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Piranha [Blu-ray] [2010]

  • SKU: 1732054
  • Release Date: 01/11/2011
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    73% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (19 out of 26)

    Special Features


    • Filmmaker's Commentary
    • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
    • 10 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
    • Deleted Storyboard Sequences

    Synopsis


    Piranha
    Haute Tension and Hills Have Eyes director Alexandre Aja pays homage to the films that made him fall in love with the horror genre by helming this comedic remake of director Joe Dante's 1978 Jaws parody. Lake Victoria may look peaceful, but beneath the placid waters of this painterly lake lurks a deadly menace. A powerful underwater tremor has released scores of man-eating prehistoric fish into the waters, and now it's up to a group of unlikely heroes to band together and defeat the razor-toothed predators. With time running out and the aquatic carnivores taking over, one brave heroine (Elisabeth Shue) will risk everything to save the lake and prevent her family from becoming fish food. Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames, Jerry O'Connell, and Adam Scott star in the Dimension Films production. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Elisabeth Shue
      Elisabeth Shue - Julie Forester
    • Adam Scott
      Adam Scott - Novak
    • Jerry O'Connell
      Jerry O'Connell - Derrick
    • Ving Rhames
      Ving Rhames - Deputy Fallon
    • Jessica Szohr
      Jessica Szohr - Kelly



    Customer rating

    Rating 3.3 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews

    73%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Garbage. Buy the original.

      Posted
      TheFreeman

      My father was always a horror film nut so of course his love of the genre was passed down to me. I grew up watching horror movies and one of my favorites was the original Piranha. I even have a copy of it on my mobile phone. When I had heard of the remake I was skeptical but hopeful. Sadly this movie turned out to be exactly what I hoped it would avoid becoming. Now don't get me wrong, the original film was bad. Almost MST3K bad. But that was part of it's appeal. It was a silly goofy movie that never took itself to seriously. This remake does the same. But in a way that just is not enjoyable to watch. It's cliche after cliche. It might work if they had an original sense of humor but its the same thing over and over again. A bunch of nud* college kids getting dr*nk and dancing. Sound familiar? Again, I know its making fun of 70's era horror but i've already seen this. Try something new. The plot does not stay true to the original at all. Which is not why I gave it a poor rating. It's just bad. Even for horror. Camera work is actually quite good for a film of this type. Especially the underwater shots. There are a few shots of the swarm underwater that are really creepy. Acting is average for the most part with the exception of Shue, Ving Rames, and an all too brief cameo by Richard Dreyfuss, who are all enjoyable. To be honest I didn't even bother with the extras after watching the movie. But the DVD does offer up 5 featurettes for fans to enjoy. Overall I'd say my biggest problem with the movie is that it's just disgusting. The gore, in an atempt at a dark and macbre sense of humor, is so over the top that I actually felt sick watching some of the climax scenes. The problem is that while over the top in the amount of violence on-screen at once, the gore is entirely too realistic and brutal. People attacked by the creatures look like they went through a blender and scream and cry in pain while chuncks of flesh hang from bone. Because of this, instead of being silly or funny it's just sick. That's saying alot considering I saw Day of the Dead when I was 8. I sat through Hostel. Which was only slightley more disgusting than this film. Bottom line: This movie just isn't entertaining. There are plently of intelligent, scary horror films out there that deserve your time and money. Stay away from this. *Edited for "inappropriate" content.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Piranha equals excellent throwback

      Posted
      metalraygear

      Remember the original Piranha? It was a shameless Jaws rip off, but dang was it fun. Well here we are in the same sinking boat and I am loving it. Piranha knew exactly what kind of movie it was going to be during the filming process. Heck during the script writing, they knew it was exploitation mixed in with camp, appealing to genre, and being a total throwback to the pre nineties era "serious films". DON'T try and take this movie seriously in the tone of great story, DON'T expect the most intelligent movie you will ever watch. DO expect a great ride, DO expect mammaries galore , DO expect tons of gore- awesome death scenes. The nature of this film is a comedy. You aren't supposed to feel anguish for the characters; it is okay and expected that you laugh at the death scenes, they are over the top for a reason. The DDD gags are supposed to play to those old "throw stuff at the camera" mindset that dominated the genre before James Cameron got ahold of it. While I don't support DDD I do support the use of this mocking attempt. By the way Cameron was directing Piranha 2: The Spawning for a bit... which is hilarious that he would slam this film. Buy this film, enjoy yourself and GO WILD!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This movie is awesome.

