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Star Odyssey (Italian Star Wars) 1979


Third in a series of Italian science fiction films clearly inspired by Star Wars. This entry features a couple of comical robots. Three other films in the series are #1 War of the Planets (aka Cosmos 1977), #2 War of the Robots (1978) and #4 Beast in Space (1980). The series is most famous for its gold skinned blond androids and the use of reflective "light sabers".

Star Odyssey (Italian: Sette uomini d'oro nello spazio / Seven Gold Men in Space) is a 1978 Italian film directed by Alfonso Brescia.
The film is also known as Space Odyssey, Metallica and Captive Planet in other video markets.

Plot summary

One of four low-budget Italian science fiction movies produced in the wake of Star Wars by Italian director Alfonso Brescia (under the pseudonym Al Bradley), the film takes place on Earth (now renamed "Sol 3") in the year 2312.
The planet is sold to an evil despot named Kress, who soon flies to "Sol 3" to start gathering humanoid slaves to sell to his evil counterparts. Defending "Sol 3" against the new owner is the kindly Professor Maury and his ragtag band of human and robot friends. Maury and his defenders set out to reclaim the planet from Kress and his cyborg army.
Familiar faces include Gianni Garko, Malisa Longo, and Chris Avram, veterans of numerous European thrillers. ~ Robert Firsching, Rov


  • Yanti Somer as Irene
  • Gianni Garko as Dirk Laramie
  • Malisa Longo as Bridget
  • Chris Avram as Shawn
  • Ennio Balbo
  • Roberto Dell'Acqua as Norman
  • Aldo Amoroso Pioso
  • Nino Castelnuovo
  • Gianfranca Dionisi
  • Pino Ferrara
  • Aldo Funari
  • Cesare Gelli
  • Claudio Undari
  • Filippo Perrone
  • Franco Ressel as Commander Barr
  • Massimo Righi
  • Silvano Tranquilli
  • Claudio Zucchet

Category:1979 films
Category:Italian films
Category:1970s science fiction films
Category:Italian-language films


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