Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid

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Director: Dwight H. Little

Cast: Dwight H. Little, Johnny Messner, KaDee Strickland, Matthew Marsden

     
 

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Directed by Dwight H. Little, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid is the sequel to 1997's tongue-in-cheek Anaconda, though none of the original cast have returned. The film chronicles a fateful mission ordered by a pharmaceutical giant: to travel deep in to the jungles of Borneo, where a rare black orchid -- one that can be used to attain

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Directed by Dwight H. Little, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid is the sequel to 1997's tongue-in-cheek Anaconda, though none of the original cast have returned. The film chronicles a fateful mission ordered by a pharmaceutical giant: to travel deep in to the jungles of Borneo, where a rare black orchid -- one that can be used to attain immortality -- has bloomed for hundreds of years, unbeknownst to man. The eager horticulturists sent have no idea that an indigenous population of bloodthirsty anacondas has been privy to the orchid's properties for years. Not only have the orchids augmented their already phenomenal size, strength, and vitality, they've substantially increased the snakes' appetites for flesh. Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid features Peter Curtis, Johnny Messner, Morris Chestnut, and Eugene Byrd. ~ Tracie Cooper

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All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
First things first, there's nothing in Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid as beautifully outlandish as Jon Voight winking at the camera in the first one -- that said, this cheeseball sequel is still a fun and incredibly stupid time at the movies. Basically an exact rehash of the original, complete with a bootleg J. Lo actress and countless major plot points stolen from the first film, Anacondas isn't trying to change the big snake genre as much as it's having fun with the rules. Playing the hunky male lead role and appropriately named Bill Johnson (that's right, Bill Johnson, folks!), Johnny Messner leads a ragtag group of severely accented C-actors through the jungle as they plow through a delicious script in which mere humans win wrestling matches with giant crocodiles and the best performance award goes to a monkey. The CG anacondas themselves look no better than most made-for-cable fare, though they do now have huge rows of teeth that make them look like evil serpents in a fantasy flick, if that counts for anything. With hilarious jive-talking dialogue that will bruise your belly and an end song called "Chapow!" that's sure to damage your skull with its assault of lame pop-punk-rap-rock, most viewers will end up brutalized by the time the credits roll. The Hunt for the Blood Orchid is a good kind of hurt, though, one that's harmless in the long run and pretty swift with its 96-minute running time. To put it this way, if you "got" the original and enjoy that kind of unabashed schlock, then put on your swimsuit and dive in to this piece of charming junk -- otherwise, stay far away.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/2004
UPC:
0043396093348
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Sony Pictures

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Johnny Messner Bill Johnson
KaDee Strickland Sam Rogers
Matthew Marsden Dr. Jack Byron
Nicholas Gonzalez Dr. Ben Douglas
Eugene Byrd Cole Burris
Morris Chestnut Gordon Mitchell
Carl Yune Tran
Andy Anderson John Livingston
Nicholas Hope Christian Van Dyke
Karl Yune Tran
Salli Richardson-Whitfield Gail Stern
Peter Curtin Lawyer
Denis Arndt CEO
Khoa Do Lead Lopak Hunter
Aireti Lopak Hunter
Andre Tandjung Bartender

Technical Credits
Dwight H. Little Director
Justine Baddeley Casting
Hans Bauer Original Story
Jim Cash Original Story
John Claflin Screenwriter
Jamie Crooks Asst. Director
Marcus D'Arcy Editor
Kimberly Davis-Wagner Casting
Brian Edmonds Art Director
Jack Epps Original Story
Verna Harrah Producer
Michael Miner Screenwriter
Ed Neumeier Screenwriter
Bryce Perrin Production Designer
Jacobus Rose Executive Producer
Terry Ryan Costumes/Costume Designer
Nerida Tyson-Chew Score Composer,Songwriter
Mark Warner Editor
Gary Wilkins Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen F. Windon Cinematographer
Daniel Zelman Screenwriter

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Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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The movie Anaconda is both a horror and adventure type of movie. This 97-minute movie was no better than any other horror/thriller movie that I have seen . The twisted movie plot include a group of money-hungry scientist and a CEO trying to find and research the Black Orchid, a flower that could grant longer life. Along this scientific expedition, they run into a species of snake s , known as anacondas. Slowly , but surely , a traitor is suspected among the group. Instead of fighting against the snakes, they find themselves fighting against each other. Who will kill each other first, only watching the movie will help you come up with a good conclusion. The movie was rated PG-13 for action violence, scary images and some language. Actors and Actress in this movie were Johnny Messner, KaDee Strickland, Matthew Marsden, Nicholas G onzales, Eugene Byrd, Karl Yune, Salli Richardson, Morris Chestnut, Andy Anderson, Nicholas Hope, Peter Curtin, Denis Arndt, Khoa Do, Aireti, Andre Tandjund, and a few more other. I enjoyed the movie but it could’ve been a lot better, overall it wasn’t a bad movie . I would give this movie 3 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was really good. It was pretty exiting too. I recomend it if you're looking for a good snake filled horror movie!
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