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.
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…..
Time for some vintage scuba action from a rather rare TV show!
This scene is 60 years old and one of the very early scenes with scuba action in it.
Story: The hero is blackmailed by an evil guy to retrieve some nazi treasure from a sunken ship. The villain doesn’t trust the good guy off course and sends a frogwoman(!) down with him.
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And here is the video:
Well, this scene offers a LOT! But it also has two major problems….
Let’s start with the good aspects. In 1960 it was still pretty unusual for women to dive, and especially to have/film a scuba fight like that. She looks great in the vintage rubber wetsuit!
I like the sneaky movie from the villain to drop the speargun down to her, even that plan failed as she couldn’t catch it. The close combat between them is well done and I love the idea of him to tie her up underwater so he could handle the bad guy on the surface one on one.
And…of course….she looks even better as she surfaces and is still wet in that great outfit 🙂
Now the two big problems I have with that scene:
a) It is filmed in black and white! Ok, even in 1960 that was still rather a normal procedure. But the whole scene would look sooooo much better/sexier in color!
b) the frogwoman turns into a frogMAN underwater! Back in the day it was (sadly) a rather normal thing that a man would double a woman in an action scene as there were nearly no stuntwomen to do that. However it is really horrible when that happens!
And here it is verrrry obvious as the evil diver has suddenly no more breasts, and his legs and arms are way to pumped in comparison to the woman on the boat.
Damn, I would love to see a remake of this scene! In color and with a frogWOman underwater.
And then a real long struggle before he manages to defeat her and ties her up underwater.
Wanna know from which movie/TV show this was taken? Here you go:
*UPDATE* My 2 ordered books have arrived, I took some pictures. Who wants a freshly printed, Thunderball photobook?
As you may know by now I am a HUGE Thunderball (the Bond movie) fan.
For that reason I created a fetish-focused Thunderball photobook (mostly sexy women + scuba fights and peril + wetsuits)
As I was ordering it today, I thought I shall order a second one in case anyone would be interested. 😉
This photobook contains 240 screenshots that I took from a high quality HD file.
The photobook has DINA4 size so it measures 210 x 297mm (or 8.3 x 11.7 inches). Each of the screenshot pages has 3 pictures. Book has 96 pages with quality photo paper.
These screenshots are from the sexiest scenes:
Fiona Volpe + Derval, The Vulcan bomber scene (gassing + drowning)(over 70 pictures), Fiona Volpe in Leather, Bond and Domino (underwater, on boats, on the beach), Bond VS Spectre frogman (under Disco Volante), Bond and Domino (diving + beach), Bond finds Vulcan bomber, Bond joins Spectre + Bond fights in underwater cave, Domino gets tortured by Largo, the final UW battle (over 70 pictures), Bond VS Largo on Disco Volante
*EDIT* Pictures of the book (examples), ….sorry for the bad lightning in some of them:
In addition to that I included 20 more pictures: posters, set-pictures, promo pictures and so on.
*UPDATE* So, who would like to have such a Thunderball photobook?
I would sell one, still wrapped up copy for 39 Euro 35 Euro 29 Euro (won’t go any lower…) (incl. worldwide postage). Payment with Paypal.
In addition you will get one free month for the VIP club.
If you have visited this site from time to time you may know my first complain:
The missing color! Wetsuits and underwater scenes look so much better in color!
And in my version that sneaky frogwoman wouldn’t escape the scuba fight.
In my version she would fight alongside him, battling the 2 evil frogmen. One would rip the scuba mask of the good guy off. While he is searching after it they would attack her. She would finish one off but the second would cut her airhose. She would try hard to get his regulator. In the end she would survive together with the hero.
But on the good side, she looks great in that rubber wetsuit with the double hose regulator. A great example for sexy vintage scuba gear!
This is the movie in which you can find these scenes:
This one came out of nowhere! Never heard of this one …until a friendly user recommended me a certain movie with his favorite scuba scene. 🙂
THANKS a lot! Of course he got some free months in the VIP club for such a GREAT recomendation!
And well, it is a great find for me and actually a scene for my Hall of Fame here on Frogwoman.
Because it offers an extremely rare ending, but more on that later…
Story: A couple invites another couple on a vacation at their beach house. Things between them are getting …”complicated” and two team up against the other woman.
And here is the video:
Well, isn’t that a great find for lovers of scuba peril/action?
But let’s start with the negative aspects first.
The whole movie is on youtube in a rather bad picture quality (352*240), I found a slightly better source, with the same resolution, but better quality. Still, it would be great to see that scene at least in DVD quality (around 640*480).
The sound of the bubbles sound like bad effects to me.
She drowns way too fast, even she is exhausted after the struggle, she shouldn’t drown in a matter of seconds.
I skipped through the movie (spanish language only) and it has some weird moments (like the ending on the beach). Overly dramatic music and effects.
Some weird things/errors I found:
The air hose (of the victim) seems to be leaking a bit (right at the 1st stage) during the fight!
Both the evil attackers wore black wetsuits, while she is wearing a colorful wetsuit. That underlines who are the bad guys here.
They rip off her tank….then a close up to her…the tank is still there! (editing/continuity mistake)
Off course she is wearing a weight belt, but it is gone (for no reason) as she ends up on the beach. (continuity mistake)
And now to the positive aspects, and there are a lot!
Scuba fights with women are pretty rare (and here we have even 2 involved)! An air hose cut in such a fight scene is even rarer!! And …air hose cut (by an attacker) in such a a fight…leading to the death of a frogwoman ….is EXTREMELY rare!!! As a matter of fact, I only know one more scene where that happens.
I love how she really fights against these two. She is focused on not loosing her regulator, shielding it with one hand for most of the time, and she fights them off for quite a while!