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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent Seagal hokum...
I rented this (I know) after thinking woah, this is gonna be Under Seige on a Sub... It isn't...

Barely any time is spent on said Submarine, so don't get your hopes up too much, but instead what we have for fans is a decent enough hour and a half of Seagal hushed-tone craziness, ably supported by that well loved Wimbledon FC hardman, Vinnie Jones... Appearing...
Published on 22 Nov. 2007 by Robster

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2.0 out of 5 stars Under Siege 3 It Ain't
Submerged (DVD).

DVD Info.
Format: Subtitled, PAL
Language: English
Subtitles: Dutch, English, French
Dubbed: French
Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
Region 2
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 15
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Running Time: 90 minutes...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Under Siege 3 It Ain't, 12 Sept. 2014
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Timelord-007 (The Eccentric Wanderer) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Submerged [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
Submerged (DVD).

DVD Info.
Format: Subtitled, PAL
Language: English
Subtitles: Dutch, English, French
Dubbed: French
Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
Region 2
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 15
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Running Time: 90 minutes

Cast.
Steven Seagal as Chris Cody
William Hope as Agent Fletcher
Vinnie Jones as Henry
Christine Adams as Dr. Susan Chappell
Nick Brimble as Dr. Arian Lehder
Alison King as Damita
P. H. Moriarty as Chief
Gary Daniels as Col. Sharpe
Ross McCall as Plowden
Stephen Taylor as Luis
Peter Youngblood Hills as Doc Shock
Adam Fogerty as O'Hearn
Chris Hazlewood as Harding
Niki Sotirov as Colonel Jorge Hilan
William Tapley as Ambassador Ron Higgins

Trivia.
1)In an online interview, Gary Daniels claimed that his onscreen fight with Steven Seagal was originally conceived as much longer & brutal by stunt coordinator Steve Griffin, Seagal supposedly choreographed the fight himself on the day it was filmed, rendering it much shorter & one-sided in his favour.
2)Steven Seagal & Anthony Hickox disagreed on much of the film which eventually resulted in Seagal leaving the film.

What's The Plot.
Chris Cody is the world's most "independent" anti-terrorist agent who is going down under - not to foreign ports but submerged, under the sea, where waves of deceit are set to torpedo his command permanently.

Cody is summoned from his military prison cell & promised a presidential pardon - with a hitch. An American Ambassador has been assassinated - by the U.S. Secret Service & now the C.I.A. wants Cody to uncover & terminate this deadly operation, but they don't tell him the truth as Cody ends up overpowered & trapped beneath the waves, can he survive long enough to unravel the conspiracy?

Timelord Thoughts.
The movie is called 'Submerged' & states terrorists in a nuclear submarine, well they are neither terrorists & the Submarine isn't even Nuclear & they are only in the Submarine for 10-15 of the overall movie so what is Submerged actually about.

Well Submerged is a dire written awful script that's hard to follow & makes no sense whatsoever & features so many twists & turns that the movie becomes nonsensical & incoherent.

Steven Seagal's voice is dubbed appallingly yet again & it isn't just a few lines here or there but throughout more than half the movie & he just lazily sleepwalks throughout the whole film putting no effort into his performance or character whatsoever, It seemed to me as if nobody gave a damn of the quality on the making of this film, theres very little fighting in the movie with the action mainly consisting of crappy staged gunfights which are so badly edited.

Brit, Gary Daniels is usually a half decent B movie marital arts actor but he's sinking with the Sub on this film as I expected a kick ass fight sequence between him & Seagal & yet he only had one very bad fight sequence with no martial arts fighting whatsoever, it's just a complete waste of time.

It's obvious Seagal doesn't give a damm about his performance in this film or his fan's as he apparently had many arguments with it's director Anthony Hickox meant in the end Seagal just quit & walked off the set which may explain the post production dubbing by another actor in his scenes but if Seagal doesn't care about the quality of his movies then why should his audience?

This film is saved from one star oblivion because of Vinnie Jones who is at least half decent & amusing as Henry while Nick Brimble is ok in his role as Arian Lehder plus Corrie's Alison King (Carla) is kick ass & easy on the eye.

