Piranha

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After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the areas new razor-toothed residents.

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Studio Sony
SKU 217612338
UPC 043396356146
UPC 14 00043396356146
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Fish
Remake
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note HAUTE TENSION and HILLS HAVE EYES director Alexandre Aja pays homage to the films that made him fall in love with the horror genre by helming this comedic remake of director Joe Dante's 1978 JAWS parody. Lake Victoria may look peaceful, but beneath the placid waters of this painterly lake lurks a deadly menace. A powerful underwater tremor has released scores of man-eating prehistoric fish into the waters, and now it's up to a group of unlikely heroes to band together and defeat the razor-toothed predators. With time running out and the aquatic carnivores taking over, one brave heroine (Elisabeth Shue) will risk everything to save the lake and prevent her family from becoming fish food. Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames, Jerry O'Connell, and Adam Scott star in the Dimension Films production.
Reviews
Los Angeles Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's a very funny turn by Christopher Lloyd, who does piranha risk assessment for the sheriff in his best Doc BACK TO THE FUTURE style." 08/20/2010
Box Office 3 stars out of 5 -- "Ruthless and ridiculous, Aja's horror comedy has a purity of vision." 08/20/2010
Entertainment Weekly "The movie should have been called JAWS GONE WILD....This MTV apocalypse delivers the goods." -- Grade: B- 09/03/2010
Hollywood Reporter "[A] pitch-perfect, guilty-pleasure serving of late-summer schlock that handily nails the tongue-in-cheek spirit of the Roger Corman original." 08/19/2010
Rolling Stone "[S]hamelessly entertaining....Aja tips his hat to Steven Spielberg and then it's off to the low-rent races." 08/26/2010
Movieline "Ah, the pleasures of unapologetic, good-natured exploitation....Aja gets the tone just right..." 08/20/2010
Sight and Sound "The top joke for film fans is Richard Dreyfuss' cameo as a fisherman....This is a spirited, hard-to-hate hackwork from Alexandre Aja..." 11/01/2010
Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "Sheriff Elisabeth Shue does one great stepping-from-one-upturned-boat-to-the-next stunt..." 01/07/2010
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] some fun cameos and imaginative splatter..." 02/01/2011
Directors
Alexandre Aja
Actors
Elisabeth Shue
Richard Dreyfuss
Jessica Szohr
Cast & Crew
Elisabeth Shue - Star
Richard Dreyfuss - Star
Jessica Szohr - Star
Dina Meyer - Star
Ving Rhames - Star
Adam Scott - Star
Jerry O'Connell - Star
Alexandre Aja - Director
Technical Info
UPC 00043396356146
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 88 minutes
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.40:1
Reviews
ReviewSource Afrofilmviewer.com
Review Piranha 3-D is a loving hark back to an eighties vibe of horror film-making, mixing the gore drenched splatter features of that era with an extra added Porky's vibe to it. Interestingly with all the gratuitous female features on display, Aja's film still manages to make the characters we're meant to be watching likable enough to forget about the boobs (depending on who you are). A fun, disposable flick with enough gore and laughs for genre fans, Piranha isn't going to make massive waves in the great horror circle, but manages to be a nice nibble for it's 88 minutes.
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Reviewer Byron Pitt
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource Bigfanboy.com
Review The flick primarily follows the local Sheriff played by Elizabeth Shue who is investigating the strange events that are happening in the lake. While this is happening her son goes on a boat with Kelly Brook and Jerry O,Connell to shoot a porn movie, and? well you can kind of figure out what else happens.This is a good beer drinking flick for those of us that don?t really want to watch a movie that requires a lot of thought. The humor is more parody of spring break that turns into a Bloodbath. I liked that actually. If you are looking for that sort of thing you will enjoy this.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Casey C. Corpier
ReviewRating 6
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, Spanish
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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John Beifuss,Commercial Appeal ...flesh-eating, comin'-at-ya chaos with bloodthirsty glee...
Karina Montgomery, rec.arts.movies.reviews ...knows what it is and embraces it... a remarkable level of humor and competence.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone ...shamelessly entertaining B movie bottom feeding.

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