

A greedy politician forces Coldyron to deploy ROTOR before it’s ready. The robot goes berserk. It kills a guy over a traffic violation and stalks the guy’s wife across the country. Coldyron says, “ROTOR would walk through a bus full of nuns to get to a jaywalker. It’s like a chainsaw set on frappe.” Coldyron races to stop ROTOR. Unfortunately for him, ROTOR is super strong, performs motorcycle stunts, and can look backward through time. Coldyron shoots and wrestles ROTOR ineffectually for a while, but eventually discovers it can be paralyzed by a loud car horn. Coldyron lassos all of ROTOR’s limbs, ties the ropes to a car, and draws and quarters the robot. In the final scene, Coldyron is shot to death by his evil boss.

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Robo Vampire

May 7, 2018 at 12:26 am (5 Heads, Robo Vampire) (, , , , , , , )

Robo Vampire – 1988 – Hong Kong/Thailand

An evil Buddhist priest and a gang of heroin dealers use Chinese hopping vampires to kill the police. The “police” wear camo fatigues, carry grenade launchers, and know martial arts. A policeman is killed and resurrected as a cyborg warrior. He looks like Robocop mixed with a samurai, but made out of pillows and duct tape. The movie has a lot of fight scenes.

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The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy

February 14, 2018 at 2:46 am (3 Heads, Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy) (, , , , , )

The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy – 1958 – Mexico

The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy is a sequel to The Aztec Mummy (1957) and Curse of the Aztec Mummy (1957). It features the same actors and characters, and includes an extensive flashback of footage from its prequels. Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy is set five years after Curse of the Aztec Mummy. The Bat, a super scientist and super criminal, still needs money for his animal/human vivisection experiments. His plan, like usual, is to steal the Aztec Mummy’s priceless breastplate. To defeat the invulnerable undead monster, The Bat creates robot with a human head. The robot can shoot atomic rays, but has to move really slowly because it has no knees. Watching the Aztec Mummy smash the pathetic robot to pieces is a delight. Dr. Eduardo Almada, the heroic scientist from the other Aztec Mummy films, appears but doesn’t do much other than talk.

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Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women

December 7, 2017 at 1:13 am (6 Heads, Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women) (, , , , , , , )

Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women – 1968 – United States/Russia

Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women begins with a documentary-like primer on the future of space travel. Models of cool and outlandish prototype spaceships are seen.

In the year 1998, an international crew of astronauts lands on Venus. They explore the rocky, swampy landscape with their robot John. They fight off dinosaurs and a killer flower with tentacles, find ruins of an undersea civilization, and survive a volcanic eruption. One of the astronauts hears siren-like singing and concludes that women must live on the planet. It turns out that he is right. The women are a tribe of beautiful blondes in seashell halter tops. They are telepathic, eat live fish, and worship a giant pterodactyl. When the astronauts kill their pterodactyl god, the women worship the astronaut’s robot instead.

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Lily C.A.T.

June 4, 2017 at 4:04 am (6 Heads, Lily C.A.T.) (, , , , , , , )

Lily C.A.T. – 1987 – Japan

A crew of thirteen scientists and engineers travel to a distant planet on behalf of some corporation. During the twenty year journey, they are in cryogenic sleep aboard a spaceship. While they rest, an alien bacteria infiltrates the ship. Upon waking, members of the crew die one by one as the infection enters their lungs and asphyxiates them. Soon, the bacteria transforms into a flowing mass of pincers, tentacles, and gaping maws. The body count escalates as the crew desperately searches for a way to destroy it.

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Manborg

February 18, 2017 at 11:56 pm (8 Heads, Manborg) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Manborg – 2011 – United States

Following the Hell Wars, Nazi vampires from Hell (who look like cenobites from Hellraiser) enslave humanity. Manborg is a cyborg gladiator incarcerated by the vampires in a high-tech prison. He teams up with Justice (a wise-cracking Australian), Mina (a blue-haired girl who looks like an anime character), and #1 Man (a martial artist) to destroy Count Draculon and his legions of vampires, mutants, and robots.

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Sins of the Fleshapoids

November 29, 2016 at 3:50 am (7 Heads, Sins of the Fleshapoids) (, , , , , )

Sins of the Fleshapoids – 1966 – United States

A million years in the future, Earth is an Eden-like utopia. There is enough of everything for everyone, and people do nothing but eat and frolic around naked. All labor is done by android slaves called Fleshapoids. When two Fleshapoids gain sapience, they kill their human masters, fall in love, and bear a robot child.

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Invasion of the Neptune Men

November 22, 2016 at 1:42 am (6 Heads, Invasion of the Neptune Men) (, , , , , )

Invasion of the Neptune Men – 1961 – Japan

Aliens from Neptune invade Earth. With their advanced technology, they control the weather, impersonate humans, disintegrate people, demolish buildings, and make clocks run backward. To defend the world, Japanese scientists build an energy barrier and special missiles. With help from an alien superhero named Space Chief, they repel the Neptune Men.

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Zeiram 2

August 23, 2016 at 1:06 am (8 Heads, Zeiram 2) (, , , , )

Zeiram 2 – 1994 – Japan

Zeiram 2 is a sequel to Zeiram (1991). Iria, the foxy alien bounty hunter, returns to Earth to destroy a robot warrior who hosts the parasitic monster Zeiram. Iria and Zeiram face off in an alternate dimension containing an abandoned industrial complex, a Shinto shrine, and a 370’ tall statue of a woman. They battle with guns, martial arts, force fields, landmines, grappling hooks, heat seeking robotic insects, and a helicopter umbrella. Also present is Bob (Iria’s AI partner) and the two bumbling electricians from the first Zeiram film.

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Birth

March 12, 2016 at 4:03 am (5 Heads, Birth) (, , , , , )

Birth (a.k.a. Birth: A War of Two Worlds!) – 1984 – Japan

The universe is in an embryonic state. Apparently, when it is populated by enough “organics” (humans), the universe will be “reborn”. The presence of hostile “inorganics” (robots) is stopping this somehow. None of this makes sense, but the result is a battle between humans and robots on a post-apocalypse desert planet. A spunky pilot woman, an unremarkable warrior, and a brash space merchant are on quest for a bazooka that can destroy all the robots and blow up the whole planet.

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