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Title: The Bermuda Depths
Post by: Andrew on October 31, 2009, 09:29:03 PM
A young man discovers that his girlfriend is a sea devil, that Satan has a pet sea turtle, and that Carl Weathers is a direct descendant of Captain Ahab.


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Title: Re: The Bermuda Depths
Post by: Psycho Circus on October 31, 2009, 10:13:22 PM
This looks and sounds like the greatest film ever made!  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: The Bermuda Depths
Post by: El Misfit on October 31, 2009, 10:35:40 PM
umm.... Okay? :question:


Title: Re: The Bermuda Depths
Post by: The Burgomaster on November 01, 2009, 11:20:27 AM
I didn't remember this movie . . . until you mentioned Burl Ives.  Then it all came rushing back to me in all its network TV ugliness. 


Title: Re: The Bermuda Depths
Post by: BTM on November 01, 2009, 12:42:15 PM
Weird... the first and fourth picture remind me of The Blue Lagoon.


Title: Re: The Bermuda Depths
Post by: Jack on November 01, 2009, 04:44:15 PM
How did they get their boat way up on a rock like that?  They're going to have a hell of a time explaining it to the insurance company.


Title: Re: The Bermuda Depths
Post by: chbseatt on November 01, 2009, 10:48:39 PM
Boy, am I glad I'm not the only one that thought "It's Gamera!" when I saw the sea turtle.


Title: Re: The Bermuda Depths
Post by: Flu-Bird on November 02, 2009, 02:51:06 PM
Saw it on TV it was absolutly awful the all time worse The director,producer and writter should dissapear in the burmuda triangle :thumbdown: :hatred:


Title: Re: The Bermuda Depths
Post by: Dorian Gray on November 02, 2009, 04:39:23 PM
It's nice to see Gamera branching out into other projects.


Title: Re: The Bermuda Depths
Post by: King Kool on November 03, 2009, 08:19:13 AM
You forgot the worst scene of all, when the 100ft demon-turtle sneaks up on the scientist in the lab.  Classic. 


Title: Re: The Bermuda Depths
Post by: Andrew on November 03, 2009, 08:22:04 AM
Weird... the first and fourth picture remind of The Blue Lagoon.

The part of the movie with the boy and girl playing on the beach and finding the turtle reminded me of that film as well.  Not so much later, which is due to Magnus' clothing and the scenery.  The shell necklace that Magnus wears probably helped you associate the other scene with "The Blue Lagoon."

Hey, a hybrid film that adds Gamera to "The Blue Lagoon" could be fun.  That or "The Blue Lagoon" crossed with "Shock Waves."

How did they get their boat way up on a rock like that?  They're going to have a hell of a time explaining it to the insurance company.

That's the turtle.  It's upset about having a helicopter kamikaze into it and being harpooned by Carl Weathers.  The scenes with the model boat vary from barely acceptable to completely silly, but the worst has to be when Carl Weathers shoots the turtle with his harpoon bazooka.   They used some split screen shots with a real Carl and a stop motion turtle; that looks generally OK.  For the rest of the shots they tried something else.  It looks like there is a huge bubbling tarp in the ocean near the (real) ship; that doesn't look so OK.

You forgot the worst scene of all, when the 100ft demon-turtle sneaks up on the scientist in the lab.  Classic. 

When it eats Magnus' father!  That is plain awful, and then most of the mansion slides down into the water since the scientists watery grotto of a laboratory is in a cave under his house.


Title: Re: The Bermuda Depths
Post by: Tom E on November 03, 2009, 10:11:02 AM
Yes....Gamera once gave an interview about his "Hollywood" experience. He was kicked back in a Tokyo lounge and in his perfectly unaccented English described how his American director was a real ego-maniac.

Gamera was so discusted with the final product he drowned his sorrows in Canadian Whiskey and gained 50 tons eating most of the West Coast.

He also got an injunction to prevent the use of his name in the title or credits. As you may notice "The Turtle" was listed as played by Alan Smithee, a much used pseudonym.

After rehab and the Atkins diet he got back to his true form and went back to Japan, his wife and child.


Title: Re: The Bermuda Depths
Post by: yannick on November 03, 2009, 04:17:26 PM
This movie could have been so much better, yes there is a giant turtle but you barely see it, and its near the end of the movie.

The special effects for the boats are ridiculous you can see they are miniature models. I always enjoy seeing Carl Weathers in a movie, is best was of course Action Jackson.

The movie drags on and on and on and on and has almost no action nothing. There are a few cool parts but thats it.

Instead of buying the dvd try to catch it on cable tv if it ever comes up.


Title: Re: The Bermuda Depths
Post by: Paul Westbrook on November 04, 2009, 01:40:38 PM
Last year I finally got to tape this via camcorder off of You tube and while I agree it's not of a super good quality the picture is at most watchable, still Im just happy to finally have a copy of this movie.


Title: Re: The Bermuda Depths
Post by: Flangepart on November 06, 2009, 11:25:58 AM
And I CAN"T get the name 'Gamera' out of my mind...


Title: Re: The Bermuda Depths
Post by: StevenDee on November 11, 2009, 02:56:03 PM
Wow, I never even heard of this movie and I consider myself a giant monstermovie fan.. :lookingup: Bought it at the local DVD store for 2,00. Thanks for the review!


Title: Re: The Bermuda Depths
Post by: cj on June 28, 2010, 05:50:00 PM
Holy Sh*t,

This review nails it.  After years of small flashback memories I finally got the name of this movie I saw when I was about 7 or 8.  The last flashback I got was yesterday while at SeaWorld with the kids.  I saw a sea turtle sunning itself on a little beach.  When I got home I took advantage of our state of the art internet system and typed in the search window the bits and pieces I remembered.  Giant turtle, the name Jenny (Jennie), and a black man who couldn't swim or was drowning.  Wow!! I never knew until today this was a star studded cast (Connie Selleca and Apollo Creed/Action Jackson!!).  The past 32 years of my life since watching this movie was like having a song stuck in my head.  Hopefully, I can youtube some clips.  I'll probably now sleep better and finally have a sense of closure.


Title: Re: The Bermuda Depths
Post by: Luis on August 28, 2010, 02:30:21 PM
This movie is remembered in a different way than other movies by those tha saw it when it originally aired on TV in the late 70's or early 80's (if you caught it on a re-broadcast). Until the internet made it possible to search for movies using keywords many thought that they had dreamed seeing the film, and could never quite remembering clearly anything but a beautiful girl and a giant turtle.
Seein the movie today, it is just another B movie, but it's impact on young minds back in the day is unique to cinema. I can recall no other film that has had this same effect.