Holocaust 2000 (1977)

Holocaust 2000 (1977, ITA/GBR) C-106m. SCOPE ** D: Alberto de Martino. Starring Kirk Douglas, Simon Ward, Agostina Belli, Anthony Quayle, Virginia McKenna, Spiros Focás, Ivo Garrani, Alexander Knox, Adolfo Celi. B-horror is not as stupid as it sounds. Industrial tycoon Douglas is about to inaugurate huge underwater nuke station, when he notices more and more signs that point towards doomsday. Is the apocalypse near? Douglas is compelling, plot is too often second-rate. Still, quite gripping (like the director's L'ANTICRISTO), for genre fans (mind: the helicopter effect came before the one in DAWN OF THE DEAD!). Score by Ennio Morricone. Alternative titles: RAIN OF FIRE, THE CHOSEN.


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