Tuesday, March 28, 2006


"Fish genetics is a small field."

The Joe Dante directed fish epic Piranha (1978) was shot in San Marcos, Texas at and surrounding the Aquarena Springs resort. The DVD contains many great features such as lengthy footage of the resort and other things pertaining to it, as well as bloopers from the main cast. Barbara Steele is great as the 'mad scientist' and she would have been great in the sequel, but oh well. There is one scene in which a tiny and bizarre looking creature is shown walking around which is quite interesting and could have been added to but alas, it was not. The many schools of Piranha shown are actually Perch, a freshwater fish which thrives in the Texas river system, they resemble the Piranha (minus the scissor teeth). The score is composed by Pino Donaggio.


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