“Breaking Surface” – My review….2 videos and much more!

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….

Scene 1!

Preview:

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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….

Scene 2

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…

 

Preview:

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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?

Spoiler title
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.

….so, this post is long enough now…

I will post more about this movie another time.

I have some story ideas of my own on this one. 😉

Have you seen it already?

What do you think of it?

 

 

 

 

 

Scuba couple gets trapped in a wreck! [Flipper]

[2nd post for today]

This time a scuba couple gets trapped in a wreck as they are on a treasure hunt.

But rescue isn’t far away in form of 2 divers (one female). So we have 2 frogwomen in this one!

Preview:

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And here is the video:

Yeah, a solid “trapped underwater with a 99% depleted tank” scenario 😉

I wonder why everyone is so reckless before they get trapped underwater? Both should have been out of the wreck long before they did.

They were very lucky that help was already on the way.

But it is a good scene and having 2 frogwomen in it doesn’t hurt either 😉

Wanna know from which episode this is?

IMDB-link

Feel welcome to leave a comment!

What do you think of that scene?

 

Greek frogwoman trapped in a net! [+special cut bonus video]

I know about this scene for quite a while but haven’t posted it here so far.

A nice guy asked if I would knew it and now, I wanna make a post about it.

Here we have the two scuba scenes of the movie.

In the first one a young couple dives around…each on their own(!) and soon the guy gets into trouble…

In the main scene at the end of the movie they are diving again, and this time the frogwomen gets into trouble….big trouble!

Preview:

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And here is the video:

Sorry, but that is actually the best picture quality available for this rare greek movie.

Well…..I would say….WOW! And not really a good wow…. 😆

They have a gorgeous woman in a solid wetsuit. She dives into a net. A good scenario!

But so MUCH aspects here are really badly done….

First the music: Sounds like a madman on drugs playing some most annoying sounds on his electric keyboard. I get headaches from that…..

And there are so many logic plotholes I don’t know where to start!

Ok, why the happy couple is always diving each on their own….I don’t know….pretty reckless, but ok, not unlogical at least.

Two times she reaches for her knife more or less, why doesn’t she get it???? She isn’t so traped that she couldn’t reach it.

I guess her tank is supposed to be empty at one point but she is exhaling all the time through her mouth piece on regular basis. When is she supposed to be out of air?

Off course it’s the usual theme: when a diver is trapped he/she has only a few % of air left…. oh man.

Why are the cutting SO often (in way too long scenes) to him setting on these rocks???? That interrupts way too often her dramatic scenes.

He decides that she may be in trouble so starts looking for her. Good idea! But why is he diving as slow as a 100 year old grandma? The love of your life seems to be in trouble… man! She is diving alone and her tank must be pretty empty!!!! You should HURRY….a bit at least….

Often it seems like she isn’t really trapped in the net as it is floating pretty high above the ground. It looks like she even could reach the surface sometimes.

He finally finds her! And what does he do??? He starts yanking on the net! ARGGGGGGGGHHHHHH

Perhaps she needs air???? You could give her some!!!! You also has a knife! Use it, damn it!

All the time she is still concious and kicking. Just before they reach the surface she doesn’t move anymore. Is he sharing his air with her? NOOOO, still he does nothing like that.

They reach the surface, she still has the regulator in her mouth, which would be very unusual for someone out of air….

But what then? Does he give her mouth to mouth? No, she pushes and pulls a little on her!!!?! Ok, I know that mouth to mouth rescue isn’t a very old technique. And there were older ones before that.

But good god, he moves so slowly! So very slowly …like she would be a puppet on a first aid exercise….no rush….she isn’t breathing…but take your time.

Then she is seemingly concious for some seconds….but quickly dies afterwards??????

And he is still very relaxed… maybe he is thinking: “what the hell, my beloved is dead now….well, then I can go home now and make dinner”.

WHAT???? Who comes up with all that madness?

I guess the screenwriter/director was as mad as the music composer.

Ok, I admit I haven’t seen the full movie as it is in greek language. But so much is going wrong in this final dive scene which could have been so much better!

