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Anacondas: the Hunt for the Blood Orchid

  • Thriller
  • Action
  • 2004
  • Dwight H Little
  • 92 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Sequel to 1997's Anaconda, starring Johnny Messner and KaDee Strickland. In the heart of the Borneo jungle, giant anacondas prey on a group of foolhardy scientists who are hunting for a rare orchid with youth-preserving qualities.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

It may have been daft fun, but did 1997's Anaconda really warrant a sequel? In reality, of course, anacondas aren't found in the jungles of Borneo, but here the giant serpents prey on scientists who are scouring the area for a rare orchid with youth-preserving qualities. For a movie that promises major snake nastiness, it takes an age for the predators to slither into action, and even when they do the special effects are disappointing. Despite being labelled a "horror thriller", there's not enough to set pulses pounding, while the largely unrecognisable cast members (Coronation Street's Matthew Marsden notwithstanding) are let down by a weak script. Had the feature been tongue-in-cheek like the original, it might have worked better. Unfortunately, director Dwight H Little takes the whole bargain-bin affair far too seriously.

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Credits

Cast

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Bill JohnsonJohnny Messner
Samantha "Sam" RogersKaDee Strickland
Dr Jack ByronMatthew Marsden
Cole BurrisEugene Byrd
Gail SternSalli Richardson
Dr Ben DouglasNicholas Gonzalez
TranKarl Yune
Gordon MitchellMorris Chestnut
CEODenis Arndt
John LivingstonAndy Anderson

Crew

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DirectorDwight H Little

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia TriStar
Released on
2004-11-12
Languages
English | Indonesian
Guidance
Violence and swearing.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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