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Species IV - The Awakening (Unrated)

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When brilliant college professor Miranda Hollander suffers a mysterious blackout, and awakens amid the bloody aftermath of a mass slaughter, she turns to her uncle for answers. But when he reveals the shocking truth... that she's only half human, a clone from a hybrid of human and alien DNA, they must flee to Mexico to locate the scientist who created her. Soon they find themselves locked in battle with a horde of rampaging, unstoppable hybrids... and time is running out before Miranda will inevitably surrender to the killer instinct that lurks inside her own body! Stars Helena Mattsson, Ben Cross.

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All the elements that make the Species franchise a favorite with horror and science fiction fans – a sexy young woman with alien DNA, and the mass slaughter she leaves in her wake as she searches for a mate – are present in the series' fourth entry. Lovely Swedish actress Helena Mattsson is the girl with the genes from outer space this time – she's a college professor suffering from blackouts who discovers that the source of her illness is the result of her scientist uncle (Ben Cross, lending a serious note to the proceedings), who created her from a mix of human DNA and the same alien soup that gave life to Syl (Natasha Henstridge, who does not appear in this film) from the first Species. From there, the pair head to Mexico to stop the rapid decline of Miranda's health; the cure, however, unleashes her voracious extraterrestrial side, which stops at nothing to find a partner for procreation. Budgetary issues are the main downfall of The Awakening – the basic premise delivers what the Species series promises, but both script and special effects are undercooked to the point of confusion and/or laughter. However, viewers who expect nothing more than the B-movie thrills of Species 3 should be amused by this picture's low-watt sex and violence. - Paul Gaita

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  • Actors: Edy Arellano, Marco Bacuzzi, Jan Bouda, Ben Cross, Roger Cudney
  • Directors: Nick Lyon
  • Writers: Ben Ripley, Dennis Feldman
  • Producers: Aaron Mazzolini, Frank Mancuso Jr., Ittay Arad, Jennifer Nieves Gordon, Johnny O. Lopez
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
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  • Studio: MGM Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 2, 2007
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000TJBNEO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,307 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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SPECIES IV is undoubtedly the weakest of the four movies in the SPECIES canon, an unrated direct-to-video release that, like all one-a-half-star movies is both very good and very bad at the same time.

The lovely, luminescent and incredibly blonde Helena Mattsson plays Miranda, the half-human, half-alien creature. Ms. Mattson is far more reminiscent of Nicole Kidman than Natasha Henstridge from the original SPECIES. Her acting is fine, but not arrestingly good.

SPECIES 4 falls down simply because it's essentially a retread.

Miranda, a gifted college professor, is under the watchful eye of her Uncle Tom (Ben Cross), in reality the genetic scientist who created her from a mix of female creature DNA and human female DNA. He has never told her who and what she is. Miranda falls ill. Her illness causes her feral aspects to become dominant. Uncle Tom tries desperately to cure her, resorting to some very questionable tactics to do so. The ethical Miranda is outraged, but as her disease progresses, her humanity slips away and she becomes increasingly predatory, seeking to mate and kill. Not much else needs to be said. It's SPECIES redux.

SPECIES 4 is well-made but limited, an unremarkable film that nonetheless holds the viewer's attention and entertains despite it's predictability.
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While new star Helena Mattsson will most likely take your breath away, there is absolutely nothing else in "Species: The Awakening" to keep your interest for more than five minutes. As a big fan of the original Species and to a lesser degree its first sequel, it's painful to watch these straight to video sequels turn the series in to straight up sci-fi cheese. Every trace of intelligence the series once had has been flushed away with the past two "films". "Species: The Awakening" is simply a boring, poorly acted, poorly scripted piece of garbage with terrible "rubber suit" special effects and laughably bad dialog. Even beautiful women like the aforementioned Helena Mattson can no longer save this series from imploding on itself. Sil would be turning over in her grave.....
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After seeing the first three Species movies for the first time recently I came across a box set called 'Species - The Complete Evolution' and grabbed as it included the hard to find fourth movie 'Species: The Awakening'.

This fourth Species film is in my opinion a fair bit better than the horrendous reviews it has. I'm quite partial to the whole Species premise and really enjoyed the first three but this one is meant to be a stand alone movie separate from the first three and perhaps not coincidentally is the only one without Natasha Henstridge in it at all.

Helena Mattsson does in my opinion a pretty good job in this which is more drama driven and features her and her 'uncle' Ben Cross quite heavily. I think it's well acted by both so not much of a problem and despite the low budget and one early cringeworthy CGI scene when action does happen in this it's done well and effectively.

To be fair the plot isn't worth bothering with and Dominic Keating does a very bad impersonation of an Aussie or whatever it is he's doing other than chewing the scenery but hey I enjoyed the movie.
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Another blonde half human half alien creature (Helena Mattsson as Miranda Hollander) wrecks havoc on anyone who gets in her way. In this version, the alienesque Miranda is dying of old age and needs to be fixed pronto. After killing a battery of employees at a local hospital, her faux uncle (Ben Cross) decides a road trip to Mexico might be the solution as there's a dubious scientist there (Dominic Keating as Forbes Maguire) who could provide the cure. This means poor professor Miranda has to give up her post at PU (Parker University). Once in Mexico, Uncle Tom runs into a killer alien nun and a really bad taxi driver before finding his old buddy Forbes, hard at work cloning half alien replicas of dead relatives (this sideline also includes dead pets).

Yes, Miranda the alien loses her clothes at the most opportune moments. Yes, she is desperate to procreate. Yes, the bodies begin to pile up. So what makes this entry different from the others in this series? Absolutely no sign of Natasha Henstridge.

This version was obviously done on the cheap. When they decided they needed to scale back on the budget the first thing to go was a decent script, the second thing to go was someone willing to pay the lighting bill. This film is mostly shot at night, in the dark, with little to no available light, or candle light, or flashing lights. The actors appear mostly in silhouette (practically shadow puppets). There are moments when it is impossible to tell what is going on. It's barely adequate as a sci-fi flick. But there are enough basic thrills to provide some entertainment value. It is, though, the weakest entry in the franchise.
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The actors were good in this film. I agree with the other reviewer about the 'rest stop" scene being awkward, but even more awkward was the scene where she tries to get her uncle to breed with her. THAT should have been omitted. However, the actors DID save that scene with some dignity in tact, since the producer(s) left it in. It did stick true to the ideal that Tom loved Miranda like a daughter and couldn't conceive of such an act, so she left to find someone else. I liked the plot and such--just not that particular scene. The rest stop scene was awkward, but if the other scene had gone totally left, it would have ruined the entire movie. At least Helena Mattson was not miscast and she did a great job, and so did Ben Cross.
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