After a really long time of waiting for this movie, I was finally able to see it last thursday.
I could have seen in already but I wanted a full HD picture and a language I can actually understand.
The german blu-ray has the original language on it (swedish) and a german language option of course. You can switch on german subtitles as well.
I watched the movie in german once and watched the underwater scenes again a day later with original swedish audio and german subtitles.
The movie has a runtime of 82 minutes. At least 40(!) minutes of that is placed underwater! You won’t find many movies that can offer that….especially with female divers.
And it’s pretty unique because there are actually no sharks or other creatures in it like in the horror flicks (examples: “47 meters down” and “47 meters down – Uncaged”).
It’s a survival movie. Two sisters fight to survive a really bad situation underwater.
Also, after 9 minutes in….you won’t find a single man in the whole rest of the movie! As far I can remember that happens only in one other movie I have in my movie collection: “The Descent”, were 6 women exploring a cave system and encounter some monsters there. I know quite a lot of movies with no women in it (mostly war movies) but the other way around is a rare thing.
The fact that there are over 40 minutes of underwater scenes in the movie is awesome, but turns out to be kind of problematic for this post. I won’t show all of them of course. But which scenes should I present here?
Also I don’t wanna show scenes with major spoilers to the story here.
Today in this post I wanna present two scenes to motivate you to buy and watch this movie. More on that….later.
For now, let’s start with….
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And here is the video:
A nice peril scene for starters! Even it was pretty predictable….and hard to understand what the idiots on the bridge were doing as it was known that she was working down there.
A good idea of her to get rid of her tank to jam the propeller, as it was pretty much her only option besides waiting for those idiots to turn it off. But then it might have been too late….
Tuva, the younger sister is trapped behind a rock at 32 meters depth! Her oxygen is gone and Ida hastily returns to her with a full tank…
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And here is the video:
Great scenes! It’s no secret that I really like scuba peril scenes. And seeing both of them here in desperate need for air….is quite …well….sexy 😉
Also the swapping with their full face dive masks and their “normal” scuba masks is also interesting! I normally like full face dive masks, but I must say this Ocean Reef mask with the fully transparant faceplate isn’t so attractive in comparison to other masks like the Interspiro mask that Tania Raymonde is using in Deep Blue Sea 3.
Now back to the movie in general.
It has some flaws, no doubt. The scene above with Ida looking for that oxygen tank for example.
She is without air for around 130 seconds! She is not a professional diver like her little sister and isn’t a really good athlete or in great shape. I hardly doubt that she could hold her breath that long while being in such a stressfull situation. Her sister is trapped, she is without air, searching for that oxygen tank in the darkness. She gets lost for a while and yet is pretty calm as she finally reaches Tuva again…
I would have shortened that scene. Let her dive without air for 60 seconds and then swimming back on the brick of total panic. That would be more dramatic and more realistic in that case. Yes, there are apnoe divers that can go on much longer without air….but Ida isn’t one, she is highly stressed and not in a condition to stay without air that long.
Another thing is that tank she is searching for. I checked the scenes several times and can’t explain where it is coming from. It appeared out of nowhere! Where did Ida got that from?
They start with their tanks on the dive. 2 tanks are lost due to the rock slide. 2 tanks are in the car. That leaves 4 usable tanks. Both swap their tanks once and that tank is suddenly there as well. Really odd…..
Also, a big rock falls on Tuva. She is trapped under it but isn’t hurt at all!? I guess that is ….possible…but damn, a “little” hard to buy. But in the end, it has to be like that so that the story could develop like it does.
There are one or two other aspects but I don’t wanna sound too negative.
All in all it is a really good, thrilling movie! The desperate atmosphere is suspensefull and I tried to come up with solutions myself as Ida is trying to free her sister from down below! And as I said, more than 40 minutes of underwater scenes with women in one movie is pretty unique, especially without CGI sharks or other monsters.
Both actresses did a really good job and did most of the underwater scenes themselves after they both learned to scuba dive for the movie as I heard from an interview with the director (on the Blu-ray).
Ok, the drysuits aren’t exactly attractive, but well it’s Norway and not the Caribbean. Also, the darkness below at over 30 meters adds to the grim survival-fight-atmosphere. It wouldn’t work that good in a bright, beautiful settings like in the Bahamas for example.
Folks, I can only recommend this movie to you! This movie belongs in every collection of someone who like survival movies OR scuba movies OR movies with female divers OR movies with scuba peril scenes.
