Piranha 3D (2010)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 31 mins

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Lake Victoria's annual Spring party by 50,000 young revelers is about to turn into a feeding frenzy with prehistoric hunger-pains. With knee-trembler's above the waves and tremors below, released from their dormant sleep, thousands upon thousands of flesh-eating nippers are released into the lake with whetted appetites and razor-sharp teeth. With a motley crew of strangers thrown together to defend these shores, it is now up to them to prevent the largest eat-out in human, and piranha, history.
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Cast: Elisabeth Shue, Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames

Crew: Alexandre Aja (Director), John R Leonetti (Director of Photography), Michael Wandmacher (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Comedy, Horror

Release Dates: 20 Aug 2010 (India)

Tagline: This summer, how fast can you swim?

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Dolby Digital, DTS
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24 fps
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Converted to 3D
This summer, how fast can you swim?
Two million years of evolution. One perfect killer.
Don't Scream...Just Swim!
Sea, Sex and Blood
There's Something in the Water
This Summer 3D Shows Its Teeth
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Piranha 3D (Tamil)
Dubbed into: Piranha 3D (Hindi)
Dubbed into: Piranha 3D (Telugu)
Reference: Jaws (English)
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Revealing Mistakes
In the scene where Jake goes to rescue Kelly he opens the valves on 2 propane tanks releasing the gas in an attempt to ignite them. Propane tanks have an internal check valve that prevents this type of action and this could only be performed if the proper hose was connected, which was not.

Revealing Mistakes
In the scene where the paragliding girl is about to be attacked by the Piranhas there is a set of close up shots where you see her in the water up to the waist. To do this in paragliding, you need to boat to be moving. However, in the shots, you can clearly see that the actress is motionless.

Character Error
When the movie ends the expert says the fish have underdeveloped sex organs and these fish are babies. However a fish's sex organs are internal and he wouldn't know this without dissection or a CAT scan.

While the early part of the movie, Laura, the protagonist's young sister steps on a shard of glass at a beach, it is seen to bleed into the water and attract a nearby piranha. At the end part of the movie when Laura and her brother are saved and pulled into a boat she sits with both her feet soles in full view of the camera and there is no wound.

At the very start of the movie, the Sheriff (Elisabeth Shue) falls into the water while investigating the missing boater. Shortly after that she is seen wearing a completely dry uniform.

The topless parasailing girl is seen in the movie(Gianna Michaels) briefly has her top back on while being attacked.

In the scene where Jake saw the tube empty, he swam to it. Shortly, when he was back on the boat, he is completely dry, including his shorts.

Some of the teenagers seen in the movie have blood on their bodies before they are attacked.

When Kelly Brook's character is being attacked by the piranha, the bites she receives appear and disappear between shots.
The scenes at the Pet Emporium were all shot in just one day.

Originally three boats were built for the Barracuda yacht.

The brand of tequila seen in the movie that they have on the Wild Wild Girls boat is Havasu Tequila. This is most visible during the body shots scene. Lake Havasu is where this was filmed.

The director filmed specifically for the trailers and TV spots.

Originally Chuck Russell was going to direct. He did however help rewrite the script with Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger, as well as incorporating the original John Sayles script that Joe Dante directed the first time around.

Earlier Rob Huebel was considered for the role of Derrick Jones.

The film was not actually screened for critics, although, unusually in such circumstances, the critics actually liked it.

For this movie no cuts were demanded by the MPAA.

For the movie 1,112 boats were used for the spring break massacre set piece.

The film was shot in 2D and converted to 3D using the Reali-D conversion process developed by the company, Inner-D. Unlike other 3D converted films, Piranha 3D was always planned to be 3D.

The production crew to real estimated 75,000 gallons of fake blood which were used each day.

This film is the third time that director Alexandre Aja has directed a horror film remake. He previously directed The Hills Have Eyes (2006) and Mirrors (2008), also remakes of earlier horror films.