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DNA (1996)

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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Dr. Carl Wessinger
Robin McKee ...
Claire Sommers
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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
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Nurse
Cris Aguilar ...
Kasala
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
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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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Spectacular scenes with a fantastic creature attacking human preys
10 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

The film starts in Sarawak , a province of North of Borneo where an idealistic doctor named Ash (Mark Dacascos of Double dragon). He mistakenly reveals his DNA theories to an evil scientific (Jurgen Prochnow , Das Boat) who utilizes on illegal genetic experiments , blending beetle and alien DNA . As a nasty scientist's DNA experiment on the bones of a mysterious jungle creature brings the carnivorous beast to life . Two years later , there appear various bodies dead and wounded ; one mutant , a giant insect-like specie with super powers , lurks in the lush forest from into perilous jungles , waiting for prey . The weird creature begins attacking one by one . Meantime , Ash along with a beautiful doctor( Robin McKee) are surrounded and both of whom set out to track it down.

This is a semi-remake to ¨Predator¨, told in terms of jungle warfare with an over seven-foot-tall monster on the loose . It's a brutal , exciting and violent Sci-Fi thriller with gory action and little logic . So we ought sit through the creature dispatch enemies one by one before the ending showdown comes , leaving the utter mechanics of the thing to keep our interest buzzing . The final confrontation is particularly exciting stuff , even though it makes no great sense . The result is thoroughly unpleasant but undeniably thrilling action movie . Acceptable special effects and special make-up by , nowadays famous , : Robert Kurtzman , Greg Nicotero , Howard Berger . Adequate cinematography by Gerry Lively and nice musical score fitting to action by Christopher Stone . The motion picture was regularly directed by William Mesa , he's usually visual effects supervisor (Dark Water , Deep blue sea) and occasionally cinema director . Rating : Passable and entertaining.


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