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A expedition to Titan uncovers an alien being, that goes on a rampage.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Stan Ivar, Klaus Kinski, Marie Laurin, Annette McCarthy, David Moses
  • Directors: William Malone
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Bci / Eclipse
  • DVD Release Date: October 12, 2004
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00062IZFY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #381,251 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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I have never seen a rip-off movie try so hard to be original. Director William Malone sure tries hard, in both his directing and his script, but still fails to show any originality. Everything fromt he female lead to the actual design of the creature itself is a direct steal from Alien. With that said I have to say that Creature is actually one of the better Alien rip-offs that I have seen, and believe me there are plenty of Alien rip-offs out there. Most are very poor (Star Crystal and Dead Space come to mind), and though Creature itself isn't a great film, it actually comes out as one of the better of the bunch. Most of the cast actually try to pull this film off, especially the Stan Ivar and Wendy Schaal, but a few of the cast members come off looking really bad in the acting department. And what about Klaus Kinski? THat man was considered a great actor in his time, so what is he doing in Creature? Whatever the reason, I was still glad to see him and his short but memorable presence brings the film up in quality level. So is Creature a good film? No. Is it cheesy? Yes, though it tries hard not to be. Is it entertaining? You bet. A great midnight film that deserves a proper DVD release. Diamond Entertaiment gives us a nicely priced disc but the picture quality is only slightly better than the original VHS release from Media Home Video. Though the image isn't the best, it is far from unwatchable, and it can make a great entry into any sci-fi fans DVD library.
TRIVIA: THe film ahd a budget of $4 million and was titled The Titan Find in other parts of the world. The special effects crew went on to do the special effects for Aliens a year after working on creature. (I guess Creature was good practice for them)
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This was a great movie, it deserves a better release. The picture is horrible on this disc. but, if you still want to see it you can get it. I would wait until Anchor bay releases it, if ever. but it still has a great story of sci-fi fantasy throughout.
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One of the all time great B movies. A plot ripped off from alien and Klaus Kinsky. What more could you want. I just wish it would get remastered and put on to Blu-Ray so I could get a copy that wasn't ripped from some old grainy VHS tape. This is probably the best copy of this movie I've ever found.
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IN A NUTSHELL: A 'B' CREATURE FEATURE THAT TRIES VERY HARD TO OVERCOME ITS OWN LACK OF ORIGINALITY

Yes, everyone who has seen this film or is considering viewing it now is familiar with the 'Alien' trilogy. Too bad, because this film would be a decent cheesy 'B' Creature-Feature if the 'Alien' franchise did NOT exist. Since 'Creature' is so reminiscent of 'Alien' a comparison is inevitable. In such a comparison the praise and box-office success that 'Alien' has enjoyed as well as its staying power over the years seems to be justified. Again, that in a way is too bad, because if 'Creature' was not so suggestive of 'Alien' it might be a success as a 'B' Creature-Feature. Recall, 'The Blob', with Steve McQueen, or 'Tremors' with Kevin Bacon. Neither of those films was original, in fact 'Tremors' was so similar to 'Jaws' that its original name was, 'Land Shark', but those films did manage to create an identity of their own and with it some film pathos. An identity and film pathos seems to be what is lacking in 'Creature'. After all, it does have scary moments and the long dramatic climax is rather suspenseful, but somehow a thrilling cinematic experience is never sustained long enough for this film to be memorable. Too bad, since I am a real sucker for this type of film, or rather the type of film that 'Creature' almost was.

William Malone, the Director, also Directed the 1999 remake of, 'The House On Haunted Hill', which gave him the chance to remake something without having to apologize for doing so. Malone also Directed 'The Incredible Hulk Returns', 1988, and 'Scared To Death', 1980.
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Low budget and low production values don't always equate to a bad movie. This time it does. It's not the cheap special effects or cinematography that gets this one down. It's the important stuff like scripting and execution that pulled this one down. If certain things were done differently this could actually have been a pretty good movie. Unfortunately that's not the case.

First and foremost flaw in this flounder of a film is how it was put together. Sure it has a rather clichéd plot, however there were some interesting aspects that could have been explored had the makers of this film put more thought in the script and structure. You have little things happening that lend very little to the overall plot yet take up all of your attention. Don't even get me started on the backstory of Creature, which also takes up your attention only to give absolutely nothing to the plot.

Low budget special effects can be forgiven to a certain degree. Things like laser and electricity blasts, spaceship models and set design can only go so far with a limited cash flow. Most of the special effects for this film aren't bad for its category. The glaring exception is the creature that this movie is named after. You would think that such a pivotal thing would have gotten better attention. The creature is laughable close up. Sure they did what they can and hide it in shadows for most of the film, but in the end once you see this thing you will roll on the floor laughing instead of having your heart filled with dread.

The acting I have no problem with. The actors did their roles as best they could with the limited scope. The characters themselves were bland and two-dimensional (when they have any dimension at all).
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