Personally I'd give Submerged a miss as it's in the worst top 5 Seagal movies that shows just how the mighty aikido master has fallen from grace & his early years of A+ action movies are now it seems a thing of the past, this film was quickly thrown out of my Seagal collection & into the recycling bin.

Timelord Rating.
3/10
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Steven Seagal Gets DUBmerged, 12 Jan. 2006
This review is from: Submerged [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
If you like really stupid action films that shouldn't have been made in the first place, you should enjoy this one. It ain't brilliant but its something to pass the time on a saturday evening.
One thing just bothers me about this, Steven Seagal barely speaks his own voice in this film. The majority, he is completley dubbed so it is pretty hard to take the man seriously. At least Vinnie Jones was in this to keep me amused in strangly high production value b-movie.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Decent Seagal hokum..., 22 Nov. 2007
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Robster (Watford, England) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Submerged [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
I rented this (I know) after thinking woah, this is gonna be Under Seige on a Sub... It isn't...

Barely any time is spent on said Submarine, so don't get your hopes up too much, but instead what we have for fans is a decent enough hour and a half of Seagal hushed-tone craziness, ably supported by that well loved Wimbledon FC hardman, Vinnie Jones... Appearing here in full on Monster mode.

Worth a look for fans and non-fans alike, but as with all Seagal's recent straight to video efforts, if you don't take things too seriously, you'll have a good evening...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Much better than it's reputation would suggest, 11 Nov. 2014
This review is from: Submerged [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
Submerged has a reputation for being one of the worst Seagal DTV movies, which is undeserved. It works well if taken as undemanding action entertainment, with a good supporting cast (Gary Daniels, Vinnie Jones and Nick Brimble) and plenty of action throughout. The credit should probably go to veteran B movie director Anthony Hickox as most of Seagal's movies for Nu Image were directed by inexperienced directors who had their movies re-edited in post-production. Despite the usual meddling (Hickox said both Nu Image and Seagal interfered with the script), Submerged is competently executed and has decent production values - compare the car chase to the shoddy low speed chase in Shadow Man.

Although the title is Submerged, not much of the movie is set on a submarine, but in South America (filmed in Bulgaria with heavy yellow filters on the cameras). The movie was initially supposed to be more of an underwater monster movie but when Seagal came on board it was changed into a more standard action movie with a mind control storyline. This is typical of Nu Image and Seagal meddling. This can make the storyline confusing if you are paying attention!

I didn't notice too many obvious Seagal body or fighting doubles but the biggest negative is that Seagal is dubbed for probably the majority of his dialogue. This is a common problem in Seagal DTVs, as Seagal often doesn't bother turning up to do his own ADR in post-production. Also there are only a couple of Seagal's trademark Aikido moves in the whole film. However the scale of the action is impressive, again unlike most Seagal DTVs which usually look like a cheaply made and badly edited mess. Whilst not exactly Under Siege, Submerged can be recommended to Seagal fans.
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3.0 out of 5 stars TRAPPED BENEATH THE WAVES... BUT HARDLY OUT OF HIS DEPTH!!, 11 Feb. 2007
This review is from: Submerged [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
I bought this along with THE ORDER for [...] and I watched it last night, I thought it was ok but I was confused to why they dubbed STEVEN SEAGAL's voice considering he can talk our language. I thought there was just the right amount of action in it and the the age rating was right for the film (15). The only let down for me was the dubbing, it didn't suit Steven Seagal at all and it sounded like one of the badly dubbed martial art Hong Kong films.

Vinnie Jones was in it again playing a hard man again, but that's the same for STEVEN SEAGAL really.

The story is: STEVEN SEAGAL (UNDER SIEGE, INTO THE SUN), the worlds most deadly anti - terorist agent, is going down under - under the sea, where waves of deceit are set to torpedo his command... permanently. Chris Cody (Seagal) is summoned from his military prison cell and promised a presidential pardon - with a hitch. An American Ambassador has been assassinated - by the U.S. Secret Service. Noe the C.I.A. wants Cody to uncover and terminate this deadly operation, but they don't tell him the truth and Cody ends up overpowered and trapped beneath the waves.