So folks, ORDER this movie. BUY this movie!
Such movies must be supported, so other producers would make movies with scuba scenes too!
Scuba scenes are expensive, many producers are afraid of doing them.
This year there were two new movies with great scuba scenes…I hope that is a new trend!
The german Blu-ray has some extras:
Trailer (pretty useless as you see that before you watch the movie)
an automated picture “show” with music (end credits song)
an interview with the director (16 minutes, interesting!)
I had hoped for a “Behind the scenes” feature as well…but no luck.
Oddly enough I am sure I saw such a video floating around the web some months ago. It was rather short but interesting and showed the fliming in a water tank.
Part 3 of my series of posts on Vicky Devika videos.
In this series I wanna present some videos from Vicky Devika who has made a lot of videos in sexy rubber outfits.
So, why is this interesting for this blog? Well, the answer is quite simple: She has done several scuba videos while being in rubber catsuits!
In these videos some great fantasies of mine come to life, and I am sure that many of you will love these videos as well!
Today I wanna present the video “Peril in scuba”.
Vicky wakes up underwater with a scuba regulator in her mouth and her hands tied to a post. As she struggles to remember what happened to her and how she got there, she quickly starts to panic and drops the regulator. With no air to breathe, she tries to reach for the regulator before it’s too late…
Here are some images from the video:
And a preview snippet:
Wow, that’s a fine peril scenario! Waking up underwater, tied up, with a scuba tank providing air…for the moment.
She is really in trouble! And however tied her up like that, seemed to suit her up in a special way 😉
If he didn’t capture her dressed like that….
The video is rather short in comparison to her other videos, but I like the fact that the scenario wasn’t dragged out for too long to the point where it would get boring or unrealistic.
I would like to talk about the ending, but I won’t spoil it here for you.
Will she escape this trap? You will find out if you buy the video 😉
And again the audio here is very important….I recommend to turn up the the volume and use headphones for the best experience.
Ok folks, time to make a BIG, juicy post about a new movie that deserves it! I am sure this will be one of my longest posts I made on this blog.
You all should know Deep Blue Sea (1999), certainly one of the best shark movies with a big budget (60 million $….and that was 20 years ago).
Then in 2018 there was a successor with a tiny budget, practically the same plot…..but it wasn’t good. In fact, it was quite horrible. It had a short and uninteresting scuba scene.
This June I posted about the trailer for Deep Blue Sea 3. It was promising as it had quite a lot of scuba content and the female lead had some scuba scenes as well.
This week the movie was actually released and I watched it in hope to be entertained and, of course, to find some good scuba scenes.
Deep Blue Sea 3 has an estimated budget of 5 million $. Certainly not an A-list movie.
I don’t know if they planned (before Covid) on releasing it on cinema screens, but I guess not, especially after the 2nd one was a disappointment.
Even after watching the trailer….I certainly didn’t expect to get HYPED like this 🙂
The setting is already nice with a tiny island that slowly gets swallowed by the ocean due to climate change. Even some parts are made by CGI, a pretty impressive setting for that limited budget.
Tania Raymonde, the lead actress, looked already familiar to me in the trailer, but I didn’t know for sure. After a check on IMDB I knew for certain: Actually I know her since the start of her acting career as she had a small role in “Malcolm in the middle” in the early 2000’s. She was also in “Lost” and “Goliath”.
After 90 seconds she appears in the movie in a black, smoothskin shorty…. and ….my eyebrows…. moved up already. 😉
Preview – scenes from before AND after her first dive in the movie:
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And here is the video – scenes from before AND after her first dive in the movie:
Luckily this was only the beginning. A minute later she already starts her first dive in the movie….in this wetsuit and a FFM.
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The scene was too long to stay on Youtube (it was blocked) so, check it out here:
If I would post all the scenes of her scuba diving …and/or …wearing sexy wetsuits/bikinis throughout the movie it would practically be half the movie 😉
Here a selection of her outfits that she wears both underwater and above the surface :
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The ultimate HIGHLIGHT of the movie is around minute 70.
[small SPOILERS ahead!]
The bad guys have placed an underwater mine that would not only kill the sharks, but also sink the (artificial) island.
So, Tania gets into scuba gear once again and wants to defuse the mine. But the villain has send a diver after her to stop her!
