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Robot Holocaust is a 1986 film directed by Tim Kincaid. It is set in post-apocalyptic New York City.

Robot Holocaust
Robot Holocaust 1986 Poster.jpg
Directed byTim Kincaid
Produced byCharles Band
Cynthia De Paula
Written byTim Kincaid
StarringNorris Culf
Nadine Hartstein
J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner
Release date
  • April 1986 (1986-04) (Italy)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

PlotEdit

After society was almost destroyed in a robot rebellion 33 years before the movie begins, the remnants are either slaves to the Dark One in the one city that remains or nomads. Slaves either work to power the city or fight in death matches for the other slave's entertainment. While the winner of these matches is promised a reward, they receive death instead. The games are used to weed out of the population the biggest and the strongest to prevent rebellion in New Terra, the last city on Earth

Just outside New Terra (whats left of New York City), Neo, a drifter from the atomic-blasted wastelands, and his klutzy robot sidekick arrive at a factory where slaves labor to fuel the Dark One's Power Station. He meets Deeja, a woman (Nadine Hart) who convinces him to help rescue her father. The father is a scientist (Michael Dowend) who has invented a device that can break the Dark One's control over the factory slaves. Gathering a motley crew of allies on the way, Neo goes to the Power Station to confront the Dark One's evil servants.[1]

CastEdit

  • Norris Culf as Neo
  • Nadine Hartstein as Deeja (as Nadine Hart)
  • J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner as Klyton (as Joel Von Ornsteiner)
  • Jennifer Delora as Nyla
  • Andrew Howarth as Kai
  • Angelika Jager as Valaria
  • Michael Downend as Jorn
  • Rick Gianasi as Torque
  • George Grey as Bray (as George Gray)
  • Nicholas Reiner as Haimsa
  • Michael Azzolina as Roan
  • John Blaylock as Korla
  • Michael Zezima as Airslave Fighter
  • Edward R. Mallia as Airslave Fighter (as Edward Mallia)
  • Amy Brentano as Irradiated Female

Release and legacyEdit

The film was released theatrically in April 1986 in Italy. In the U.S., it was released directly to videocassette in January of the following year by Wizard Video. In 2001, MGM released an Amazon.com Exclusive VHS of the film. Despite being tied to Full Moon Features, the film has yet to see a DVD release. However, MGM released a widescreen version of the film on Hulu.com, fueling speculation that a DVD release is possible in the near future. On December 4, 2012, the MST3K version of the film was released on DVD by Shout Factory. On November 29, 2018, Scorpion Releasing announced they would release the film on Blu-Ray disc.[2]

The film was shown during the first season of Mystery Science Theater 3000,[3] after fans (along with Joel and the bots) complained of never viewing any color films. It was the first modern, color film to be shown [4]

ReceptionEdit

The Creature Feature guide gave the movie 1.5 out of 5 stars, saying that it was so bad only camp followers would enjoy the movie. The effects were cited as being especially bad. [5]. TV Guide states the movie combines worst elements of post-apocalyptic science fiction and sword-and-sorcery epics. [6]. As of August 2019, the movie has a score of 15% on Rotten Tomatoes [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/RobotHolocaust
  2. ^ "Scorpion Releasing". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  3. ^ Beaulieu, Trace; Chaplin, Paul; Mallon, Kim; Murphy, Kevin; Nelson, Michael J; Pehl, Mary Jo (May 1996). The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Amazing Colossal Episode Guide. New York City, New York: Bantam Books. p. 14. ISBN 9780553377835.
  4. ^ https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/RobotHolocaust
  5. ^ Stanley, J. (2000) Creature Feature:3rd Edition
  6. ^ https://www.tvguide.com/movies/robot-holocaust/review/116179/
  7. ^ https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/robot_holocaust

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