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Last year's 3-D killer shark movie Shark Night was a bust, but maybe the Aussies, who know a thing or two about sharks, with have better luck with another of that ilk -- entitled Bait 3D. This one will get a much smaller theatrical release than Shark Night -- basically a nominal release by demand only, via the Tugg service -- on September 14, with a DVD/Blu-ray release the following week on September 18.
Despite the limited release, Bait 3D actually looks more promising to me than Shark Night for a number of reasons. It has a decent budget, a solid cast (including Nip/Tuck's Julian McMahon, Xavier Samuel from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and The Loved Ones and Alex Russell from Chronicle), good talent behind the scenes (including director Kimble Rendall, who helmed the underrated slasher Cut back in 2000, and Highlander director Russell Mulcahy, who wrote the script) and an intriguing concept (despite similarities to the SyFy movie Malibu Shark Attack) -- that is, shoppers in a flooded grocery store fighting for their lives when a tsunami brings in a group of man-eating sharks. Plus, unlike Shark Night, it's rated R. Check out the trailer.