And what followed…let my lower jar drop… (+other things happened as well).
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And here is the video:
Over the years I have seen quite a lot of scuba fights. Some were good, other were bad.
But DAMN! THIS is how you make a scuba fight!!!!!
Ok, there are things you can improve here….but SO many things are done realllllly good:
– It’s a little weird that he doesn’t use the spear gun that he still had as the villain sends him after her. He also doesn’t have a knife, or he doesn’t wanna use it. And he also fails to use the element of surprise. She was fully focused on the mine, so he could have sneaked upon from behind her and rip her mask off, stab her, cut her airhose etc.. Maybe he was too incompetent, he underestimated her… or he just wanted to have a real challange instead of an “dishonarable” kill.
– The whole time you hear her breathing sounds from that FFM. It’s thrilling to hear both of them grunting and moaning as the fight goes on. You can really HEAR the struggle! A pretty rare thing when it comes to underwater fights.
– Tania really fights back! She is not the easy victim he may suspected. I love how she tries EVERYTHING: She attacks him with her knife, reaches for his mouthpiece, beats against his mask, claws into his hand, uses her elbow to hit him as he is behind her. Pretty sure I have never seen so many different moves from a frogwoman in a scuba fight! Love the fight choreography here! Often the bad guys (try to) yank out the mouthpiece of a frogwoman to drown her and that’s it. Tania has an FFM, so he can’t do that. She struggles frantically to keep the mask on as he is trying to yank it away from her forcibly.
– The whole struggle as he yanks on her mask…..is really awesome! A verrrry intense scene! A close up on his hand yanking on her mask would have been great, but that’s only a minor issue. My slightly bigger issue is that the white shark rescues her a little too early 😉
Would have loved to see her stuggling for some time without the mask, while her mask would be spitting our her precious air. However it’s great that he did manage to rip that mask off after all the struggle. The evil frogman had not luck, after he finally managed to overpower her, he had a BIG advantage…..he gets eaten… 😆
This scuba fight is one of the very best in my opinion. Certainly in my TOP 5 of all time!
It’s great that we still get fights like this one! I guess I know at least 95% of the good ones….so I am VERY happy about new material! 🙂
Fun fact with some spoilers about the ending of the movie, don’t read it if you haven’t seen the whole movie!
Actually all the women survive…and all the men get eaten/killed during the movie
I guess some trolls and other sorts of morons think that this movie is a feministic movie against men …and thereby part of a feministic worldwide conspiracy 😆
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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!
Well, I have to say I wasn’t that excited about a new movie with scuba scenes since I saw the trailer for “Sanctum” several years back!
This one seems all about two frogwomen (sisters actually) and their diving trip that really takes a bad turn. I don’t understand the swedish dialoges in the trailer, but it is rather easy to understand the basic story:
As one of them is trapped underwater the older sitster needs to supply her trapped, younger sister with full air tanks to stay alive and find a way to free her before all air supplies are gone.
And the trailer alone shows already quite a lot of scuba peril scenes and hints how much there might be in the full movie. I’m not the biggest fan of drysuits, but that is only a minor issue. They have modern full face scuba masks, actually quite a rare sight in movies. And the last FFM’s I saw in movies were masks that were designed just for the movies, and they weren’t very attractive.
As you can see in the last moments of the trailer the movie will premiere in sweden on February 14th. It doesn’t have any premiere dates for other countries now and somehow I don’t think that will change that close to the premiere. I do hope that the movie will surface along with subtitles in the near future as I really MUST see this one!
An interesting detail: 1:21 into the trailer there is a diver with a different scuba mask. Is that another diver? If yes, who is he/she and what does this diver intend to do?
Or is the diver her older sister? But why would she now use a different scuba mask? Is her old one broke by then? Many interesting questions 😉
A few days after Christmas, Swedish/Norwegian half-sisters, Ida and Tuva, set out on a winter dive in a remote part of the Norwegian coastline. Towards the end of the dive, a rockslide traps Tuva under water. As Ida surfaces to call for help, she discovers that the rockslide has struck above water as well, burying their equipment, phones and car keys… they are completely cut off from any chance of outside rescue. As the frantic race for survival unfolds, Ida is put to the ultimate test of character and forcefulness. During Ida’s fight to save Tuva, a fractured sisterhood is exposed, and when all seems lost, the stakes rise beyond simple survival.
Here are some promo posters I discovered the last days: