The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of ... See full summary »
The adventures of a man-turned-muck monster. Swamp Thing was once a man named Alec Holland, but after being caught on fire, doused with strange chemicals, and dumped into the Louisiana ... See full summary »
Mark Lindsay Chapman,
Scientist Alec Holland invents a growth substance that could end world hunger, but a plantation owner obsessed with immortality tries to steal it and causes an accident that turns Alec into a human-plant mutant, protector of the bayou.
Dr. Alec Holland, hidden away in the depths of a murky swamp, is trying to create a new species - a combination of animal and plant capable of adapting and thriving in the harshest conditions. Unfortunately he becomes subject of his own creation and is transformed . . . Arcane, desperate for the formula attempts to capture the Swamp Thing. An explosive chase ensues that ultimately ends with a confrontation between Holland and a changed Arcane . . .Written by
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One of two 1982 theatrical releases which feature a mutated plant man or plant humanoid creature comprised of vegetable matter. The originally titled "Weeds" segment re-named "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" in Creepshow (1982) starred writer Stephen King, and adapted from King's own short story, features a plant organism slowly growing on Jordy Verrill (Stephen King) after he discovers a meteorite land in his back yard which oozes a mysterious green substance. See more »
The first time Arcane's thugs chase Alice Cable (Adrienne Barbeau) in the swamp, one of the guys shoots his own man and the squad leader takes his rifle away from him. After a quick cut away, the original shooter has his rifle back. See more »
The 2002 DVD release by MGM features some additional shots of nudity compared to the original US theatrical release:
When Adrienne Barbeau takes a bath in the swamp you could only see a side shot of her breast. Now you can see some extra seconds of full-on breast shots.
At the beginning of the party scene (Bruno's big comeuppance) two dancing gypsy women taking off their clothes. This footage was not included in previous video and laserdisc releases. Reissues on DVD and Blu-ray since 2005 have reverted to the original censored PG version.
"Swamp Thing" is beautifully photographed in authentic swamps, and directed with a nice comic-book sensibility by Wes Craven, but the script is flat, boring and (eventually) silly, and the title creature is too human-like to inspire much awe. However, Louis Jourdan is enjoyable as the suave, cultivated villain, David Hess is in his element as one of his goons, and there is also a black kid who's the epitome of "coolness". (**1/2)
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