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Actor: Mark Dacascos
Genres: Drama
R     2001     1hr 34min


Movie Details

Actor: Mark Dacascos
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Drama
Studio: Lions Gate Films
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/25/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1997
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

An extra star because of Mark
Erin | Saint Paul, MN | 02/25/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"If it wasn't for Mark Dacasco's finely chisled physique and screen presence I would have given this movie a 2 star rating. The story is extremely chliched and offers nothing to capture your attention beyond the limited action. A low budget movie, although it does well with what it has. I'm trying to find more positive to say about it, but it all comes back to seeing Mark be ripped and ripping apart the alien."
Jurassic Alien Park
Joshua Koppel | Chicago, IL United States | 04/22/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"What do you get if you combine the creature from Aliens with the setting of Jurassic Park and the capabilities of Predator? Probably the movie DNA.DNA is set in the jungles (I mean rainforests) of Borneo. A talented researcher has moved his medical practice to a small town in Borneo. His unscrupulous financier is out to steal his work. Utilizing the DNA of a local beetle the bad guy is able to resurrect an ancient and powerful creature. It gets loose and an investigation is started by a U.S. government agency.The bad doctor is found hiding from his own creation. The creature is very strong, fast and violent. It finally falls to the good doctor to dispatch the beast. Decked in war paint and wielding a poisoned ceremonial axe, he lays an ambush. The ambush fails but the doctor escapes. But when he is cornered at a cliff's edge, he manages to dive and shoot the creature with a grenade launcher. All are happy.The early scenes of the Borneo installation look just like the control room from Jurassic Park, even the characters seem to have been lifted from there. The creature itself look very much like Geiger's Alien. In the jungle battles the good doctor sets the same ambushes as in Predator. While in the jungle, the creature has the ability to shift into invisibility (just like in Predator, again). It really seems like someone took their favorite scenes to make this movie. But it works. This film has a real plot and real development. It is not simply a group trying to avoid a monster until the survivors develop a desperate plan to kill it. Instead it mixes local legend, science, espionage, weapons dealers and several other facets to create a whole which is much better than most in the sub-genre."