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The Deep [Blu-ray] [1977] (Region 2) (Import)

Robert Shaw , Jacqueline Bisset , Peter Yates    DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Robert Shaw, Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte, Louis Gossett Jr., Eli Wallach
  • Directors: Peter Yates
  • Format: Import, PAL, Blu-ray, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Run Time: 124 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00469ZEB6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,100 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Skadinavian Edition, PAL/Region 2 Blu-Ray 1080p High Definition Widescreen DTS-HD Master Audio: Subtitles: Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, English. Audio: English, Spanish. This lavish, suspense-filled film was made from Peter (Jaws) Benchley's best-selling novel. Gail Berke (Jacqueline Bisset) and David Sanders (Nick Nolte) are on a romantic holiday in Bermuda when they come upon the sunken wreck of a WWII freighter. Near it, they find an ampule of morphine, one of tens of thousands still aboard the wrecked ship. Their discovery leads them to a Haitian drug dealer, Cloche (Louis Gossett), and an old treasure hunter, Romer Treece (Robert Shaw). With Cloche in pursuit, Gail, David and Treece try to recover the sunken treasure.


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Deep Import Blu ray review 17 Sep 2012
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The Deep is a film that I always associate will a small selection of other films such as King Kong 1976, Moonraker and Jaws to name but a few. Now this is not because they are similar but because of when I saw them. These are the films which in the mid 80s I was allowed to stop up after bedtime and watch so they all have this wonderful nostalgic quality that takes me back to a certain time and place. They were so full of adventure and intrigue, perfect for the young aspiring film buff I was.
Now a good 25 years on I still love the majority of these movies. Maybe is through rose tinted glasses or maybe its because I see these as proper movies and perfect escapism.
Along with Jaws it is fair to say that The Deep is my favourite. This really is to use the old cliche the type of film they just dont make anymore. Lavish and suspenseful with wonderful scope photography and a sweeping orchestral score by John Barry this is pure old fashioned entertainment.
The story is simple with holidaying couple Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset(yes this is the movie with the infamous wet T-Shirt) scuba diving off the Bermudan coast. When they happen across a sunken WWII freighter they naturally investigate despite the wreak supposedly being out of bounds to tourists. After finding the usual useless items such as cutlery and the like they think they have found they're paycheck with what looks like a medallion and a small strange ampule containing an unknown liquid.
After a encounter with an Haitian drug dealer Cloche(Lou Gossett) they decide to seek the advice of old world wary treasure hunter Romer Treece(Robert Shaw) who happens to be a resident on the island and an expert on the surroung coastline.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the devil and the deep blue sea 12 Oct 2009
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Peter Benchley wrote Jaws and Deep both ,but this book has a subtle morality which seeped both the taut script and made the scuba diving adventure, which Peter Yates moulded from the best-selling book a humane drama cum a thriller .

Set off the boisterous and charming beaches of Bermuda ,a scuba diving couple played by Nick Nolte as a blond frisky yankee and his gorgeous wife Jacqueline Bisset are in search of an underwater bounty treasure sunk in a french 17th century ship, and they find not one but two treasures to mark a scalding adventure ,one is a world war 2 ship stashed with morphine,a drugs haven and the other an eighteenth century french royal merchantman conveying crown jewels .

They of course immediately are endangered by local thugs headed by Louis Goussett,who wants both the treasures and has no qualms to acquire either from indulging in rape to murder to vodoo ,but here comes the moral innuendo in the form of an excellent performer played with gusto by Robert Shaw -a conscientious metaphor for the pure,deep blue, infinite sea who is out to defeat the immoral yet he is no saint himself and this makes him credible as he is not depicted as a saint but a flawed human being.

