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Title: Xtro (1982)
Post by: CountOrlok on March 26, 2013, 08:27:04 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/15/Xtro-Poster.jpg)

Xtro is a low-budget British science fiction horror movie made in 1982 and directed by Harry Bromley Davenport and co-produced by Bob Shaye.

I love Xtro.  So many memorable scenes and a surrealness to it that makes me keep coming back. 
Title: Re: Xtro (1982)
Post by: I_Drink_Your_Blood on March 26, 2013, 08:29:29 AM
Yeah, I really enjoy Xtro too.

It has so many memorable scenes, although the 'birthing scene' is probably the most infamous.
Title: Re: Xtro (1982)
Post by: CountOrlok on March 26, 2013, 08:39:56 AM
I love the scene where they turn the hot girl into an egg incubator.  That just creeped me out for some reason (when I first watched it back in the 90s).
Title: Re: Xtro (1982)
Post by: Splat on March 26, 2013, 08:52:22 AM
When I was young I was not the biggest fan but it always stayed with me. But now I really appreciate this film and love it for the reasons that put me off it in my younger years.
Title: Re: Xtro (1982)
Post by: CountOrlok on May 10, 2013, 05:20:54 AM
Best of the Worst Episode 3: The Killer Eye, They Bite, and Xtro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcBkm1nOI5k#ws)

^Good review.

I have always loved this wonderful, beautiful film.  Just awesome in every way possible.
Title: Re: Xtro (1982)
Post by: RIP on May 10, 2013, 07:49:45 AM
I have a double feature dvd of Xtro and Xtro 2. I've never seen Xtro 3 before though.
Title: Re: Xtro (1982)
Post by: Sek'Tal Alcyone on May 10, 2013, 07:58:07 AM
What a strange little film this is. It wasn't what I was expecting but that's not always a bad thing. It has a surreal, almost dream like quality to it.
Title: Re: Xtro (1982)
Post by: Splat on May 10, 2013, 09:19:34 AM
I have a double feature dvd of Xtro and Xtro 2. I've never seen Xtro 3 before though.

This is the one I have swell, was quite cheap so snapped it up.

What a strange little film this is. It wasn't what I was expecting but that's not always a bad thing. It has a surreal, almost dream like quality to it.

I totally agree with your description for it, pretty spot on.
Title: Re: Xtro (1982)
Post by: CountOrlok on May 10, 2013, 05:36:26 PM
Don't bother with Xtro 2 & 3.. they are just poorly made, badly acted trash, that has nothing to do with the original.
Title: Re: Xtro (1982)
Post by: Splat on May 10, 2013, 08:56:21 PM
Don't bother with Xtro 2 & 3.. they are just poorly made, badly acted trash, that has nothing to do with the original.

I totally agree 100%. 2 is a kinda clone of Alien/s to me, well at least it seemed that way...a very VERY poor clone at that!
Title: Re: Xtro (1982)
Post by: J.N. on December 08, 2013, 06:30:19 PM
Wow . . . talk about a blast from the past!  I haven't seen XTRO since I was 12 or 13, but I remember it fondly. Well, I remember the scene in which a woman gave birth to a grown man.  That was the stuff of nightmares!

I need to revisit this one soon.  I think the disc is Out of Print, though, if memory serves?  Probably pretty pricey . . . .


J.N.
Title: Re: Xtro (1982)
Post by: Matheny85 on July 17, 2014, 07:20:37 PM
I just saw this a few weeks ago for the first time. I found it  so strange and weird, but I loved it.
Title: Re: Xtro (1982)
Post by: CountOrlok on November 08, 2019, 09:42:32 PM
I actually watched Xtro 2 it's not too bad, it has some good low budget creature effects.  Nowhere near as good as Xtro 1 though.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Tgs8jXdoNpA/T7RXAyqKTGI/AAAAAAAABUw/8YtEqtsys9U/s1600/xtro-2-01.jpg)
Title: Re: Xtro (1982)
Post by: Splat on November 09, 2019, 08:04:17 PM
Started watching it again a little while ago, going to give it another chance. Maybe wasn't in the mood for it at the time of the first viewing.
Title: Re: Xtro (1982)
Post by: CountOrlok on May 17, 2020, 04:05:06 AM
Xtro (1982)

(https://filmschoolrejects.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Xtro-Mouth-1-750x469.jpg)

A gem this movie.  Yes, it's better than E.T.  A must see.

Xtro II:  The Second Encounter (1990)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hLBr_TDTFAA/VDMqwiHhryI/AAAAAAAAA_U/J_ih12dgF1s/s1600/xtro2_11.jpg)

A decent b movie creature feature.  Low budget but the creature effects aren't too bad.

Xtro III:  Watch the Skies (1995)

(https://alchetron.com/cdn/xtro-3-watch-the-skies-06c7fcf0-a327-4853-98cf-f9c13f2f89d-resize-750.jpg)

Didn't really like this one.  Just seems like a bad rip off of Predator.  But maybe due for another watch.
Title: Re: Xtro (1982)
Post by: Splat on May 17, 2020, 08:33:40 AM
Thought the alien looked alrigjt, it is pretty much why I bought the movie for.

Pretty cheesy film with some decent moments. In ways it plays as an unintentional comedy.
Title: Re: Xtro (1982)
Post by: CountOrlok on May 19, 2020, 04:26:29 AM
The creature effects are actually good for all Xtro movies.

I like my slimy gooey aliens that burst out of you or tear you to pieces and/or impregnate you with their spawn.  None of this E.T. shit.