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Splice (2009)

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Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use.



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Dren (as Delphine Chaneac)
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Two young rebellious scientists are told by their employers to halt groundbreaking work that has seen them produce new creatures with medical benefits by splicing together multiple organisms' DNA. They decide to secretly continue their work, but this time splicing in human DNA. Written by Anonymous

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A secret experiment will break the laws of science and create an animal human hybrid. See more »


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Rated R for disturbing elements including strong sexuality, nudity, sci-fi violence and language | See all certifications »

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4 June 2010 (USA)  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,385,277 (USA) (4 June 2010)


£239,538 (UK) (30 July 2010)

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A Vodka bottle in the lab is labeled to contain a specimen named "BOGIE + BACALL", a reference to classic film couple Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. See more »


In the first scene when Clive and Elsa take Dren to the barn, it is night, but when they go inside, there is sun streaming through the skylights. See more »


CEO: No more monsters!
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Playing of God
9 April 2011 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Clive Nicoli (Adrien Brody) and Elsa Kast (Sarah Polley) are scientists of the Newstead Pharmaceutics researching the splice of DNA from different animals to form new genetic beings and find medical benefits to mankind. They have just created the hybrid Ginger and Fred and now they intend to join together human DNA to alter the genetic structure of their experiment. When the senior management calls off their experiment, they decide to secretly proceed and they generate a life form with human characteristics. They call it Dren (Delphine Chaneac) and Elsa is very fond of their creation that grows up fast and showing intelligence. When the company shutdown their experiment, they bring Dren to Elsa's abandoned farm and the scientists raise Dren like a daughter. But when it reaches adulthood, the sex drive of Dren is activated and Clive and Elsa learn that they have a serious problem to resolve.

"Splice" is a dramatic sci-fi horror film with the story of two young unethical scientists that decide to play God. The plot is unoriginal but is attractive and engaging, specially because the trio formed by Sarah Polley, Adrian Brody and Delphine Chanéac. The childhood trauma of Elsa is absolutely out of the context and a diversion to the mainstream. The special effects and make-up are awesome, transforming the gorgeous French actress Delphine Chanéac in a creature with an exotic beauty. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Splice – A Nova Espécie" ("Splice – The New Specie")

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