      Posted
      THEphilipS

      I want to say first that obviously this is not for people who are into Scorcese dramas or any type of serious films. If you don't like this movie because of the plot, or because of its absurdity, then I wanna give you a bad review on your life. This film is not about being realistic. It's about fun, gore, and nudity. If you can't understand that, then please stop and think before you buy it. The plot is ridiculous but that's the whole idea behind films like this. For me, it didn't leave me scared of going into the water or anything, it just left me laughing and cinematically satisfied. The whole movie is really funny. The acting is pretty well done, I felt. Obviously not Oscar performances, but again, you can't expect that. GET IT

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Very poor 3D effects

      Posted
      Inspect1

      I do know that this is the blue ray copy I am reviewing but every one need to know how bad the 3D part of this movie is. Well this movie could have been a excellent 3D movie but sony picture forgot to used 3D cameras. This movie had very poor 3D effects and it was too disgusting in some scenes. I agree with the freeman that The gore, is so over the top that I also felt a little sick watching some of the climax scenes. Do not buy this movie on 3D it is a waste of your money. If you have to see this movie buy it on blue ray DVD instead. This is just a sample of of how movie companies are trying to take more money from us buy making us believe that every 3D movie is made in 3D. wrong!! Please rent first..

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Sleeping with the fishes...

      Posted
      Northstar69

      My first quote pretty sums up this movie.." This movie is more about wet boobs than it is about killer fish" This is like an 80's romp but set in our times. all you see is T&A.. and if your lucky a little gore along the way. The plot is a little far fetched.. but then again witha tittle like "Piranha" what can you expect. I kept comparing it ti the original that came out in the 80's but there is no comparison...the original wins hands down. The gore factor on this movie is a bit on the high side which is apropriate for the subject matter. So if your into wet boobs & killer fish then you have come to the right place..

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Greatest B Movie Ever!

      Posted
      chc1

      If you go into it expecting Casablanca or Gone with the Wind, you've completed wasted your time and money. But, if you go into it, expecting a cheesy B movie (ala the drive-in during the 70's), you have hit the jackpot. Not much story, but who needs one. If you sat up nights watching The Blob, Eight Legged Freaks, etc., you are in for a real treat:) So pull out the popcorn, the sodas and let yourself go and you'll be loving it. It's got cult classic written all over it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Swing & A Miss!!!

      Posted
      MovieMan2320

      Okay going in I knew the movie was going to be bad but I didn't think it was going to be this bad.. I thought hey! Maybe the 3D will be good since they flim half of the SCENES with 3D cameras. Not the case here stuff that should of pop out of the TV just set there as the scene went on. I guess if you like cheesy acting, Gore, Blood & Crazy Fish then this is your Movie but save the extra cash & just buy the BLU-RAY Disc Only.. But then again it will cost you about the same price as the 3D Blu Ray Combo set.. ( Theres always Redbox 1$).

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      So far away from interesting

      Posted
      JWQuasar

      This was nothing more then a film that covered it's overall poor quality with some nude scenes, locker room humor, and some blood. I purchased it expecting an aggressive horror film that would shake one's interest in entering the water...similar to Jaws...what I got was *puke*. Shameful thing was that it had the potential, but the movie producers and directors whored themselves out. Oh well...it is just a horror film, and I've grown to expect poor quality from this genre anymore.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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