The Movie that "The Island" Ripped Off and Dumbed Down

Remember that awful movie The Island with Scarlett Johansson and Obi Wan discovering that they were clones who'd been grown to provide body parts for rich people? And all the other clones are kept in line because they're promised a trip to "the island" if they're good (A TRIP WHICH IS REALLY TO DEATH)? And then remember how the movie bombed, but some people sued because they said The Island totally ripped off their early 1970s movie about clones who discover that they are being grown to provide body parts for rich people? Well, this is a clip from that movie — Parts: The Clonus Horror.

It is indeed almost exactly the same movie as The Island, except in two respects. One, it is actually creepy and interesting; and two, the place the clones are told they're going is "America," not "the island." Which makes the whole movie way more of a political thriller and enlivens the plot. In this scene, a clone named Richard has escaped and the people running Clonus are questioning his girlfriend. Love the creepy talk of "America." Do ignore The Island, but Parts is definitely worth a see.

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Parts: The Clonus Horror [via IMDB]

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WOW. io9 recommends the Clonus Horror as a good movie. What's next io9? Big props for Shatner's "Kingdom of the Spiders"? What was it that sold you on "Clonus" being such a great movie, exactly? Sure it's 'interesting' that it feature Dick Sargent and Keenan Wynn...in the way a train wreck is 'interesting'. Or was it Peter Graves?

Did you know it was nominated for an award? "Best Movie made for under $1,000,000." Now THERE'S an atta-boy if I ever saw one.