Komodo

Komodo

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Director: Michael Lantieri

Cast: Jill Hennessy, Billy Burke, Kevin Zegers

     
 

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Michael Lantieri's thriller Komodo comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.78:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1, and Dolby Digital Stereo. Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, biographies and

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Michael Lantieri's thriller Komodo comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.78:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1, and Dolby Digital Stereo. Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, biographies and filmographies for the cast and crew, a pair of featurettes, a still photo gallery, trailers, and trivia. This is an strong release of a little-seen film.

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What we have here is the basic 1950s B-movie "mutant critters running amok" saga, with not much new going for it except for some credible special effects (which should be a given, considering director Michael Lantieri's background) and an excellent performance by Jill Hennessey as Victoria, a heroine who faces up to bully humans as well as brazen reptiles. Overtones of Anaconda and Godzilla abound, with a smidgen of Jurassic Park thrown in for good measure, although Komodo falls short of all of them in the long run, mostly because of the abrupt and frustratingly inconclusive ending. But fans of those 1950s sci-fi staples that featured giant, rampaging ants, leeches, and tarantulas may get a familiar jolt from the sight of carnivorous Komodo dragons leaping out of the bushes at unsuspecting human victims. Those with more discriminating taste in their "nature vs. man" thrillers may want to see if the wonderfully cheesy The Food of the Gods is available instead.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/08/2000
UPC:
0658149746527
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
26,672

Special Features

Digitally mastered; 5.1 Dolby Digital; 2.0 Dolby Surround; 16x9 anamorphic widescreen; Aspect ratio 1.78:1; Audio commentary track with director Michael Lantieri; Interactive animated menus; 24 chapters with motion images; Biographies and filmographies of cast, director, writers, and producers; Two featurettes; Photo gallery; Trivia game with bonus; Komodo facts; Trailer gallery; Theatrical trailer; Optional Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jill Hennessy Actor
Billy Burke Actor
Kevin Zegers Actor
Paul Gleeson Actor
Nina Landis Actor
Simon Westaway Actor

Technical Credits
Michael Lantieri Director
Hans Bauer Screenwriter
David Burr Cinematographer
Devesh Chetty Executive Producer
Chris Brown Co-producer
John Debney Score Composer
Michael Fallavollita Editor
George Liddle Production Designer
Tony Ludwig Producer
Craig Mitchell Screenwriter
Alan Riche Producer
Jules Roman Executive Producer
Richard Vane Executive Producer

Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Emerald Isle [2:12]
2. Port Of Call [:33]
3. Bad Eggs [1:02]
4. The Ferry [2:00]
5. Island Home [2:01]
6. Little Dragon [4:06]
7. First Attack [2:34]
8. Reliving The Past [3:48]
9. Police Files [2:32]
10. Back To The Island [6:18]
11. Do Not Enter [1:42]
12. White Sand Beaches [4:27]
13. Komodo Strikes [4:55]
14. Fighting The Dragon [7:04]
15. He Took The Heart [7:00]
16. Running For Safety [7:01]
17. We Need Help [5:52]
18. Swamp Search [4:14]
19. Trap And Kill [5:10]
20. You Didn't Do It [1:36]
21. Out Of The Fire [3:27]
22. Escape [1:13]
23. Rescued [1:26]
24. End Credits [6:39]

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Komodo 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This isn't a creature feature. These Komodo aren't mutants, nor is anything supernatural in the movie. These Komodo were lost by an animal smuggler. This gives information about Komodo, and the special affects are wonderful. They look like live reptiles. Komodo are like living Dinosaurs. They're beautiful majestic creatures. They've ruled their environment for their species's entire existence. So: This shows what would/could happen if a large number of Komodo were dumped in a new environment. One that's similar to their original habitat. They'd dominate the island, of course. They'd be at the top of All Food Chains. Beyond that an oil company poisons the island. So the only things alive on the island are plants, humans and Komodo. These fictional Komodo were so dangerous because they were starving. They'd eat anything slower than themselves at that point.