Blood Alligator (2019) Chinese Horror Actioner with Ceng Chen
Chinese title KUANG BAO JUE [Giant Blood Rage]
starring Wang Si-Ping (as Jenna Wang)
ˇ Terry Zhan Xu
ˇ Paul Kay
ˇ Ceng Chen
ˇ Sun Xinbo
scientist Chen Jing and her younger brother join an expedition into an
uncharted island jungle where her fiancé was attacked by a giant
alligator. Even though his body was never found, the man is believed to
be dead. Dr Chen wants closure and is on a mission to find the facts.
Her fiancé's boss has organized the search but his true motive
is less empathetic. He hopes to find the giant alligator/freak and secure
a sample of its blood for cloning research. He has put a ruthless American
hunter in charge of the expedition and soon tempers clash. When the group
is captured by an alligator-worshipping tribe of savages with human sacrifice
on their mind, they are rescued by Chen's fiancé. But this only
adds further conflict between the hunter and the scientists.
ways this film from Beijing more closely resembles the Italian Grindhouse
movies of the '70s [in fact, the savage tribe is identical to the one
in Bruno Mattei's HELL
OF THE LIVING DEAD], but this project is inspired by the tremendous
success of China's MILLION
DOLLAR CROCODILE(retitled CROCZILLA for International release). While sympathies clearly
lie with Jenna Wang's role of Dr Chen Jin, her performance is disciplined
and stoic. The eye-catching star here is newcomer Ceng Chen who plays
the doctor's personal bodyguard [pic below, right].
A Chinese film with English and Chinese subtitles; 79 minutes;
DVD encoded for WORLD FORMAT NTSC, playable on any American machine.
Extras include selected theatrical trailer.