- Actors: Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez, Ralph Brown, Luke Tyler, Mark Elderkin
- Directors: John Stockwell
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 15
- Studio: Spirit Entertainment Limited
- DVD Release Date: 28 Dec. 2015
- Run Time: 94 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00IE4EQTU
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 427,151 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Dark Tide [DVD]
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Deep sea danger thriller starring Halle Berry. Katie (Berry) is an expert in her field but, after an accident had left a fellow diver dead under her command, she hasn't been able to re-enter the water. As the bills begin to pile up and the bank threatens taking her boat as compensation, her boyfriend Jeff (Olivier Martinez) tells her of an opportunity to lead another shark dive. Knowing that this will gain her financial security and possibly get her career back on track, she accepts. But can she prepare for the hungry terror that awaits in the deep?
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After a year, Jeff is trying to get back with Halle. They have fights about the relationship. The film contains Halle doing a first person philosophical narration and the music is very tame, not what one expects for an action/thriller. Halle who has spent 10 years in the water doesn't like the smell of fish and screams when someone tries to push her in. Clearly this is an action flick written for women, or by a woman (Amy Sorlie). In one scene Jeff apologizes for whatever it was that made Halle angry. Halle is angry that he doesn't know why she is angry and won't tell him...because he should know! She finally says, "You have no idea what's wrong with me!"
As Halle's business starts to fail, a wealthy Brit (Ralph Brown) trying to connect with his son (Mark Elderkin) wants to swim with Great Whites without a cage. Halle is reluctant but agrees.
They set out in the water to go dancing with sharks. And if everything went well, there wouldn't be a movie. Dad fights with son, Jeff fights with dad, Halle fights with Jeff, and Halle fights with dad. At this point I was hoping a two headed mega shark would swallow the whole boat. The climatic scene I can't detail because I have no idea what is happening. Everyone is in the same dark suits and it is dark. The full view film of the sharks appear to be stock footage. (Ed Wood would be so proud.Read more ›
1. Do you like films with lots of action?
2. Do you like films with lots of blood?
3. Do you like films with lots of nudity?
4. Do you think films with more than five consecutive minutes of talking are boring?
If you've answered YES to any (or all) of the above questions then Dark Tide is NOT the film for you. Even though it's body count is actually higher than Jaws (I counted!) there is not copious amounts of blood. Instead, this is left to your imagination. What is more terrifying than a predator you can't see or hear creeping up on you and killing you before you have a chance to scream? What's more frightening to humans than the thought of being eaten alive?
Dark Tide delivers on suspense, character interaction and development and some very tense (and frightening to those of us terrified of sharks) attack sequences. But, at it's core this is a film about the unpredictability of nature and how we must respect it - or pay the price.
I thoroughly enjoyed this film and it will definitely be pulled down and re-watched whenever I'm in the mood for a shark film. It's nothing like Jaws, Shark Night or Deep Blue Sea or even Open Water; but it is a very good very solid entry into the 'shark attack' cannon of films.
And before you dismiss my review as 'some old fart talking about stuff he doesn't understand', I'll tell you that I also enjoy the films that fall firmly in the YES box of the questions above. The SAW franchise is excellent. Pirahna 3D was great fun and any Michael Bay film is worth a watch; but I also enjoy films that require a little more thought and effort.
The single disc opens to a main menu offering play, scene selection and set-up [2.0 or 5.1]. Choose 5.1 if you can, it gives the underwater sequences more of a scary edge. The film is by no means fast paced, in fact it plods for the first third as it builds the characters and their background. But stick with it, this is more a film about character development, the unpredictability of nature and stunning underwater sequences above all else, which some may find a bit too ‘National Geographic’ for their tastes, but the tension builds in the middle and unleashes its full force in the final third.
Not an outstanding film, it is entertaining in an evening matinee way and the tension and end sequences are nail biting, but its no Jaws or horror, it’s just very suspenseful. Deserving a bit more than a *** this is a decent **** evening TV movie.
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Another winner from this intrepid couple..combines French cine juste with American wisecracks.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Absolutely dreadful. Poor effects, badly written characters and an pathetic story combine to make this one of the worst films I've seen. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Neil
Yeah well up until the last 30mins this was just poor. Berry in a swimsuit whining about how dangerous sharks are then somehow ending up in a situation with sharks trying to kill... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Becky.horror
Literally the worst film Ive seen in years. Very few sharks poor acting absolute waste of life. Halle Berry tries her best but its just utter nonsense. Read morePublished 5 months ago by vicki