Saturday, 10 March 2012

DVD review: Savage (I) (2009)

A blazing fire rips its way through Bear Valley National Park. As the firefighters try to contain it, the animals are being forced out of their habitat including a beast that was better left undiscovered. Park Ranger Owen Fremont (Tony Becker) investigates a couple of bear attacks meanwhile reluctant partners Jack Lund (Martin Kove) and Dale Davis (Shane Callahan) are searching for Bigfoot, LUnd is put to kill it while Davis is looking for evidence of it´s existence. Meanwhile, Gabrielle (Anna Enger) and her husband Richard Hanley (Quint Von Canon) are on the run after a convenience store robbery goes wrong resulting in a murder and are now hiding out in the forest. Savage is written by Lynn Drzick, DJ Perry, Nancy Gideon and Jordan Blum who also is the director. The acting is decent, Martin Kove and Tony Becker are the best actors in this film but Anna Enger is sure sweet to look at.. Savage is technically good but it´s too boring and slow. There is a noteable lack of horror and tension.
There is minimal gore, the killings mostly occur off-screen, the special fx are a mix of practical fx and CGI but thankfully they are kept to a minimum. The Bigfoot design wasn't good but it wasn't bad.
This review is based on the Region 1 release from MTI Home Video.
Rating: 1½ out of 7. Savage would have been better if it had been a litte more savage, increase the bodycount, add graphic gore and a little bit of nudity and it would have been fine.

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