War of the Planets

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

War of the Planets aka Battle of the Stars (1977, Italy) is an Italian Sci-Fi movie by Alfonso Brescia, clearly a rip-off of Star Wars.


Main Details

  • Released in 1977
  • Color
  • Running time: 95 minutes
  • Production Co: Nais Film
  • Distribution Co: Cinematografie Internazionali Associate
  • Directed by Alfonso Brescia
  • Starring: John Richardson, Yanti Sommer
  • Produced by Luigi Alessi
  • Screenplay by Alfonso Brescia, Aldo Crudo, Massimo Lo Jacono, Giacomo Mazzocchi
  • Starring John Richardson, Yanti Somer, Gaetano Balestrieri, Nicolas Barthe, Aldo Canti
  • Narrated by Arduino Sacco
  • Music by Marcello Giombini
  • Cinematography by Silvio Fraschetti
  • Edited by Larry Marinelli, Carlo Reali

Plot Summary

  • A strange signal arrives on the Earth disturbing all communications, while a UFO appears above the Antarctic sea. Captain Alex Hamilton is sent with his spaceship and crew to the space outside the Solar System to find the origin of that signal. They reach an unknown planet where a giant robot enslaved a whole population of humanoids by taking their psychic energies. The robot's got his eyes on the Earth, too.


  • Robot Terror From Space!

Also Known As

  • Year Zero: War In Space
  • Cosmo 2000
  • Cosmo: Planet Without a Name
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