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    Unique ID Code: 0000003179
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 18/1/2000 19:12
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    Lake Placid (US)

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    You`ll never know what bit you
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 82 mins
    Retail Price: $34.98
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    Bill Pullman (Independence Day), Bridget Fonda (A Simple Plan) and Oliver Platt (Bulworth) share an appetite for sheer adventure when a tranquil New England lakefront erupts into an action-packed den of destruction in this "monster of a hit!" (Wireless Magazine)

    An investigative team, armed with state-of-the-art equipment, high powered weaponry and a biting sense of sarcasm, must work together to defeat Black Lake`s most ferocious resident: a 30-foot prehistoric crocodile!

    Betty White co-stars as the cantankerous Mrs. Bickerman - a role you`ve got to hear to believe - in this terrifying tale of survival that "combines humor and thrills with remarkable deftness." (New York Post)

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    3 Television Spots
    Cast and Crew Biogs
    Original Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Steve Miner

    Written By:

    David Lewis
    Brendan Gleeson
    Bridget Fonda
    Betty White
    Oliver Platt
    Bill Pullman

    Casting By:
    Lisa Beach

    Soundtrack By:
    John Ottman

    Director of Photography:
    Daryn Okada

    Marshall Harvey
    Paul Hirsch

    Costume Designer:
    Jori Woodman

    Production Designer:
    John Willett

    David E. Kelley
    Michael Pressman

    Executive Producer:
    Peter Bogart

    Twentieth Century Fox

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A nice popcorn movie. This is in no way a horror flick, though. It`s scary occasionally, nicely presented and funny at times. Alligator kind of funny... .
    The video transfer is ok. While there are no apparent compression signs, the transfer reveals some scratches and blemishes, especially in the opening scene.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. The surrounds are nicely used to enhance the so called "sounds of nature".
    The menus nicely are animated with sound.
    The extras include a short behind the scenes look. That`s it.
    Bottom line - a really enjoyable movie, that is, if you don`t try to take it too seriously.

    "Lake Placid" revisited - February 2005
    Almost three and a half years after watching the movie for the very first time, I got a chance to watch it again. Yeah, I guess it`s "back to the lake" for me.
    The movie somehow manages to keep its charm. And yeah, aligators do have some charm, you know... .
    The lake`s visuals are truly stunning and the special effects are still impressive.
    Notice that no real alligators were hurt during the production of this movie. Real humans were hurt, though. ;)
    posted by Zvi Josef on 9/10/2001 07:26