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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZINGLY GOOD!!!
I never really liked much of

the 80's

apart from a nightmare on elm street

and afew others!

This however was fab!!!

In 'Alligator' a pet alligator is flushed down the toilet. Once in the sewers it feeds on contaminated dog flesh used in illegal experiments. Mutated by chemicals it stands thirty-six feet long with an...
Published on 22 April 2007 by 100% great 150% horror lover

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3.0 out of 5 stars Alligator -A Classic With Plenty Of Bite!
I remember seeing this film years ago,so when I spotted it on Amazon I just had to buy it.
It is a classic if not predictable type of horror movie,although by todays standards probably a bit tame.
The plot is very good with plenty of gore along the way.
Alligator 2, which is also in this set is a poor attempt at a sequel.It just doesn't compare to the...
Published on 10 Mar 2004 by Sarah


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5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZINGLY GOOD!!!, 22 April 2007
This review is from: Alligator/ Alligator 2 - The Mutation [1990] [DVD] [1980] (DVD)
I never really liked much of

the 80's

apart from a nightmare on elm street

and afew others!

This however was fab!!!

In 'Alligator' a pet alligator is flushed down the toilet. Once in the sewers it feeds on contaminated dog flesh used in illegal experiments. Mutated by chemicals it stands thirty-six feet long with an insatiable appetite for flesh. 'Alligator 2' sees the continued fight against the mutant alligator in the sewers. This time the task is assigned to a cop and his rookie assistant.

Very gor, but not

scary, highly

fun!!!

I RECCOMEND THIS!!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Alligator -A Classic With Plenty Of Bite!, 10 Mar 2004
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This review is from: Alligator/ Alligator 2 - The Mutation [1990] [DVD] [1980] (DVD)
I remember seeing this film years ago,so when I spotted it on Amazon I just had to buy it.
It is a classic if not predictable type of horror movie,although by todays standards probably a bit tame.
The plot is very good with plenty of gore along the way.
Alligator 2, which is also in this set is a poor attempt at a sequel.It just doesn't compare to the original.The acting and the story is very weak.If you buy this as I did purely for the original Alligator film then you won't be dissapointed.
As with many sequel films the first is in this case always going to be the best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great creature feature double bill - almost, 29 May 2011
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After the success of Jaws, it was inevitable that the imitations would follow. Usually that means cheap script, wooden acting and laughable special effects. This double-bill bucks that trend and although well made, it has to be said that Alligator is the superior of the two while Alligator 2 - The Mutation is somewhat mundane.

Alligator is based on the myth that alligators which were bought as pets and had outgrown their homes were flushed down the toilet and had now grown to giant proportions. What could be more frightening than the thought of a giant predator living beneath your feet, ready to break out at any moment and start chewing on unsuspecting residents? The special effects are superb, no CGI back then so a giant alligator, fully functioning was built for some of the attack shots. Then the cast put in a fine turn, most notably Henry Silva as the inebriate, arrogant white hunter who doesn't realise what he is up against. This is horror/comedy at its best and in my opinion is more entertaining than Jaws.

Alligator 2 - The Mutation is not actually a sequel but a film in the Jaws mould. A giant predator turns up at a small town just as the residents are preparing for the annual town fair, which just happens to take place by the lake. Of course there is the town mayor who will let nothing get in the way of this annual money-spinner as well as the corrupt developers who want a return on their investment. The final production feels like it was made as a TV movie with some clips from the first film edited into this one. Not as good as the first one but as a double-bill it is worth checking out.
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4.0 out of 5 stars CROC FEATURE DOUBLE, 20 Feb 2014
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GOOD CREATURE FEATURE MOVIE AND DOUBLE BILL DVD,USED BUT MINT CONDITION.IF YU LIKE CROC MOVIES U LIKE THIS LOTS OF MUNCHED UP IDIOTS
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1.0 out of 5 stars review, 15 Feb 2014
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The delivery time, okay item I would regard to be acceptable. Awarded stars reflects how exactly how I feel about the item, Thank you
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ali, 3 Oct 2013
This review is from: Alligator/ Alligator 2 - The Mutation [1990] [DVD] [1980] (DVD)
Aligator is still as I remember got to watch it all but I've check just to make sure it's ok don't no about second one yet till I watch it all seen bits don't think it beats first one especially since they use same music as kingdom of spider just add that spark scare to film but if you've not seen it a good watch if you like that sort of thing depends what you like from a film I've watched most films horrors mostly and I think it's ok
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4.0 out of 5 stars B-Movie Brilliance, 28 Nov 2012
This review is from: Alligator/ Alligator 2 - The Mutation [1990] [DVD] [1980] (DVD)
Alligator is surprisingly good for an aging, low-budget monster movie. Having watched this as a kid and loved it, I thought I might be remembering it through rose-tinted glasses but that's not the case. Despite the budget limitations, the special effects are actually pretty good: much more convincing than the dodgy CGI of Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus and the like which is now so prevalent. The acting's also pretty good for this level of film with Robert Forster putting in a good performance in the star role and Dean Jagger is a splendidly unscrupulous villain. Things are also helped by the fact that the concept isn't too far outside the possibility of reality.

Alligator 2, on the other hand is every bit as bad as you would expect. Forget the fact that the new twist (it's venomous!) is pretty redundant when the alligator's 30' long and kills instantly: there's so much bad about this that it barely registers. Glimpses of the monster are limited to a metre of its hide or a flash of its jaws, as though there wasn't even the money to make the full monster. the defining scene is a bizarre one where, just before the rampage begins, the film's villain holds court on the world's smallest ferris wheel. It's comically ridiculous.

