An evil scientist's DNA experiment on the bones of a mysterious jungle creature brings the carnivorous beast to life.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Ash Mattley
Robin McKee ...
Claire Sommers
Tom Taus ...
Matzu (as Thomas Taus Jr.)
Loren Azenfeld
John H. Brennan ...
Sergeant Reinhardt / Balacau
Cris Aguilar ...
Aniceto 'Chito' Fulminar ...
Fulminari Chief
Rudy Castillo ...
Headhunter Warrior #1
Jhun Sodela ...
Headhunter Warrior #2
Nash Espinosa ...
Fighting Warrior #1
Rudy Vic Del ...
Fighting Warrior #2


Deep in the heart of the jungle in North Borneo a group of scientists excavate the bones of a creature buried among the ruins of ancient and forgotten civilization. The expedition is lead by Dr. Carl Wessinger. He discovers how to extract DNA from the bones. They only need an enzyme to recreate the creature. Wessinger asks the help of Ash Mattley. Ash had done research on enzymes. He is double-crossed and two years later Claire Sommers, who works for the CIA, asks Ash for help after a number of mutilated bodies are found. Claire believes Wessinger is behind this because her 'company' has no contact anymore with the lab in the jungle. Wessinger who recreated the creature, wants to sell it to the highest bidder as a war machine, and it is on the loose in the jungle, killing everybody. Written by Wladimir van Heemst <>

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Don't Mess with Mother Nature!


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Rated R for violence and gore, and for some language | See all certifications »




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7 March 1997 (USA)  »

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A fun bad movie!
14 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

My rating: **1/2 stars out of ****.

A doctor (Mark Dacascos) is hired by Clair Sommer(Robin McKeek,"speed" (1994)) to find a man who is doining illegal experiments on a alien DNA sample found in a creature's skeletal remains. As it turns out, a creature that looks like a cross between a lizard, a body builder, and a tropical fish. It soon start's killing off the other team members.

"DNA" might be cheesy as hell, but the creature effects are great, I LOVE the creature's design, too.

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