Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Maneaters Are Loose|
Actor: Tom Skerrit; Steve Forrest; Harry Morgan
Director: Timothy Galfas
Genres: Drama, Horror, Television
The 1978 Made for TV Classic! Aired on Television: May 3, 1978 When a washed-out, alcoholic animal trainer is forced to set his exotic tigers free because he can no longer afford to feed them, he foolishly turns loo... more »
Unless you REALLY have to see this movie.....
J. Condon | meriden, ct | 08/19/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, let me say, this is NOT a review of the movie itself, but of the DVD release. Unless you are a die hard fan and you absolutely and positively HAVE to see this movie, DO NOT buy this DVD. It is a horrible and completely awful bad video transfer, almost to the point of being unwatchable. In most scenes, it's hard to distiguish the actors from one another. It looks like it was copied from a bad SLP video that had already been watched about 1000 times. It's really a shame, as the movie itself is a classic '70's made-for-tv film, with many of the stars of the day (Harry Morgan, Steve Forrest). Hopefully someone will put out a decent and watchable version of this film in the future. Until that day comes, I would steer clear of this release."
Where's Siegfried and Roy when you need them?
Book Buddy | Rockville Centre, NY USA | 09/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Not the best of the "animal attack" movies but not the worst either. The 1973 made for TV film "Maneater" is a much more tense, thrilling film, similar to "The Most Dangerous Game." "Maneater" was never officially released in the U.S. but there are some copies of the foreign release VHS still floating around so try to track one of those down if you can.
The "Maneaters are Loose" villians, two Bengal tigers, are too cute to be threatening in my book. The story is still interesting, just not scary. It's always good to see Tom Skerritt, he's a pretty good actor and nice eye candy for us ladies.
I think that fans of made for television movies from the 1970s and 1980s should start a campaign to get more of these films released onto DVD. There are a lot of gems out there still waiting for official releases."