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Anaconda (Superbit Collection) (1997)

Jon Voight , Jennifer Lopez , Luis Llosa  |  PG-13 |  DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (223 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, Eric Stoltz, Ice Cube, Jonathan Hyde
  • Directors: Luis Llosa
  • Writers: Jack Epps Jr., Hans Bauer, Jim Cash
  • Producers: Andy Fickman, Beau Marks, Carole Little, Jack Epps Jr., Leonard Rabinowitz
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, Portuguese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Thai, English, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
    Some Region 1 DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all, of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players. For more information on RCE, click .
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: August 27, 2002
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (223 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006ADD2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #308,026 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Anaconda (Superbit Collection)" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Anaconda is an action-packed thriller starring JENNIFER LOPEZ (The Wedding Planner), rap superstar ICE CUBE (XXX: State of the Union), Academy Award®-winner JON VOIGHT (1978 Best Actor, Coming Home) and ERIC STOLTZ (Almost Famous). A documentary film crew, headed by anthropologist Steve Cale (Stoltz) and director Terri Flores (Lopez), ventures into the world's most isolated jungle - the Amazon - in search of a lost and forgotten civilization. Early in their journey, they come to the aid of Paul Serone, a Paraguayan guide (Voight), who joins their expedition. But Serone is actually a poacher on the trail of a legendary snake. When Serone hijacks the boat and its crew on his quest to track and kill the giant snake, he steers the expedition right into the path of the deadly monster. Ger ready for a wild, scare-a-minute thrill ride because ANACONDA will grab you and take your breath away.

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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't watch alone. Don't eat during this. January 13, 2005
By Meesha
After originally seeing the second first, and then borrowing the superbit of this to watch, I'm actually glad I did it that way. That way, I didn't have to compare the sequel to the original if I'd seen it the right way round. Despite reading other reviewers bad reviews, I quite liked it. It dragged a bit in the middle, but the cast were excellent.

With stars like Jennifer Lopez, Eric Stoltz, Owen Wilson, Jon Voight, Ice Cube and the fabulous Jonathan Hyde, it worked. Some of the plotlines were only hinted at, and could have been expanded if it had been rated a 15 or an 18. (Particularly the 'love' story between J-Lo & Eric - there seemed to be stuff missing from that whole sub-plot.) I loved how Jennifer (as she now wishes to be known) looked in this movie - the hair was naturally curly, and really nice, rather than straightened within an inch of its life. If you compare her here, to now, you'll notice she's become very Hollywood over the last few years. The hair's blonder, and she's skinnier too - and has noticeably given her Latino roots up. I didn't like Jon Voight's character very much - I found why he did what he did was never really explained, and one of his final scenes will either make what you're eating get thrown in the air, or you'll choke on it. Plus, he had a really dodgy Steven Segal-esque ponytail. Ugh. Most particularly, I loved Jonathan Hyde. I've never liked him much in the other movies I've seen him in (Dr Allen Chamberlain in The Mummy, and J. Bruce Ismay in Titanic - I didn't even realise it was the same actor from the latter!), but his character in this was really nice, and even funny.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Voigt Carries the Film July 14, 2004
When I watched Anaconda I was surprised that it was better than I expected. Part of the reason for that was the performance given by John Voigt.
A film crew is traveling the Amazon in search of the elusive People of the Mist. On the way the rescue Voigt from a stranded ship. Voigt is a snake catcher and claims he knows where the People of the Mist can be found. In reality he is trying to lead them into anaconda territory where he hopes to catch a live specimen and make a fortune. Finally the truth comes out, as do the snakes and it becomes a battle between man and beast as well as between man and man. In the end the survivors prepare to return to their ruined careers when they stumble across the People of the Mist.
John Voigt gave an excellent performance as a Paraguayan snake catcher (Paraguayan so as no one can tell if the accent is right). John shows off a physique that shows why he was chosen to play gigolos and boxers. I did not care too much for the black cameraman. He seemed to be one great big stereotype, so city bred he can't believe that fish live in water. The only other flaw with the film is the way the snake moves. Anacondas are strong but they can not support their entire weight on the tip of their tail. It also moved faster than a striking rattlesnake. Oh well, I still really enjoyed the movie.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight fun with gruesome deaths September 1, 2006
The plot is thinner than a Kleenex, J-Lo attempts to play an (unusually gorgeous and well-dressed) aspiring film student who, with her tough-but-lovable assistant Ice Cube, somehow find themselves on a barge along with a few other ditzy Hollywood stereotypical characters, including an over-the-top Englishman, heading up some remarkably bug-free Amazon tributary to film a documentary.

