Zone Troopers

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Zone Troopers
Zone Troopers 1985 Poster.jpg
Directed by Danny Bilson
Produced by Paul De Meo
Written by Danny Bilson
Paul De Meo
Starring Tim Thomerson
Timothy Van Patten
Art LaFleur
Biff Manard
Music by Richard Band
Cinematography Mac Ahlberg
Edited by Ted Nicolaou
Distributed by Empire Pictures
Release date
  • October 1, 1985 (1985-10-01)
Running time
86 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Zone Troopers is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Danny Bilson and starring Tim Thomerson. It was filmed in Italy by Empire Pictures with Charles Band as executive producer. The original music score was composed by Richard Band. Over the years the movie has acquired a cult following.


In Italy during World War II, an American military patrol discovers a spaceship that has crash-landed in the woods, along with its alien crew. A nearby Nazi unit also sends a patrol to investigate the crash and to capture the aliens if possible.


The film was released on videocassette by Lightning Video in 1986. In 2005, due to the film's cult following, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer renewed the copyrights to the film and aired a widescreen print of the film on Showtime, fueling speculation that a DVD release may be possible in the near future. The film can be viewed on Netflix's "Watch Instantly" service.

The movie was released on a manufactured-on-demand DVD-R by MGM as part of their Limited Edition Series on December 6, 2011.

The film was released on Region A Blu-ray on July 28, 2015 by Kino Lorber. It features a commentary track by Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo, an interview with Tim Thomerson, and the film's original trailer.


This film reunited a good number of the cast and creators of the 1985 film Trancers.

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