Exciting drama-horror film about a South American planter who faces death and destruction from deadly soldier ants. The swarming Marabunda, as the ants are called, cover an area ten miles long and two miles wide and are the scourge of South American jungles, sweeping everything before them. Leiningen, the plantation owner, ignores warnings by the commissioner to abandon his acres of coffee and chocolate and makes preparations to fend off his intelligent, relentless foe. The ants are about two inches in length with razor-sharp mandibles and devour plants and trees in their path and even fierce jungle predators such as jaguars, wild hogs and tapirs flee before the voracious insects.
Another plot narrative is the marital discord between Leiningen (Charlton Heston) and his mail-order bride (Eleanor Parker). Desiring a wife with whom to share his vast jungle holdings, Leiningen marries a woman by proxy from New Orleans and is displeased to discover that she is a widow, and has known men. The Leiningens clash repeatedly until the planter softens in his attitude towards his bride. Mrs. Leiningen stays by her husband's side and they and his plantation workers band together to turn aside the savage Marabunda.
Actors: Charlton Heston, Eleanor Parker, Abraham Sofaer, William Conrad & Romo Vincent
Director: Byron Haskin
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Subtitles: English / Chinese / None
Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen 4:3 Color
Region Code: All
Duration: 95 Minutes
Number of Discs: 1 DVD
Condition: Brand New