As fate would have it, they happen upon Jon Voight's character (Jon Voight! Is that really him?!), who A) blows the other actors off the screen B) is a genuinely creepy psychotic presence. They "rescue" him from his stranded boat.

There are brief flashes of brilliance in this story, but they are paved over by the horsey acting from all parties excepting Mr. Voight and Mr. Cube. Jon Voight is terrific, and Ice Cube is playing himself. Who cast this mess? J-Lo's famous shape is displayed, nay, showcased, in at least half a dozen scenes. The movie is beautifully photographed, which makes the near-total lack of a believable story unfortunate, and the absurd ending, complete with the 100% anticipated surprise ending, leaves you yawning. By 2006 standards the special effects seem quaint.

Watch it for the cinematography and Jon Voight. And J-Lo's delectable corpus. Cute boobs and a sensational rear end, I must say.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars so bad that it's good! February 28, 2001
This movie falls into that sacred genre of movies that are unintentionally funny because the plots, acting, etc. are so ludicrous. Seeing that this awful movie managed to draw in some considerable star power (Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, and "Rushmore's" Owen Wilson, for starters), this really is a gem!
If you are a bad-movie lover, then you will appreciate many of this movie's elements. First off, the slithery villian. Of course, the REAL anaconda doesn't get larger than 25-30 feet, but this movie posits that they could grow to be 50-60 feet. The snake is just too much at times: It is huge, and yet it moves like a garter snake. Watching it run down people is hilarious. It also makes a noise similar to a lobster being boiled in a pot - that high-pitched "eeeeeeiiiiuuuuuwwwww" sound.
Then there are the numerous one-liners and witty remarks from the characters. It's a never-ending stream of bad (but highly quotable) dialogue. Hey, I like movies that are described as "Oscar-worthy" or "instant classic," but it's movies like Anaconda (the dessert, if you will) that makes life all the more fun.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Buy Sony BD not Mill Creek
Buy Sony BD not Mill Creek because of the audio and subtitles. Sony has English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1, French: Dolby TrueHD 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby TrueHD 5. Read more
Published 1 day ago by videophile
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY the 2014 re-release from Mill Creek Entertainment
I just bought the 2014 Blu Ray re-release (from Mill Creek Entertainment) for 5.50 or so and still feel ripped off. Read more
Published 2 days ago by John Mullin
2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly thought out.
Disappointingly chintzy plot. Some fun aspects, but way too predictable.

CGI effects were stellar for it's day, so no real gripes there. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Thomas M. Meadows
5.0 out of 5 stars Anaconda is a good movie but if you hate snakes then this ain't for...
I saw this at the movies and at first i didn't think that i would like it but i did i mean you have Jennifer Lopez and ice cube with a lot of other known actor's so this movie may... Read more
Published 9 days ago by thomas henry
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
loved this movie
Published 9 days ago by leon b lafleur
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good
Published 24 days ago by clay
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Snake!
Although this movie is predictable almost from the start, it's a wonderfully entertaining, and touches on plenty of scary subjects; big bugs, big snakes, the jungle, fog, animals... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Suzanne Swain Charnes
3.0 out of 5 stars Snakes....REALLY BIG snakes!
A fun film for anyone over 13 yr. Predictable story line. Good camera work, with above average visual effects. Fine acting for this genre. Read more
Published 1 month ago by bendeschaad
5.0 out of 5 stars great old movie
The movie is really a nice watch : the acting is ok and the plot and effects are good too. Is much better in comparison to many many newer movies and the by far the best in all the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ioana
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a classic, by any means, but lots of fun.
Who could not get a kick out of John Voight as such a seedy character. Just watching him in action makes the movie worth watching. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Howard Ferstler
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