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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 ...
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Jhun Sodela ...
Headhunter Warrior #2
Nash Espinosa ...
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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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Cheese at it's finest
22 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

DNA is a sub par movie, but a shining B-movie. Ripping off material from such box office hits as Indiana Jones, The Predator, Species and Alien, it mixes action, suspense, romance and horror into one hilarious stew.

The plot is convoluted even for a B-movie. Our main hero (Marc Damascos) begins the movie as a doctor of some kind but is forced to become an elite soldier as the plot progresses. He and his female companion must fight an evil professor and his Predator-like space monster through a jungle, aided only by their wits, heavy firepower and some jungle magic provided by the local natives.

The special effects deserve a special mention. They are nothing special up until the last moments of the movie, at which point the budget must've ran out, for they suddenly look like something out of a 60's action movie.

You'll cringe, you'll groan, you'll laugh and you'll have a great time. Cheese at it's finest!


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