Arena (1989)

Peter Manoogian directs Paul Satterfield, Claudia Christian and Hamilton Camp in this sci-fi action flick where a human enters an alien boxing contest.

Cheap but tremendous alien design. Everything else just tremendously cheap. Rote, painfully rote. In this world “cheating” is when the handicapping system, that means a human can match a rubbery beastie in strength, is turned off. That’s the white man’s game. It is unfair when he’s not allowed his artificial advantages. There’s no attractive reason to sit through this unless you are really into creature FX.

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