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Species (Special Edition)
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The Blu-ray version of this movie is much better than all the other version. Better quality images, better quality sound, and you even get a cool glimpse into Giger's creative process with a extra on the blu-ray that shows him creating the "evil train" sequence.
Personally, I liked the movie - but I think what most people want to know is, is it worth buying the blu-ray version vs. the dvd version and the answer to that question is DEFINATELY!
Species is a SciFi\Action thriller with sex appeal. From the opening to the close of the movie your senses are bombarded with the goings on of a very sexy and very often nude Natasha Henstridge's fight for her alien life. The story line is solid and cohesive, with a few twists and turns thrown in this classic SciFi tale. Species is filled with: great actions sequences, excellent sound, very high quality production, and good acting from a superb cast. A classic mix of SciFi and Action required viewing for any true SciFi buff and an excellent choice.
Directed by Roger Donaldson (I was a bit wary here, as this was the man responsible for awful films Cocktail and Cadillac Man, but he did a really good film in that of No Way Out, so I'm torn...), Species (1995) stars certainly an interesting cast including the very busy Ben Kingsley (Ghandi), who slated to appear in a whopping seven films in 2005 (I think he's trying to compete with Gene Hackman and Michael Caine for the title of most prolific actor), Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill Vol's 1 and 2), Alfred Molina (Doc Ock in a little film called Spider-Man 2), Forest Whitaker (I'm still highly annoyed with this guy, who I generally like as an actor, for appearing in John Travolta's ego stroking pet project Battlefield Earth...damn you John Travolta!), Marg Helgenberger (CSI), and introducing every sci-fi nerd's wet dream, the highly curvaceous and infinitely squeezalicious Natasha Henstridge (I can't help wonder if this film would have done as well had they chosen another actress, say Rosie O'Donnell? I suppose not...)
Anyway, it seems all of our efforts to find intelligent life in space has finally paid off, as a message was received, one detailing plans regarding re-sequencing human DNA to create a human/alien hybrid.Read more ›
The biggest mystery is how they EVER got Ben Kingsley involved in what is ultimately a cookie-cutter role as the team leader who tracks the alien down.
"Species" probably isn't one of Forest Whittaker's proudest moments either, although he does a competent turn as the psychic and "empath" who can read the alien's mind and sometimes anticipate her moves.
Bottom line: If you like women, Henstridge in the starring role is worth the price of admission by herself. She's almost as beautiful as Grace Kelly in "Rear Window" and every bit as sexy as Elisha Cuthbert in "Girl Next Door," even during the approximately half of Natasha's screen time where the script calls for her to have her clothes on (hint, hint). Richly deserves the "R" rating.
Hey, they don't ALL have to be Shakespeare, right?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Man this one is hard to rate, so I'll settle in the middle with 3 stars. The cast is quite respectable, given the material: Ben Kingsley (a Sir, no less), Alfred Molina (162 acting... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Frosty Cold One
Here you have lovely Natasha Henstridge who, I know it is hard to believe, is an alien. Here you have action, suspense, some really scary moments and (pay attention, guys) nudity. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ivanhoe
I saw it on the Sci-fi channel. It's a lot better on dvd. Since you get to see more of what don't on the TV version.Published 1 month ago by David Faustino
It's Great that SPECIES is on blu-ray courtesy of Sony pictures
but the HD transfer can easily be better transfer, the transfer looks like DVD transfer not High... Read more
Roger Donaldson simply isn't a very good movie director. Let's take the final sequence when the team pursues Sil into Los Angeles' sewer system. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bryce A. Suderow
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