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Written by Joy Dembo on . Posted in 2011

If you enjoy watching the Sci-fi Series “Fringe”, you are going to LOVE “SPLICE”

Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) are young, innovative and brilliant scientists, acclaimed for their work in the field of genetic engineering. Their experiments, involving  the splicing  of DNA from different animals,  to create bizarre and interesting new hybrids,  are well-known, but this is not enough for the two.  They are about to embark on a secret mission -  combining human and animal DNA in a hybrid that they believe will have a positive effect on science and medicine.

Director,  Vincenzo Natali,   takes us to the cutting edge of genetic engineering in this film, as Clive and Elsa, who are also involved romantically, embark on a bold journey that pushes the boundaries of the “acceptable” and puts their careers and their very lives at risk!

The outcome?  Dren!  A strangely beautiful and intelligent creature, with wings and a tail.  This female human-animal hybrid becomes Clive and Elsa’s “baby” and initially exceeds their wildest hopes and dreams in terms of the success of their project, but Dren’s  growth rate and capacity to learn escalate out of control, with alarming and nightmarish consequences.

If you appreciate sci-fi at its best, and often wonder “could this actually happen?”, you will love this show.  It has it all – suspense, the unexpected, amazing effects and a brilliant cast.

How does it all end?  Now that would be telling!!!

Release Date: 28 January 2011

No persons under the age of 16  L N S V

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