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Species (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  7 July 1995 (USA)
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A group of scientists try to track down and trap a killer alien seductress before she successfully mates with a human.

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In 1993, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Project receives a transmission detailing an alien DNA structure, along with instructions on how to splice it with human DNA. The result is Sil, a sensual but deadly creature who can change from a beautiful woman to an armour-plated killing machine in the blink of an eye. Government agent Xavier Fitch assembles a team of scientists and mercenaries to locate and destroy Sil before she manages to find a mate and breed. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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For three million years, the human race has been at the top of the evolutionary ladder. Nothing lasts forever See more »

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Rated R for sci-fi violence, strong sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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7 July 1995 (USA)  »

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Especies  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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£3,323,230 (UK) (17 November 1995)
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An early draft of the script had the young Sil calmly killing a friendly cab driver. In an effort to keep the audiences sympathy for her character (and to make the murder of the porter more shocking) the scene was changed to Sil killing a tramp in self defense after he attempts to attack her. See more »

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Sil has a tan line, contact lenses, and pierced ears, all of which she could never have obtained within the movie's world. See more »

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[first lines]
Xavier Fitch: I'm sorry.
Young Sil: [mouthing] I'm sorry.
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If You Don't Know Me By Now
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Kind of fun
9 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some scientists working for the government tamper with a DNA sequence they got from a message from outer space. The subject turns into a little girl with amazing superhuman powers. She escapes and turns into a beautiful woman (Natasha Herstridge) who wants to mate and produce others like her. A team led by a head scientist (Ben Kingsley!) try to track her down.

OK--it's kind of silly but this moves quickly and is well-done. There are many excellent, if gruesome, special effects and the SIL creature at the end is truly astounding. The script is good (considering) and it actually makes sense...if you don't think about it too much.

Acting varies--Kingsley is TERRIBLE in his role. Michael Madsen is pretty good as part of the team as are Marg Helgenberger and (especially) Forest Whitaker. Herstridge is certainly beautiful but can't act--but the role doesn't call for acting.

I'm giving it an 8. It's no classic but it moves quickly and I was never bored.


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