|Directed by||Antonio Margheriti|
|Produced by||Alex Ponti|
|Written by||Michael Rogers|
|Music by||Guido De Angelis
Maurizio De Angelis
|Edited by||Cesare D'Amico|
Filmar do Brasil
|Distributed by||Paris Filmes|
Killer Fish is a 1979 Italian-French-Brazilian horror film directed by Antonio Margheriti. The film, along with many monster movies of the 1970s and 1980s, is very similar to Jaws (1975).
The mastermind behind a precision theft of priceless emeralds decides to hide the jewels at the bottom of a reservoir he's secretly stocked with savage deadly piranha. Retrieving the gems turns to be a caper in itself since the group is now torn by suspicion and jealousy. Several gang members try to recover the loot on their own, only to become screaming victims of the insatiable horde of killer fish. The treasure is down there just waiting to be brought up. To get them, everyone must face the inescapable terror of thousands of man-eating creatures.
- Lee Majors as Robert Lasky
- Karen Black as Kate Neville
- Margaux Hemingway as Gabrielle
- Marisa Berenson as Ann
- James Franciscus as Paul Diller
- Roy Brocksmith as Ollie
- Dan Pastorini as Hans
- Frank Pesce as Warren
- Charles Guardino as Lloyd
- Anthony Steffen as Max
- Fábio Sabag as Quintin
- Gary Collins as Tom
Key Video released the film on VHS in the US in 1980. The film saw its first DVD release in Italy in 2002 by Pulp Video. There were other DVD releases in Germany and Spain in the following years, all in fullscreen. In 2014, Scorpion Releasing, in conjunction with ITV studios, released the first Blu-ray and DVD of the film in the US on September 30th. This release almost marked the first HD widescreen release in the world, sourced from the original interpositive.
Despite the low budget, Killer Fish has received generally positive reviews by critics, and currently has an 60% positive score at Rotten Tomatoes from the general audience.
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