Species

Species

Roger Donaldson (1995)

103min
18 Certificate
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Our Score
Natasha Henstridge plays the dangerous spawn of combined alien and human DNA in this sexy sci-fi shocker from director Roger Donaldson. Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen and Alfred Molina are among the inept government scientists speaking daft dialogue as they attempt to track down the genetic engineering experiment gone awry before she devours half the male population of LA. Nifty designs by surrealist HR Giger (who gave the extraterrestrial in Alien its incredible look) and some engaging tongue-in-cheek thrills go part way to disguising the fact that this is essentially clichéd B-movie stuff, albeit delivered with a pleasingly glossy sheen.

Summary

Scientists use extraterrestrial technology to create a human-alien hybrid that grows to become a beautiful femme fatale with terrifying powers and a murderous disposition. The creature escapes into Los Angeles seeking a suitable man to mate with and kills anyone that gets in her way. Sci-fi thriller, starring Natasha Henstridge, Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina and Forest Whitaker.

Cast & Crew

Fitch Ben Kingsley
Press Michael Madsen
Arden Alfred Molina
Dan Forest Whitaker
Laura Marg Helgenberger
Sil Natasha Henstridge
Young Sil Michelle Williams
Aide Jordan Lund
Aide Don Fischer
Train hobo Scott McKenna
Director Roger Donaldson
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK) Guidance: Contains violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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