Information Exchange => Reader Comments => Topic started by: Ferris on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM

Title: Deep Rising
Post by: Ferris on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
It will goes down as a cult classic, like Ferris B. Day off, when you mention the name, there will be two responces. One is that of the people who didn't see it and the second group. The people who did see it then they will talk to you about it, and bring up radom lines.
They also say "damn Famke Janssen is hot."

Title: Deep Rising
Post by: Chadzilla on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I fell in love with Deep Rising when I saw it during its brief run at the theaters. Writer/Director Stephen Sommers
 did not have a lot to say about Disney's digital effects department that was good. Their mediocre effects held up
 the movie for a critical year, thus robbing it (in Sommers opinion) of a chance at a bigger slice of the box office pie. Effects quibbles aside I found the humor, for a change, refreshing and the closing joke a riot. Jerry Goldsmith's
 terrific score [I have the out of print soundtrack, nyah nyah :-)] added tremendously to the over all effect. A fun
 b-movie for me.

Title: Deep Rising
Post by: Steve Bentley on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
I have to agree, this movie is so much fun. On the other hand, I felt this may have been the best use of cgi I had
 seen to date. Opted to see this one instead of Titanic in the theater and I am sooooo much better for that!

Title: Deep Rising
Post by: Thomas Durham on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I too saw this film in the theaters and became a great fan. I own a copy and for inexplicable reasons watch the movie about four times a year.  There's just something about the complete indulgence of campy cliches that makes for great fun.  Treat Williams is great, Fonzy versus the sea monster, and Famke Janssen is in my opinion one of the most beautiful women around.  An incredibly solid cast for a B-movie as well as good direction from Sommers keep this movie fresh and lively.  The pace is quite good with only a couple of garish emotional moments thrown in, all in all a must see for non-discriminating fans the world over.  I love it!

Title: Deep Rising
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Yeah, I forgot how funny the film was. One thing to note. Where are the children? I have been on a number of cruise ships to a number of different ports at different times of the year, and there has always been one certainty. Children.
This is the first cruise ship I have seen, that did not have children on it. Enjoy. And does anybody else think Anthony Heald, who plays Simon Canton in film, looks life Nick Nolte's brother?

Title: Deep Rising
Post by: azz_keeker on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
You forgot the "Gratuitous act of violence towards leg!" remark. :)

Title: Deep Rising
Post by: Thomas Hulstrøm on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Good clean entertainment... worth seing. Dont think its a b-movie though... just because its funny, entertaining and packed with action doesnt make it a b-movie in my opinion. Wanna see a b-movie ? see "the intruder" by punjabi,punjabi & punjabi, starring "Peter 0'Brian" (?), the funniest film i have ever seen. (Seen it at least 40 times!)

Title: Deep Rising
Post by: Vasquez on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Oops... Yeah, I guess I did forget that in a way!!

B-movie or not? Well, as far as I'm concerned, it's most definitely not a movie made to carry a message across to anyone, nor is it a deeply artistic piece; it is not either, and thankfully so, one of those blockbusters that think they're bloody marvels and God's gift to cinema. It's pure, unadulterated fun, and that qualifies as B-movie. But that's my own classification, and opinion of course!

Finally, concerning children: GOOD! There's nothing I hate more than a perfectly good movie ruined by the ubiquitous brat, weak, slow and clumsy, and yet capable of saving everybody by hacking into the NSA's database in two clicks of a mouse...

Jerome, now from Ireland.

Title: Deep Rising
Post by: t_syke on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Ah, Deep Rising. Undoubtedly a classic, and it belongs on the shelf of any B-movie fan. Characters that are likable, moments that had me laughing out loud (the leg shot scene, the hilarious ending), a large sea monster (gotta love 'em), lots of explosions, and a woman being pulled down a toilet . . . this movie has EVERYTHING! I so want this movie for my personal collection, but can't seem to find it. Dang it!

Anyway, I could easily sit through that movie another 40 times or so.

Title: Deep Rising
Post by: The Beast on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I happen to really enjoy this movie.  In some ways it kinda sorta reminds me of "Tremors," another movie I really like.  I read the critics' reviews of this movie, and...let's just say, I never have liked what critics have to say.  But I think this is a fun movie, and I could watch it many times without getting bored of it.

Title: Deep Rising
Post by: Alban Gelé on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Je me suis bien amusé à lire tout ça, et encore plus pour le film. C'est un prodigieux moment de mauvais goùt, rien que l'idée d'un ver géant...les mers recèlent encore des trésors inconnus! :)
Ca m'a bien fait pensé à une partie de SOF que tu masterisais, et surtout, surtout, j'ai trouvé sympa que Joey survive, vu le boulet que c'était, c'est à lui que je me suis identifié. Et puis sa copine était super mignonne, dommage...j'ai l'impression que le Ver aime les sushis...:(
Et en plus, il y a de quoi faire une suite, l'assurance voudra bien savoir ce qui est arrivé à ce bateau...yerk!