But never mind the second film's shortcomings: just consider it a bonus disk and enjoy the first film as a genuinely decent film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best monster movies ever! along with a dull sequel..., 19 May 2011
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This double feature pack from Anchorbay U.K. is definitely worth it for the first film - you won't regret it. Alligator is one of the many real-life monster films that followed hot on the heels of Spielberg's Jaws. In some ways you could almost think of it as Jaws-with-legs. It has a lighter tone than that film (mainly due to a slyly funny script), but boasts some admirable carnage (which starts right from the outset with some alligator wrestling) and an excellent performance by the always dependable Robert Forster. Highly entertaining, and never taking itself too seriously, Alligator is a great popcorn muncher. You never have to exert yourself too much mentally, just sit back and enjoy the ride, eco-horror "look what we're doing to nature, isn't-science-evil" message. Sure, the special effects are a little hokey (nice use of miniatures with a real alligator, though), and there's a decided lack of seriousness, but this is a hell of a lot of fun. I think this is a pretty good flick which has dated a little, but still has a lot to recommend it.

Alligator begins with a scene of alligator wrestling which takes place in Florida. We witness one of the alligator wrestlers being bitten and, soon after, we see a little girl buy a baby alligator. Once taken home, the baby alligator is ceased by an irate father and flushed down the toilet. Cut to a few years later and the little girl has grown up to become an attractive herpetologist. Moreover the alligator has also matured. Having been feeding upon the dead animals that are dumped in a nearby sewer in New York by an inhumane (not to mention illegal) testing lab, the alligator (called Ramon) has now digested enough dodgy chemicals to grow to about twice the size of a limousine! It is indeed utterly enormous and it is left to Riker and Forster to slaughter the oversized carnivore once and for all. In the space of the film you also get more biting and digesting for your money than any other monster movie I can think of. The most tasteless and hilarious scene is when the alligator eats a little boy who's playing pirate games near the swimming pool i.e. walk the plank, but suffice to say that you also get to see Silva, Lassick and a handful of upper class cretins chewed upon too.

Alligator is lots of fun. The humour in the film is well balanced with the odd jump and the movie plays fantastically. This is one of the best horror films of the eighties and I really cannot speak any more highly of it. With a script by Lewis Teague (Piranha, Cujo), not to mention excellent performances and some delightful moments of carnage, this is a monster movie to cherish. It's a cool monster flick and best of all there are no computer effects to be found. Each time Ramon hits the screen he's either mechanical or a baby alligator on a miniature set and the amazing thing about it all is how surprisingly well it's pulled off. The effects aren't all seamless and the added clarity of DVD will allow the viewer to notice some slight flaws in its craftsmanship, but overall the effects are mightily impressive and still hold up quite well to this day. This flick easily knocks the socks off some recent killer gator epics (Lake Placid anyone?). Alligator isn't gonna change your world, but it's a fun flick that doesn't overstay its welcome.

The less impressive Alligator 2: The Mutation comes across unfortunately as a boring and mostly unimpressive retread. Once again, chemicals are being dumped and once again an alligator has experienced abnormal growth. This time around the gator terrorizes an unnamed lakeside resort. In addition to the gator, the police also have to deal with a corrupt land developer (whom the mayor inexplicably hangs around with) and a group of renegade gator hunters led by resident character actor David Lynch. What the original Alligator brought forth in charm and cinematic charisma, The Mutation spits up as chunks of yesterdays leftovers. Nothing, and I do mean NOTHING about this film makes much sense and there are so many lose ends, I wouldn't even know where to begin. The all star (?) cast includes Joseph Bologna, Dee Wallace Stone and the aforementioned appearance of Richard Lynch. Everyone here sleepwalks through his or her roles in order to collect a paycheck. The other star of the flick (the alligator) doesn't make nearly enough appearances and ironically enough, looks cheaper and much less impressive than Ramon from 11-years earlier.

Alligator looks spectacular on this DVD. Colors are extremely vivid and black levels are dead on. Darker scenes in the sewer with minimal light and fog are handled extremely well; this is an exceptionally clear and vivid transfer. If it weren't for the flick having such a dated look (cars, clothes etc.) it actually looks like it could have been shot yesterday, simply stunning. The Mutation is given similar treatment and looks equally as nice, for what it's worth. Extras include trailers for Alligator and Alligator 2 (even the trailer makes this flick look unappealing) film notes and a few bios. Alligator also sports a feature length audio commentary with director Lewis Teague and actor Robert Forster. The moderated commentary is interesting enough, if not a bit on the slow side. Still, it's definitely worth at least one good listen for fans of the flick. For fans this IS the edition of Alligator that you should not do without.
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4.0 out of 5 stars B-Grade 80's Horror Fun, 2 Aug 2010
This review is from: Alligator/ Alligator 2 - The Mutation [1990] [DVD] [1980] (DVD)
A must for fans of 80's horror flicks.

Alligator: Playing off an urban legend a baby alligator is flushed down the toilet and manages to survive in the sewers feeding off the discarded animal corpses dumped by an unethical chemical company that was performing hormone experiments. Years later the hormone riddled bodies have turned the baby alligator into a gargantuan killer that's hungry for human flesh. With enough gore to satisfy most horror fans Alligator is a fun b-grade romp through the genre with plenty of memorable moments and scenes.

Alligator 2 - The Mutation: Following the original movie fairly closely we once again see an ordinary alligator turned into a blood thirsty monster, this time after being mutated by toxic chemicals illegally dumped into the sewers. While the acting and storyline are a step down from the original movie most horror fans will be more disappointed by the very noticable drop in the amount of gore. Though not as good as the original Alligator 2 - The Mutation is definately worth a look and features horror movie notables Dee Wallace Stone (The Howling) and Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wild crocs, 21 April 2010
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Like the movies and suspense that surrounds them. Alligators that are big enough to eat you is true so dont go near murky waters, you never know what awaits you. Worth buying
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