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Pterodactyl [DVD] [2005]

Coolio , Cameron Daddo , Mark L. Lester    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Coolio, Cameron Daddo, Amy Sloan
  • Directors: Mark L. Lester
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Cornerstone Media
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Nov 2006
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 112,223 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

CGI-based adventure. A dormant volcano deep with the Turkish forest holds within it a deadly secret. Perfectly preserved, a nest of pterodactyl eggs are ready to hatch... Two different expeditions are making their way into the forest: a scientific team and a military unit. But will either team make it out alive?

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's slightly above average 9 Mar 2009
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It's been interesting revisiting this movie. When I first saw it, I was considerably younger and watching it primarily for kill scenes and Pterosaur attacks and whatnot. More recently I watched it focusing on story quality.

This movie is one of those movies where the title threat appears out of nowhere with no real explanation; something that causes me to think of older b-movies like "The Giant Gila Monster". But I guess in the context of movies like this an explanation isn't really necessary.

Like many Sci-Fi Channel movies there's human villains, but this time the main villain seems more like a plot point than a constant antagonist; as a result there's less of the stupidity Sci-Fi Channel movie villains often cause.

Animal attack sequences in and of themselves get repetitive. The wide action shots where people are shooting at circling Pterosaurs, getting attacked by swooping Pterosaurs, etc. are a lot better than the close-up Pterosaur shots, which at the very least aren't bad by themselves.

As for the protagonists, there are cliched characters and a few generic fodder guys with no personality to speak of but there are still some decent characters. Coolio's performance here was much better than I expected.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Bought it for a laugh 27 Jan 2013
By Eleanor
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I knew how bad this film was before I bought it, and gave it to a friend for a gag present! It has comic appeal, which may or may not have been intended. It was actually better than I expected, better at least than Titanic 2 for example, but still awful. If you're looking for a good film don't buy this. If you're patient and/or looking for something to laugh at, think about it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars The plot is all wrong in this film. 20 Oct 2011
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The dvd got delivered within the time limit which is OK. The story in the film doesn't add up to my expatations. The film is supposedly taking place in Turkey, but if you look closely you will notice that you in an eastern mideuropean state, probably The Czeck republic. Perhaps the story writers should have consulted the producers of Jurassic Park before making this film. This film is very bad quality. It could have been good, but ended up as a low quality film production. Hollywood should have quality control on films like this one. I do not recoomend buying this dvd.
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