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A photojournalist and an environmental activist join forces in a risky murder investigation of a famous environmentalist deep in the hot and steamy Amazonian jungle.
From what I read the film was made in 1990 and sat till 1993 until it was finally released, there was a full screen copy on home video but that is long out of print. This was released right before Sandra Bullock starred in the hit film "Speed." I can't speak for her but after all her success I am sure this was one film she would rather forget about. "Fire on The Amazon" is a "B" film produced by Roger Corman, who we all know as king of the cheese but I have seen a lot of his films I did like but for several reasons this one never lived up to what I was expecting. On paper it sounds like an interesting idea but when it came time to write the screenplay and direct the film is when it went wrong. Director, Luis Llosa did get better behind the camera when a few years later he made "The Specialist" and "Anaconda" back to back but his work here was flawed for sure. There are just too many things in the movie that make no sense, some might argue this is the worse movie ever but I won't go that far. It did have potential and the acting wasn't too bad considering what Sandra Bullock and Craig Sheffer had to work with here. The film is known mostly for it's nude scene that features Bullock but that too might be a let down as well to many as it never really shows her lets say...better parts. Sure the film is not great, hell it isn't even good but I was still able to sit through it without shutting it off or fast forwarding it.
If you're a fan of Bullock and you must see/own everything she was ever in then I say go for it otherwise I would suggest renting the film first. Anchor Bay did a nice job presenting the film in it's Unrated version and Anamorphic Widescreen which certainly looks nice considering the age of the film. Also there are no extras on the DVD or Blu-ray. I am sure this will do well at first on home video since it has Bullock right on the front cover but I am not sure how it will do after word of mouth gets out. With a better script, better cinematography to take advantage of the locales more and a better editing job this could of been a decent film but as it is I would have to say it is below average. You can order the DVD HERE and the Blu-ray HERE.
Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment
** Out Of *****