Reviewed by: Donny Broussard
What's it about
A serial killer from another world has chosen health spas as his hunting ground, and it's up to a maverick cop to stop him.
Is it good movie?
When I noticed Eric Roberts, John Rhys-Davies, and Arnold Vosloo were in this flick I thought that at the very least I'd get a sci-fi movie of the week out of this bad boy, but man was I wrong. Roberts plays Sully a cop armed with bad dialogue and an uncomfortably huge scarf, who's on the trail of a serial killer. The said serial killer is known as the Health Nut because he guns down his victims at health spas. Said serial killer is also an intergalactic alien hunter that keeps the victims that are in the best shape for his trophy room. Vosloo plays Warden, another alien that is also on the trail of the Health Nut to issue him his ticket for shooting over his limit. And Rhys-Davies plays another detective after the Health Nut. This cast with the right script could have spelled good times for any movie nerd looking for a night of b-movie excitement, but even this cast couldn't save this flick from becoming nothing more than a paper weight for anyone that owns it.
Another aspect of this flick that makes it hard to watch are the terrible special effects. The alien looks bad, the hidden human blinds (you'd have to see it) are embarrassing and the car chase was so bad I had to rewind it and watch it again to make sure I wasn't dreaming.
Now the flick isn't all bad, there are a good bit of tits and asses peppered throughout, and even a little hair pie thrown in for good measure. There's also the always fun to watch (even in this flick) Eric Roberts. Also the editing is so bad that it's kinda fun to watch, and again there's also a good bit of tits and ass. This flick made me miss the days of USA Up All Night, and a time when b-movies were bad on purpose, and a killer soundtrack of so bad they are good 80's metal tunes lived on in the background.
Video / Audio
Video: The video is just plain old Full Screen.
Audio: The Dolby sound was OK, but nothing special.
This disc was bare bones, not a single extra for me to bitch about.
Endangered Species viewed as a stand alone horror or sci-fi romp doesn't deliver the goods, but it does deliver plenty of bad dialogue and nudity. So what I'd advise for anyone planning to watch this flick is that they invite a few friends and tell them to bring some booze. Then drink every time you hear a bad line or see a pair of tits and you'll be drunk in no time.