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Dog Soldiers (2002)

 -  Action | Horror  -  10 May 2002 (UK)
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A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness.

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A British Squad is sent on a training mission in the Highlands of Scotland against Special Operations squad. Ignoring the childish "campfire" stories heard about the area, they continue with their mission and come across the bloody remains of the Special Ops Squad, and a fierce howling is pitching the night sky... With two mortally wounded men, they make an escape, running into a zoologist by the name of Megan - who knows exactly what hunts them. What began as what they thought was a training mission turns into a battle for their lives against the most unlikely enemies they would have expected - werewolves. Written by Dismal Angel

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Six soldiers. Full moon. No chance.

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Rated R for strong violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Dog Soldiers - Cães de Caça  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$123,354 (Hong Kong) (29 November 2002)

Gross:

$242,358 (Hong Kong) (13 December 2002)
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The movie probably takes place on the 1 and 2 September 2001, as England did indeed beat Germany 5 - 1 on the night of the 1st. Those nights were indeed full moons. See more »

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When the team reaches the destroyed special forces position there are 105mm charges and ammunition amongst the equipment present. The 105mm is an artillery piece unlikely to be used in a wood, and definitely not by special forces. See more »

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Spoon: Know what this reminds me of? Rourke's Drift. 100 men of Harlech, making a desperate stand against 10,000 Zulu warriors. Outnumbered, surrounded, staring death in the face and not flinching for a moment. Balls of British steel.
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During the closing credits b&w photographs are shown from the camera used during the siege in the cottage. See more »

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References Zabriskie Point (1970) See more »

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This movie is just...
8 June 2004 | by (Providence, USA) – See all my reviews

...brillant.

I must admit that I was pretty skeptical when i picked it up from the rack at my DVD retailer. A werewolf movie? Aren't they generally so bad no one wants to watch them/buy them? The fact that it was on sale didn't help, but I braced myself and got it figuring that if it was bad, I'd bury it in some deep deep cave and never let it out. But the movie got me out of my seat with excitement and enjoyment at the action and the thrills. I remember checking the time on the DVD player and wincing at the fact I had only half an hour of film left to enjoy. True, I have seen better special effects. And true some things aren't very realistic (and the producers acknowledge those things). But for a studio I have never heard of with a budget far inferior to those of Hollywood super productions, I found those effects very well done.

A very good movie that gave me thrills I hadn't had since the first Predator.


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