ALLIGATOR

Director: Lewis Teague

Starring: Robert Forster, Henry Silva, Michael V. Gazzo

Mutant alligator. Thatís pretty much all you need to know about the plot! But wait! Itís not nearly as awful as it sounds. Fair enough, itís routinely directed (by Cujoís Teague) but the witty script is written by John Sayles (itís effectively a rewrite of his 1978 hit Piranha), and there are winning performances from Jackie Brownís Robert Forster, and a great tongue-in-cheek role for Henry Silva. Digital Entertainmentís disc is nothing special, and suffers from the same inadequacies as the companyís House trilogy (poor source materials, full-frame transfer, compression artefacts). The 15-rated UK DVD version is more complete than the British theatrical version, which was cut for an A certificate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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