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Zarkorr! The Invader
Zarkorr The Invader
Actors: Franklin A. Vallette, Don Yanan, Peter Looney, Dyer McHenry, Rhys Pugh
Directors: Aaron Osborne, Michael Deak
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy
PG     2004     1hr 20min

Studio: E1 Entertainment Release Date: 02/10/2004 Rating: Pg13


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Actors: Franklin A. Vallette, Don Yanan, Peter Looney, Dyer McHenry, Rhys Pugh
Directors: Aaron Osborne, Michael Deak
Creators: Michael Deak, Albert Band, Charles Band, Kirk Edward Hansen, Rob Martin, Benjamin Carr
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/10/2004
Original Release Date: 04/01/1996
Theatrical Release Date: 04/01/1996
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A Fun Film But Nothing More
Kent | Iowa United States | 12/06/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this at a local Suncoast and, being a fan of giant monster films, I decided to pick this one up. I wasn't expecting much from this film knowing it was made by a production facility that ended up going bankrupt several years after this film and also knowing it had a shoestring budget (smaller than most of the earlier Godzilla films).
The beginning of the film didn't sit too well with me because the acting seemed so bad and the story is nothing new to this type of genre.
There are a couple of women that look gorgeous in the film but it does not really make up for the sub-par acting. But as the movie progresses, everything seems to get a little bit better.
Aside from the sub-par acting and re-used plot, my major gripe is that Zarkorr, the monster, hardly shows up at all during the film. A sign that the budget was so thin they didn't want to shoot too many scenes of him destroying a miniature city. Even when Zarkorr is shown, it's only for a few seconds and nothing more. It made me upset but it is understandable why there weren't many shots of him. Also, the ending is a little goofy. Considering I thought I had seen it all with my extensive collection of giant monster films, the ending was something new to me and it made me raise an eye-brow. You'll have to see it to understand what I am saying; don't want to give out too much info.
Overall, Zarkorr is a cheap film but it really isn't all that bad. For those who are looking for some good monster sequences, this is not for you, but if you are a casual monster movie fan, you should find some quality to the film."
Suitmation fun is no classic, but entertaining...
Chadwick H. Saxelid | Concord, CA United States | 04/11/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"...for what it is, and what Zarkorr! The Invader is is 70 or so minutes of old school man in suit monster mayhem with a semi-decent story padding it out (at least they tried to draft an actual story of sorts). The movie begins with the titular beastie popping out of a mountain. After shaking the dust off its scaly shoulders, Zarkorr commences to do what he was sent to Earth for. Ridding it of Earthling civilization. Meanwhile a Newark, New Jersey postal worker gets a visit from a tiny Mallrat, and I do mean tiny! She could fit inside of a spoon. When fans consider that Zarkorr! The Invader is a Charles Band production, it comes as no surprise that something small had to show up at some point. The miniscule Mallrat Alien then informs our hero that he has been specifically chosen to fight Zarkorr. If he fails, then all the world will be destroyed. Not happy with this, but having no choice in the matter, our hero tries to get help from a lovely cryptozoologist, who is not interested in helping someone who appears to be completely crazed. Most of the human action is kept separate from the monster stuff because the effects were completed before they had even decided with kind of movie to put it in. Screenwriter Benjamin Carr has done his best - his story, while obviously padded (and this is 70 minute movie), is a hodge podge of familiar elements that don't quite fit together, yet work in their own scatterbrained way. Forgiving Full Moon fans might enjoy this, I did."
One of the best Godzilla Rip off ever made.
J. P. Suhr | Austin, TX United States | 05/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Zarkor the Invader is about a monster that some how ends up in earth. Is sent to destroy the planet. Is part of some test. Zarkor is big and strong practicullary indesctructables. He does not have a heat beam.He does have lightning bolts that he suit from his eyes that are just destructive. It'sd up to Tonny a local mail men to defeat Zarkor.The characters are funny. My favorite is author the nerd computer hacker who is a minor cator in the movie. I am a big Godzilla fan. Own all but 4 of. I you like this I recomend Kraa the Sea Monster."
J. D. Webster | 01/02/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Zarkorr is a modern classic. Zarkorr is such an amazing creature, to say the least. His eye lasers are killers. I liked this movie because the characters have to use their heads to figure out a way to stop the giant space alien. Sure, the special effects are nothing to jump up and down about, but it's the story that counts when you get right down to it. Zarkorr the Invader had some surprisingly good acting considering it was a B movie. I like taking breaks from the big budget movies to sit down and watch fun movies like this one. The story is simple. A giant monster comes out of a mountain, and goes on a rampage while searching for the one man who can stop him. This man is Tommy Ward, a Newark postal employee. He is helped by cripto Zoologist Stephanie Marton, and Police Officer George Ray. Together they must find a way to stop the Gargantuan beast before it destroys all human civilization. So check it out."