Sunday, March 11, 2012

Watered down - LEVIATHAN(1989)

From time to time I'm going to post quickie promos on some old film favorites of mine without the dissection and analysis that I often engage in regarding these movies. One of these movies is LEVIATHAN, directed by George P. Cosmatos and released theatrically back in 1989. I remember first watching this movie at the Midtown 8 movie theater on Monroe Drive near 10th street, the theater located in a small shopping center across from Grady High school's stadium.

LEVIATHAN chronicles the struggles of a group of undersea miners who are trapped in their facility, located three miles below the ocean's surface, with a hostile and bloodthirsty biological organism that genetically mutates anyone it comes in contact with. The organism is inadvertently brought into the undersea Trioceanic Mining facility by one of the miners after his foray into the sunken wreck of a Russian research vessel. Turns out the research on the Russian vessel involved dangerous experiments with human-fish gene manipulation. Now such a mutation is running loose in the corridors and work spaces of the Trioceanic Mining deep sea base. (no other spoilers)

The cast includes: Peter Weller, Hector Elizondo, Amanda Pays, Lisa Eilbacher, Daniel Stern, Meg Foster and Ernie Hudson. The MGM DVD of this movie(which can be bought at Amazon) presents the film in its original 2:35.1 widescreen aspect ratio. Fans of sci-fi and horror should definitely put this film in their "Netflix" queue or even consider buying the DVD. This movie is a nice showcase for the makeup and creature effects of Stan Winston and is a fun 98 minute romp of monster mayhem.

The trailer:

Here's the DVD of Leviathan(1989) for sale at Amazon: LEVIATHAN DVD

You can also see the DVD for this movie by clicking the title of this blog entry.