Very Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind (1978)

aka Incontri molto ravvicinati del quarto tipo
Article 2680 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 8-30-2008
Posting Date: 12-24-2008
Directed by Mario Gariazzo
Featuring Maria Baxa, Monica Zanchi, Mario Maranzana
Country: Italy

Three students try to seduce their physics teacher by pretending to be aliens. They manage to have close encounters.

Ah, just what the world needs; a softcore Italian sex comedy inspired by Spielberg’s UFO movie. I’m tempted to say the only reason Spielberg isn’t rolling over in his grave is that he isn’t dead yet, but, in truth, I think this movie is too inconsequential for such a comment, and besides, as far as these things go, this one really isn’t too bad; in short, I’ve seen worse. Still, in terms of its fantastic content, this one is for completists only, and since it establishes early on that the space aliens are really college students, there’s really no reason to bother. Chalk this one up as another one out of the way.


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