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Story

"They could *bleep* the human race out of existence!" warns Michael Madsen in this inevitable--and inevitably contrived--sequel to 1995's surprise sci-fi hit. He's referring to a celebrated astronaut (Justin Lazard) infected with alien DNA from his history-making Mars landing, and the half-alien Eve (Natasha Henstridge), who was created from alien-human embryo splicing by biochemist Dr. Laura Baker (Marg Helgenberger) in an effort to discover the alien species's vulnerabilities on Earth. While the astronaut sows his gruesomely wild oats with doomed women (resulting in a bevy of creepy kids in alien cocoons), Eve goes into heat until she and the astronaut can consummate their procreative lust. Sex and death are served up like money-shots in a porno flick, with an emphasis on gory flesh-regeneration, explosive pregnancies, and slimy-tentacled intercourse. All of which makes this is the kind of derivative schlock that only a true fan could love, but it's boosted to a tolerable level of entertainment by the returning cast (Madsen, Henstridge, and Helgenberger) from the previous film. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Selection
  • Explicit Unrated Footage
  • Audio Commentary By Director Peter Medak
  • 8 Page Booklet featuring Trivia, Production Notes, and The Makin Of

Cast

Michael MadsenPress Lenox
Natasha HenstridgeEve
Marg HelgenbergerDr. Laura Baker
Mykelti WilliamsonDennis Gamble
George DzundzaColonel Carter Burgess Jr
James CromwellSenator Judson Ross
Justin LazardPatrick Ross
Sarah WynterMelissa
Richard BelzerU. S. President
Peter BoyleDr. Herman Cromwell

  • Genre: Horror Movies
  • Director: Peter Medak
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 93 min
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1, Standard 1.33:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 10, 1998
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJul 17, 2001
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