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Curse-of-The-Komodo-Poster

A low budget B movie about giant Komodo dragons on a desolate island in the Pacific Ocean that is apparently within the flying range of a Bell Jet ranger helicopter, leaving from a major port, but is practically uninhabited, except for a few scientists and of course, a bunch of mutated monsters. It is noteworthy in that it has an unusual selection of weapons to appear in a movie.

PlotEdit

At the begininng of the film a group of six soldiers come into the island searching for the komodos. They split up into groups of two, two of them are attacked and killed by the komodos. Hanson (Ted Monté) and Jason (J.P. Davis) hear their gunshots and head out to see who it is. Meanwhile three of the four soldiers are killed and one is infected with toxins it the komodo's spit. Hanson shoots him and they run back to the house where Rebecca Phipps (Glori-Anne Gilbert) asks them what happened. At the naval base, Proffesor Nathan Phipps (William Langlois Monroe) and Proffesor Dawn Porter (Gail Harris) are meeting with General Foster (Jay Richardson), who forces them to go the the island. A hotel guest (Scott Fresnia) is complaining to Tiffany (Melissa Brasselle) about a leak in their room, meanwile Drake (Paul Logan) and Reece (Cam Newlin) are holding a hotel manager (George 'Buck' Flower) hostage, while stealing money. Drake shoots him, and then Drake, Reece and Tiffany escape along with Jack (Tim Abell). They get caught in the storm and have to land on Isla Damas. The next day they are walking in the woods, when they hear the Komodo roaring. Jason gets killed by the komodo's toxins, then Dawn, Rebecca and Nathan are attacked by the komodo. Drake, Jack, Reece and Tiffany hear the gun shots. Jack goes out to help them, Hanson shows up with his truck and they are chased by the komodo. Shortly after the chase they are trying to start the generator.

CastEdit

Tim Abell as Jack
Melissa Brasselle as Tiffany
William Langolis Monroe as Proffesor Nathan 'Nate' Phipps
Ted Monté as Hanson
Gail Harris as Proffesor Dawn Porter
Paul Logan as Drake
Glori-Anne Gilbert as Rebecca 'Becky' Phipps
Cam Newlin as Reece
Jay Richardson as General Foster
J.P. Davis as Jason
Richard Gabai as Liutenant 'Turphries' Jeffries
The following guns were using in this film:

AR-15 RiflesEdit

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M16A1 outfitted with A2 handguards - 5.56mm

M16A2

M16A2 - 5.56mm

  • Early on in the film a covert OPs team in inserted via helicopter to the Komodo Island and are promptly eaten. They all carry variations of the M16 (most likely AR-15 civilian clone rifles, being mostly filmed in California with some shots done in Hawaii). We see some A1 variants of the AR15, but we also see some POST BAN versions (post crime bill Politically correct rifles), with fake flash hiders and no bayonet lugs.
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The Covert OPs teams with a variety of AR15 rifles with A2 handguards (5.56mm NATO).

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One of the teams in the night raid has an A1 variant of the M16/AR15 as seen by the barrel type (5.56mm NATO). This rifle, though, has A2 handguards.

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Another one of the teams in the night raid has a POST BAN version of the A2 heavy barrel AR15 Rifle (5.56mm NATO). Fake Flash hider and no bayonet lug.

M1911 (pistol)Edit

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M1911a1

Taurus PT92Edit

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Taurus PT92AF blued pistol - 9mm

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Dr. Porter (Gail Harris) with her Taurus PT92 - 9mm

Norinco SKS SporterEdit

Chinese SKS Paratrooper Sporter 7.62x39mm Carbine 16.5-inch barrel
  • One of the only appearances of a SKS variant, Hanson (Ted Monte) holds the Norinco SKS Sporter Rifle with detachable AK magazine. Another version of the previously imported SKS-M (which was a standard paratrooper SKS that took unmodified AK magazines), the Norinco SKS Sporter rifle was trying to fill a market niche of being "just like an AK" but at less than 'half the cost'. The barrel was a "paratrooper" length barrel and the gun came with a thick thumbhole stock, but the rifle was imported for only a few years before it was banned. Not to be confused with an aftermarket conversion or standard SKS rifles that take 'aftermarket' detachable "duckbilled" magazines.
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Hanson (Ted Monte) holds the Norinco SKS Sporter with detachable AK magazine - 7.62x39mm

Finnish Mosin-Nagant M39Edit

  • A very odd choice for a modern scientist guarding giant lizards, Jason (J.P. Davis) carries a Finnish Mosin-Nagant M39 with a modern scope mounted. The rate of fire is slow (like any bolt action rifle) but the 7.62X54Rmm round certainly has a lot more knock down power than the .223 rounds fired by the others. Too bad the Komodos seem to be 'bulletproof'.
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Jason (J.P. Davis) carries a Finnish Mosin-Nagant M39 with a modern scope - 7.62X54Rmm

Daewoo K1 / K2 Assault RifleEdit

  • Drake (Paul Logan) carries a post ban version of the Daewoo K1 / K2 Assault Rifle that was imported after 1989 but banned by executive order by Bill Clinton in 1993. It was the 'politically correct' thumbhole version that had a diagonal cut in the back of the receiver, a muzzle brake instead of a flash hider and no bayonet lug. This version has all of the US made aftermarket accessories to make it 'tacti-cool'. It has an aftermarket folding stock, a PSG-01 style pistol grip and palm pad, and a scope mount (with scope) attached to the upper receiver.
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Drake (Paul Logan) carries a Daewoo DR200 (5.56mm NATO) while Jack carries a MAK-90

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Drake (Paul Logan) fires his Daewoo DR200 - 5.56mm NATO

Norinco MAK-90Edit

  • Carried by Jack (Tim Abell), the MAK-90 was the post import ban version of the Norinco series of AK clones (Type 56, Type 84, AKS-47, etc.) It was imported between 1990 and 1994 (when all imports of Chinese 'non hunting' guns were personally banned by Bill Clinton). This Norinco MAK-90 originally was imported with a thumbhole stock and no bayonet lug. Also the threads on the end of the barrel were ground off. Jack's version has a ATI™ aftermaket synthetic dragunov stock and replacement synthetic foregrips. It also has a US made aftermarket dust cover with integral scope mount (with scope attached).
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Jack (Tim Abell) carries a MAK-90 tricked out with US made aftermarket parts - 7.62x39mm

Ruger Mini-14Edit

Tiffany (Melissa Brasselle) carries a Ruger Mini-14 in stainless finish and a Butler Creek™ aftermarket synthetic folding stock with pistol grip. Her Ruger Mini-14 also has a stainless barrel shroud and muzzle brake, just like Charli Baltimore's gun in the movie The Long Kiss Goodnight.

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Tiffany (Melissa Brasselle) holds her Ruger Mini-14 with scope - 5.56mm NATO

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Tiffany (Melissa Brasselle) runs with a Ruger Mini-14 with scope - 5.56mm NATO

Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE)Edit


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  • Prof. Nathan Phipps (William Langlois) carries a British Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) rifle, the No. 4 Mk 1, tricked out with an aftermarket tactical stock, Harris Bipod, scope and pistol grip. The rifle is depicted in the movie as firing semi automatic, even though it's a bolt-action rifle.
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Lee Enfield No 4. Mk 1 rifle in it's original configuration (wooden stock) - .303 Rimmed)

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Phipps (William Langlois) with his magical "Semi Auto" No. 4 Mk 1 rifle .303

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Phipps (William Langlois) with his "Semi Auto" No. 4 Mk 1 rifle .303

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