Title: Deep Rising
Post by: Schmatt on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This movie is one of my favorite guilty pleasures (along with 'Event Horizon', only humorous).  I remember the first time I rented it, I turned to my housemate halfway through it and said:  "This movie has EVERYTHING!"  Slick production design, a good hero, the requisite hot babe (Famke Janssen - ouch!), some really NASTY creatures, and lots of cheeky humor.  Highly recommended!

Title: Deep Rising
Post by: pri3st on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
can any one tell me the name of the boat type ect that treat williams had in the movie as i realy want to buy one and if any  one knows of where one of the same type is ill pay a spotters fee.
by the way i live in australia and whould prefer a boat in oz

Title: Deep Rising
Post by: pred19 on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This is one of those pure, all-around fun movies. Sommers has a definite knack at delivering; great heroes, evil villains, explosive endings, tons of action and humor. The acting is good (you really HATE that sniveling little Canton) and the gore is more than gratuitous (like the half-digested screaming guy, that scared the hell out of me when I was ten). The monster... which was in fact a giant octopus, not worms [or maybe more than one octopus, anyone know] was totally insane, totally disregarding the actual anatomy of an octopus (like the tentacle-mouths and the huge jaws on the main head)... but make it so much COOLER! The jet-ski chase with the tentacles and fire and shooting was awesome, really satisfying, with a great climax for Jerry Goldsmith's score, which itself was both very foreboding at times and very tropical and lively at others.

Great movie- five stars!

Title: Deep Rising
Post by: Scarecrow on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This is definitely one of my favorite monster movies right up there with Hellboy and Tremmors. It's pure fun all the way through with no sap or messages to slow it down.

Title: Deep Rising
Post by: Candace on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I give this movie a 8-10 rating. I really love this movie! Nice CG as well as Humor Lines. I could watch it a million times and never get tiered of it. But too bad they killed of Mulligan(Jason Flemyng), hes one of my favorite Actors *sniff sniff*


Title: Deep Rising
Post by: DarkWarrior on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Yeah...the movie's great. When I saw it I thought it was a 'pleasure cruise'(it is) although it had bloody scenes.....eck! BTW, who got MSN email me plz!!! (P.S I am a great fan of Famke Janssen!!!!)

Title: Deep Rising
Post by: Alex on February 27, 2005, 04:04:54 AM
That movie kicked some serious ass. I just saw it on t.v. from like midnight-2am (now). Man, that was great. It was sooo funny. And that girl is so hot!

Title: Re: Deep Rising
Post by: mistrrhappy on July 06, 2008, 03:08:09 PM
 :cheers: The VFX were done by The Secret Lab, formerly Dreamquest Images.  DQI was purchased by Disney just prior to this film, and they demonstrated some of the the best CG rendering and compositing achieved up to that time, besting even ILM's work at the time.  Congrats to Hoyt Yeatman and director Stephen Sommers for completing this classic genre film!!

Title: Re: Deep Rising
Post by: RyanAtTheMovies on September 07, 2010, 10:44:04 AM
I will say when I first bought this on VHS some 10 years ago, it was genuinely scary to me. Some of the CGI, such as the poor fellow being digested and melting away, was at the time quite good.

Deep Rising is one of those films where you get some friends over, get some beers, and watch the blood, guts and ammo fly on the weekend. Aside from that.....not much else. Apart from a few witty one liners, although no where near as good as Mr Bruce Campbell's classic lines, the film itself is just an hour and a half of fast paced, blood filled, gun totting action.

I don't know why legend Jerry Goldsmith took on the job of creating the film's score, although I'm glad he did, his talent deserved much more than a B movie with an A movie budget.

All in all, a mediocre movie with little more than CGI and macho-driven gun fighting with giant monsters to drive the plot.

Title: Re: Deep Rising
Post by: Trekkie313 on November 01, 2010, 11:59:16 PM
One of the best B-Movies of the 1990's!  :smile: :thumbup:

Title: Re: Deep Rising
Post by: TooManyCustomers on January 25, 2011, 04:56:16 PM

  Saw this in the theatre twice!!  Granted it was a dollar theatre but it was one hell of a good flick! And a good cast too, everybody was right on the money for what their roles required. A princely B-movie to be sure..

Title: Re: Deep Rising
Post by: zelmo73 on May 01, 2014, 12:59:01 AM
I remember renting this on VHS back in 1998, getting drunk, and thoroughly enjoying myself throughout the film. This is one of those movies where it plays a sci-fi angle but you are best served by ignoring the science and embracing the fiction aspect of it. The CGI is pretty damned good for the late '90s; better than anything that the Sy-Fy network has ever churned out. You can actually enjoy the campiness of it, you can tell that it had a big budget since the musical score is so A-list, but the rest of the film is definitely B-movie quality all the way.

The two parts that I remember the most are the poor gal getting sucked down the toilet after having a tentacle burst up her tailpipe and dragging her screaming to a bloody and messy conclusion, and of course the half-digested guy that went out gibbering and screaming in a pile of goo. This sure beats Titanic by a long shot, and only goes to show how much Titanic would have been that much better had a giant octopus invaded the ship before it sunk, dragging poor Rose and Jack to a slowly-digested demise at the bottom of the Atlantic; three cheers for revised history!  :cheers: