BLU-RAY INVASION Week of 3/8
Having just returned from a mission to Mars, Commander Ross (Justin Lazard) isn’t exactly himself. He’s slowly becoming a terrifying alien entity with a one-track mind – to procreate with human women! When countless women suffer gruesome deaths while bearing half-alien offspring, scientist Laura Baker (Marg Helgenberger) and hired assassin Press Lennox (Michael Madsen) use Eve (Natasha Henstridge), a more tempered alien clone, to find Ross and his virulent brood. But they underestimate Eve’s maternal drive, and before long she escapes to mate with Ross in order to create a pure, unstoppable race that could spell doom for mankind. As time is running out, the ultimate battle takes place in a chilling climax that puts Darwin’s theory to the ultimate test… only the strongest species will survive.
Well if you’ve been waiting for the day you could own the complete Species franchise on blu-ray, well you’ve gotta reorganize your priorities but wait no more, because March 8th is your new favorite day. But seriously, if you’re a fan of this franchise, and for all of its cheesiness, it is a ton of fun to watch, this Scream Factory is LOADED to the alien gills with new special features. Absolutely worth a purchase BUY THIS
Species III / Species: The Awakening
In the ongoing fight for supremacy between mankind and human-alien hybrids, a fatal weakness among the hybrids has given humans the advantage… until now. When Sara (Sunny Mabrey, Snakes On A Plane), the daughter of Eve (Natasha Henstridge, Species), is born, she develops into the most genetically perfect alien form yet! Seeking to repopulate Earth with her kind, this dangerously beautiful femme fatale heeds an overwhelming drive to mate… while a crack military team trails her in an attempt to end the war between the two species forever!
Species: The Awakening:
When brilliant college professor Miranda Hollander (Helena Mattsson, American Horror Story) 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!
This disk, like with Species II is chock full of great special features that really only true fans of this franchise can appreciate. As a complete franchise, this actually makes a pretty well rounded arc as it ends on what seemed like would have been a weak fourth film but it’s all really solid and features standout performances from Robin Dunne and Natasha Henstridge. BUY THIS because if you have 1 & 2, you kinda need this too.
Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his trusted assistant Igor (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But when Victor’s experiments go too far, his obsession has terrifying consequences, and now only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness… and save him from his monstrous creation!
To call this is a disappointment is almost too right to the point, but when visually this has an interesting look, has great actors, good effects, but just fails to engage interestingly, that’s about the only word that can sum it up. To take a story as familiar as this one and try to tell it from a different perspective seems like too dramatic a shift to have any chance of succeeding. Some might enjoy this, but with these two leads in particular there are far more interesting things to seek out. Skip This