With “Alien Addiction“, UCM.ONE is releasing the multi-award-winning sci-fi comedy on the U1 Films Berlin label in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The film was awarded “Best Film” at the Florence Film Awards (2020) or “Best Comedy” at the Gelos Comedy Film Festival 2020 as well as director Sterling as “Best Newcomer Director” at the Kosice International Film Festival (2020).
Bumpkin Riko (Jimi Jackson) lives in the middle of nowhere in the New Zealand backcountry with his aunt. He and his mates have nothing better to do than hang out from morning till night. His aunt’s constant wacky warnings of an alien invasion generally lead to the gang’s amusement.
But one day, while he is in the shower, he feels himself being watched and when he turns around, there are two huge, completely blue beings standing there. It soon turns out that these aliens are at least as crazy as Riko and his drinking buddies. They have a great preference: they smoke human excrement in their very special cosmic hash pipes! Because better stuff, they say, doesn’t exist in the whole universe. A close friendship develops between Riko and the intergalactic visitors. However, space explorer Peter Mackintosh (Thomas Sainsbury) has also noticed that Earth has two new visitors and is relentlessly pursuing the trio…
The scenery is another star in this film fun: Shot in scenic stunning original locations in New Zealand. The sci-fi fun was directed in several sections over a total of 3 years and is a self-financed production by New Zealand director/producer Shae Sterling.
Comments about the film
“Everyone involved does a brilliant job and this is by far the most fun I’ve had watching a science fiction comedy for some time. It’s Cheech and Chong with a dash of Peter Jackson’s Bade Taste or Meet The Feebles. And the film has the makings of cult status.” (mybloodyreviews.com)
“Alien Addiction is such a light-hearted and funny film, even the way the aliens walk made me laugh out loud.” (blazingminds.co.uk)
“Alien Addiction actually shows a lot more heart than you’d expect from a comedy about aliens smoking shit. If you’re looking for deep entertainment, look elsewhere, of course, but if you’re in the mood for a party movie, this is the film for you.” (searchmytrash.com)
“I love how this comedy just jumps out at you. You watch the film with laughter bubbling under the surface the whole time as you never know what Riko, the aliens or his crazy aunt will do next!” (thepeoplesmovies.com)
“Alien Addiction is a sci-fi comedy about adults indulging in primitive sexual humour throughout, featuring two aliens who like to smoke human shit to get high. Yes, you read that right,- but the whole thing is a lot of fun!” (videoviews.org)
“Raw and real like Peter Jackson’s Bad Taste.” (britflicks.com)
Blu-Ray | Picture format: WS 2.35:1 / 1080p 23,976 | Running time approx. 97 min | Sound formats: German DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 | Extras: “The Making of Alien Addiction” (27 min.), Original Trailer, Trailershow | Genre: Science-Fiction, Comedy | Rating: FSK 16
DVD | Picture format: WS 2.35:1 (anamorphic) | Running time approx. 94 min | Sound formats: German DD 5.1; English DD 5.1 | Extras: The Making of Alien Addiction (27 min.), Original Trailer, Trailershow | Genre: Science-Fiction, Comedy | Rating: FSK 16