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The Thaw

3.2 out of 5 stars 305 customer reviews

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When a renowned environmental advocate, Dr. David Kruipen (Val Kilmer), discovers the carcass of a woolly mammoth in a polar ice cap, he leads a team of four bright ecology students in a research mission at a remote Arctic station. The group uncovers information beyond their wildest dreams...and nightmares when a prehistoric parasite revives and searches for a new warm-blooded host. Now infected, the unsuspecting students are forced to choose between a quarantine that will result in their death or a global epidemic.

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  • Actors: Val Kilmer, Alexandra Staseson, Brad Dryborough, Greg Rogers, William B. Davis
  • Directors: Mark A. Lewis
  • Writers: Mark A. Lewis, Michael Lewis
  • Producers: Andria Spring, Blake Corbet, Brad Pelman, Ian Goggins, Ki Wight
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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    Restricted
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: October 6, 2009
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (305 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002I41KN2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,148 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Thaw" on IMDb

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Format: DVD
This movie was quite a satisfying 'isolation / paranoia / suspense / gore' movie! It's not a classic but it is very well done and should meet (and in some cases exceed) viewers' expectations. Inevitable comparisons to John Carpenter's 'The Thing' will arise (and indeed the initial setup is similar to 'The Thing'), but hopefully people won't attack this film because of that, as that wouldn't be entirely fair. The movie plays out differently than 'The Thing' and some of the sequences are truly unnerving in their own right. There is a major 'squirm' factor that permeates the movie with the parasites really 'getting under your skin' during some of the more disturbing infestation shots. It remains sufficiently suspenseful and unpredictable all the way to the satisfying conclusion. Val Kilmer is great as the obsessed scientist but he isn't in the movie very much, however this isn't a hinderance to the movie because the rest of the cast are quite capable themselves. The 'making of' documentary is entertaining and reveals many scenes that were apparently more difficult to shoot than they appeared in the film. Overall it was exactly the kind of movie I was expecting. Not a classic but very good and entertaining.
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The Ghost House Underground line of direct-to-DVD releases continues for a second year, only this time around we only get four films compared to last year's eight. The most notable of which is The Thaw, which boasts some pretty decent production values and some chilling scares as well. Martha MacIsaac (Superbad and The Last House on the Left) stars as the daughter of an environmental scientist (Val Kilmer) who accompanies a small group of students to a remote location where her father has discovered a well-preserved frozen woolly mammoth, and the parasitic bugs that lay dormant inside it as well. Naturally, it isn't long before said bugs are on the loose and spreading. Packed with gross-out moments and some brief shots of gorgeous cinematography, The Thaw is surprisingly good and definitely creepy. It doesn't offer anything you haven't seen before in any random horror flick, but for what it's worth, The Thaw is worth a look.
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This is one creepy movie! Set in a desolate Canadian landscape, THE THAW is a warning about global warming and how it might just affect mankind. An eco-research team led by a dauntless Val Kilmer uncover a thawed mammoth that is host to a virulent vertebral parasite that quickly devours its hosts. Enter three students and Kilmer's daughter and let the "fun" begin. The bugs which look like big earwigs soon start their attack and it's relentlessly disturbing.
This is a pretty dark movie featuring tight direction and good performances. A good horror flick.
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Not bad and quite entertaining. Back in the 50's and 60's nukes were the culprits in many creature features today the alarmist's bell is ringing for climate change which is responsible for everything from acne to parasitic insects that infect and destroy. This is one of those. Val Kilmer, who is always good, plays a ecologist turned eco-terrorist and bugs are the vermin that are coming to destroy all life. If you are freaked-out by the creepy, crawlies then you will have a freaking good time. Very well done scenes of insect creepiness as they get under your skin and ultimately poke out of your eyes, nose and mouth after you are dead - very cool. The scene in which a guy gets his arm chopped off to avoid infection is particularly disturbing - and I mean that in a good way. Good movie.
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The Thaw has a couple things going for it: the interesting setting and the special effects. However, the writing is awful. The characters all behave like idiots. Why not tell the daughter there's something dangerous going on if you don't want her showing up? When hell breaks loose, why not call for help? At one point, a character is calling for help (too late) and says he doesn't know where they are, even though they're with a pilot that just flew them there the day before. The plot is nonsense.
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By Ingersoll1969 on November 1, 2015
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Can a movie with a message be too preachy? God yes. Global warming is a severe problem and this movie comes up with a novel way of showing how the unknown consequences of it can harm the human race.

It has strong points, but its weak points are glaring, way too preachy, cliche', and disappointing. It doesn't deserve the 3+ star rating it currently has. It had potential, but like so many movies the execution of the idea was less than good.
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I have to say that I liked it overall. Some parts were frustratingly stupid... Like when someone keeps threatening you with gun... they get knocked out... why would you allow them to keep the gun when you finally have a chance to take it away from them? There are parts like that that are just dumb but I enjoyed the overall plot.
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As far as horror movies go this is the closest thing to a possible end to humankind on this planet as I have seen to date. Val KIlmer sure is taking some lower roles, considering his previous heights and public acclaim. Sad decline, but he is believable as usual in this role and the story-line is edgy and full of the foibles that people display under stress. An honest portrayal of the hypothesis presented here.
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