The Carnosaur Collection
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DVD Set Contains:
-Animated Interactive Menus, (They are really neat!)
-Theatrical Trailers for all the films and for others,
-Cast and Crew biographies
-all films digitally remastered for the first time in their original fullscreen presentation.
-Dolby Digital 2.0
They are always fun to watch. Part 2 is my favourite of the three. Definatly worth a look or maybe a purchase if its cheap.
This third in the series was obviously tired, as they've never done the fourth. It' not grossly bad, just not as good as it could have been with a little more regard to plotting, pacing, and credibility. Janet Gunn tries to outdo Valentine in her role as the doctor determined to take the dinosaurs alive to study them and make unbelievable progress in curing diseases? Then halfway through the movie, she's a gun-toting soldier, obviously in heat with Valetnine, and she doesn't need her glasses either. Rick Dean's Polchek tries so hard for comic relief, but delivers his lines with such lethargy, you wonder what kept him propped up. Fortunately, Juliana Vail and Morgan Englund, as two marine grunts, give the picture some strength and credibility.
Roger Corman took over the helms of producer for this one, and his standard tacky touches are oh so evident.
It's a fun little movie in its own deranged way; the arm wrestling between Vail and Dean is so ridiculous, you can't help but laugh; here they are in the midst of killer dinosaurs and they want to show who's tougher, he or she.
Rent--don't buy, though.
There is no real connection story wise with either of the first two so the opening scene of a terrorist hijacking gone awry is only to give the carnosaurs (actually a trio of Velociraptors and a T-Rex, all of whom for some reason cooperate rather than turn on each other) their cue to go on a rampage. And on a nonstop rampage it is, much to the consternation of an anti-terrorist SWAT team who quickly find out that the carnosaurs' reptillian skin is every bit as bullet proof as their own body armor. The killing starts in a warehouse, and then inexplicably shifts to a sea freighter. The climax races toward who will kill whom first. The plot holes are big enough for well, a T-Rex to walk through. Ever since Robert Cornthwaite as the mad pacifist scientist from THE THING (1952) shouted that the military has no right to kill an alien species that plainly seeks to kill as many humans as it can, Hollywood has continued to insert such an off the top character. Here, it is Janet Gunn, the lovely blonde who exhorts the military to find a non-lethal way to subdue the creatures. I could almost see a political subtext operating with Gunn taking the leftist attitude that the military must discover what the good guys have done to warrant being chomped on by flesh eaters who deserve our understanding more than our enmity. Films like this one are not to be taken seriously. We see them. We are shocked by a few scenes of heads being ripped off. We laugh at a few incongruous romantic pairings. And then it is over. Thankfully.
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Good campy fun I enjoy giant monsters, dinosaurs, and gore so a good mix!Published 16 months ago by C. Jimines
i love the movie it is great it is a great throwback movie as well ass b -movie at its bestPublished 17 months ago by rogdrick jordan
This movie never stops. It is definitely not as good as the first two, but if you have the time to check it out I believe it's worth a watch.Published on July 1, 2014 by Brian Bell
Well it's my favorite one anyway. It's just too bad these films weren't bigger. Very good old school 90's action/horror.Published on May 7, 2014 by Tony
Carnosaur genticly engineered replicas of prehistoric dinosaurs. A primal species deserves a trilogy. More of the Roger Corman films we learn to love.Published on October 21, 2013 by Kathy P.
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