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 Posted:   Dec 15, 2010 - 4:24 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)





I want this. I want the film to be released on DVD, and I want the score to be released as well. It's cheesy. It's cheap. It's silly. And I love it. Highly memorable music and a lot of good fun with Christopher Lee and Robert Vaughn. I admit I have fond childhood memories of it and I would only recommend the movie to fans of low-budget science fiction. But the score...there's a lot to love for ANY '70s score enthusiast.

I hope Warner Archive puts the movie out some day. And maybe, just maybe, some marvelously industrious film score label will give us this ultra-fun slice of '70s cheddar.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076760/

 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2010 - 4:45 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)




Yes, please!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2010 - 4:48 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

I remember seeing STARSHIP INVASIONS at the theatre, either right before or right after
the release of STAR WARS, back in '77. Loved it then, love it now! I recorded it
on vhs back in 1996 from one of the Encore channels when I had direct tv.
I'm sure this will get released through the Warner Archives - dvd on demand.
Right up there with STARCRASH - great stuff!

P.S. Love that redhead's tush! Yowza!!!

Den

 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2010 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   Heath   (Member)

A Hal Roach production, eh? From the looks of the poster, Stan and Ollie might well have had a hand in the movie. wink

Yeah, looks like good cheese-feast fun! And anything by Gil is good to go!

Christopher Lee is a long long way from Bray Studios... and he looks like he's missing every mile of it. big grin

 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2010 - 6:34 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2010 - 9:02 PM   
 By:   Heath   (Member)

Thanks Charles.

Well....
I mean what can one say?
Well....
Good heavens.

So that's Starship Invasions is it?

Well...
Goodness me.

Do you suppose Cushing and Lee got together in a nice English country pub and flipped a coin to decide which of the two upcoming space movies they were going to take? I wonder if Peter bought the next round.

One thing's for sure... Gil and the band sound like they were having fun. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2010 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

I doubt there has ever been a more ridiculous job of costuming as appears in STARSHIP INVASIONS. What were they thinking? I find myself totally embarassed for poor Christopher Lee having to play out his scenes thusly attired. Those
shots from the film on those lobby cards do just about a perfect job making the potential audience giggle.

The Melle score remains a wonderfully entertaining example of his late 70's jazz/thriller vibe, with a few more electronic embellishments garnishing it. He certainly gives the film much more than it deserves.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2010 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   HAL 2000   (Member)

I saw this groovy movie back in the day.

Wasn't the blond that got abducted in the clip the actress who played Judy on Lost in Space?

 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2010 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

P.S. Love that redhead's tush! Yowza!!!

That image is all I took away from this thread.

And it was a very, very good image.

 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2010 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

I saw this groovy movie back in the day.

Wasn't the blond that got abducted in the clip the actress who played Judy on Lost in Space?


No

 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2010 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

I doubt there has ever been a more ridiculous job of costuming as appears in STARSHIP INVASIONS. What were they thinking? I find myself totally embarassed for poor Christopher Lee having to play out his scenes thusly attired. Those
shots from the film on those lobby cards do just about a perfect job making the potential audience giggle.

The Melle score remains a wonderfully entertaining example of his late 70's jazz/thriller vibe, with a few more electronic embellishments garnishing it. He certainly gives the film much more than it deserves.


strangely enough, that costume with the serpent was based on a real life UFO occupant description (including the insignia)

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2010 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

This always reminded me of the situation where a couple of kids raided the record library of one of the greatest, most eclectic geniuses in the history of modern music and pasted the most inspired bits onto their home movie.

 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2010 - 12:43 PM   
 By:   Micki Moreau   (Member)

I doubt there has ever been a more ridiculous job of costuming as appears in STARSHIP INVASIONS. What were they thinking? I find myself totally embarassed for poor Christopher Lee having to play out his scenes thusly attired. .

could be worse... he could have been wearing Sean Connery's ZARDOZ costume LOL It doesn't get much worse than that

 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2010 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2024 - 3:34 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

It's up on Spotify!

https://open.spotify.com/album/0pvtGaF3XarEKDqbq0X7LS

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 9:04 PM   
 By:   MarkS   (Member)

Also Qobuz:
https://www.qobuz.com/us-en/album/starship-invasions-gil-melle/cnort61ggsrha

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2024 - 1:33 AM   
 By:   Ny   (Member)

Wow, this sounds crazy.
I'm all over it, and I hope I never, ever see the film.

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2024 - 2:07 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

I hope I never, ever see the film.

I wish I hadn't... In the ranks of crappy Canadian science fiction movies, I'm not sure if this or The Shape Of Things To Come is worse.

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2024 - 3:17 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Also Qobuz:
https://www.qobuz.com/us-en/album/starship-invasions-gil-melle/cnort61ggsrha


Whoa, cool! Thanks for the link.

I remember I saw this as a teen in the 1980s and found the movie jaw-droppingly bad... even for a low budget movie... this was weird. So cheesy, I couldn't believe Christopher Lee and Robert Vaughn were in it. (TEENAGE CAVEMAN and BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS are masterpieces in comparison.) So weird, yes, I agree, it's probably a lot of fun. I should re-watch it. But I'm sure Gil Melle's music is worth a listen, so I will check this out on Qobuz.

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2024 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

couldn't believe Christopher Lee and Robert Vaughn were in it.



Both apparently claimed they were conned into it...

 
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