Land Shark (2017) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Mark Polonia
Starring: Sarah French, Peter Baldo, Kathryn Sue Young
Rated: UR/Region: 0/Widescreen/Number of disc: 1
Available From Camp Motion Pictures
When Linda Regis, Director of Development at MALCO Oceanic Research, unravels a sinister plot to inject sharks with human DNA in the hope of creating a Super-Shark Super-Soldier, she becomes the target of a dangerous killer. Meanwhile, MALCO’s DNA enhanced sharks, having discovered a way to slip past security, are busy honing their newly enhanced killer instincts both in and out of the nearby beaches. It won’t be long before local law enforcement and wanna-be sunbathers follow the carnage to it’s inevitable source, and the inevitable outcome of this insanity: the monster of destruction, the human-shark hybrid LAND SHARK!
I love old school Polonia Brothers movies but I admit I’m a little mixed on the newer stuff Mark does like, Land Shark. To say we have a movie that is a bit all over the place would be a giant understatement. Characters never really seem all that well defined and what we get mostly is a host of people killed by a very cheap looking “land shark”. Now, don’t get me wrong. I like cheap. I make cheap movies myself. Had they only took the time to put a little more into the plot with this one I think I could have found our shark a lot more enduring than I did while watching this one.
I understand we have a whole market for these types of movies and I often find myself finding the good in the most of them and enjoying them for what they were. This one was a little tough. We have gore, some better at moments than other effects are at other moments. We have a cast of people that leave a little to be desired in spots with very few exceptions. So, I sadly can’t say that it is a movie I enjoyed. BUT that still being the case, if you own such films as Snow Shark or ShaExorcistist, then why not go ahead and have this one to join in with the bunch? You might be able to get some weird and wacky marathon out of them with your friends one night.
– Commentary track with Mark Polonia and Associate Producer Matt Watts
– Photo Gallery
– Making of LandShark