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Progeny

3.7 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

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Special Features

  • Audio commentary by director Brian Yuzna, by the producers and by actual Alien abductees
  • Interviews with cast and crew
  • Trivia games
  • Multi-angle storyboards

Product Details

  • Actors: Arnold Vosloo, Jillian McWhirter, Brad Dourif, Lindsay Crouse, Wilford Brimley
  • Directors: Brian Yuzna
  • Writers: Aubrey Solomon, Stuart Gordon
  • Producers: Aubrey Solomon, Charles M. Fries, Emmanuel Itier, Henry Seggerman, Jack F. Murphy
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Letterboxed, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: March 30, 1999
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305300739
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,027 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Progeny" on IMDb

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I tend to agree with the reviewer who felt the director lost his "direction" somewhere mid-film. I was certainly lost by then and totally confused by the end. It seemed as though he or the author had several "neat" ideas for an ending and used them all! I also wondered what or if a medical authority was consulted for the more technical aspects of of the film; EKG leads, for instance, do not go on the head! And no surgeon worth his salt would ever do major abdominal surgery under general anesthesia without first intubating and venting the patient. What's sad is that there was a germ of a real film here that got left in the dust, namely how does a couple unable to conceive a child they wand so desparately deal with the emotional and marital problems that that can create. I think Mr. Vosloos's acting talents are certainly capable of supporting a more socially weighty film than alien abductions; hope he gets the opportunity to prove it. I give the film 3 stars, like an earlier reviewer, strictly on the basis of that gentleman's presence in the film.
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I watched "Progeny" because of the fact that it was written by Stuart Gordon and it was directed by Brian Yuzna - in other words, I was expecting pure gore and nasty violence. I was surprised to discover "Progeny" a bit disappointing in these areas. The storyline of the film was weak in itself - it concerned around the problematic life of a doctor who suddenly found that his wife was pregnant after a weird "alien abduction" experience that they both had while having sex (they never succeeded in making babies before): very typical and X-file-ish. Still, I found Yuzna's directing interesting and the thematic consistency of the main imageries of the film astonishing and I must say that I did enjoy watching the film. If you are expecting a violent horror film typical of Stuart Gordon and Brian Yuzna, you might get extremely disappointed, but for those who want to see the beauty of Yuzna's passion for his material, you might be satisfied with some of the imaginative scenes and twisted ending.
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One night, Dr. Craig Burton (Arnold Vosloo- THE MUMMY, THE MUMMY RETURNS) has a strange experience. While making love to his wife Sherry (Jillian McWhirter- THE DENTIST 2, STRANGELAND), he feels something like an electrical surge through his body. He also loses two hours of time! Odd sensations and occurrences start causing Burton to question his own sanity. When Sherry tells him that she's pregnant, things really get weird. Later, during hypnosis sessions, the bizarre, otherworldly truth is revealed. Needless to say, this will be no ordinary pregnancy! The actual birth itself is absolutely revolting! PROGENY is Director Brian Yuzna's (THE DENTIST 1 and 2, BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR) extraterrestrial horror film from 1998. This is alien abduction, Yuzna-style, complete w/ loads of nudity, squirmy tentacles, and goo. Oh, and lots of icky probing as well! Both Vosloo and McWhirter are passable in their roles, while co-stars Wilford Brimley (THE THING) and Brad Dourif (ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, ROB ZOMBIE'S HALLOWEEN) as Dr. Wetherly and alien investigator Dr. Clavell, respectively, make their smaller roles look easy. Not a terrible movie, just nothing spectacular...
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Classic 90's sci-fi horror directed by Brian Yuzna who gave us classic horrors like re-animator 2, beyond re-animator and return of the living dead 3, Progeny is a great movie with a creepy story about a couple trying to have a baby, eventually they succeed so they think but did an alien force have something to do with it? they have to piece together what happened that night and re-live the horror that will effect them both forever! The movie has a great cast, Arnold Vosloo is a good lead playing the husband and Jillian McWhirter is the beautiful female lead, she is no stranger to getting naked in this movie as she shows lots of her stunning body! There is some blood and gore in places, nothing major mainly operation cutting etc., the effects are cool and creepy, this is a great movie and really worth picking up cheap!
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Considering that this is by Stuart "Re-Animator" Gordon, it bears a much closer resemblance to Dagon than Re-Animator is atmosphere and style.
A doctor and his wife are trying to have a baby. One night they are interrupted by a bright light and they discover that two hours have gone by. The husband is bothered by this but really freaks out when a bright light flashed in his eyes causes him to space out for a few minutes. His wife is now pregnant.
Hypnosis and seeing a TV spot about alien abduction gets him thinking.
The film progresses nicely as the doctor becomes more and more convinced that there is something wrong with the baby his wife is carrying. One of the great things about this film is that you are kept guessing as to whether he is crazy or not.
This is much more of a psychological thriller than a gore fest, so those looking for the gore may be disappointed (there is a little), but those looking for a film with actual creepiness will find a tasty treat with this one.
One other note, you might notice that the husband is almost always on screen (he does an excellent job).
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