Anaconda

Anaconda

4.7 4
Director: Luis Llosa

Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight

     
 

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While Anaconda may not be your idea of a great film, the Superbit DVD version steps it up into a real audio-visual treat. Superbit is the latest DVD technology expanding the digital encoding process to utilize every available unit of space on the disc to maximize sound and picture quality usually at the expense of extras on the disc. You'll be able to listen toSee more details below

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While Anaconda may not be your idea of a great film, the Superbit DVD version steps it up into a real audio-visual treat. Superbit is the latest DVD technology expanding the digital encoding process to utilize every available unit of space on the disc to maximize sound and picture quality usually at the expense of extras on the disc. You'll be able to listen to Anaconda in your choice of Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS sound, the audio is digitally mastered and video is anamorphic in high definition. As expected, it is presented in Anamorphic widescreen format.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
A triple helping of cinematic cheese is what this delightfully tongue-in-cheek horror outing sets out to be and it succeeds handsomely. Among the film's many delights are laughable dialogue, characters out of the Aaron Spelling school of drama, and the frequent usage of the sudden, cheap shock school of thrills (so many objects leap out at viewers unexpectedly, one would think the picture was filmed in 3D). All of these elements keep the film's energy up as the body count predictably mounts, but the best parts of this opus of B-movie cliché and blunder are the snake and actor Jon Voight in the heavy role. The anaconda itself is a supernaturally gifted critter with the ability to swallow a man whole, yet still maintain the fitness to move at the speed of lightning. Stalking its prey, the titular zoological specimen pinwheels back and forth in looks from a computer-generated Loch Ness Monster-looking beastie to a Muppet-style length of what seems to be stuffed elephant trunk. Any zoo in the world would be lucky to have it. Then there's Voight in a winking, ironically detached performance as a Great White Hunter with a marble-mouthed accent. Voight knows how bad the script is here and just sinks his fangs into a juicy, unrepentantly sleazy, horny, greedy character. It's all on the surface, sure, but it's his most fully awake, alive, and energetic performance in decades, sadly spent in the service of a total piece of junk that at least has the good sense to know what it is. Anaconda is trash, but it's darn fun trash.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/27/2002
UPC:
0043396094154
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:29:00

Special Features

This single, high-resolution Superbit™ DVD includes no extras. The space on the disc typically used for special features is devoted instead to optimizing the quality of the movie's image and sound. Other technical specifications: anamorphic video; widescreen presentation; English 5.1 Dolby Digital; English DTS; English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai subtitles.

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jennifer Lopez Terri Flores
Ice Cube Danny Rich
Jon Voight Paul Sarone
Eric Stoltz Dr. Steven Cale
Jonathan Hyde Warren Westridge
Owen Wilson Gary Dixon
Kari Wuhrer Denise Kalberg
Vincent Castellanos Mateo
Don LaFontaine Narrator
Danny Trejo Poacher

Technical Credits
Luis Llosa Director
Douglas B. Arnold Sound/Sound Designer
Hans Bauer Screenwriter
Beau Marks Co-producer
Bill Butler Cinematographer
Robert Carneioro Costumes/Costume Designer
Jim Cash Screenwriter
Barry Chausid Art Director
K.C. Colwell Asst. Director
Walt Conti Special Effects
Randy Edelman Score Composer
Jack Epps Screenwriter
Verna Harrah Producer
John Nelson Special Effects
Carole Little Producer
Mindy Marin Casting
Michael R. Miller Editor
Kirk M. Petruccelli Production Designer
Charlie Picerni Stunts
Leonard Rabinowitz Producer
Susan Ruskin Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start
2. A Better Way To Die
3. Ariau Jungle Hotel
4. Paul Serone
5. Fish Story
6. Snake Totem
7. Wild Sounds
8. Wild Boar
9. A Caught Rope
10. Emergency Tracheotomy
11. Heading Back
12. Blowing the Bloody Thing
13. Treasure Hunt
14. Squeezing Mateo
15. Taking the Bait
16. Rapping with Gary
17. Serone's Bloody Poodle
18. Territ's Squeeze Play
19. One Big Set-Up
20. Driving Lesson
21. Eyes Advice
22. On the Rocks
23. Another Fuel Stop
24. Snake Trapped
25. A Wink & A Smile
26. Chimney Snake
27. Iced
28. The People of the Mist

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