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Science Fiction - Species

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Species
Natasha Hentsridge, Ben Kingsley, Marg Helgenberger
Michael Madsen, Forest Whitaker
Directed by Roger Donaldson
Widescreen 2:35:1
MGM 1995
108 minutes

Okay, let’s put some space alien into a human egg and see what happens. Probably not the most intelligent scientific decision ever but it does make for Species, an excellent science fiction DVD. Natasha Henstridge stars as the space babe whose mating habits leave a little to be desired and a mangled human corpse. It is not this movie’s fault if the three sequels sucked more than a black hole.

Natasha Hentsridge plays Sil aka space babe, a young woman with a … killer body. She has no clue what is going on with her or who she is but she knows she is hot and in the mating mood. Running after Eve is a bunch of government agents including mad scientist Ben Kingsley, empath Forest Whitaker, hit man Michael Madsen, and biologist Marg Helgenberger.

Species works as a science fiction movie because the creature feature sfx are good and when not morphing Hentsridge tends to be a minimalist clothing wise. There are also very good plot twists and the government agents become an interesting group so aside from the Ben Kingsley character, you kind of root for them too.

This is a fun creature feature DVD.

Special features on the Species DVD include a commentary track with 6 different people, so you know how messy that is; a commentary track with director Roger Donaldson, Natasha Hentsridge, and Michael Madsen; and oh joy oh joy a sneak peak at Species II and the theatrical trailer –talk about shelling out buckage.


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