Twenty years ago, a deadly tropical rattlesnake gets loose near the town of San Catalano. Itinterbreeds with the local rattlesnake population. In the present, the hybrids are disturbed by theblasting going on a construction site, and make their way into the town. All the stock charatersfor a nature-on-the-loose film are present and accounted for: the fire chief no one will listen to,the heartless developer whose fault this is, the mayor more concerned with money than withli…es. There isn’t a single surprising moment in this TV movie, but it trips along at a goodpace.
The sound is 2.0, and it gets the job done, even if it isn’t anything to write home about. Asis so often the case with TV movies, the music is omnipresent, and pretty much claims the rearspeakers to itself. There are some decent surround sound effects with the dynamite blasts, butplenty of missed opportunities too, such as a scene where the hero and heroine are surroundedby the rattlers.
The picture is fullscreen, of course, being a TV film. The colours occasionally verge on themurky, there is some grain, and the imae is quite soft in some shots. Every so often there is apulse, and the picture shifts in and out of focus. This isn’t as bad as one some other discs I’veseen recently, but is still annoying.
Pretty cheesy in every department, but I had some fun in spite of myself.