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Piranha 2: The Spawning

Overview

The horror film Piranha II: The Spawning comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, and Thai subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include trailers. This is pedestrian release from Columbia/TriStar that is difficult to recommend to anyone other than a genre enthusiast or a Lance Henriksen fan.
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Overview

The horror film Piranha II: The Spawning comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, and Thai subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include trailers. This is pedestrian release from Columbia/TriStar that is difficult to recommend to anyone other than a genre enthusiast or a Lance Henriksen fan.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Digitally mastered audio and video; Full screen presentation; Audio: English; Subtitles: English, Spanish, Thai, Chinese, Portuguese; Bonus trailers; Interactive menus; Scene selections
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
A flying-piranhas movie helmed by James Cameron should by all means be better than this bland horror sequel -- proving that the picture's behind-the-scenes story is ultimately more involving than movie itself. As a film study, the picture shows nothing of Cameron's talent, which could possibly be because of his rumored noninvolvement in most of it. Shut out from most of the production, the special effects technician-turned-stand-in director obviously wasn't involved with most of the final product, as evidenced in its watery take on such an outrageous premise. Airborne deadly fish should be comedy gold -- ironic or not -- but the sly humor of the the original Piranha film, written by John Sayles, is sorely missing from the proceedings. Instead, the flick plays out in a fairly straightforward tone that kills the entire flick. Though it is interesting to see Lance Henriksen and Cameron together at even this early of a stage in their careers, Piranha II is devoid of any other cinematic merit -- other than being the first film to open with an underwater sex scene involving scuba divers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/28/2003
  • UPC: 043396103757
  • Original Release: 1981
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 55,755

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tricia O'Neil Anne Kimbrough
Steve Marachuk Tyler
Lance Henriksen Steve Kimbrough
Ricky G. Paull Chris Kimbrough
Ted Richert Raoul
Leslie Graves Allison
Carole R. Davis
Arnie Ross
Tracy Berg
Albert Sanders
Anne Pollack
Dorothy Cunningham
Technical Credits
James Cameron Director, Screenwriter
Ovidio G. Assonitis Executive Producer
Carbonaro Special Effects
Antonio Corridori Special Effects
Giovanni Corridori Special Effects
Giannetto De Rossi Makeup Special Effects, Special Effects
H.A. Milton Screenwriter
Medusa Paltrinieri Art Director
Roberto D'Ettorre Piazzoli Cinematographer
Steve Powder Score Composer
Lee Reynolds Screenwriter
Jeff Schechtman Producer
Roberto Silvi Editor
Chako van Leuwen Producer
Chako VanLeeuwen Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [8:20]
2. Anne & Chris [4:10]
3. Dynamite Fishing [1:49]
4. "Call Me Captain!" [3:05]
5. Today's Activities [1:16]
6. Log of the Circe [:54]
7. A Word With Chris [2:35]
8. Shopping for Dinner [1:55]
9. The Diving Tour [1:23]
10. Exploring the Dwight Fitzgerald [7:01]
11. "Jump!" [3:37]
12. At the Morgue [3:27]
13. A New Kind of Species [1:07]
14. Dinner & a Show [2:31]
15. A Gift From the Sea [6:16]
16. "Anne, You're Fired" [2:21]
17. Return to the Fitzgerald [1:43]
18. Classified Information [4:34]
19. Preaching to the Practical [1:57]
20. Tanked [1:38]
21. "Tyler Sherman's Unstable" [3:19]
22. Something's Eating Aaron [5:30]
23. "They Killed My Son!" [1:52]
24. The Fish Fry Festival [:43]
25. Lost at Sea [2:57]
26. Planting the Charges [3:40]
27. Trapped [3:09]
28. 6:30 AM [6:33]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Subtitles
      English
      Spanish/Español
      Portuguese/Português
      Chinese
      Thai
      Subtitles Off
   Trailers
      Anaconda
      Creature Features
      The Forsaken
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