The atmosphere created on land and on the yacht is both turgig and chilling ,and yet humoresque and the superb acting by all is convincing to say the least ,whether the conniving villains who despite being the Jamaican stereotypes are rather convincing.
The underwater sequences with sharks infesting the vessels and the pyrotechnics are spectacular and have never been seen after this endeavour to the same dextrous display of technical finesse .
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4.0 out of 5 stars Where the wet T shirt competitions all began ! 17 May 2013
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"The Deep" was rushed into production after the success of another film adaptation of a Peter Benchley novel, - "Jaws" (1975). Robert Shaw even returns as essentially a slightly more sophisticated version of his "Capt Quint" character. When you throw in some great character actors and a beautiful Jacqueline Bisset at the peak of her looks, you know you wont be disappointed with the offering.

The story is concerned with the intrigue and danger that arises as a result of a holidaying couple (Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset) accidentally discovering a ship wreck full of morphine. A joint plot involves their similarly accidental discovery of a haul of Spanish jewellery in a seventeenth century French ship wreck on the same reef as the other vessel.

The underwater scenes are excellent and as an adventure yarn it is great fun. There is an underlying "creepiness" to some of the Voo-doo scenes and at times it can be quite a scary adventure.

If you can ignore the obvious plot holes and coincidences, this is a must for any mystery / thriller fan.

Its also quite interesting to see how the fad of "Wet T shirt competitions" was originated by this film !
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5.0 out of 5 stars A truly classic adventure tale! 14 Nov 2010
By Nick C
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I just happened to catch this film by chance on TV a few years ago and was glued all the way through - from the dreamy opening sequence to the climactic end encounter, with sharks and baddies swarming around the heroes.

Made on the back of the success of Jaws, this is an often underrated and far superior tale to its predecessor - skillfully told on-screen, over the course of nearly two unhurried and totally absorbing hours; without ever dragging or feeling over-long in any way. The look of the movie may appear a little "retro" now, over 30 years after it was made; but it has outlasted so many of its comtemporaries, with a story that could be set at any point in time from the late sixties onwards, which would make a more than half-decent remake today.

Jacqueline Bisset's character (just forget the T-shirt for 5 minutes, will you?) serves as way more than cliched eye-candy-cum-damsel-in-distress; her feminine insight moving the story forwards at a key moment.

A finely-woven combination of adventure, romance and historical detective work makes this a film with something for everyone; to be enjoyed by singletons, couples and families alike. An absolute must-see - add it to your collection today!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Treasure ahoy.
This is an oldie, but a goodie.
Witchcraft, intrigue, history, a sunny exotic island and old sea dogs thrown in for good measure. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Penny Pincher
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 7 days ago by gibson
5.0 out of 5 stars Jaws follow up
This was the follow up book to Jaws. While is there some man-eating fish in it. the main story is about a couple on a diving holiday who get caught up in diving for treasure, but... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. G. P. Barnett
5.0 out of 5 stars Review
A really good film, adventure and lovely underwater scenes.Set in Bermuda and with the lovely Robert Shaw how could I not like it?!
Published 2 months ago by meryl davies
5.0 out of 5 stars The Deep Blu Ray- a real treasure
I have always loved this film. Sat through it four times in a row as I worked as a cinema attendant at a small leisure center in the late seventies. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Michael Clayden
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film
LOVE this film it has everything a decent thriller should have. Also the theme tune is the BEST.... If you enjoy a good thriller buy this, you won't be disappointed. 10/10
Published 3 months ago by Jason
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Film
Superb product, brilliant picture quality, Excellent sound quality, very speedy delivery. Would highly recommend this product to anyone who likes this film.
Published 3 months ago by Chris Willoughby
5.0 out of 5 stars The Deep
Saw this film when it first came out back in 1977 - absolutely brilliant. Brought back a lot of memories
Published 5 months ago by walesbells
5.0 out of 5 stars very interesting movie
this movie is another of the brain of one grate writer, for see more than one time and enjoy it
Published 7 months ago by samuel lijovitzky
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Thriller
I give the movie 4 stars as its quite an intriguing film with interesting actors in it. The late great charismatic Robert Shaw, Nick Nolte who I consider versatile and... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Muscle man Al
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