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Primeval [Blu-ray]

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Inspired by the true story of a legendary 25-foot, man-eating crocodile, PRIMEVAL roars and rampages onto Blu-ray Disc. Starring Dominic Purcell (TV's PRISON BREAK) and Orlando Jones (RUNAWAY JURY, EVOLUTION), this edge-of-your-seat horror thriller will blow your mind in this almost unbearably intense format. Determined to capture the voracious monster, an American news crew travels into the darkest reaches of the African jungle to stalk their prey. But "Gustave," as the natives call him, is also on the huntm -- always on the move, always elusive, always hungry for human flesh. Watch this cunning killing machine blaze his blood-soaked trail of terror in gut-wrenching, eye-popping clarity. Experience sheer terror as Gustave gnaws through your nerves, while the shrieks of his hapless victims haunt you in spectacularly enhanced audio. Devour the adventure and taste the fear with Blu-ray High Definition!

Special Features

Feature Commentary With Director Michael Katleman And Visual Effects Supervisor Paul Linden|"Croc-umentary: Bringing Gustave To Life"|Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary By Director Michael Katleman

Product Details

  • Actors: Dominic Purcell, Orlando Jones
  • Directors: Michael Katleman
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Danish (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: June 12, 2007
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000OPOAG6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,232 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Primeval [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A. Abbott on July 26, 2007
Format: DVD
When I rented primeval, I was expecting (and hoping) for a sci-fi channel type movie about a monster crocodile that would attack everyone. Well, it was partly like that. A group of journalists is sent to a civil war stricken South African country to report on the capture of this man eater.

The journalist meet a few local villagers and hook up with a crocodile expert. However, their lives are threatened by much more than just a crocodile when the cameraman accidentally films men from a local warlord's army executing a tribal holy man and his family.

The crocodile does play an important part in this movie; but I felt that it became more of a movie about the Burundi civil war; its war lords; and a general statement about ravaged Africa as a whole. Some people, I have read, did not like this movie. I think its worth a try, I certainly enjoyed it.

By the way, Gustave (the killer crocodile) is indeed real. He lives in Burundi and may be the largest freshwater crocodile in the world. I Googled "Gustave crocodile in Africa" and got a BBC News link from a 2002 article. Interesting.
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26 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Mark Eremite VINE VOICE on April 9, 2007
Format: DVD
"Primeval" tricked me. I knew nothing about the film other than a brief blurb I'd read that said it was about a serial killer and was based on a true story. Turns out the "serial killer" is, in fact, a large, hundred-year old crocodile named Gustave. Ho ho!


The story is about a news team that has been sent to Africa in order to cover a story on (and perhaps capture) the elusive beast. The movie briefly explains why a blood-thirsty crocodile is news (and even why it would be left up to journalists, a cameraman, and two wild animal experts to catch a critter that's been eating unsuspecting humans for decades), but the explanation is weak, at best.

Even weaker is the awkward melding of the croc plot with another story thread involving an African civil war that is propogated and prolonged by a blood-thirsty warlord named -- that's right -- Gustave. Is this a powerful political metaphor? Probably. Is it done well? Of course it isn't.

Populated by stock characters of the worst kind (although Orlando Jones manages to do some good things with his smart-aleck cameraman role), "Primeval" succumbs to ludicrousness (the characters, after a recent croc attack, decide that a rickety shack built IN the river is their best safe haven), pointlessness (the dull bonfire "bonding" scene where a tribal drum session is followed by the Westerners singing "Amazing Grace" off-key), and confusion (most of the croc attacks take place at night and are dizzyingly hard to follow). Tack on a hokey (albeit unfortunately true) message about American apathy toward African brutality, and you're left with a jury-rigged mess of a movie, a schizophrenic cinematic experience that tries to be viscerally scintillating as well as politically charged. If it had picked one or the other, it may have had at least a shred of consistency to give it pluck and cohesion. Instead, it's a mawkish blend of macabre and moralistic.

And it's not about a serial killer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jenny J.J.I. VINE VOICE on August 21, 2007
Format: DVD
When I was in kindergarten, we always used to sing this crocodile song (I forgot the name of) and according to the lyrics, her jaws were never closed because she always gossiped about the rest of the animal kingdom. Well now, the croc in "Primeval" answers to the name Gustave and his jaws are never closed neither, but for a completely different reason. Since the beginning of time, he reigns over the swamps & rivers in the poorest regions of Burundi and he supposedly devoured over 300 people already. Gustave normally just feeds on locals, so nobody in the Western world cares whether he lives or dies, but he now made the terrible mistake of eating a female white reporter and his quiet and peaceful days of over for good. A prominent American newspaper sends out an expedition, complete with reporters, local guides and a professional crocodile hunter, to capture Gustave alive.

When "Primeval" came out a couple of months ago, it already earned itself to be noted one of the worst films and receives one harshly negative review after the other. Quite undeservedly if you ask me, because it really isn't such a terrible movie and even benefices from a handful of good aspects, like a solid cast and engaging CGI-monster effects. The scriptwriters simply made one incomprehensible and unforgivable mistake! Why on earth did John D. Brancato and Michael Ferris had the ambition to use the premise of a low-brained monster feature to alert us about the disastrous political situation in Southern Africa? There's a 25-foot-long crocodile running amok and yet this movie mainly criticizes how the Western world shamelessly turned its back on the poverty & civil war issues in Burundi.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Woopak VINE VOICE on June 14, 2007
Format: DVD
The promo ads for this film tried to suggest that this feature is about a serial killer, but no, it is about a monstrous fresh water crocodile, a giant one that is the scourge of Burundi, who preys upon the villagers along the Rizizi river. The natives have dubbed him GUSTAVE.
GUSTAVE is for real. He is a 23 ft. long, believed to weigh over a ton and believed to have devoured 300 people. The film can say that " it was inspired by true events" because the Giant Croc is still believed to have been sighted very recently. There is a National Geographic documentary about Gustave. Wounds made by bullets/arrows/machetes make Gustave easily identified.

In the movie, Tim Manfrey(Dominic Purcell, Prison Break) accompanied by a news reporter named Aviva( hottie Brooke Langton, The Replacements), Steven(Orlando Jones) and conservationist Matthew(Gideon Emery) is sent to Burundi to try to capture and make a documentary about the capture of the legendary croc.
Burundi is in the midst of a civil war when the team arrives, with much of the nation cowering in fear of a warlord nicknamed Little Gustave. "He got his name from the crocodile. It's hard to say whose blood is colder," says a town official.

The team aided by a local tracker, begins the hunt for Gustave while hoping not to run into the rebel militias. They encounter both the human Gustave and the reptilian version. That's where the film gets to reflect: Who is more murderous, The man or the Crocodile?

The director M. Katleman stated that JAWS inspired him while making this film, and it shows. It never gets close to that level of suspense, but PRIMEVAL is definitely a lot better than all the JAWS sequels/knock-offs. There are some immersive, tense moments notwithstanding.
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