BN.com Gift Guide

Mimic

( 3 )

Overview

While one would imagine that the average New Yorker would be used to dealing with bugs after years of apartment dwelling, a scientific experiment gone wrong results in an insect that even Raid can't handle in this sci-fi/horror thriller. In Manhattan, cockroaches are spreading a deadly disease that is claiming hundreds of the city's children, so entomologist Susan Tyler Mira Sorvino uses genetic engineering techniques to create what she and her colleague and husband Peter Mann Jeremy Northam call the Judas Breed,...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (VHS)
  • All (1) from $8.97   
  • Used (1) from $8.97   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$8.97
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(59)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Like New
786936084733

Ships from: Jersey City, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

While one would imagine that the average New Yorker would be used to dealing with bugs after years of apartment dwelling, a scientific experiment gone wrong results in an insect that even Raid can't handle in this sci-fi/horror thriller. In Manhattan, cockroaches are spreading a deadly disease that is claiming hundreds of the city's children, so entomologist Susan Tyler Mira Sorvino uses genetic engineering techniques to create what she and her colleague and husband Peter Mann Jeremy Northam call the Judas Breed, a large insect that will feed on the disease carrying roaches. Since the Judas bugs have been designed so that they can't breed, the mutated species should die out in a matter of a few years. However, Susan, Peter, and their staff severely underestimated the cockroach's ability to adapt to its conditions. The Judas Breed has indeed found a way to reproduce itself, but more importantly, the insect has grown remarkably large sometimes reaching six feet in length, has developed a taste for meat, and can mimic the appearance and behavior of other creatures with uncanny accuracy -- including humans. Susan and Peter have learned that huge swarms of the Judas Breed are living beneath the city in the subway system, and with the help of Leonard Charles S. Dutton, a transit system employee who knows the labyrinth of subway tunnels like the back of his hand, they search out the humanoid insects before they can take over the city. Mimic also features Giancarlo Giannini, Josh Brolin, and F. Murray Abraham.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Bugs, if used well, will continue to serve as terrifying movie villains, and Guillermo Del Toro keeps the creepy-crawly tradition rolling with Mimic, in which human-sized cockroaches inhabit the defunct New York City subway system. Scientists trying to play God should know by now that it's not a good idea, but Mira Sorvino, an expectant mother, courts disaster in order to bring an end to the epidemic that's rapidly wiping out the city's children. Del Toro establishes a morbid, eerie tone, and his crisp filmmaking gives the events a sense of desperate emergency. He can't help tripping over some clich├ęs in what is essentially familiar territory, as a team of scientists and other do-gooders descend into subterranean New York to save a young boy who, in a chilling device, communicates to the bugs through a clicking pattern with kitchen utensils. But there are enough real shocks and doses of sheer icky-ness hiding in the shadows to keep this bug movie humming. Because much of the action takes place below street level, viewers are invited to contemplate just how intricately this underground network of tunnels and access chambers was designed, and how surprisingly deep into the earth it plunges. Sorvino's balance between toughness and fragility, evident in much of her work, is well served for a character who opened Pandora's Box and is now trying to shut it, despite her petrified unfamiliarity with her own horrid creation.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/29/1998
  • UPC: 786936084733
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mira Sorvino Susan Tyler
Jeremy Northam Peter Mann
Josh Brolin Josh
Giancarlo Giannini Manny
Charles S. Dutton Leonard
Alexander Goodwin Chuy
Alix Koromzay Remy
F. Murray Abraham Dr. Gates
Technical Credits
Guillermo del Toro Director, Original Story, Screenwriter
Kerry Barden Casting
Marco Beltrami Score Composer
Ole Bornedal Producer
Marie-Sylvie Deveau Costumes/Costume Designer
Tamara Deverell Art Director
Elinor Rose Galbraith Set Decoration/Design
Walter Gasparovic Asst. Director
Glen Gauthier Sound/Sound Designer
Cary Granat Co-producer
Matthew Greenberg Screenwriter
Clark Henderson Associate Producer
Billy Hopkins Casting
Dan Laustsen Cinematographer
Patrick Lussier Editor
Michael Phillips Executive Producer
Richard Potter Co-producer
B.J. Rack Producer
Matthew Robbins Original Story, Screenwriter
Andrew Rona Co-producer
John Sayles Screenwriter
Scott Shiffman Co-producer
Suzanne Smith Casting
Carol Spier Production Designer
Bob Weinstein Producer
Michael Zoumas Co-producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(3)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nothing is sacred...

    Director del Toro's highly stylized stream of scares keeps your heart pounding from the start of this thriller. Unlike most "insect" horror movies,this is adapted from an excellent short story, which has not only believable characters but even a plausable plot. The acting,direction and effects are highlighted by del Toro's style and image. If a "look" to a movie is essential to its story, then this has it in spades. Unlike most horror movies, nothing or noone is spared, not even children! There is a happy ending, but at the expense of others. A well acted, well directed, great looking piece of cinema by a gifted director and cast.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hang on to your lunch!

    The roaches are on the loose, making people sick. It's up to science to find a way to stop them. This is a scary little flick that didn't get very much attention in the theatres. It really makes you think about all the messing around we are doing with DNA. The film has a dark, washed out look to it that adds to the suspense. Everything about this film is very well done. It will have you on the edge of your seat to the end.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews