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3 January 1997 (South Africa) See more »
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An exotic thriller
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Andrew Stevens ... Owen Augustus Urban III

Heather Thomas ... Paula Bukowsky

Christopher Plummer ... Dr. John Alcore

Kim Coates ... Dennis

Lydie Denier ... Rebecca Murrin

Andrew Jackson ... Donald
Anne Hutcheson ... Dr. Christine Jerolski
Lionel Williams ... Dr. Mark Cantor
Dean Richards Wiancko ... Bodybuilder (as Dean Richards)

C.J. Lusby ... Nurse (as Cindy Fidler)
Phil Morrison ... Researcher
Shelly Lynn Jardin ... Receptionist
Phil Hay ... Guard 1
Alan Rose ... Guard 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Butler ... Medic

Directed by
David Blyth 
 
Writing credits
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Allan Moyle 

Produced by
Paco Alvarez .... co-producer
Syd Cappe .... executive producer
Edgar Egger .... line producer
Nicolas Stiliadis .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jim Manzie 
 
Cinematography by
Ludek Bogner 
 
Film Editing by
Nick Rotundo 
 
Casting by
Adriana Michel 
 
Production Design by
Ian Brock 
 
Set Decoration by
Caroline Gee 
 
Makeup Department
Michael Brohman .... hair stylist
Sandra Moore .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Alice O'Neil .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Bradshaw .... first assistant director
Marcel Saumure .... third assistant director
Bruce Speyer .... second assistant director
Rebekka Valian .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Geoff Murrin .... property master
 
Sound Department
Craig Baker .... boom operator
Jack Buchanan .... sound
Marvin Lawrence .... sound effects editor
Phil Rodrigues .... foley artist
Nick Rotundo .... dialogue editor
Nick Rotundo .... supervising sound editor
Don White .... re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Marco Bianco .... stunt coordinator
Randy Butcher .... stunts
Dennis Lundin .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Cowden .... gaffer
Mark Hoffman .... first assistant camera
John Medland .... still photographer
Tim Spencer .... key grip
Evan Wilson .... second assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Ricardo Olivero .... color timer
 
Location Management
Tony Liman .... location manager
Stephen J. Turnbull .... location manager
 
Music Department
Chaz Jankel .... composer: additional music
Pat Regan .... composer: additional music
Nick Rotundo .... music editor
 
Other crew
Carol Pears .... script supervisor
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs (uncredited)
 

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89 min
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5 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
good acting can't save terrible script, 21 June 2003
Author: Scott Andrew Hutchins (scottandrewh@yahoo.com) from New York, New York

While this film has an interesting premise, Allen Moyle's script can't get anything worthwhile out of it. Said premise is that experiments with kuru have caused the spread of a scientific form of vampirism. Kuru is an actual disease that is transmitted when cannibal warriors eat the infected brains of their opponents. Perhaps if the script had been rewritten, it would have been a good film, as all of the cast are very strong and try to make the material they've been given better than it is, except for Christopher Plummer, who knows full well he is in drivel and too arrogant to care about doing his best. I felt a similar way about Ridley Scott's _Gladiator_, in which Oliver Reed gives a lackluster final performance in a drivel film with strong, albeit stylized, acting. The film is a mix of '90s slickness and '80s sleaze comedy. Because the actors are freewheeling and unwilling to let their craft be hampered by poor material, the film never stops being interesting, and leaves you feeling sorry for the actors, except for Plummer, whose boredom is infectious.

This is the sort of film that should be remade--one that had a lot going for it, including wonderful production design be Ian Brock--but since part of what makes it strong are the efforts of the actors, who have aged over a decade, there really isn't much point, particularly since all that ever get remade are films that were done right the first time. If it were remade, of course, the script should be thrown in the dust bin so someone with talent could write a good script using the same idea.

Like Scott's _Gladiator_, in which Joaquin Phoenix's Commodus is akin to Andrew Jackson's Donald here, this made it to my worst films of all time, but both films have similar redeeming values that make them of marginal interest. _Gladiator_ should have ended up only as well known as this one, not a Best Picture winner--they're very much on par. If you liked _Gladiator_ for any reason other than fandom for one of the stars, then I would recommend this picture wholeheartedly, even if you're not into horror/SF combinations. They're both worth a 4, but _Gladiator_ gets marked down a point in my book because it was so expensive (the cheaper a film is, the easier it is to forgive its flaws, particularly if acting isn't one of them--good actors can be found at any price) and so overpraised.

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