History Film / Clonus

29th Jul '15 12:00:29 PM Jallen
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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Bit of a meta example but on the back of original VHS box ([[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Parts__The_Clonus_Horror_1979.aspx as recounted]] by Website/AgonyBooth) features and an excessive example.
23rd Dec '14 7:00:28 PM nombretomado
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Director Robert S. Fiveson brought a copyright infringement suit against the makers of ''TheIsland'' (2005). The lawsuit cited 89 points of similarity between ''"Clonus"'' and ''"TheIsland"'', and the court ruled that Fiveson made a prima facie case for infringement. Before the case could go to trial, Creator/{{Dreamworks}} settled with the plaintiffs for an undisclosed amount. It's been rumored that it was a seven-figure sum.

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Director Robert S. Fiveson brought a copyright infringement suit against the makers of ''TheIsland'' ''Film/TheIsland'' (2005). The lawsuit cited 89 points of similarity between ''"Clonus"'' and ''"TheIsland"'', ''"Film/TheIsland"'', and the court ruled that Fiveson made a prima facie case for infringement. Before the case could go to trial, Creator/{{Dreamworks}} settled with the plaintiffs for an undisclosed amount. It's been rumored that it was a seven-figure sum.
13th Jul '14 1:25:45 PM allium
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The futuristic story begins in the land of Clonus, a society of young, fit adults who seem endlessly happy. That is, until you see the armed guards that surround them. Everyone on Clonus dreams of being chosen to go to America, where the promise of an even happier, more fulfilling life awaits. These citizens are designated by tags on their ears, and when Richard (Tim Donnelly) and Lena (Paulette Breen) meet, they realize that their tags match. Despite the menacing looks they get from the guards, Richard and Lena become close and soon fall in love.

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The Also known as ''Parts:The Clonus Horror'', the futuristic story begins in the land of Clonus, a society of young, fit adults who seem endlessly happy. That is, until you see the armed guards that surround them. Everyone on Clonus dreams of being chosen to go to America, where the promise of an even happier, more fulfilling life awaits. These citizens are designated by tags on their ears, and when Richard (Tim Donnelly) and Lena (Paulette Breen) meet, they realize that their tags match. Despite the menacing looks they get from the guards, Richard and Lena become close and soon fall in love.
4th Jun '14 2:08:24 PM HudsonHawk
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The film was originally distributed as ''"Parts: The Clonus Horror"'' due to this. The DVD of this movie now uses the creator's original title of simply ''"Clonus"''.



** One interviewer asked why Robert S. Fiveson chose to have America be the "Elsewhere". The answer, exact words: "This was post-'60s fuck you-ism."

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** One interviewer asked why Robert S. Fiveson chose to have America be the "Elsewhere". The answer, exact words: [[TakeThat "This was post-'60s fuck you-ism.""]]
30th May '14 2:46:11 AM AnnoNimus
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* MoodWhiplash: Jake and his wife are in the middle of one of their bickering sessions when they get blown to smithereens completely out of nowhere.
11th Nov '13 9:53:29 AM Chariset
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* {{Lobotomy}}: Described cheerfully (by the Clonus PR department) as a standard way to keep an uncooperative clone in line. At the end of the film, we see a lobotomized Lena with a blank smile.
26th Mar '13 8:02:02 AM Mhoram
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But Richard is starting to have doubts about his seemingly utopian world. He finds an Old Milwaukee beer can in a river, and when his questions about the strange object are dismissed offhand, Richard begins openly questioning whether that the leaders of Clonus are telling them the truth about the outside world. Eventually he uncovers Clonus' dark secret, and his own sinister destiny. Creator/PeterGraves and Dick Sargent round out the cast and take up most of the budget.

Director Robert S. Fiveson brought a copyright infringement suit against the makers of ''TheIsland'' (2005). The lawsuit cited 89 points of similarity between ''"Clonus"'' and ''"TheIsland"'', and the court ruled that Fiveson made a prima facie case for infringement. Before the case could go to trial, Creator/{{Dreamworks}} settled with the plaintiffs for an undisclosed amount. It's been rumored that's a seven figure sum.

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But Richard is starting to have doubts about his this seemingly utopian world. He finds an Old Milwaukee beer can in a river, and when his questions about the strange object are dismissed offhand, Richard begins openly questioning whether that the leaders of Clonus are telling them the truth about the outside world. Eventually he uncovers Clonus' dark secret, and his own sinister destiny. Creator/PeterGraves and Dick Sargent round out the cast and take up most of the budget.

Director Robert S. Fiveson brought a copyright infringement suit against the makers of ''TheIsland'' (2005). The lawsuit cited 89 points of similarity between ''"Clonus"'' and ''"TheIsland"'', and the court ruled that Fiveson made a prima facie case for infringement. Before the case could go to trial, Creator/{{Dreamworks}} settled with the plaintiffs for an undisclosed amount. It's been rumored that's that it was a seven figure seven-figure sum.



* GodwinsLaw: Old Richard compares Jeff and Clonus to the Nazis almost immediately after learning his brother's involvement.

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* GodwinsLaw: Old Richard compares Jeff and Clonus to the Nazis almost immediately after learning of his brother's involvement.
5th Feb '13 2:44:24 AM Kellor
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[[quoteright:214:[[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3004489553818051676 http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/clonus.jpg]]]]

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[[quoteright:214:[[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3004489553818051676 http://static.[[quoteright:214:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/clonus.jpg]]]]jpg]]
30th Jan '13 12:41:43 PM Waxxy
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The title was originally to be ''"Clonus"''. The distributor wanted to change the title to ''"Parts"'' and then decided to combine the titles. The DVD of this movie calls this ''"Clonus"'' now.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The title film was originally to be ''"Clonus"''. distributed as ''"Parts: The distributor wanted Clonus Horror"'' due to change the title to ''"Parts"'' and then decided to combine the titles. this. The DVD of this movie calls this ''"Clonus"'' now.now uses the creator's original title of simply ''"Clonus"''.
20th Jan '13 8:05:10 PM twingle93
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* TheIlluminati: You can just barely see the pyramid insignia on the eye-patched Boss's golden ring. If the TheIlluminati are involved then it explains a lot about Clonus.

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* TheIlluminati: You can just barely see the pyramid insignia on the eye-patched Boss's golden ring. If the TheIlluminati are involved then it explains a lot about Clonus.
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