Species [Blu-ray] [1995]

  • SKU: 7829503
  • Release Date: 07/25/2006
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    87% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (39 out of 45)

    Special Features


    • Director & actors' commentary
    • Director, producer & visual effects commentary
    • "Designing a Hybrid" featurette
    • "H.R. Giger at Work" featurette
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    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

    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



    Customer rating

    3.8
    87%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Species

      Posted
      eckoe04
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      When a beautiful human-alien hybrid escapes from observation, scientist Xavier Fitch dispatches a crew of experts to find her before she is able to fulfill her horrific purpose: to mate with unsuspecting men and produce offspring that could destroy mankind. As her deadly biological clock ticks rapidly, Fitch and his team are hurled into a desperate battle in which the fate of humanity itself hangs in the balance!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Just a fun movie

      Posted
      Subzero7
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      This movie wasn't going to win any awards when it came out, but I'm big Sci-Fi/Horror movie buff, and the fact of the matter is, this movie was just fun. Watching it recently, was just as much fun as when I went to the theater to see it when it came out. The first sequel was ok, but the ones after left much to be desired. None held a candle to the original.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      My Bad

      Posted
      Tack2775
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      If you truly like this movie then buy it. The picture and sound are great and as usual Scream Factory delivers the special features for the fiends. The bad review is for the movie. Hadn't seen it in a while now I remember why.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun sci-fi

      Posted
      Draven
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      This is a fun little sci-fi flick, good cast. Glad scream factory put out a CE. I love scream factory & with Best Buy great prices they've had on scream factory releases lately, it was an easy buy, Hope Best Buy keeps these pices coming.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      An old school favorite gets a collector's edition!

      Posted
      Atreyu500
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      I have a soft spot for this gross, goofy, charmingly crazy little action-horror gem. I was hoping for years that we would get a true special edition with commentaries and supplemental material, and it's finally here! Shout Factory has done an amazing job!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of favorites gets Scream Factory treatment

      Posted
      KevinV
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      I am a huge fan of this film. I love the pace and the great actors involved. Certainly doesn't hurt that Henstridge was 20 and beautiful (and still is). Really happy to see Scream Factory work their magic on this one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Henstridge Is Beautiful

      Posted
      kevman79

      Natasha Henstridge's beauty is pretty much the only quality this B-grade sci-fi flick possesses. Fans will be happy to know that this dvd has several bonus features that weren't available on the previous bare-bones dvd release, but not as many as the more recent 2-disc edition.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Rating of. on Blu-Ray

      Posted
      Nick
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      I have all 4 of these movies on DVD and have have been looking for them on Bli-Ray. This is a good Sifi movie, and as hoped Blu-Ray made the picture and sound much sharper. I am pleased. I admit it's a little far fetched, but I like most of the actorin.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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