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  • Actors: Sarah Polley, Adrian Brody
  • Directors: Vincenzo Natali
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English, French
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: eOne Films
  • Release Date: Oct. 5 2010
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003YKYX8S
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,981 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) are superstars of the genetic engineering world. They specialize in splicing together DNA from different animals to create fantastical new hybrids. The charismatic couple wants to use human DNA in a new hybrid—something that could yield astronomical medical benefits. The pharmaceutical company that funds their research, however, is more interested in exploiting their earlier triumphs for easier, short-term profit. Clive and Elsa secretly conduct their own experiment. The result is Dren: an amazing creature who exhibits an array of unexpected developments, both physical and intellectual. Dren exceeds their wildest dreams…and, ultimately, their most terrifying nightmare.

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Clive (Adrien Brody, Le pianiste – King Kong) et Elsa (Sarah Polley, L’Aube des morts – La Vie secrète des mots) sont jeunes, brillants et ambitieux. Les nouvelles espèces animales qu’ils ont créées leur ont donné la réputation de superstars rebelles du monde scientifique. En secret ils introduisent un gène humain dans leur expérimentation. Le résultat est quelque chose sans commune mesure avec l’addition des divers éléments : une femme, mélange humain et animal qui peut représenter une nouvelle étape dans l’échelle de l’évolution. Clive et Elsa pensent qu’ils ont peut-être généré l’être parfait jusqu’à ce que celui-ci se métamorphose finalement en un monstre qui risque de les détruire et le reste de l’humanité avec eux.

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In the grand movie tradition of doomed scientists, Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) won't let the official quashing of their Frankensteinian experiment stand in the way of working on the scheme anyway. Sure, the ethics of swizzling together human genes with various lab potions is queasy, and the initial result of their rogue project is disconcertingly pitched somewhere between a human baby and a monster thing with a stinger in its tail. And yes, the beastie is growing fast. Like, really, really fast. But this is science, right? Surely the breakthrough in human evolution that would come with this experiment justifies a little corner cutting? Splice is going to answer these questions in a reliably familiar way, and in its early going it finds some fun in working hip variations on the mad-scientist genre--plus, in Brody and Polley, the film already distinguishes itself by reaching up to the top shelf for actors. It would be nice to report that director Vincenzo Natali (whose Cube was a very fun Twilight Zone-flavored teaser) is able to stitch these elements into something that keeps its momentum going; alas, despite the arrival of Delphine Chaneac as the mature (and unsettlingly sexy) mutant creature, the movie begins stepping into the sillier possibilities of its scenario. Splice would like to mess you around with some aggressively transgressive material toward the end, but this just leads us away from the most fruitful moral questions surrounding the creation of the semi-human being in the first place. That's where the horror lies. --Robert Horton

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By David A. Cochrane on Oct. 20 2010
Format: Blu-ray
Mary Shelley of Frankenstein fame would have been pleased with this movie. I became uncomfortable watching the growth of the laboratory experiment. That's a good thing. I was into it. I thought the premise was a touch different than all the monster movies of the past. That's a good thing as well. Well written, good acting and you never knew what the next special skill would be that would be coming from the experiment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert Badgley TOP 500 REVIEWER on Oct. 29 2011
Format: DVD
Splice(released June/10)stars Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody and was a Canadian/French co-production,filmed in and around Toronto.This Sci-Fi thriller is not quite as thrilling as I thought it would be.I don't know if its the length,the been there-done that moments in the plot,the lack of chemistry between the two stars or something else but it certainly lacks a serious punch.
The plot involves the two stars as geneticists working for a pharmaceutical company in R&D.The two create two live "lumps" and name them Fred and Ginger.However they want to push the envelope even farther,so Sarah injects some of her own DNA into a genetic soup and voila,Dren is born.At first it's a kind of cute though uncoordinated cat-like creature on long spindly legs but it soon is growing at an exponential rate.In order to keep their secret a secret,they take Dren to Sarah's parents abandoned farm where they keep her under wraps as she matures.With her physical growth comes mental growth and she continues to amaze and astonish Adrien and Sarah constantly.By accident they discover she is a water breather and after a fit of temper Dren takes to the roof and sprouts wings!
As time wears on Dren is developing feelings for Adrien who ends up sleeping with her.Sarah finds them together and storms out.At a conference of big wigs and backers,their company puts on a display of Fred and Ginger.When they put them together they inexplicably end up killing each other in a blood bath that spills into the audience.It turns out one of them transformed from a female into a male.The company is ruined unless the two can come up with a special cloning sequence they have been working on but so far to no avail.Sarah returns with a piece of Dren and successfully creates the sequence.
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By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER on Jan. 2 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Everybody already knows the formula. Everybody already knows it's going to happen. Pretty good idea of who the good guys and bad guys are. Yet some of us watch this to see if there's going to be anything different. Others watch this because it is the same and they can never get enough.

A couple of renegade geneticists (Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley) crossed the line and splice with human DNA (Delphine Chaneac.) They pretend they don't know what they're doing. Just a little harmless investigation beyond what is allowed. What can be the harm in that? You and I know that how long does it take them to know?

It doesn't take exceptional CGI to make this movie. The scenes were all shot in Canada, so there may be an interest in this movie by Canadians. The pacing is quite good; the spooky parts go fast and the anticipation parts drag out.

Only subassembly race I can't tell you about any other versions. I did not see any extras but what do you need in making this movie. I would just chalk this up as a chiller, thriller, and filler.
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Format: DVD
i thought this was something a little different for a change. one of the better movies i have seen in 2010. good job i say on animation of the creature, not fake like some of the movies i have seen lately, quite believable. a good watch!
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I was disappointed in the movie. I really thought with that title, it would appeal to the adult intellect a bit more rather than a 9 year old's
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Richard S. Warner TOP 100 REVIEWER on Nov. 22 2010
Format: DVD
"Splice" is a very intruiging film. It's not a great one, but it had me on the edge of my seat and totally involved in the escalating, or should I say, descending, vortex of travesties and offences it portrays. So I have to say it was quite successful on that front. Ostensibly, it's a Frankenstein story - the human creation of a "monster" that only wants what its creators also desire, love and a feeling of belonging, justification for and an understanding of a reason for being. And like the Shelley creation, when the creature is treated AS a monster, it begins to act like one. Yet, while the film examines some of this psychology and philosophy in a predictable way, "Splice" is really mostly about the monstrous deformities in the personalities of the two scientists involved, and by extension, in our culture as well. Therein lies the real horror.

While Mary Shelley's main questions were, 'Do we have the right to create life, even if we can? What constitutes life and would that life, if we were to create it, have a soul? Does all life have a right to happiness, a right to love, even if it is created by us? Do we have the right to use life merely for our own gain, again, even if it is 'created'? ... Director Vincenzo Natali, of course, deals with those questions but his concerns are also much more contemporary. He adds to that mix questions surrounding corporations and their moral and ethical responsibilities, their seeming immunity to the same, their unhindered and unchecked opportunism, at any cost, their exploitation of life and perhaps even the creation of it for monetary gain and power positioning. They seem to be completely enabled to persue any course of action they choose, but, is this right ? ....
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