When DAWN OF THE DEAD was released in Italy as ZOMBI the late great Lucio Fulci took it upon himself to make his own sequel, ZOMBI 2 – also known as ZOMBIE FLESH-EATERS. Thus, proving that copyright was a grey area back in the 1980s, director Ciro Ippolito decided that there was nothing to stop him making a follow-up to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi suspenser ALIEN – resulting in the birth of ALIEN 2: ON EARTH.
This Italian offering came six years before ALIENS and, with a bevy of low budget charm and the occasional spilled brain, spins out a story of an extraterrestrial terror landing in the here and now and stalking its prey in contemporary California.Putting themselves up against this otherworldly entity are a small group of explorers – and seasoned fans of Italian shock will doubtlessly notice the great Michele Soavi (A BLADE IN THE DARK/ PHENOMENA) among the cast! Arguably more exciting than ALIEN 3, decades later and ALIEN 2: ON EARTH might well be the film that David Fincher wishes he had made. See it now and decide and for yourselves – thanks to this amazing HD restoration from 88 Films.
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