Species [Collector's Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1995]

  • SKU: 8471094
  • Release Date: 10/02/2007
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (39 out of 44)

Special Features


  • Disc 1:
  • Commentary by Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen & Director Roger Donaldson
  • Commentary by director, producer and visual and special effects creators
  • Disc 2:
  • Engineering Life featurette
  • HR Giger at Work featurette
  • The Making of Species: The origin, the concept, the discovery
  • Designing a Hybrid featurette
  • Alternate ending
  • And more!

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



Overall customer rating

3.9
89%
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

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun sci-fi

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    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!

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    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

  • 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 may want to pass on this particular dvd and opt for the more recent collector's dvd that has several bonus features not available here. Widescreen & full-screen.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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