For reasons never properly explained, a prehistoric tiger is cloned and, for reasons that areexplained but are dumb, escapes into the mountains. It is tracked by those responsible for itscreation (John Rhys-Davies and Vanessa Angel) and a big-game hunter (David Keith).Meanwhile, a group of hikers is about to run into trouble. The dialogue is hackneyed when itisn’t dumb, Angel’s accent fluctuates mysteriously, the characters are largely idiots, and themonster is created by b…ttom-of-the-barrel CGI. Frankly, this makes Python 2 look like PitchBlack, but for the undemanding it might pass the time.
The 5.1 sound mix is given a real work-out by the music, which frequently does double-dutyas ersatz sound effects as well. This music swirls from one speaker to the other in a mostenergetic and satisfying manner. The actual effects and environment are decent, but very muchovershadowed by the music. The dialogue is a bit of a mess, often sounding muzzy and distortingquite badly.
The ratio is 1.78:1, and it is nice to find a widescreen format even on such a minor release.The colours are okay, but the flesh tones are sometimes a bit pale, and the contrasts couldcertainly be stronger — the look is far from vibrant. The blacks aren’t bad, though, and there areno edge enhancement problems.
Select the Lions Gate logo for trailers for Sabretooth and May. That’s it by way of extras.The menu’s main page and intro are fully animated and scored.
Only the most confirmed monster fanatic need bother with this, and even then, there’s somuch out there that’s better.
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