"What's the only liquid in the world that isn't wet?" Grizzly eat your heart out? After a intense and bloody opening Prophecy gears down a notch for a bit of character introduction. There you have Robert Foxworth playing the fair and goodhearted but burnt out inner-city physician Dr. Robert Verne, who gets asked to mediate a dispute between a native American tribe and a "supposely" polluting paper mill in isolated northern Maine. Taking along his wife Maggie (Talia Shire) - a classical musician bringing along her cello and holding back a little secret she ain't ready to share yet: she's pregnant - with the chance to patch up their somewhat shaky relationship. Arriving in Maine they are welcomed by Mr. Isley (Richard Dysart), a representative of the paper mill who sets them up in a remote cabin. After witnessing a clash between the Indians (led by Armand Assante) and the paper mill guys Dr. Verne soon finds out that the factory is indeed responsible for polluting the area ... Freak-Ism! Critics weren't kind when John Frankenheimer's mutated killer bear on the loose flick hit theaters back in 1979. Dunno why though. I always thought Prophecy was pretty decent and more vicious than Grizzly. Ok, this flick is not without its corny moments 'cause the bear isn't always convincing - there are few shots revealing the obvious guy in a suit - but in close-ups the "inside-out" bear looks freaky cool and very impressive. The acting is solid and the action delivers the goods: the nerve-shattering tunnel sequence (a classic moment in horror cinema), the infamous sleeping bag sequence and a kick ass ending (which is kinda abrupt). You'll also witness a few bloody special effects that are way too gory for a PG rated movie. In fact, this must be one of the bloodiest PG rated movies ever made. That's worth something More stuff to expect: 1 giant Salmon 1 giant Tadpole 1 Racoon attack 1 kick in the balls 1 punch to the nose 1 jump through a window 1 exploding car 1 flying dog 1 dead dog multiple mutilated dead bodies Chainsaw Vs. Axe fight Chainsaw-fu Paddle-fu Gratuitous Wildlife footage Gratuitous Paper Mill footage Gratuitous Disco Muzak Paramount's DVD is as barebones as it can get. Not even one Trailer. I'm surprised they even cared to include chapter stops ... The 16:9 enhanced 2.35:1 Widescreen transfer shows it's age but ain't bad looking. The 2.0 Surround sound is ok and I'm all for original soundmixes but I think a nicely done 5.1 upmix option would have been a nice touch, would've give this movie a little more "oomph!"