Anaconda (1997) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

Anaconda (1997) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

Anaconda (1997) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

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Anaconda (1997) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)
Directed By: Luis Llosa
Starring: Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, Eric Stoltz, Ice Cube
Rated: PG-13/Region: 1/2:40/1080p/Number of disc: 2
Available from Mill Creek Entertainment

When a documentary crew traveling through the Amazon jungle, picks up a stranded man, they are unaware of the trouble that will occur. This stranger’s hobby is to capture the giant Anaconda snake and plans to continue targeting it on their boat, by any means necessary.

Straddling the line between horror, action, and thriller, Anaconda, isn’t a bad movie. It is just a bit paint by numbers in the plot, but that isn’t always a bad thing as the characters, effects, and cast are good enough to make something that is rather predictable still enjoyable. I’d like to spend a moment talking about the visual effects because I think for 1997 they are worth mentioning. While they might not knock your socks off or really impress you today, try to take yourself back to the time of release and look at what we had out around this time. Add that in with the mix of fun actors and you end up with a nice way to spend an hour and a half to spite it at the end of the day just being nothing more than a popcorn movie.

You DO get to look at Jennifer Lopez! And this is coming a few years before she became simply “J-Lo”. Ice Cube probably steals the show from an actors standpoint, but my whole point is there is a lot going on here so you won’t get bored. And, of course, we can’t dare forget about the matter of the giant snake either. Visually from an HD point of view, Mill Creek delivers above what you might expect for the good price. It isn’t a perfect transfer, but it isn’t at all bad and offers good details and colors. If you are a fan of the film you’ll want to own this release for certain. I just wish we had extras. The only difference from the old Mill Creek release and this one seems to be the new cover and the added DVD but from what I can tell, everything else is the same.

Extras

– None

Quality of Transfer: 87%

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