The Serpent And The Rainbow
Image (1988)
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IMDB   6.5
98 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   R (Restricted)
Bill Pullman Dennis Alan
Cathy Tyson Marielle Duchamp
Zakes Mokae Dargent Peytraud
Paul Winfield Lucien Celine
Brent Jennings Louis Mozart
Conrad Roberts Christophe
Badja Djola Gaston
Theresa Merritt Simone
Michael Gough Schoonbacher
Paul Guilfoyle Andrew Cassedy
Dey Young Mrs. Cassedy
Aleta Mitchell Celestine
William Newman French Missionary Doctor
Jaime Pina Gautier Julio
Evencio Mosquera Slaco Old Shaman
Wes Craven
Producer Rob Cohen
Robert Engelman
Writer Wade Davis
Richard Maxwell
Cinematography John Lindley
Musician Brad Fiedel

Dennis Allan is an scientist who visits Haiti on the strength of a rumour of a drug which renders the recipient totally paralyzed but conscious. The drug's effects often fool doctors, who declare the victims dead. Could this be the origin of the "zombie" legend? Alan embarks on a surprising and often surreal investigation of the turbulent social chaos that is Haiti during the revolution which ousted hated dictator "Baby Doc" Duvalier. Often a pawn in a greater game, Alan must decide what is science, what is superstition, and what is the unknown in a anarchistic society where police corruption and witch-doctory are commonplace.
Edition Details
Distributor Universal
Release Date 9/23/2003
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen (1.85:1)
Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Surround [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [French]
Dolby Digital Surround [Spanish]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

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