 

*EDIT* Here are some background news I got from the nice guy who reminded me about this movie:

The translate of the title is “that summer”. She is scuba teacher but has cancer as the script says. Althought decided to dive with her ex husband. At the second dive she didn’t felt ok underwater because of her illness and finally died. For this reason her ex husband didn’t do her anything to save her.

 

Well, there you can see how important a background story can be to understand this weirdness better.

But still I am convinced of many of the things I wrote above.

For you folks I edited the final scene to a much BETTER version …with an open eding (blog exclusive):

The title of the movie is already in the video…but here is the IMDB page:

IMDB-link

So, what do you think of all of that?

Leave a comment!

A frogwoman trapped in a cave! [female Baywatch Scuba scenes in HD #17]

And another female scuba scene from Baywatch in HD! And it is the last one until seasons 10 and 11 are finally available in HD.

I made two video with nearly 5 minutes each, it is a pretty loooooong scene and it offers quite a good peril situation 😉

Preview 1:

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Video 1:

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Preview 2:

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Video 2:

Ok, let’s start with the bad aspects of these scenes, typical Baytwach stuff:

She hits the wall of the cave with her tank and suddenly a lot of loose rocks are coming down everywhere?

A boat equipped for diving AND a Baywatch rescue boat combined ….don’t have a single full scuba tank? Good planing… 😆

And of course, AS USUAL, everytime someone gets trapped underwater he/she has only a few minutes of air left. 😉

As she pulls her regulator out, it still provides a LOT of bubbles…doesn’t seem completely empty. And why didn’t the diver offered her rescuer the regulator? She is down there without a tank!

(*Edit*: Ok, the last sentence was my mistake as it would be fatal for a freediver…more info in the comments)

OK, but let’s focus on the good parts:

She looks great in that diveskin suit! A hot woman in a wet, skin-tight suit…. the lucky guy who can dive with her!

I love the silver metallic regulator of her, looks great in her mouth, especially as she is trapped and grunting and cursing into it. 🙂

I would have added a little more drama to the scene. Half a minute before the rescuer arrives she runs out of air, desperately sucking on the regulator with wide open eyes. It doesn’t give her anymore air so she yanks it out and starts to panic. Right then the other woman arrives, realises that the diver is out of her and provides her with air with a long mouth to mouth. Then they escpape the cave and get air from the -pretty useless in this scene- dudes. 🙂

Here is the episode in which you can find these scenes:

IMDB-link

What do you think of these scenes?

Let us know by leaving a comment!

 

The Frogwoman and the evil net [Quality upgrade + more scenes with her]

This one is a classic! I already made a post about it 4 years ago. Now it is time for a massive upgrade!

This recording has a better picture quality and now I added interesting beach footage of our frogwoman and her stunning wetsuit. This video has over 9 minutes, pretty much the double length in comparison.

What it is all about? Well, a female scientist works underwater in great scuba gear. She and her male buddy gets trapped by a floating net. She grabs her knife and starts to cut the net….

Problem solved? No! It gets much worse…..

Preview:

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And here is the video:

(I cut some scenes with lassie and that bird out of the video to get it under 10 minutes, all scenes with her in that wetsuit are included)

That scene has quite a lot to offer!!!

A sexy frogwoman in a stunning rubber wetsuit underwater and on the surface, and all that in color!

And a rather…hilarious… scuba peril scene 🙂

She manages to cut her own air hose(!)….and then even drops the vital knife!! (instead of stashing it away for later use)

Her male buddy doesn’t do anything to help them escape, why? Doesn’t he have a knife? Or does he have one and wants to be stuck in that net with her? 😉

So he can buddy breath with her and save her from drowning? 😉

Questions over questions!

Well, and the rescue chain……bird checks on divers, senses they are in trouble, alerts a dog, who alerts a man…. oh man!

However, it’s a great scene! Not often you see a frogwoman who cuts her own air hose….

This is the episode in which you can find this scene(s):

IMDB-link

What do you think about this scene?

Leave your comment below!

 

 

CJ (Pamela Anderson) and Mitch try to save….underwater prisoners [female Baywatch Scuba scenes in HD #7]

Well, a scene you certainly don’t see every day. Some evil thugs chained a rich couple to a sunken oil rig! They have some scuba tanks to keep them alive…but these tanks won’t last forever…so The Baywatch heroes have to save the day again 😉

Preview:

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And here is the video:

Definately an interesting place to hide some prisoners 😉

Not the best feeling….trapped underwater…knowing that the air supply won’t last forever….

But lucky them, CJ and Mitch are looking for them. And I guess some folks would actually pay good money to be chained up next to such a women underwater, breathing on regulators and being rescued by CJ 😉

What do you think of this scene?

Let us know by leaving a comment below!

In case you wanna know from which episode this is:

IMDB-link

Another hardhat diver needs to be rescued! [female Baywatch Scuba scenes in HD #5]

Again, a hardhat diver needs to be rescued! Pretty odd, that they used that gear again, but hey, we got to see Stephanie Holden (Alexandra Paul) underwater with scuba gear (even it is “only” a spare air bottle, but it counts).

Check if you can see the “error” they build in at around 2:43 😉

Preview:

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And here is the video:

What can possibly go wrong if a 100-year-old dude goes diving with his ancient equipment …alone? 😉

Lucky him, there is a Baywatch babe to rescue him! (perhaps that was his idea in the first place 😉 )

Why doesn’t the guy on the boat help her? Especially when she needs something to move a big rock…

And perhaps you noticed the little continuation error. Suddenly she has a regulator from a scuba tank in her mouth (see picture 3 above).

I guess they had not enough spare air bottles for the filming.

The scene was taken from this episode:

IMDB-link

What do you think of that scene?

Let us know in the comments below!

 

Pamela Anderson scuba dives…and gets trapped in a cave! [female Baywatch Scuba scenes in HD #4]

This is the first scuba scene from legendary Pamela Anderson in Baywatch! With her Baywatch colleague Alexandra Paul she goes scuba diving. But there is an evil diver already waiting for them, and he has some explosives ready for his fiendish plan!

Preview:

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The scene is pretty long, so it was no big surprise that it was blocked by YouTube right away. The I uploaded the beginning at YouTube, that worked.

However, I wanna present the whole scene without cuts….so here it is, the full 11 minutes:

Pamela Anderson scuba dives…and gets trapped in a cave!

Well, Pamela Anderson was always a…..highlight at Baywatch. And seeing her with scuba gear…is even better of course!

Of course, as usual, the air reserves are already nearly gone as they are trapped. A real classic, it seems that in all these movies and TV-series….the people that get trapped underwater ….have always a near empty tank. 😉

The evil diver and his “indirect approach” to finish the Baywatch frogwomen makes a really good peril plot. Of course I would have prefered a more….”direct approach”. A surprise attack from behind would have been my favorite (they survive nonetheless).

Here is the episode this scene is from:

IMDB-link

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What do you think of that scene?

Feel welcome to leave your comment below!

A female diver explores a cave and gets attacked by a submarine! [female Baywatch Scuba scenes in HD #3]

The second video is already on this blog, but not in HD. And it surely deserves the HD quality!

These scenes are from a two-part episode, so I put them into one post.

We have a female diver who explores a cave together with the Hoff…..to find something unexpected!

In the second scene, the same diver gets attacked from an evil villain and his submarine!

Preview:

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And here are the videos:

Scenes like that contributed quite a lot to start my scuba fetish back in the 90s. And Baywatch offered not only smoking hot chicks on the beach….but also quite a lot of scuba scenes 🙂

And this villain and his submarine….a pretty great idea! And a great peril scene for sure. They way she is trapped in that gripper arm…. trying to get out of it…. a really good scene.

What do you think of these scenes?

Feel welcome to leave a comment!

These scenes are from episodes 1 and 2 from season 2.

 

And that’s not all for this week!

Check out a post on my other blog from today:

A masked female thief, her colleagues and the big theft on the high sea

A long scene with a masked woman…wearing a vintage wetsuit!

Hard hat diver in trouble – [female Baywatch Scuba scenes in HD #2]

Time for more Baywatch in HD!

