Congo [DVD] [1995]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (20 out of 21)

Special Features


  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Congo
Good gorillas meet bad gorillas while human beings search for treasure in this jungle advnture saga. R.B. Travis (Joe Don Baker) is the ruthless head of Travi-Com, a telecommunications firm on the cusp of a major breakthrough in laser communications technology. However, Travis needs diamonds to finish the project, so he sends a group of men to Zaire, where he's told that a large supply of the gems can be easily found. When the men go missing, Travis sends his trusted assistant Karen Ross (Laura Linney), a one-time CIA associate, into the jungle to find both his staff and the jewels. Hoping to keep her mission a secret, Karen travels to Zaire in the company of Peter (Dylan Walsh), a researcher on primate development who is hoping to return Amy, a gorilla who has been taught sign language and can "speak" English with the help of a glove-controlled computer device. Also travelling with them is Herkermer (Tim Curry), a Romanian with a secret agenda: he's convinced that Amy can guide him to the Lost City of Zinj, where he believes that King Solomon's Mines are located. Upon arrival, the group is met by Monroe Kelly (Ernie Hudson), a self-described "great white hunter who happens to be black," and they discover that the jungle holds a menace that they weren't counting on: a tribe of bloodthirsty gray gorillas. Congo was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Dylan Walsh
    Dylan Walsh - Peter Elliot
  • Laura Linney
    Laura Linney - Dr. Karen Ross
  • Ernie Hudson
    Ernie Hudson - Monroe Kelly
  • Tim Curry
    Tim Curry - Herkermer Homolka
  • Grant Heslov
    Grant Heslov - Richard



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews

96%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    congo ***

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    tooshort74
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    well all i can say is congo is a guilty pleasure movie that is not saying it is bad or good but it is worth watching bc it is a pretty good movie and it has some good action and thrills in it and it looks pretty good on blu-ray if you can find it 10 or under i would pick it up bc it is one of those movies you can watch on a saturday afternoon or every couple weeks so well worth owning on blu-ray if you can get it for 10 bucks or under

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Movie with feelings

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    David1701
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    When innocence was still in the air, a talking Gorilla, a Young Hero and a Hot Volcano, oh my! Great entertainment in one package.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An upgrade to the DVD

    Posted
    Rooknoir
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    I bought this as a gift for my mom, who loves this wonderful movie. She had two of the DVDs of this movie and I thought she'd like it in HD. She loves the movie even more now, and it was a great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Worthy Adaptation

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    JackBauer
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    Most books are better than the film adaptations and this is the case here though Congo is a pretty good adaptation of the Michael Crichton novel. Not a great movie but fun nonetheless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun movie

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    Robb
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    I have always enjoyed this movie and had seen that B.B. had it at a great price. Upgraded from DVD, definitely a better experience on Blu Ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Congo on Blu-Ray

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    X5452
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    I love this movie I just upgraded this movie to Blu-ray the picture and sound are just amazing I still enjoy this movie after all of these years. good movie all around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Blu-Ray

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    Eddie
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    A classic.... I have this on regular DVD and wanted it on Blu-ray....Great movie and it looks even better onBlu-ray...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gorilla's gone crazy!

    Posted
    Uptown1999
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    Had almost forgotten about this gem. Not as well known as Jurassic Park but still a compelling story with excellent action beats. Worth a watch!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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