Mimic [DVD] [1997]

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  • Release Date: 05/17/2011
  • Rating: R
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Synopsis


Mimic
While one would imagine that the average New Yorker would be used to dealing with bugs after years of apartment dwelling, a scientific experiment gone wrong results in an insect that even Raid can't handle in this sci-fi/horror thriller. In Manhattan, cockroaches are spreading a deadly disease that is claiming hundreds of the city's children, so entomologist Susan Tyler (Mira Sorvino) uses genetic engineering techniques to create what she and her colleague (and husband) Peter Mann (Jeremy Northam) call the Judas Breed, a large insect that will feed on the disease carrying roaches. Since the Judas bugs have been designed so that they can't breed, the mutated species should die out in a matter of a few years. However, Susan, Peter, and their staff severely underestimated the cockroach's ability to adapt to its conditions. The Judas Breed has indeed found a way to reproduce itself, but more importantly, the insect has grown remarkably large (sometimes reaching six feet in length), has developed a taste for meat, and can mimic the appearance and behavior of other creatures with uncanny accuracy -- including humans. Susan and Peter have learned that huge swarms of the Judas Breed are living beneath the city in the subway system, and with the help of Leonard (Charles S. Dutton), a transit system employee who knows the labyrinth of subway tunnels like the back of his hand, they search out the humanoid insects before they can take over the city. Mimic also features Giancarlo Giannini, Josh Brolin, and F. Murray Abraham. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Mira Sorvino
    Mira Sorvino - Susan Tyler
  • Jeremy Northam
    Jeremy Northam - Peter Mann
  • Josh Brolin
    Josh Brolin - Josh
  • Giancarlo Giannini
    Giancarlo Giannini - Manny
  • Charles S. Dutton
    Charles S. Dutton - Leonard



Customer rating

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Del Toro, Always Worth A Look

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    blaaarg
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    The "Mimic" director's cut attempts to recover as much of Del Toro's original vision for the film as is now possible. Although it remains a flawed film (Del Toro's weakest), it also showcases many of the director's signature stylistic and thematic motifs which does make it not only watchable but re-watchable. The special features, including commentary by Del Toro, makes this disc even better!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sci-fi fun

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    person
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    When I first saw this after it came out, I had no idea who Guillermo Del Toro was, but I could tell that the director knew what they were doing. Although the plot is a little silly, the direction is handled masterfully, making for an entertaining and sometimes frightening experience. The bluray transfer really brings out the beauty in some of the shots.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic image and sound

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    DelToro
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    One of those wonderful films that is somewhat forgotten. This bluray edition is splendid. While the director's cut component is not as extensive as other releases like Hellboy, the image and sound are absolutely fantastic, and if you are a fan of the film it makes this worth the cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Science Fiction at its Best.

    Posted
    Steppinstars

    If you are a fan of science fiction thrillers such as Relic, you will find this movie very satisfying. It is superbly shot as an urban thriller, and expertly written. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie for its edgy suspenseful plot, excellent acting, and action scenes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Scary

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    Swazi88

    Mimic Staring The Voluptuous Mira Sorvino is a horrifying Thriller that will keep you jumping until the Very end. I'm not a big fan of Horror movies but this is one of the Exceptions. I think that this Horror movie is put together very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mira Sorvino shines!

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    Movie24guY1
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    Mimic is a great & creepy giant bug flick starring the great Mira Sorvino as well as a great all star & supporting cast!!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

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    melbrooksisgod
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    Perfecto! Disc arrived earlier than promised. Always appreciated.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than I remember

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    Cap224
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    I don't recall Mimic being all that great when I first saw it, but I did enjoy this new director's cut.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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