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Robowar (1988)

Horror, Science Fiction 1h 32m 1988

A year before their jaw-dropper SHOCKING DARK, director Bruno Mattei (VIOLENCE IN A WOMEN’S PRISON) and co-writers Claudio Fragasso and Rossella Drudi (TROLL II; ZOMBIE 4) first collaborated on this brain-melting mash-up of PREDATOR, ROBOCOP and Philippines war movie mayhem.

When a team of badass commandos is hired for a jungle rescue mission, they’ll instead find them hunted by a kill-crazed creature that is part man, part machine and all glorious ‘80s ItaloSleaze. Reb Brown (UNCOMMON VALOR), Catherine Hickland (ONE LIFE TO LIVE), Massimo Vanni (RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR) and Jim Gaines (ISLAND OF THE LIVING DEAD) star in this “freaking awesome must-watch for any action fan” (, now scanned in 4k from the original negative.

“It’s the kind of exploitation movie conjunction that results in something truly special, albeit one on a brain-damaged wavelength.” — Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo Digital


Reb Brown


Bruno Mattei









Bonus Content

Alamo Experience Preshow: ROBOWAR


An Alamo Drafthouse Cinema style preshow of found footage, custom edits, Alamo bumpers, coming attractions, and a Don’t Talk/Don’t Text PSA themed to ROBOWAR.

Intro by Laird Jimenez (Weird Wednesday and Alamo video team)


Laird Jimenez, host and programmer of Weird Wednesday in Austin and head of the Alamo video team, discusses copycat movies and the career of Bruno Mattei.

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