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Birdemic: Shock And Terror (2008)

Alan Bagh , James Nguyen  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Alan Bagh
  • Directors: James Nguyen
  • Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Severin Films
  • DVD Release Date: February 22, 2011
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004EI2NMM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,638 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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It is a tender love story. A graphic horror shocker. An urgent ecological warning. And around the world, it became the must-see 'midnight movie' sensation of the year: From writer/producer/director/visionary James Nguyen - The Master Of The Romantic Thriller - comes the story of a sexy lingerie model (Whitney Moore) and a successful software salesman (Alan Bagh) on a weekend getaway to a quaint Northern California town. But when the entire region is attacked by millions of homicidal birds, their picturesque paradise becomes a winged hell on earth. Can mankind now survive the avian onslaught of Birdemci? Hollywood legend Tippi Hendren of Hitchcock's The Birds makes a Special Appearance in the global cult movie phenomenon that Videogum says "might end up being the greatest film of all time!"

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There's very little to say about Birdemic: Shock and Terror, unless you're in a room with at least 20 of your most ebullient, intoxicated friends who can yell at the screen, laugh at the primitive craftsmanship, howl at the ludicrous plot and dialogue, and generally have a good time at the expense of a movie that must know it's an awful affair designed to please for just those reasons. Filmmaker James Nguyen was probably a little surprised by the attention this shot-on-video labor sparked when it found a cult audience in a number of cities in the United States (and even abroad). It's certainly a surprise that the DVD is sparking another round of interest when the film itself is so dreadful. It's hard to make the argument that that's the point when the word amateurish doesn't even come close to describing the technical construction and acting, let alone the bizarre story of birds that fly amok and kill people with talons, with vomit, or by spontaneously exploding. The "special effects" consist of the most rudimentary home computer graphics, and the production values include just about everything they tell you not to do on your first day at film school. The film's 90 minutes would be cut at least by half without the abundant footage devoted to people walking, people driving, people standing and sitting, and people going in and out of doors. But on to the story, which starts with a romance, then moves to some bizarre tribute to Hitchcock's The Birds as the stupidly animated creatures begin attacking, then ends as a polemic about how global warming is turning the world upside down (beginning with the creation of killer birds). To be fair, this could fit into the so-bad-it-could-be-good category for a large number of people who applaud effort and appreciate lameness as high irony. But in order to walk away with that opinion, it might be best to save Birdemic for a movie-night party with a room or theater full of fuzzy-headed comrades who can take the head-shaking shenanigans with several canisters full of salt. --Ted Fry

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84 of 85 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How do you rate this? February 23, 2011
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
It is difficult if not impossible to rate a movie like this. On a pure movie-making standpoint this movie achieves negative stars, so many negative stars. It has to. Otherwise giving it even one star would create a wickedly skewed curve in all of movie-creation that makes the worst of the very worst movies you have ever seen Five-Star movies. Yes. This movie is so terrible that it makes EVERY MOVIE EVER MADE a five-star movie. The Room, through Plan Nine, up to Inception on through Citizen Cane and Casablanca. Every. One. Of them. Now five-star movies.

The plot? What plot? The text message you just got from your 12-year-old child composed in net-speak has more of a plot than this thing. Basically we have a hero, a heroine, some secondary characters and stuff happening and, oh yeah, some eagles have achieved single-positional, non propulsive, flight and are being generally annoying and sort-of lethal to the population of Somewhere, California. Our heroes are some lame ad-guy who is a millionaire but takes his love interests on dates in the locally-owned Mexican restaurants our heroine is a pretty young model talent who gets her pictures taken in the strip-mall photo shop and has, somehow, become the cover model for direct-mail catalogs for Victoria's Secret. The two meet completely by chance and creepy stalker-like behavior and are so turned-off by life they decide to go out on a couple of dates before rubbing uglies in an hourly-rate motel by the interstate. Remember, our lead male recently became a millionaire from business dealings and our lead female is a cover model for a major lingerie chain, it's at about this point the birds of the world turn into "CGI" sprites and begin "attacking" people at random.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars So awful, and yet so wonderful in its awfulness. May 12, 2010
Format:DVD
Birdemic: Shock and Terror (James Nguyen, 2008)

I have seen many, many bad movies over the years. Many. Hundreds, perhaps thousands. And of those, there are a select few that are so indomitably awful that they transcend bad and achieve a sort of awful greatness, a train wreck effect that compels you to watch the movie over and over again, trying to make sense of it. Night of the Lepus. Beware! The Blob!. Shriek of the Mutilated. I'm sure you can come up with another dozen of your favorites. Add to that list the second half of Birdemic: Shock and Terror. I mean, when people rush into your convenience store and scream "the eagles killed my friends!", and you've been hearing reports about killer eagles on the radio all day, wouldn't you think your first reaction would be to go to the front door and remove the prop holding it open? But no, folks. That's the kind of genius that was involved in putting this mess together.

