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Lake Placid Vs. Anaconda (2015/Sony DVD)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: D Film: C

Lake Placid Vs. Anaconda is a fun cable TV B-Movie that knows what it is and doesn't try to be anything more. Starring Yancy Butler (TV's Witchblade) who returns to the franchise after Lake Placid 3 and a fun side role by Robert Englund (Freddy from Nightmare on Elm Street) who is also returning to the franchise after Lake Placid: The Final Chapter, the film centers around an epic battle between HUGE genetically enhanced Gators and Snakes with them relentlessly devouring every idiot that comes in contact with them along the way. Think Deep Blue Sea meets Anaconda meets Lake Placid.

Anacondas large enough to crush an SUV. Crocodiles strong enough to leap onto speedboats. When they're not hunting for human prey, they're more than willing to take on each other. Get ready for a non-stop bloodbath unlike anything you've seen before in this heart-pounding battle between mutated crocodiles and genetically engineered anacondas. Packed with hot sorority girls, big guns, and jaws massive enough to swallow a human in one bite, this is one screaming good time!

Though the film premiered on the SyFy Network back in April, this version of the film is Unrated and has extra scenes of nudity and gore as originally intended. Of course, the computer general special effects are extremely bad... especially the Anacondas themselves which at some moments are so laughably bad you won't be able to stop yourself from snickering. A lot of the characters are typical archetypes with the Sorority Girls and the 'badass Cop chick' played by Butler. Englund portrays a filthy hunter with a missing arm, leg, and eye and basically hams it up the whole time. But seeing that the writer of this also wrote Robocroc, it's pretty expected to be a little lousy.

Presented in standard definition with an anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track, there's also a lossy Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 track and subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

No extras on the disc which is always a disappointment for me. At least give us some interviews or a quick featurette, a trailer... or something, Sony!

At the end of the day, you know what you're in for when you pick up this disc and thanks to this unrated version, the film gets to be a bit more adult which is what it wanted to be in the first place. If you like creature features give it a go! It's way better than Sharknado 3!

- James Harland Lockhart V



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