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Anacondas -non blu ray [snake eyes cover]
on 18 January 2015
Anaconda is a 1997 adventure horror and sees a film crew head up the Amazon to find a lost tribe. Instead they find a shipwrecked Paul Serone [Jon Voight]. This sinister seasoned adventurer soon has everyone at each others throats following an onboard accident after which he suggests a short cut to return to base. The mission soon changes to capturing a giant anaconda which seems to be ever present.
Plenty of twists and turns involving changes of loyalty, keep this going at a lively pace. Despite bring nearly 20 years old, the special effects are still very good [with a few that now look dated]. One by one the group are whittled down, but who will survive –if any. The real buzz with this film are the characters, some great overacting in the arms waving and screaming stakes, but Jon Voight excels as the ’creepy guy’, Eric Stoltz ]as Professor Steven Cale] the know it all annoying Professor, Jonathan Hyde [as Warren Westridge] is a stereotypical English fop –excellent, while Kari Wuhrer appears at her glamorous best [–and unusually keeps her clothes on] whilst the others are good but those four stand out.
The single disc comes with standard features [languages. audio select [but only English 5.1 or Dolby surround], subtitles [7 languages], scene selection, play and resume [which just puts the film into play]. This is exactly the same as the copy in the Anacondas 1-4 box set.
If you like Indiana Jones type movies mixed with horror, the this is a must see. It’s not really a blood and gore film, neither is it a slasher or edge of your seat, but it does have its moments, and if you hate snakes, it’ll be even scarier. This is a definite **** rating.