1989 • Italy • Directed by Bruno Mattei
For director Bruno Mattei (Violence in a Women's Prison) and co-writers Claudio Fragasso and Rossella Drudi (Troll 2), their final, and most notorious, collaboration went beyond brazen plagiarism to become a fearless act of deranged genius. In this bravura rip-off of both Aliens and Terminator, a team of badass marines, a tough female civilian and an orphaned girl battle monsters beneath the Venice canals while being chased by an indestructible killer cyborg.
Geretta Geretta (Demons) and Tony Lombardo (Rats: Night of Terror) star in this "schlockfest of awesome". Actually released outside the US as Termionator II and Alienators, and never before available in America, it is now available in gorgeous 2k restoration from the Director's Cut negative on ARROW.