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I trained them all and was very proud of them.
The acting is superb. Jason Beghe ("One Missed Call") gives an excellent performance as the handsome, athletic law student who become angry and bitter because of his crippling accident. Beautiful Kate McNeil ("The Last House on Sorority Row") is very convincing as the energetic, robust trainer of monkeys for the handicapped. Together, Beghe and McNeil are a cute couple; their love scene is very sensual, proving that the handicapped can do most anything. A young Stanley Tucci ("Maid in Manhattan" and "The Devil Wears Prada") is a despicable neurosurgeon; who would've believed how handsome (and muscular) he was when he had hair.
The gore is kept to a minimum. "Monkey Shines" relies heavily on character development and a suspenseful, clever plot in which science has created a literal monster. A quadriplegic becomes trapped within his home by a diabolical beast. "Monkey Shines" is intelligent, well crafted science fiction horror with strong elements of romance and the supernatural.Read more ›
After an accident leaves him paralyzed from the neck down, Allan Mann (Jason Beghe) is a bitter, angry, and vengeful man. His mother is overbearing. A once loyal girlfriend turns his back on him. The doctor he once trusted seems to have ulterior motives when it comes to his well-being and recovery. Everything changes when Allan is given a trained monkey suited to meet his every need. Even if that need possibly leads to tragic accidents which befall those the creature feels threatens its master.
“Monkey Shines” is presented in 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1) with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo. The video is clean and masterfully restored while not losing any of its original “real” film flavor. The surround sound will have the audience looking over their shoulder for a maniacal primate ready to pounce on them. David Shire’s effective musical score accents the action and tension perfectly.
Loads of bonus material for “Monkey Shines” keeps Scream Factory’s reputation as the Kings of Horror Movie Upgrades safe. Audio commentary is provided by Director / Writer George A. Romero. An all-new featurette entitled “An Experiment in Fear – The Making of ‘Monkey Shines’” is found.Read more ›
As someone who is not enamored of Romero's zombie flicks, I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. Yes, it's hokey here and there, but it never fails to entertain.
Based upon the novel Monkey-shines, by Michael Stewart.
Staci Layne Wilson
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Having seen the monkey on the front during the King Kong craze of the early eighties, I convinced my dad to let me rent it one Friday as a little kid. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Wesley L. Salen
60 minutes of action packed into 2 hours - with all those trained monkeys, couldn't they train a monkey to edit this film? Read morePublished 2 months ago by TS Eliot
Always loved that film kinda hard to find so I am glad I at least have a digital copy so I don't have to worry
about a disk getting scratched,lost or anything!
Not badly made, but the concept just doesn't work. I'm not afraid of a 5 lb monkey. I can't believe they thought audiences would be afraid of a 5 lb monkey. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Max Freeman
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