Thanks a lot for the friendly user who recommended me this short movie!
This one is rather….different, but offers a lot in terms of scuba peril.
This is not my upload this time, I simply provide the link. Normally I edit some scenes together, but this wouldn’t make much sense in this case. 😉
A family (incl. 2 hot daughters) arrives at a lake where they take a little diving trip.
As they emerge from the water….something is wrong….VERY wrong.
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And here is the video (for adults only):
(don’t let yourself be scared off by that thumbnail image…the movie is really good actually!)
[SPOILERS ahead, watch the movie first!]
Ok, I admit this scenario isn’t completely new, have seen it in two movies so far actually…..BUT… this short movie handles it really good!
The horror gets real as the family members start to turn on each other. They know, the only air left to breathe is in their scuba tanks, so each of them only think of themself.
How can I survive just a little longer? Their most primitive survival instincts take over and they are willing do everyting to steal each others air supply.
I have to say…I really enjoyed to see them fighting against each other like that. Especially as they try to steal each other regulators 😉
Of course, I would have been nice to actually see them diving beforehand, but I guess the budget for this one was really limited.
I’m not too happy about the ending as the grandma “speared” the last survivor of that family. Somehow funny, but not exactly realistic to nail her against the wall like that….and I would have liked to see her fighting over the last air tanks against some other folks.
But ok, after all… they are all doomed anyway…
One problem I got with this one is that often the air on these tanks isn’t turned on …or the tank is empty even it isn’t supposed to be. Because quite often you don’t hear the normal “hissing” sounds that these regulators make above the surface.
You can either play it there or download it right away.
(tried to upload it to youtube, but it got blocked right away, that’s why this video is “only” on the Blog here and not on my Youtube channel)
Well, good to know they are still making at least some new scuba content 🙂
And this scene is pretty good. A nice peril moment and she looks really good in her scuba gear, underwater and on the surface!
A continuiation error occurs as her regulator changes sides underwater…. 😉
In my version of this scene, the police boat would have stopped there and the guy with the beard would have gotten suspicious. He would have ordered the woman onboard to dive there and make and check if any suspicious things would go on there. She would find the dead body and our scuba lady.
The police diver would try to force her to the surface they fight each other in a long struggle. In the end our scuba lady would cut the air hose of the police diver sending her to the surface.
While the guy on the boat gets arrested she escapes underwater.
Wanna know from which TV show and episode this is?
And as this is a rather small TV movie from 2000 with only 73 ratings on IMDB, I doubt that there will be ever a HD release, so this might be the best quality for this one…ever.
A young woman is on vacation with her parents. She falls in love with a handsome guy who happens to run a scuba school at the beach nearby.
She is curious and wants to dive with him. After a training session in the pool he convinces her to make a nightly dive to a wreck.
He has special plans for her…..murderous…. plans! He has a job to fulfill!
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And here is the video:
I envy those of you who just saw this scene for the first time!
There are some aspects, that could have been done better for sure…..but damn, when it comes to scuba peril scenes….this one is hard to top.
[watch the video first!!!]
First the sneaky bastard lures her into a wreck, perfect for his evil plans.
He is the experienced diver and she has nearly no practice at all.
But seemingly he is too sure of himself! Early on he makes a first mistake.
Instead of a suprising, simultaneous attack on mask AND regulator, he “just” uses one hand to attack her as he rips out the regulator. And he could easily grabbed her mask afterwards as she is completely surprised by his attack and needs some seconds to realise that he wants to drown her.
I love the shocked look on her face as she realises what her beloved instrtuctor is actually up to!
But instead he grabs her arms. Ok, if he would have be able to control her arms…that wouldn’t be a problem. Without her regulator she would drown quickly. But she manages to escape his grip!
And again, he makes a mistake….as she is reaching for the shaft of that champagne glass he could have easily ripped her scuba mask off which would have made her pretty helpless immediately.
But he somehow just pointlessly yanks at her….what is he doing???
However as she slams that glass shaft into his leg…. he starts to gain control over the situation again.
The way she manages to retrieve her regulator, greedily sucks for air and is so close to escape the wreck….is greatly done! Now he is in full control as he pulls her back in and starts yanking with force on one of her air hoses (I don’t think that it is actually her (main) regulator as she is breathing from it for some seconds afterwards. And she could have used her second regulator otherwise, pretty sure she had one. Of course only as long as there is still air remaining in her tank.
I don’t know if you actually could rip of such a hose like that…but sure as hell it’s a great view as her air starts gushing out with force! Especially as she reaches behind her to see if she can do anything about it.
As the evil instructor leaves her trapped in the wreck, she manages to stay somewhat calm and manages to focus on how to escape.
She realises that her quickly emptying tank builds an air pocket and gets the oxygen she desperately needs.
Also she finds a method to break through that window and thereby escapes the wreck.
Ok, that fact that she manages to swim up the whole way, even stopping so that he would drive away….might not be SOOOO realistic. And also if she would make to the surface, she might get the bends as the wreck was seemingly in some depth.
But of course, for the movie to go on, the lead actress had to survive this trap…
This scene has so much to offer….
A surprise attack where he rips out her regulator! A struggle! A counterattack from her!
He pulls her back in and ripps off an air hose! A tank spewing bubbles! Her desperate breathing in the air pocket!
Her struggle to break through the glass! Her desperate ascend and panic attack as she reaches the surface!
Now our “colorful” frogwoman goes for another scuba dive with that frogman in black.
But something doesn’t feel right about him! What are his plans?
Can she escape his deadly speargun?
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And here is the video:
I decided to delete two short scenes with her father looking for her, but let the other ones in the video as they are kind of important why he is showing up to save her.
Well, the scene does have quite some good aspects!
I do like to see him chasing after her and pinning her there where she can’t escape him. Of course I would have prefered a scuba fight between HER and the bad guy, but with that speargun pointed at her….it was difficult to even start it for her. It is good that she had the courage of trying to escape him, even her chances would have been much better …..in my opinion, if she would have attacked him by surprise than to think she would be able to outswim him.
She was really lucky that he didn’t pull the trigger, he had enough time….but maybe he had some doubts of killing her, or was thinking about the available options for him.
The figth between the frogmen was pretty cool, even it was too short.
What I didn’t like was how passive she was as her father fought with the bad guy. But that is typical behaviour for most frogwomen in these old movies/TV shows. 🙁
She could (should) have easily helped her father! As the bad guy was occupied with fighting him she could have ripped his mask of….grabbed the speargun…or…or…..or…..