The first half of this abyss of stupidity is actually a romance, not a horror flick. Rod (Alan Bagh in, thankfully, his only screen role) is a software salesman who runs into a high school classmate, Nathalie (Student of Virginity's Whitney Moore), who's become a fashion model, by chance in a diner. After a painfully awkward meeting scene that encompasses everything one shouldn't do in a meeting scene, they begin dating, etc., etc. There are a couple of foreshadowing moments that something will go wrong (and as soon as you hit the first one, you'll know you're trapped in yet another horrendous ecohorror movie with a MESSAGE), but for the most part, it's played as a straight drama/romance. Fifty minutes into the movie, however, it switches direction into ecohorror.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ed Wood, Jr., move over February 25, 2011
Format:DVD
This film might quite possibly be the ne plus ultra of bad filmmaking, Ed Wood, Jr. notwithstanding. And I almost missed it. The first scene, a thoroughly quotidian scene in which the film's dashing young hero enters a restaurant and is shown to a booth, was so bad that I nearly stopped the movie after that single minute. But something, perhaps that apparently inborn trait that draws us, like moths to bug zappers, to the grotesque in life--traffic accidents, open wounds, Lindsay Lohan--or maybe just the laziness that comes with a Y chromosome and keeps me from extending the energy to push the remote, made me keep watching. And to think what I would have missed!

Birdemic is astonishingly inept. The coverage, for instance, during any of the conversations in the film is embarrassingly bad with the result that there are unnatural pauses interspersed throughout any conversation (the flaw that nearly prevented me from watching the film). Or perhaps it's the editing that truly sucks. A few shots should have ended long before they actually did. At any rate, the film moves along ineptly for a good 15 or 20 minutes until it achieves its true glory, something hinted at in a few scenes but never fully realized until the middle of the film. I'm talking about the special effects.

There is a scene early in the film in which the aforementioned dashing hero and the fetching heroine are on a date. Those who have seen the date montage for Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley from, I think, the first Naked Gun film will understand the true beauty of this scene.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Horribly Amazing
I expected it to be terrible and it was. That's why I'm giving it 5 stars. It was so bad it was good. After about an hour of watching, the bad acting seems to be completely normal.
Published 1 month ago by Benjamin Goldsworthy
1.0 out of 5 stars In bizzarro world, this movie is a AAA budget title.
If being poorly written, poorly recorded, poorly edited and having special effects that rival that of a tandi computer then this movie would be a five star thrill ride. Read more
Published 1 month ago by A. M. Verrier
5.0 out of 5 stars great
10/10 thriller motion picture. I was on the edge of my seat the entire length of the movie.
Published 2 months ago by dylan
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece Of Shocking And Terrible Proportions
If you are a fan of bad movies, then you are going to absolutely adore this movie. Everything from the camera work, acting, sound editing, everything is so bad that makes this... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Shawn Randles
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best movie I have ever watched.
Published 3 months ago by D. Chung
2.0 out of 5 stars Fans of "So bad it's good" films look elsewhere
I watched Birdemic after hearing about how it is a hilariously bad film. It is awful, however it is no "The Room" or "Troll 2," or even "Miami Connection"... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kurt Eggers
5.0 out of 5 stars You...are...fine.
First of all, I think it would be best for me to start by saying that I'm a sucker for these kinds of movies. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Alex
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect.
Perfection. That is all I have to say. When I'm alone some days I like to dream that I am a character in the very movie and I am the hero. But I can only dream.
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Who needs Scorsazy when you have NGUYEN
I think this movie has come to redefine the...eco/horror/romance/thriller genre by storm, it has also singlehandedly changed my life. Read more
Published 7 months ago by michael gofman
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear, what happened here?
This film is a complete and utter travesty. There is so little about it that can be considered remotely good in any traditional sense, but why is it so enjoyable? Read more
Published 7 months ago by Bergen Hanson
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