First Born (1988)

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Edward Forester is a genetic researcher, intent on breeding primate hybrids. But his experiments take a strange turn when he succeeds in breeding a human/gorilla hybrid. He hides the ... See full summary »

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 Edward Forester (3 episodes, 1988)
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 Mary (3 episodes, 1988)
Ralph Harvey ...
 Brigadier (3 episodes, 1988)
Philip Madoc ...
 Lancing (3 episodes, 1988)
Julie Peasgood ...
 Anne Forester / ... (3 episodes, 1988)
Francesca Brill ...
 Lucy (2 episodes, 1988)
Rob Dixon ...
 Priest (2 episodes, 1988)
Rosemary McHale ...
 Nancy Knott (2 episodes, 1988)
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Edward Forester is a genetic researcher, intent on breeding primate hybrids. But his experiments take a strange turn when he succeeds in breeding a human/gorilla hybrid. He hides the results of the experiment, adopting the child, and helps Gor to speak and blend into society. But Gor can't help being what he is, and tragedy and revelations are the ultimate result. Written by Kathy Li

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30 October 1988 (UK)  »

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Evolución: Experimento mortal  »

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A thought provoking film well worth watching.
30 August 2008 | by (Cottingley, West Yorkshire, England) – See all my reviews

For those of you who wish to view the Series "First Born", it is is available on DVD from Play.com It has Dolby Digital sound (2.0) stereo version, is in full screen 4.3 ratio, and playable on region 2 (European Region 2) or multi region DVD players. Running time of the film is 155 Minutes.

I would thoroughly recommend this film as well worth viewing. As many of the previous have stated, the film was ahead of its time in dealing with some of the genetically engineering problems. The acting is excellent, with convincing work particularly by Charles Dance.

Whilst some people might have said that the basis of the story was far fetched (when it was originally filmed) it is now plain to see that this is not the case. "Dolly" the sheep and other hybrid experiments show that we have now reached the possibility of human hybrids.


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