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DNA (1997)

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 ...
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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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A very "Alien" like creature in a very "Predator" like movie
9 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story takes place in province of Sarawak in the island of Borneo Malaysia, and the scenery is beautiful.

An alien creature called Balakai's DNA gets used to create an alien clone that goes in a rampage killing people at random in the jungles of Borneo.

The script is the worst part of this movie. There's lot of scene changes that doesn't blend smoothly, and a plot that doesn't make sense at times. As many people have pointed out, there are the blatant rip off of scenes from the movie Predator.

Everything else about the movie is pretty good (for a B movie that is). Acting is pretty good, special effect is okay, and there's some decent action, and a story that's reasonably compelling.

So it was a good movie to watch and provided good 2 hours of entertainment.


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