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3.0 out of 5 stars Aliens turn left at the Isle of Man, 14 Aug. 2000
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This review is from: Breeders [DVD] (DVD)
Of all the unlikely movies to appear from the British film industry an Isle of Man remake of 1985's Breeders is the last thing you would expect. Briefly the action is set in an all girls school with a alien crash landing and attempting to fertilize several girls, when a police swat team are called in predictable carnage ensues. Like many british horror movies of late Breeders is transatlantic in tone which means the mostly Brit cast adopt American accents and the isle of man stands in for Boston (hint if you want to pretend your film is set in Boston its not wise to thank the isle of man film commission in the opening credits). The accents aren't bad but its typifies Breeders main problem, it rarely strays from being a tried and tested hybrid of several other movies most obviously of course Alien, subsequently this is a competent little B movie but little else. If Breeders is distinguished from the pack its due to the influence of its American namesake itself chiefly remembered because of a risque mix of nudity and slimly aliens. The Isle of Man version doesn't skip in this department with schoolgirl showers and (having little to do with the proceedings) a bizarre coupling between two characters played by different actors than those who appear in the main film! Breeders 96 is also noticeably derriere obsessed, British Film Institute members should note the film has more ass than Bresson's Au Hasard Balthazar. But seriously, despite this raging hormone approach, the grim fact that one of the girls (Kadamba Simmons) was brutally murdered soon after the film's release and a "whatever happened to" appearance by Oliver (The Stud) Tobias in the sort of role that a decade earlier Cameron Mitchell or Edmund Purdom would have played to a tee, Breeders 96 is never spectacularly bad or surprisingly good enough to be of interest perhaps the worst fate to befall a film about a sex crazed alien.
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