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Lifeforce [1985 film] by Tobe Hooper

Lifeforce [1985 film]

by Tobe Hooper (Director), Don Jakoby (Screenwriter), Dan O'Bannon (Screenwriter)

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Lifeforce flopped, with reviews generally negative or worse (although Gene Siskel liked it). But aided through hindsight and extended editions, Lifeforce is a geek classic. Certainly no one involved phoned it in; Hooper’s direction (never better) captures the style and dry wit of the classic Hammer Quatermass films (well worth checking out), the score by Henry Mancini (!) is appropriately quirky and bombastic, and John Dykstra’s (Star Wars) special effects are superb — the desiccated zombie design is wonderful, and the alien spacecraft is a thing of beauty. No CGI here, just craft and skill.

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Hooper, TobeDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jakoby, DonScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Bannon, DanScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Firth, Petersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Railsback, Stevesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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"... a sci-fi extravaganza that delivers out-of-this-world excitement. A mission to investigate Halley's Comet discovers an even more fascinating phenomenon: an alien spacecraft! After a deadly confrontation, the aliens travel to Earth where their seductive leader begins a terrifying campaign to drain the lifeforce of everyone she encounters. Her victims, in turn, continue the cycle, and soon the entire planet is in mortal danger. And when the mission's sole survivor sets out to destroy her, he comes face to face with the most charming-- and horrifying-- being he's ever known. Will he be able to destroy the lovely vampiress ... or will he become yet another victim of her fatal charm?"--Container label.… (more)

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