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Fine special effects, eclectic casting, and the freeze-frame-worthy, clothing-free debut of a blonde bombshell made this cheesy science fiction/horror hybrid a cut above its B-grade roots. At a top-secret Utah facility headed up by Dr. Xavier Fitch Ben Kingsley, scientists have created "Sil" Natasha Henstridge, a half-human, half-alien product of experiments with DNA codes obtained from beyond the stars. Unfortunately, Sil has escaped. Her primary objective is to mate, and, with the ability to transform herself ...
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Fine special effects, eclectic casting, and the freeze-frame-worthy, clothing-free debut of a blonde bombshell made this cheesy science fiction/horror hybrid a cut above its B-grade roots. At a top-secret Utah facility headed up by Dr. Xavier Fitch Ben Kingsley, scientists have created "Sil" Natasha Henstridge, a half-human, half-alien product of experiments with DNA codes obtained from beyond the stars. Unfortunately, Sil has escaped. Her primary objective is to mate, and, with the ability to transform herself into an incredibly powerful alien creature, puny humans can't stop her. So Dr. Fitch calls in a quartet of specialists Forest Whitaker, Michael Madsen, Marg Helgenberger, and Alfred Molina, to attempt Sil's capture. At the same time, Sil is leaving a trail of mostly male corpses in her hormonal wake. The organic-flavored alien designs for Species were provided by H.R. Giger, the artist responsible for the memorable creatures and spaceships of Alien 1979. When MGM decided to cut the spectacular "train birth" sequence in the interest of budget-trimming, Giger personally financed this $100,000 showcase of his work. Those who look closely will notice that "Young Sil" is played by future Dawson's Creek star Michelle Williams.
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Special Features

