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Mimic [DVD] [1997]

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  • Release Date: 05/17/2011
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 11)

    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

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

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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

      Posted
      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!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Classic Movie

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      JesseRevc427
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      So excited to see the director's cut of this film after loving it back in the 90's

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent

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

      I would recommend this to a friend



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