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Piranha Piranha - Film Review

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by Nessa123 (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer living in Perth, Western Australia.
Published July 31st 2012
2 explorers, 1 homicidal hunter and 1 deadly game
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Piranha Piranha 1972


1972's Piranha Piranha, directed by William Gibson and staring Ahna Capri, Peter Brown and William Smith, is hailed as the original piranha movie and for a film that boasts to have so many of these flesh eating foes from the deep, it has surprising few scenes involving them.

It tells the story of two sibling wildlife photographers, Jim and Terry, who travel to the Amazon jungle to explore and capture it all on camera, only to find themselves caught up in a deadly cat and mouse game, when a ruthless hunter decides it's human season and begins to hunt them!

This film doesn't have a very strong storyline and most of the acting isn't so good, but this film is packed with beautiful imagery of the flora and fauna of the Amazon and includes some great footage of motorbike racing at its finest.

Piranha Piranha didn't truly rise in popularity, until after the release of the ever-popular Jaws, when it received plenty of airplay on many television channels across the world.

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Piranha Piranha 1972


Piranha Piranha isn't rated, but would not be suited for a mature audience, as it includes sexual references, violence and mild gore and was re-released on DVD in 2000.

If you're still in the mood for more 60's/70's "death from the deep" movie action check out Shark

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