Species 1-4 [4 Discs] [DVD]

The first four films in the sexy sci-fi film series Species are collected in this box set.
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Species
Fine special effects, eclectic casting, and the freeze-frame-worthy, clothing-free debut of a blonde bombshell made this cheesy science fiction/horror hybrid a cut above its B-grade roots. At a top-secret Utah facility headed up by Dr. Xavier Fitch (Ben Kingsley), scientists have created "Sil" (Natasha Henstridge), a half-human, half-alien product of experiments with DNA codes obtained from beyond the stars. Unfortunately, Sil has escaped. Her primary objective is to mate, and, with the ability to transform herself into an incredibly powerful alien creature, puny humans can't stop her. So Dr. Fitch calls in a quartet of specialists (Forest Whitaker, Michael Madsen, Marg Helgenberger, and Alfred Molina), to attempt Sil's capture. At the same time, Sil is leaving a trail of mostly male corpses in her hormonal wake. The organic-flavored alien designs for Species were provided by H.R. Giger, the artist responsible for the memorable creatures and spaceships of Alien (1979). When MGM decided to cut the spectacular "train birth" sequence in the interest of budget-trimming, Giger personally financed this $100,000 showcase of his work. Those who look closely will notice that "Young Sil" is played by future Dawson's Creek star Michelle Williams. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Species IV: The Awakening
A brilliant and beautiful college professor makes a terrifying discovery about herself after experiencing a frightening blackout in the latest installment of the shocking Species series. Miranda Hollander (Helena Mattsson) is a genius who is about to discover just how little she truly knows about the universe. Upon awakening from a mysterious blackout, Miranda is horrified to find herself surrounded by a mass of mutilated human bodies. When Miranda approaches her uncle in hopes of discovering an answer to this disturbing development, she is shaken to learn that she is in fact a half-human/half-alien clone. Now, the only hope for Miranda is to flee to Mexico with her uncle and seek out the scientist who created her. But it won't be long before Miranda is unable to suppress the killer instincts boiling up within her, and with an endless horde of murderous hybrids on their trail, it's only a matter of time before planet Earth becomes the ultimate extraterrestrial battleground. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Species III
This direct-to-cable sequel in the Species film series follows the next legacy of the sexually frustrated alien species as the daughter of Eve (Natasha Henstridge) is born into an uncaring human world. Newcomer Sunny Mabrey plays Sara, the first genetically perfect specimen of her species, who is kidnapped upon birth by a professor who has his own selfish reasoning to keep her alive. Hounded by the army and other human-alien DNA hybrids bent on breeding, the hunt is on for the professor and Sara to create another perfect offspring any way they can. Premiering on the Sci-Fi channel in November of 2004, the erotic sci-fi thriller came to DVD a month later in a director's cut supervised by the director, Brad Turner, a TV veteran whose show credits include Andromeda, Stargate SG-1, and the '90s revamp of Outer Limits. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Species II
In the science-fiction thriller Species (1995), Natasha Hentsridge appeared as the beautiful but deadly Sil, a human-alien DNA combo. In this sequel, Hentsridge portrays Eve, a government experiment concocted to gain an understanding of how to combat future aliens, while Michael Madsen and Marg Helgenberger repeat their roles from the earlier film. When astronaut Patrick Ross (Justin Lazard) returns from the first manned Mars expedition, he's infected with the same DNA that spawned Sil and Eve. Hailed as a hero, Ross is pressed into politics by his father (James Cromwell), a senator. Any woman who beds the sexually active Ross is immediately impregnated, with embryos quickly developing and killing the mother. Ross hides the offspring on a family estate, as LA cops begin to detect a pattern in the female deaths. At the lab where scientists are monitoring Eve, Dr. Laura Baker (Helgenberger) realizes that Eve has a telepathic link with Ross, and that these two hybrids hope to couple. Press Lennox (Madsen) and Colonel Burgess (George Dzundza) figure Eve can be used to lead them to Ross. Cleared as a murder suspect, Mars mission astronaut Dennis Gamble (Mykelti Williamson), joins Lennox and Baker and gets in on the action as everyone involved closes in on Ross. Richard Belzer does a cameo as the President of the U.S., while Peter Boyle makes an uncredited appearance as a scientist. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Ben Kingsley
    Ben Kingsley - Xavier Fitch
  • Michael Madsen
    Michael Madsen - Preston Lennox
  • Alfred Molina
    Alfred Molina - Dr. Stephen Arden
  • Forest Whitaker
    Forest Whitaker - Dan Smithson
  • Marg Helgenberger
    Marg Helgenberger - Dr. Laura Baker

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