Species (Collector's Edition) (2-DVD)

Starring: Natasha Henstridge Director: Roger Donaldson  Rated: R: Restricted
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital Surround - Spanish, French
    • DTS 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional

Disc 1: SPECIES - Theatrical Presentation

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers (2)
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen - Stars; Roger Donaldson - Director
      2. Including Roger Donaldson - Director; Frank Mancuso Jr., - Producer; Richard Edlund - Visual Effects Supervisor

Disc 2: SPECIES - Supplemental Features

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: "Engineering Life"
    • Alternate Scenes: Alternate Ending
    • Behind the Scenes:
      1. "H.R. Giger at Work: Designing Species"
      2. "The Making of SPECIES" (4 parts)
    • Trailers:
      1. Original Theatrical Trailer
      2. "SPECIES 4: THE AWAKENING Sneak Peek"
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos: Project Still Image Files

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring
Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Produced by &
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by

Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 07/07/1995
"...SPECIES is a kick to the finish....It ingeniously combines the schlocky fun of '50s sci-fi flicks with the shock tactics of ALIEN..."
Variety - 07/10/1995
"...Gripping....An effective thrill machine, delivering action and suspense that should engage all viewers..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/07/1995
"...Amusingly scary..."

Product Description:

A genetically engineered, shape-shifting creature with extraterrestrial intelligence adopts the form of a beautiful woman to mate with humans and unleash a brood of offspring that will destroy mankind. A team of experts must band together to stop her--it--from accomplishing its diabolical mission. Special editions contain behind-the-scenes footage with creature creator H.R. Giger.

Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:

When a beautiful human-alien hybrid (Natasha Henstridge) escapes from observation, scientist Xavier Fitch (Ben Kingsley) dispatches a crew of experts to find her before she is able to fulfill her horrific purpose: to mate with unsuspecting men and produce offspring that could destroy mankind. As her deadly biological clock ticks rapidly, Fitch and his team are hurled into a desperate battle in which the fate of humanity itself hangs in the balance!

Plot Synopsis:

A team of scientists decide they must gas to death a young girl named Sil. Why' Because she is the result of an experiment in which human DNA was mixed with that of a (possibly nefarious) alien race. But Sil has plans of her own, so she breaks out of the gas chamber and escapes. This prompts Fitch, the head scientist, to gather a team to track the child down. Unfortunately, they may have trouble recognizing their prey, because Sil has turned herself into a lethal, sexy, adult woman... whose goal is to procreate as soon as possible. The fetching mutant embarks on a number of sexual encounters -- most of which have gruesome results for her partners.
Will Sil, who finally changes into a hideous, slimy monster, defeat our heroes... and breed a new generation of mutants'

Plot Keywords:

Action | Aliens | Erotic | Science-Fiction | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Released theatrically in the USA July 7, 1995.
  • Shot in Panavision.

    Color by DeLuxe.
  • Sound in DTS stereo.
  • Additional credits:
    Visual Effects: John Mann (designer); Ellen M. Somers (production supervisor); Jim Rygiel (co-supervisor); Dave Jones (model supervisor); Theo Waddell (editor).
    Computer Graphics: Jacques Stroweis (digital consultant); Sean Phillips (technical advisor); Janice Lew, Maurice Bastian (digital model supervisors); Dale Baer (animation consultant).
  • H.R. Giger's designs for the creature were brought to life by four-time Academy Award-winning special effects designer Richard Edlund ("Star Wars" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark"). He used high-speed computer imagery to animate the action that could not be simulated by a stunt expert. This enabled the film to come up with a fluidity for the monster's maneuvers that helped create the illusion of movement.
  • Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.
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  • Sales Rank: 39,179
  • UPC: 027616085344
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