In this scene a hard hat diver is stuck underwater and needs to be rescued! A case for the Baywatch lifeguards 😉

One female and one male diver try to rescue to diver before it is too late…

And I included the “above the surface shots” of our wetsuited female diver.

Preview:

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And here is the video:

Well, first he gets trapped underwater and then he rips open his suit and thereby flooding his helmet….. he is either a VERY unlucky guy, or just plain incompetent 😉

But ok, in that way we has a reason to get saved by the baywatch divers. And even it is not a rubber wetsuit…I especially love women in black wetsuits.

In my version he would only pretend to be trapped underwater and only she would come to his “rescue”.

Than we would have a nice scuba fight for live and death. And after a long struggle she barely survives his evil attack.

What do you think of that scene?

Feel welcome to leave a comment!

Wanna know from which episode this scene is?

IMDB-link

A kids cartoon with a great scuba peril scene

Thanks to “Sam” who posted in my post about discovering a fetish as a child, I have seen this one.

I edited the video, so that it is focused on the scuba scenes of the woman.

The first scene with her is great!

She is stuck underwater, the air is running out! And she starts to panic.

Preview:

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And here is the video:

Well, normally I would say: A kids cartoon? What could possibly happen there which would be somehow sexy at all?

Well, this one told me otherwise!

The sounds she makes when she is stuck underwater…. Oh man! She is on the brink of panic.

That’s a real good scuba peril scene! Especially for a cartoon.

 

Two things are weird:

1–) What happened to here? I mean obviously she had survived….but that isn’t shown at all! (If I didn’t miss something)

2–) Funny, that we hear hissing sounds as she watches her air gauge. Where does these come from?

Here is the title of the series:

IMDB-link

Full episode can be found here:

Youtube link

What do you think of that scene?

Please leave your comment below!

 

Female diver stuck in wreck [rare TV show]

Hey folks, how about a nice scuba clip from a rare TV show?

Not so rare is the scenario:

A couple dives into a wreck, and surprise….soon they are stuck….and of course already nearly out of air 😉 ….of course he can free himself, but she is trapped.

Can she be rescued?

Preview:

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And here is the video:

Well, this scene offers nearly all cliches….but still it’s a good scene.

Very practical that all the salvage gear was still lying around.

Of course the picture quality is pretty bad since it is a pretty unknown TV show from the early 80’s.

She handles herself pretty good actually, no panic.

What is pretty odd….how are they speaking with each other? I don’t see any device for that….. 😆

This scene is from this TV-series:

IMDB-link

What do you think of that scene?

Leave your comment below!

One of the worst movies of all time….

…but it has a pretty long nice scuba scene! If you are able to watch the whole movie from which I took the following clip, you have my respect 😉

That movie has it all: A moronic story, really bad acting, bad lightning and CGI effects right from hell. But if you managed to stay alive and awake pretty much till the end of this…”movie”….there is a long scene (even in my edit 11 minutes), where a woman changes into a wetsuit, puts on scuba gear and is trapped later on…

Preview:

 

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And here is the video:

What do you think of this scene?

If you wanna know the title of the movie:

IMDB-link

 

P.S.: As you can see some posts down, I am still re-uploading the videos to the new Frogwoman Youtube-channel.

Feel free to subscribe!

The blog will live on…. 😉

 

 

Jessica Alba trapped underwater! (and more)

Another pick from the request week! In this video you will find the full Jessica Alba package. She wears a bikini and a wetsuit on land and full scuba gear in her underwater scenes.

And she gets into serious trouble underwater…..

Preview:

And here is the video:

A beautiful woman like her…. in scuba gear…. and in peril underwater…. 🙂

In case you wonder where to find that scene:

Link

Female hard hat diver in trouble! – [Danger bay]

The first wish/recommendation regarding last weeks post I checked was Danger Bay. And it took me not long to get it. 😉

In this pretty long video (over 10 minutes), we have a female hard had diver that is looking for radioactive waste that was thrown into the sea by some bad guys.

Of course she encounters some problems….

…can she make it?

Preview:

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And here is the video:

Good stuff! Especially her breathing sounds…

If you wanna know from which episode from what series that is from:
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