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DNA (1997)

R  |  Video  |   |  Action, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  7 March 1997 (USA)
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An evil scientist's DNA experiment on the bones of a mysterious jungle creature brings the carnivorous beast to life.

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Dr. Ash Mattley
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Robin McKee ...
Claire Sommers
Tom Taus ...
Matzu (as Thomas Taus Jr.)
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Loren Azenfeld
John H. Brennan ...
Hatton
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Sergeant Reinhardt / Balacau
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Taka
Susan Africa ...
Nurse
Cris Aguilar ...
Kasala
Aniceto 'Chito' Fulminar ...
Fulminari Chief
Rudy Castillo ...
Headhunter Warrior #1
Jhun Sodela ...
Headhunter Warrior #2
Nash Espinosa ...
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Rudy Vic Del ...
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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 <clar@kabelfoon.nl>

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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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B movie greatness!!
23 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

This wasnt a bad straight to video B grade movie,which is why I constantly go to the video store to purposely get these movies out. You know what you're in for the moment you rent such movies, so I'm not sure why people are surprised by its triteness. What were you guys expecting? Shakespeare?

Some people say DNA rips off scenes from movies like Jurassic Park,Alien and Predator. I prefer to say that it pays *homage* to those great movies by *borrowing* scenes from them.

As for the special effects, I can find it in my heart to forgive the producers as they probably didn't have enough budget to hire the technical wizards at ILM. Besides cheesy special effects are part of the fun in B movies!

And finally the fact that Mark Dacascos is in it elevates the film and prevents it from falling into the bog of true mediocrity. :-) Mark is truly a talented actor and martial artist and sometimes I wish he gets to do more mainstream films that are released theatrically.

Overall the movie is a fun, slightly cheesy, yet entertaining cheap thrill ride!


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