Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Lorenzo Lamas, Steven Bauer, Hayley DuMond, Michael Cory Davis, Peter Jason
Director: Stanley Isaacs
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Somewhere on the churning fury of the South China Sea, an elite team of Naval commandoes led by Hacket (Lorenzo Lamas of RENEGADE) launches a daring assault on notorious international terrorist Azir (Steven Bauer of SCARFA... more »
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Jackson H. (JacksonPH50) from MADRAS, OR
Reviewed on 11/15/2010...
Basic commando / monster movie with a few twists. I enjoyed it.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
B. Hornbuckle | St. Charles, IL | 01/10/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is more of a comedy for adults. It is very weak in the filming. For example, the opening scene of an airplane flying, looks like someone took a toy plane and swung it from a string and rocked it back and forth. From that point on, it was fun to see how amaturish the film was. Probably should have returned it."
Raptors, raptors, Lorenzo Lamas & more raptors
The Straw Man | Aloof October on April's Birthday | 12/30/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I must say that I didn't have high expectations for this movie. The first red flag was that Anchor Bay distributed this movie on DVD. God bless Anchor Bay, they release (and re-release) some of the oddest and off the cuff movies out there. Now many times odd and off the cuff can also be cheesy and corny. The second red flag is this movie was made for the Sci-Fi Channel, equating it to a direct to video movie without the bad language and nudity. Yet this movie ended up being pretty good, for what it was, cheesy and corny.
With this taken into consideration, let's enter "Raptor Island". This movie made in 2004 stars Lorenzo Lamas (in every B movie in l990s and television show Renegade) and Steven Bauer (Scarface). Well the plot is very simple, even though the movie could have been ten minutes shorter. Lorenzo Lamas is leading a Special Forces team to capture Steven Bauer and crew. The latter is a terrorist who is dealing with illegal weapons (sadly he doesn't have that much screen time). Well this chase lands the terrorists and the SF team on an island, where raptors live. To add to the mix is an undercover C.I.A. agent played by Hayley DuMond (cute) and a rouge tyrannosaurus-rex. Oh and just my personal observation, none of the characters seemed too shocked that there were prehistoric creatures living on this island.
As noted prior this is a made for TV movie, so no nudity or really bad language. However that didn't bother me, this movie was pretty much non-stop action in the sense that something was always going on. As for the dialogue, I must confess that some of it made me laugh very hard. For instance, there is a scene where Lorenzo says "Blood doesn't lie". That phrase might not make much sense in this review, but the way it is delivered in the film, HILARIAOUS!!!
The raptors themselves (as well as airplanes and boats) look like they were rejects from a Disney-Pixar movie and/or taken off a bad Playstation game. In the case of "Raptor Island" very bad special effects equals very good viewing. There are many dubious and questionable situations and character flaws. Consequently if you can believe that raptors can walk around in modern times and eat people then you should check all realism at the door.
The DVD provides a crisp picture with good sound and a chapter selection. The only special feature is a preview for "The Man with the Screaming Brain" with Bruce Campbell, not a bad movie. Overall "Raptor Island" is a low budget flick that is so cheesy that it is great. This movie would be the perfect solution for a rainy afternoon. God Bless Anchor Bay and bad CGI raptors!"
Don't buy it expecting anything great.
L. Berry | 07/16/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"It's a "Sci-Fi Channel original". Simply put, it's bad acting, bad language, bad CGI and overdone sex at the most ridiculous and absurd times. But this movie, admittedly, does depart from that pattern. There is no sexual interaction between the two main protagonists, and the acting is acceptable. That said, this movie should win an award for crappy CGI. For example, a raptor, which looks nothing like its prehistoric self, is shot. A little burst of red appears where it was shot. no wound. No reaction. its shot enough times, and it just falls over. On top of that, the "trained soldiers" don't seem to grasp the concept of conserving ammo. The plotline gives no explanation for the presence of the dinosaurs, a lousy excuse for their size, and doesn't even factor in the T-Rex, or whatever the heck it was. In my opinion, it would have been a better movie altogether, is the dinosaurs were just not there, and it had been a spec-ops type movie.
in short, don't buy this expecting it to be the next Jurassic Park. Don't buy it if you're a dinosaur buff, as you will be highly offended. Buy it for those days you just feel like watching something pointless."