Not all aliens are friendly…
Xtro, the infamous classic sci-fi/horror film loved by astute fans around the world, will be available for streaming in a brand new hi-def version, following its successful theatrical release in Japan and a Blu-ray release from Second Sight Films in the UK, which reached No. 1 on the Amazon UK horror chart.
The new version lands on YouTube, Amazon, and Google Play worldwide, excluding only the US, UK, Germany, and Japan. The film has been engaging and mystifying audiences since its original release in 1982 and has been lauded as one of the best B-movies ever made.
The world’s No. 1 Xtro fan, Dennis Xtro Atherton, who even changed his name in tribute, said: “I have been shouting into the abyss for years about Xtro and eventually feel that people have started to come around to my way of thinking that Xtro is the most unpredictable movie ever made. Second Sight did an amazing job with the Blu-ray release, making my dream come true having my favorite film in glorious HD, and it looks absolutely fantastic. I am over the moon that this film is now available in many formats for more people to enjoy. In the world of Xtro anything is possible…”
Directed by Harry Bromley Davenport, the film was produced by Mark Forstater and stars Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Danny Brainin (Yentl), and Maryam D’Abo (The Living Daylights).
Father Sam Phillips is playing with his family in the back garden of his idyllic English home when a bright light appears and seemingly abducts him. Three years later the light returns and dumps a half-human/half-alien creature. After slaughtering a couple who inadvertently stumble on it on a country road, the creature impregnates a woman who gives birth – in one of cinema’s most outrageous scenes – to a fully formed Sam. He heads to London, seeking out his family and developing a strange bond with his son. And then things start to get really weird…