Ken Coffelt’s review published on Letterboxd:
Were there any half-decent E.T. knockoffs or were they all nutso psychotronic garbage?
When I first encountered Mac and Me, I thought it had to be the all-time E.T. knock-off. Little did I know of Nukie. Less did I know of The Pod People (aka ETV).
Dig thine eyes on Extra Terrestrial Visitors (1983). Behold! Compare and contrast as you will, I dare you to say which one of these films is more bizarre and atrocious.
Extra Terrestrial Visitors was initially an Alien knock-off, but then E.T. happened and movie magic delivered ETV, an early 80s Eurovision mashup masterpiece of crapitude and mindfuckery.
“What a fuck up this back to nature crap is!”
I watched this not as the MST3K version which brought this movie notoriety. Perhaps more the shame to me.