Monday, 28 January 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 35: Mon Feb 4

Piranha (Joe Dante, 1978): Prince Charles Cinema, 6.35pm
Love the fact that this movie is on a double-bill with Jaws. Details here.

Chicago Reader:
'A rip-off of Jaws from Roger Corman's New World Pictures, with all the New World virtues intact: it's a fast, well-made, entertaining film with enough cheap thrills for the action trade and plenty of in-jokes for the cognoscenti. Bradford Dillman accidentally releases a tank full of mutant piranhas into a mountain stream, and as they swim downriver, they attack Keenan Wynn, a summer camp counseled by Paul Bartel (director of Eating Raoul and Death Race 2000), and a beach resort managed by New World stalwart Dick Miller. Director Joe Dante betrays hardly a trace of human values, but his cutting is the most evocatively Eisensteinian to be seen since Russ Meyer's Vixen.'
Dave Kehr

Here is the trailer.

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