- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, Spanish
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: U
- Studio: Lions Gate
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B000SQFBZA
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 263,789 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Alligator [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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I was pleased to say the answer is: pretty well.
If you can excuse the seventies haircuts (in an eighties movie!) then you'll find quite a tight little monster-munching movie. Lake Placid may have better effects, but Alligator still has its own special charm - think `Jaws,' but with an alligator instead of a shark (oh, and in Chicago, rather than the sea, obviously).
Basically, what little plot there is revolves around a little girl having her per alligator flushed down the toilet when it was still young. Once in the sewers, over a period of twelve years, it mutates, getting much, much bigger and basically comes back for revenge. Yes, revenge. It seems to have a natural instinct as to whose fault it was, but, hey, just suspend your disbelief and enjoy it.
Alligator is played out on that fine line between `tongue in cheek' and `straight.' It has a foot in both camps and somehow it manages to pull both off.
If you're a fan of general animatronics monsters eating man, woman and child (yes, child - you wait and see!) then give Alligator a go. It's just a shame that with a solid movie like this, the alligator himself didn't move on to better things. He was certainly the star and I was hoping to find him in a nice indie flick or even a romantic comedy. Well... maybe.
A good mix of horror and comedy blend very well to make this one great monster ride.
Good solid performances from all the cast (especially the fantastic Robert Forster). The Alligator effects are very impressive for this low budget movie.
Well worth checking out.
All in all, it makes for an enjoyable Saturday night viewing with a few drinks and snacks. Just remember if monster movies aren't your thing, then don't go there! Stick with your Swedish Arthouse philosophical ramblings about love, death and your mother....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great old movie, used to love watching it as a kid....and if uv never seen it it'll have to biting ur nails and sitting on the edge of ur seat!Published 7 months ago by Kirsty
Made on a budget but better then a hell of a lot of 'Monster' movies made then and since.
Good fun and good suspence.
After an irate father flushes down the toilet his daughter's baby alligator, the creature feeds on dumped animals that have been tested with a growth hormone. Read morePublished on 10 May 2011 by Spike Owen