The Deadly Mantis
The calving of an Arctic iceberg releases a giant praying mantis, trapped in suspended animation since prehistoric times. It first attacks military outposts to eat their occupants, then makes its way to the warmer latitudes of Washington and New York. A paleontologist works together with military units to try to kill it. (copied from IMDB)
- Stars:Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Alix Talton, Donald Randolph, Pat Conway, Florenz Ames, Paul Smith, Phil Harvey, Floyd Simmons, Paul Campbell, Helen Jay,
- Director:Nathan Juran,
- Writer:Martin Berkeley (screenplay), William Alland (story)
A giant prehistoric praying mantis, recently freed from the Arctic ice, voraciously preys on American military at the DEW Line and works its way south. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
The Deadly Mantis torrent reviews
(mx) wrote: Neither really insightful or revelatory, but more of a concert package of Shane Meadows' favourite band.
(it) wrote: Some recognisable faces (including Dan Ackroyd) can't save this disc of excrement. A bunch of acquaintances got together and thought it was a good idea to produce one of the worst vampire films ever made. Technically it's terrible, which makes it hard to watch anyway (the sound levels were all over the place) but it's so bargain basement don't even bother with it on TV, let alone a free RedBox rental as I did. #Halloween08
(gb) wrote: Less of a police drama than a faux love between Lespert as a young cop and his boss Baye, an older broken woman. Sadly, all ending in tears.
(jp) wrote: Absolutely terrible. Watch any film you like for the fiftieth time instead.
(br) wrote: As Spinal Tap described the rock and roll lifestyle perfectly, this one does for the eccentricities of the Westminster dog show.
(mx) wrote: I love,love,love this movie.
(mx) wrote: I dig the idea of making Van Helsing into a 19th century James Bond that part was good. What wasn't good was the story: Another reviewer stated that the story felt like bad fan fiction and I would have to agree. The story involves elements from both Dracula and Frankenstien with a heaping of werewolves thrown in for good measure and these ideas, at least in the way the movie brings them together, just don't clash well with each other. The story line always feels forced and like it's trying to hard to make these separate elements work together. A lot of reviewers have mentioned the over reliance on CGI, that really didn't bother me that much but it is jarring to see Sommer's go from The Mummy which used CGI rather tastefully to this which feature an obviously CGI Frankenstein swinging from a rope like Tarzan.
(mx) wrote: Ha!!! what a cllassic..i use to watch all the time when i was a child
(mx) wrote: Katis has fashioned a thriller in which single footsteps become wince-inducing dramatic pivots. Neither does he skimp on the physical effects of each agonizing explosion: Gore-shy viewers will recoil at vivid images of wrecked limbs and gaping, dust-smeared open wounds (due credit to the pic??s makeup and prosthetic artists), yet ??Kajaki?? never appears to be exploiting real-life carnage for shock effect. Unvarnished realism ?? however unpleasant ?? is the objective here.Below-the-line contributions are unflashy but uniformly expert, from punchy sound work to the mononymous Brin??s economical, affectation-free editing to Chris Goodger??s sun-heated widescreen lensing. The absence of a music score amplifies the nervous energy of the enterprise, though a saccharine ballad composed for the closing credits reps one of the film??s very few errors in judgment.