The special features are just a couple of trailers and thats it. I thought the film would of been better if SEAGAL had used his proper voice and had came out into the light a bit more because most of the film was filmed in the darkness but with plenty of action in the film that small niggle can be over looked and at least the film was edited proper unlike DERAILED and the story flow was easy to understand.

All in all a pretty good SEAGAL effort but let down by the dubbing.
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ok, 22 Aug. 2005
This review is from: Submerged [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
after into the sun it looked like seagal was getting back on track he had lost weight there was no voice dubbing but hey for his latest movie he has gained more weight and 90 percent of the movie is dubbed with somebody else's voice there are some great action scenes though and vinnie jones is great but there are too many stunt doubles and voice doubles to call this a steven seagal movie hell he's hardley even in it and when he is he's mostly sitting down i think it's safe to say this is a vinnie jones movie and seagal is a supporting role but for all it's faults it's a watchable movie and the end seagal fight scene is great i don't like whriting negative reviews for seagals movie because im one of his biggest fans but this is his worst direct to video yet.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strange Title but Good Seagal Film, 29 Nov. 2008
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Alistair McConnachie (Glasgow, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Submerged [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
Forget the title or the very inaccurate "synopsis" on this page. The underwater scenes take up about 15 mins max.

However, this is a good action film, albeit slightly scizophrenic.

It seems like two films. There is a weird sci-fi side which seems to be filmed with a blue tint, and there is a normal-world side which seems to be filmed in a yellow tint.

All the actors and actresses are very good. The women are all very sexy! The men are all very hard! Vinnie Jones is great as always - a real British tough-nut through and through, who probably doesn't have to act far from his real personality - and gives a superlative speed-beat-down to a bad guy, which is worth replaying...several times!

But why is Seagal dubbed so much in this film? I can only presume that Seagal said these words originally - since his lips are moving to these words - but the Director was just too plain scared and intimidated by the awesome Seagal to say, "Hey Steven, how many times do I have to tell ya! Open your freakin' mouth when you speak! I can't hear a damn thing you're saying."

Therefore, when they came to putting it all together they realised they would have to do the audio again with a voice-double. That has to be the only reason, because Seagal's mouth is really voicing these sentences, but he's definitely not speaking them on this film.

By the way, Seagal looks mega-cool in a three-quarters length dinner jacket when he goes to the Opera. That's style right there baby! Secondly, he has some great hand-to-hand near the end, and a very satisfying "shoot-at" with the Lift Bouncer at the end. Oh no, fetch the mop and some Dettol, and scrub this wall!

This film is a must for Seagal fans! But Steven, you have a beautiful voice. Articulate it clearly, man! It was a crying shame that in some of these films you needed a voice double. We wanted to hear your deep and soothing resonations, not those of an impersonator - no matter how good he may have been at impersonating you!
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4.0 out of 5 stars "..ANOTHER SEAGAL HIT..", 24 April 2012
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S. Drury "SDX-800" (U.K) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Submerged [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
This is one of the better straight to DVD Seagal movies, it has a pretty good storyline and some big effects and action scenes, maybe not as classic as films like under siege but good solid fun. It also has a good supporting cast including Vinnie jones which makes it better still.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Move faster, 7 July 2008
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Bjsmith (Taunton, Somerset United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Submerged [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
Lets face we would all probably like to move as quick as Steven Seagal. The movie is as good as all the rest of his releases. Some of the content has been duplicated in many of his films, but so what. The bloke does a dam good job of entertaining.Full marks.
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1.0 out of 5 stars What went wrong?. Submerged is a blindingly obvious understatement!., 11 Jan. 2015
This review is from: Submerged [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
I'd seen this movie last night, and my goodness, what a comedown for Steven Seagal whose done far better - Above the Law/Nico, Marked for Death, Under Siege & 2, alongside a few others.

This is one of those films where some of the cast could say they've accepted the opportunity to be a co-star with Seagal : no matter how dire the movie is.

It's safe to say that the producers of the 007, Bourne, Batman and Taken sequels/franchises etc, certainly won't be have sleepness nights after seeing this utter waste of a production!.
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