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Piranha


  • Blu Ray
    $20.39
PUBLISHED: 1st August 2012
ANNOTATION:
Scripted by John Sayles and directed by Joe Dante, this tongue-in-cheek thriller stars Bradford Dillman as an antisocial mountain man and Heather Menzies as a rookie detective who race a school of mutant piranha downriver. Dante and Sayles provide the requisite blood and gore for this drive-in meat market: a kids' summer camp and a waterfront amusement park await the little beasties. Along the way, riverside retiree Keenan Wynn gets his ankles stripped clean, camp counselor Paul Bartel is chomped on the cheek, and hordes of unlucky bathers are caught in the centre of a feeding frenzy. What differentiates this little gem from the legion of similar knockoffs are the satirical swipes at military arrogance and crass commercialism, Dante's energetic enthusiasm, and the bursts of black humor PLUS the culty cast including Invasion of the Body Snatchers's Kevin McCarthy as the hysterical scientist guarding the creatures, horror diva Barbara Steele as a devious government researcher, and longtime Corman regular Dick Miller as an unscrupulous entrepreneur. Coupled with good-humoured commentary by director Joe Dante and producer Jon Davison, who also narrate the 10 minutes of good-quality home-movie footage shot by Davison, this is a necessity for lovers of classic horror-comedy!
Piranha
Medium level violence, low level coarse language, nudity

Medium level violence, low level coarse language, nudity

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  • Blu Ray
    $20.39
PUBLISHED: 1st August 2012
ANNOTATION:
Scripted by John Sayles and directed by Joe Dante, this tongue-in-cheek thriller stars Bradford Dillman as an antisocial mountain man and Heather Menzies as a rookie detective who race a school of mutant piranha downriver. Dante and Sayles provide the requisite blood and gore for this drive-in meat market: a kids' summer camp and a waterfront amusement park await the little beasties. Along the way, riverside retiree Keenan Wynn gets his ankles stripped clean, camp counselor Paul Bartel is chomped on the cheek, and hordes of unlucky bathers are caught in the centre of a feeding frenzy. What differentiates this little gem from the legion of similar knockoffs are the satirical swipes at military arrogance and crass commercialism, Dante's energetic enthusiasm, and the bursts of black humor PLUS the culty cast including Invasion of the Body Snatchers's Kevin McCarthy as the hysterical scientist guarding the creatures, horror diva Barbara Steele as a devious government researcher, and longtime Corman regular Dick Miller as an unscrupulous entrepreneur. Coupled with good-humoured commentary by director Joe Dante and producer Jon Davison, who also narrate the 10 minutes of good-quality home-movie footage shot by Davison, this is a necessity for lovers of classic horror-comedy!

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Scripted by John Sayles and directed by Joe Dante, this tongue-in-cheek thriller stars Bradford Dillman as an antisocial mountain man and Heather Menzies as a rookie detective who race a school of mutant piranha downriver. Dante and Sayles provide the requisite blood and gore for this drive-in meat market: a kids' summer camp and a waterfront amusement park await the little beasties. Along the way, riverside retiree Keenan Wynn gets his ankles stripped clean, camp counselor Paul Bartel is chomped on the cheek, and hordes of unlucky bathers are caught in the centre of a feeding frenzy. What differentiates this little gem from the legion of similar knockoffs are the satirical swipes at military arrogance and crass commercialism, Dante's energetic enthusiasm, and the bursts of black humor PLUS the culty cast including Invasion of the Body Snatchers's Kevin McCarthy as the hysterical scientist guarding the creatures, horror diva Barbara Steele as a devious government researcher, and longtime Corman regular Dick Miller as an unscrupulous entrepreneur. Coupled with good-humoured commentary by director Joe Dante and producer Jon Davison, who also narrate the 10 minutes of good-quality home-movie footage shot by Davison, this is a necessity for lovers of classic horror-comedy!

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IMPORT-AUS/BLU-RAY

Tagline

Roger Corman's Cult Classic

Product Details

Format
Blu Ray
Run Time
92
Publisher
Madman Entertainment
Region
B
Director
Joe Dante
Cast
Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, Barbara Steele, Heather Wynn, Kevin McCarthy
Year
2012
Classification
Low Level Coarse Language
Studio
Madman Ent
Genre
Horror/Sci-Fi, Thriller
Number of Discs
1
Production Year
1978
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Aspect Ratio Detail
4:3 Original Aspect Ratio, 1080P HD
Dubbing Language
English
Primary Audio
Dolby Digital 2.0
Rating
M
Rating Advice
Low Level Coarse Language, Medium Level Violence, Nudity
Language
English
Producer
Jon Davison
No Of Discs
1
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