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|Format||Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen|
|Contributor||Orlando Jones, Michael Katleman, Dominic Purcell|
|Runtime||1 hour and 34 minutes|
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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!
- Aspect Ratio : 2.35:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Item model number : 05367400
- Director : Michael Katleman
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 34 minutes
- Release date : June 12, 2007
- Actors : Dominic Purcell, Orlando Jones
- Dubbed: : French
- Subtitles: : French, Spanish
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), Danish (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : Buena Vista Home Entertainment
- ASIN : B000OPOAG6
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #92,905 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The movie is 2/3 a political drama/thriller with the civil war and genocide going on in Burundi, and their battle with the warlords men who are trying to kill them. Maybe 1/3 of the film is a killer crocodile horror movie, a good thing in my opinion as the crocodile CGI wasn't brilliant and I tend to enjoy movies that mix genres. The movie was promoted as being about a serial killer called Gustave, who has killed hundreds of people. Gustave is the name of the croc who is based on a real crocodile in Burundi named Gustave, who is a notorious 20 foot man eater that still roams the swamps today. There was no mention in any of the trailers that Gustave was a crocodile, in another shocking display of false marketing.
The acting was pretty good, I liked Dominic Purcell in Prison Break and he was good here. Jurgen Prochnow played Krieg and he's always welcome in a B movie, Brooke Langdon and Orlando Jones give decent performances. Orlando Jones' character makes a comment towards the end of the movie that some sensitive people may find racist, despite it actually fitting the character and being amusing. It's directed by Michael Katleman who is a TV director having directed episodes of Smallville and Tru Calling among many others, he keeps the movie going at a pretty good pace once we get past the slow start.
It was shot in Africa, so the scenery is good, showed off by some excellent cinematography. The crocodile looks okay, but a little bit too computer generated and the CGI blood is a big no for me. Corn syrup and red dye isn't that expensive and looks so much better. If you want a killer crocodile movie then I suggest the excellent Black Water or Rogue, if you want a political thriller with a killer crocodile thrown in, then this is a good way to spend 90 minutes.
The DVD has a commentary by the director and the visual effects supervisor, where they gush over how magnificent the movie and effects were. It's actually quite informative as they tell tales about members of the crew whilst filming, and they go into detail about how they run out of money. There's also deleted scenes and a croc-umentary, showing how they brought Gustave to life.