Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Susan Africa, John H. Brennan, Roger Aaron Brown, Mark Dacascos, Mark McCracken
Director: William Mesa
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy
DNA (View amazon detail page) ASIN: B0006N2E96 Binding: DVD
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Sarah F. (Ferdy63) from DALTON, GA
Reviewed on 2/26/2009...
Not bad for low budget horror. A doctor in South America is searching for a formula to help cure his people. The secret to the formula is hidden deep in the jungle along with other things that may be better left alone.
Bud Bundy | MN USA | 07/22/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This movie doesn't start out too bad, a mad scientist creates some creature out of DNA yadda yadda yadda he starts killing everyone. But the second half - good grief! We're talking Predator ripoff right down to a scene-by-scene basis. There's also this "heartfelt" funeral for a character that we couldn't possibly care less about that's about enough to make you barf. Then more scenes stolen directly from Predator.
Poor Jurgen Prochnow. He's a really good actor. If I were him, I'd kill my agent with a very slow acting poison, just like he did to Jurgen's career."
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 11/24/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"D.N.A. is a low budget, but effective, clone of the two PREDATOR movies in a lot of ways, particularly in the way the alien creature appears and reappears.
Mark Dascascos (usually in martial arts films) plays a sincere young doctor whose genetic breakthrough is stolen by nasty scientist Jurgen Prochnow. Prochnow has genetically reproduced an alien creature with deadly powers and plans to sell it as a war weapon to the highest bidder. Dascascos is joined by Robin McKee as a CIA doctor/operative to find this creature and destroy it. A cute if somewhat irritating little boy leads them into the jungle where the creature has been killing the natives. Most of the special effects are adequate, but there is one glaring bad one involving the crashing of an enemy helicopter. The performances are okay, but Prochnow overdoes it a little, but that's expected with mad scientists I guess.
Certainly not a classic, but for scifi and creature fans, it is passably entertaining."
An Alien/Predator rip-off
Amaranth | Northern California | 07/21/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"But it's good cheesy fun.It's a low-budget "epic" filmed in the Philippines.Too bad MST3K didn't tackle this one.
The hero is a likeable,misunderstood guy;of course,he has to engage in an ancient shamanic ritual consisting of body paint (???) to fight the evil creature.
The heroine is the Usual Damsel in Distress.She gets to run around&be rescued a lot.
Then there's the Ubiquitous Annoying Boy.He whines so much you end up wishing the alien had him as an appetizer.
Jurgen Prochnow gets to overact as the Eeeevil Mad Scientist.He's mastered the cliche.Yay!
As for the alien,it looks like it came out of 'Alien.' HR Giger didn't waste his money suing the director.
If you want to have a Bad Movie Night,this is perfect!"