Code Red, in association with Kino Lorber, will be releasing director Sergio Martino’s jungle exploitation film, The Great Alligator (1979) on Blu-ray. Stars Barbara Bach.
Meaner than Jaws… More bloodthirsty than Piranha… Here comes The Great Alligator, a blood-soaked tale of jungle greed and just desserts from cult director Sergio Martino (Torso). Barbara Bach (The Unseen, The Spy Who Loved Me) and Claudio Cassinelli (Screamers, Slave of the Cannibal God, Hands of Steel) head into the steamy jungles of Southeast Asia where construction for an exclusive resort is treading onto territory that the Kuma natives hold sacred… and their alligator god Kroona takes personally.
Paradise turns into an unrelenting nightmare in this outrageous giant creature feast also starring Mel Ferrer (The Visitor, Eaten Alive), Richard Johnson (The Haunting, Beyond the Door), Bobby Rhodes (Demons, Demons 2), Romano Puppo (After the Fall of New York, Street Law) and child actress Silvia Collatina (Murder Rock), with a screenplay co-written by the legendary Ernesto Gastaldi (All the Colors of the Dark, The Grand Duel) and a pounding score by the great Stelvio Cipriani (Bay of Blood, Tentacles). Find out who lives and who dies in this essential ’70s shocker, now remastered from the original negative for the first time in HD!
Nature strikes back Italian-style in Sergio Martino’s take on JAWS.Eric Cotenas — DVDDrive-in.com
Release date: February 2, 2021
|Cast||Barbara Bach, Claudio Cassinelli, Mel Ferrer|
|Discs||1 Blu-ray Disc|
|Formats||Color / 2.39:1|
|AKA||Il fiume del grande caimano / The Big Alligator River / Alligator|
|Studio||Code Red / Kino Lorber|
|PREVIOUSLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE (2016)|
|Interview with Underwater Camera Operator Gianlorenzo Battaglia|
|Round Table Discussion with SFX Paolo Ricci, Cinematographer Giancarlo Ferrando and Art Director Massimo Antonello Geleng|
|Interview with Camera Operator Claudio Morabito|
|In the Crocodiles Nest: Interview with Director Sergio Martino and Art Director Massimo Antonello Geleng|