Disc 1: ; Commentary by Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen & Director Roger Donaldson; Commentary by director, producer and visual and special effects creators; ; Disc 2: ; Engineering Life featurette; HR Giger at Work featurette; The Making of Species: The origin, the concept, the discovery; Designing a Hybrid featurette; Alternate ending; And more!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/2/2007
  • UPC: 027616085344
  • Original Release: 1995
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  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:48:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Kingsley Xavier Fitch
Michael Madsen Preston Lennox
Alfred Molina Dr. Stephen Arden
Forest Whitaker Dan Smithson
Marg Helgenberger Dr. Laura Baker
Natasha Henstridge Adult Sil
Caroline Barclay Drunken Girl
Patricia Belcher Admittance Clerk
Gary Bullock Motel Clerk
William Bumiller Bouncer
Richard Fancy Doctor
Don Fischer Aide
Anthony Guidera Robbie
Whip Hubley John Carey
David Jensen Conductor
Jordan Lund Aide
Virginia Morris Mother
Alfred Mouna
Shirley Prestia Dr. Roth
Lucy Rodriguez Wedding Dress Saleswoman
Marliese Schneider Abducted Woman
Esther Scott Female Conductor
David Selburg Government Man
William Utay Colleague
Herta Ware Mrs Morris
Frank Welker Voice Only
Michelle Williams Young Sil
Pete Anthony Conductor
Technical Credits
Roger Donaldson Director
Andrzej Bartkowiak Cinematographer
Jellybean Benitez Musical Direction/Supervision
Eric Bigas Special Effects
Jay Boekelheide Musical Direction/Supervision
Terry Bowen Camera Operator
Dale Brady Makeup Special Effects
Conrad Buff Editor
Jackie Carr Set Decoration/Design
Charlie Croughwell Stunts
Mick Cukurs Set Decoration/Design
Lanier Edwards Stunts
Mark Egerton Associate Producer, Asst. Director
Donna Evans Stunts
Dennis Feldman Producer, Screenwriter
Andy Gil Stunts
Ron Goodman Camera Operator
Tom Irvin Makeup Special Effects
Jeff Jarvis Special Effects
Tony Jefferson Stunts
Steve Johnson Makeup
Kay Kimler Stunts
Robert Leveen Asst. Director
Timothy Lonsdale Asst. Director
Ray Lykins Stunts
Amanda Mackey-Johnson Casting
Alex Mann Special Effects
Harold Mann Special Effects
Lisa McCullough Stunts
John Muto Production Designer
Kenny Myers Makeup
Suzie Pelissier Asst. Director
Krishna Rao Camera Operator
Gina Angela Ritchie Stunts
Denise Lynne Roberts Stunts
Cathy Sandrich Casting
John-Clay Scott Stunts
Michael Scott Camera Operator
David Streit Executive Producer
Randy Thom Sound/Sound Designer
Joe Tompkins Costumes/Costume Designer
Dan Webster Art Director
Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz Sound Editor
David Womark Asst. Director
Christopher Young Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Species: Feature Film
1. Main Titles [3:38]
2. Death Watch [2:33]
3. Runaway [3:23]
4. The Train to Los Angeles [3:57]
5. Metamorphosis [1:44]
6. The Team [2:17]
7. The Killer Cocoon [1:01]
8. Fitch's Monster [5:26]
9. Fully Grown [3:06]
10. The Foreign Girl [3:49]
11. Deadly DNA [5:27]
12. Looking for a Man [4:36]
13. Kiss of Death [6:24]
14. Accident [2:46]
15. Miracle Patient [3:45]
16. Demon Lover [5:42]
17. The Watcher [3:06]
18. Who Am I? [4:23]
19. Alien Encounter [5:58]
20. End of the Job [4:33]
21. Scent of a Woman [4:28]
22. Stephen's New Friend [3:20]
23. It's Started... [2:29]
24. Alien Hunt [2:54]
25. First Blood [2:24]
26. Savage Spawn [5:23]
27. Fire and Water [3:43]
28. The Next Generation/End Titles [5:50]
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Disc #1 -- Species: Feature Film
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Language Selection
      Audio
         English 5.1 DTS
         English 5.1 Dolby Surround
         French Dolby Surround
         Spanish Dolby Surround
         Commentaries
            Commentary by Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen & Director Roger Donaldson
            Commentary by Director Roger Donaldson, Producer Frank Mancuso, Jr., Visual Effects Supervisor Richard Edlund & Creature/Special Make-Up Effects Creator Steve Johnson
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         None
   Special Features
      Commentary by Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen & Director Roger Donaldson: On
      Commentary by Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen & Director Roger Donaldson: Off
      Commentary by Director Roger Donaldson, Producer Frank Mancuso, Jr., Visual Effects Supervisor Richard Edlund & Creature/Special Make-Up Effects Creator Steve Johnson: On
      Commentary by Director Roger Donaldson, Producer Frank Mancuso, Jr., Visual Effects Supervisor Richard Edlund & Creature/Special Make-Up Effects Creator Steve Johnson: Off
      Trailers: The Great Escape Collector's Edition
      Trailers: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Disc #2 -- Species: Special Features
   Featurettes
      Engineering Life
      HR Giger at Work
      The Making of Species
      The Making of Species: The Origin
      The Making of Species: The Concept
      The Making of Species: The Discovery
      Designing a Hybrid
   Alternate Ending
   Original Theatrical Trailer
   Species 4: The Awakening Sneak Peek
   Project Sil Image Files
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Alien, Erotic, Action

    Alien, Erotic, Action

    An alien hybrid created, abused and then escapes. She is physically superior is every way, including the ability to morph from her her reptilian appearance to the form of flawlessly figured human female. She has the potential to cause the genetic extinction or the human race, by breeding. She was potentially the beginning of a new race of hybrids.

    Government agent hunt her, and provide action sequences.

    Throughout the movie she get's naked and topless quite often. That is undeniably a strong reason to enjoy this movie.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Whoa

    This movie first released clear back in the 90s, but the other day was the first time that I had ever seen it. If you are a fan of the Alien movies, or just plain into sci fi or creature movies, then you ought to probably like this one. I like the Alien movies better of course, but this one wsn't half bad. I needn't say much on what it's about, because the synopsis on the movie's page will explain it, but yeah...this movie was definitely somethin' else. I liked it pretty well. Forewarning: This movie does contain quite a bit of nudity and sexual stuff, so be prepared.

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    Posted August 5, 2010

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    Posted April 8, 2011

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