Endangered Species 1982 R CC

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This paranoia-fueled thriller from director Alan Rudolph boasts a blue-chip supporting cast and spectacular, spooky cinematography that pulls viewers deep inside the mystery.

Starring:
Robert Urich, JoBeth Williams
Runtime:
1 hour 37 minutes

Endangered Species

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Director Alan Rudolph
Starring Robert Urich, JoBeth Williams
Supporting actors Paul Dooley, Hoyt Axton, Peter Coyote, Marin Kanter, Gailard Sartain, Dan Hedaya, Harry Carey Jr., John Considine, Margery Bond, Joseph G. Medalis, Patrick Houser, Alvin Crow, Ned Dowd, Kent Rizley, Heather Menzies-Urich, Michelle Davison, Henry G. Sanders, Vernon Weddle
Studio MGM
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Remembered seeing this movie so was glad to find it again in video.
Les Norton
I really wish they'd put this out in DVD, but am scouring old VHS rubbish bins.
John H. Jennings
Plus the story/movie still holds up pretty well as I remembered it..
Gary Glass

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By priopasm on December 11, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
One of the truly great conspiracy theories/mysteries/thrillers of all time. Set in Colorado, the overall plot revolves around the true story of mysterious cattle mutilations in the American West. Are they performed by devil worshipers, space aliens, Soviet Spetznaz? Whatever you think, it's a depiction of a skillful, powerful, high tech entity that threatens to destroy the townspeople along with its ranching livelihood. Director Alan Rudolph does a superb job that is rivaled by the likes of John Carpenter and Michael Mann. Though known better for "Vega$" and "SWAT", Robert Urich proves his ability outside of TV. The version I have is a grainy copy recorded off of an RCA Selektavision Video Disc in 1983 (anyone out there rember those things?). It would be great if MGM would digitally restore this to DVD (as it has done with other great movies that I thought were too dated and obscure to restore). Any Art Bell fans in the house? Check out this movie in the new and used section. I promise you won't be disappointed.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John H. Jennings on May 30, 2005
Format: VHS Tape
I saw this in original release, and am now looking to see it in VHS or DVD.

I have a soft spot for better than average B flicks set in the sticks, and this one fits the bill.

I dig stuff like "The Fog", and the TV classic, "The Gargoyles", basically anything red state and alien.

I'm gonna order it in VHS, and hope it fits my memory.

I really wish they'd put this out in DVD,

but am scouring old VHS rubbish bins.

Black helcopters and mutilated beef cattle, who can ask for anything more?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Kroeckel on July 13, 2012
Format: DVD
Robert Urich is a bit over the top with his character. JoBeth Williams is a little too soft for a veteran from the military & newly appointed sheriff - but patience will reward you. The story is great. I am so glad "they" finally put this on dvd, I can finally toss my personally recorded vhs. Thank you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By darkman on June 8, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I saw this movie the year it came out for the simple reason that i am a huge Robert Urich fan,the movie did not do well in it's initial release(it opened the same night as E.T.)and it was never given a wide DVD release,i have an old VHS copy that has seen better days when i saw that i could in fact get it on DVD on a made to order basis i was skeptical but when i received it i was delighted,the movie is beautiful,i love that it's in Wide-Screen & the movie itself,well-it is as great as ever.the movie and the quality are both GRADE A and if you happen to be a Robert Urich fan and you have not had the pleasure,your in for a treat and hey,if your not a Robert Urich fan you'll still enjoy it. GOD BLESS.
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The truly unfortunately timing of this movies introduction in theaters was that it coincided with ET. Anybody who remembers ET will remember the hype that surrounded the movie, most of it well deserved. One casualty was this movie, which somewhat languished on the side lines as a result of opening alongside a more sensational movie. If you get a chance to watch this I recommend it. A few of the computer scenes are dated, but the story holds up very well. A big city cop trying to get off alcohol and break his violent tendencies leaves the big city with his teen daughter to visit a good friend who owns a newspaper in a small town. He finds that cattle are being taken and mutilated and the tangled web of deception increasingly points to a clandestine gov't run germ warfare program. This program is run by those who consider themselves super patriots and Robert Urich keeps outsmarting them, ultimately threatening to expose them. The movie is fairly well done and subtle in its implications, but seems much more true to life as a result of this, IMHO.
In all, I was thrilled to be able to replace my old Betamax copy with a DVD. The transfer is clean and clear and although not high definition does not look grainy or "Old" IMHO. Sound is clear as well. The only downside is that there are no real extras to speak of, not that any are needed. But some behind the scenes these days is somewhat expected.
Be warned that this disc is a made on demand product and will often not play in your laptop or desktop machine due to copy guards, but it is well worth the effort to sit down with a bowl of popcorn to a flick you will come back to watch again.
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By Gary Glass on September 27, 2010
Format: VHS Tape
Have always remembered liking this movie back in the 80's. Looked for it on Dvd for the past few years but could never find anything but a few overpriced vhs. I finally found this month that Warner Bros Shop online is offering it on a made to order to DVD and have put it out as one of their Warner Bros.archive dvd version that they offer. I ordered it, received it today and am watching it.. They did a nice DVD package job on it and the disc. (it is made to order but looks like a store bought version) It is not remastered and they state that on the site but it is taken from a very good quality Tape transfer.. so it has the feel and look of a VHS tape but on DVD. sharpness is pretty good on it. Color is good for the time period. Has some slightly washed colors in certain scenes but overall quite pleased with it since you can not get a remastered dvd or blu-ray. Plus the story/movie still holds up pretty well as I remembered it.. So if you want a copy but in DVD form.. Check it out.
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