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Habitat (1997)

R  |   |  Sci-Fi  |  19 April 1997 (USA)
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In a future world where Earth's ozone layer has been completely destroyed, a brilliant but obsessed scientist, Hank Symes uses illegally obtained biological materials for an experiment that... See full summary »

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Andreas Symes
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Hank Symes
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Clarissa Symes
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Coach Marlowe
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Deborah Marlowe
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Blaine
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Eric Thornton (as Chris Heyerdahl)
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Daryl (as Kris Holdenried)
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Ellen Bark (as Suzie Almgren)
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Chris
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Soldier #3 (as Daniel Gauthier)
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Myra Johnson
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In a future world where Earth's ozone layer has been completely destroyed, a brilliant but obsessed scientist, Hank Symes uses illegally obtained biological materials for an experiment that he hopes will save the world. In the course of his work, a terrible accident occurs, transforming him into a fantastic otherworldly lifeform and changing his house into a huge living entity which threatens all who enter. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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Welcome to a living hell. See more »

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Rated R for sexuality, language and some violence/gore | See all certifications »
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19 April 1997 (USA)  »

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Eisvoli sti Kolasi  »

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Movie directorial debut for special effects designer Rene Daalder. See more »

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Hank Symes: I swim with the plants and frolic with the sperm.
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Tragedy
Written by Martin Blasick
Produced by Martin Blasick
Performed by Velvet
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Underrated sci-fi release
18 January 2000 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

To be honest, I rented "Habitat" at the discretion of the user comments and enjoyed it. Okay, the dialogue is not top-notch, but this film is entertaining. Alice Krige's performance is spellbinding, the "eco-house" is haunting, and it does have a subtle ecological theme. Also, I liked the film's appearance, thanks to Sony digital technology. More films should be made in high definition. I may be the only one who liked "Habitat." Some of its weaknesses include its lack of charcter development, especially Tchecky Karyo and Laura Harris. 6/10


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