First, some news about the 2nd shooting of Project F.
This week, I finally managed to solve the biggest issue: finding a proper location for future shootings!
I asked the managers of some public swimming pools, but the prices for one hour were……. BIG.
Of course, there would always be the possibility to shoot in a lake, but that comes with quite a lot of disadvantages (sight, comfort, and especially privacy etc.) even I still want to have a video shooting at such a location in the future.
The bad news first:
The shooting is still nearly 2 months away
The good news:
The location will have a really big pool, much bigger than the ones that are owned by private persons.
The pool will also be deep(er) (around 6 feet in total) than the one from the first shooting.
Fins can be used this time 😉
The lighting should be much better in that location (+ I bought UW lights in the meantime).
It is much less expensive than anything in comparison.
I secured a time window of 5 hours for that shooting. I guess 1 hour will be spent preparing the shooting at the location, quick instructions, and collecting all the gear upon departure.
That (hopefully) leaves around 4 hours for the shooting itself and I wanna make the most of it.
This time I certainly won’t leave the location to pick someone up like the last time 😉
The goal is to make 2 videos in that time. One rather simple one and one with an average complex script.
These videos should be around 5-10 minutes long each.
Depending on how it will go, I will need to be flexible and improvise here and there.
This time I wanna focus on underwater action/peril and also wanna show the frogwomen outside the water as well (beginning of the video).
With the experience of the last “casting”, I hope it will be much easier this time to find fitting frogwomen for this shoot.
Now that I found this location, the time between shooting won’t be as long in the future.
I know this movie since it came out in 2015 and got the UK DVD back then (for some reason it wasn’t released on Bluray?).
It was recommended to me at least 6 or 7 times since then but I didn’t make a post until today.
Why? Well, I was unsure about what to post about this movie. If I would post every scene that is somehow (scuba and/or wetsuit) interesting to this blog… I would have to post at least 70% of the movie…. as here the main actress is in a wetsuit for basically the whole movie(!) except for some flashbacks and…
…the very first and last minutes of the movie.
So, I decided now to focus on the scuba part of the movie and cut out some minutes where the villain is just starring down at the ice for loooooooong.
What happened before the video scenes?
Well, basically the woman realized that her husband is a murderous psycho and he wants to kill her.
He is a scuba instructor and has special plans for her after he drugged and kidnapped her…
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Here is the video:
Watch the video before you continue!
Well, quite a sinister and crazy dude!
And that is just the part where she has her scuba tank… there is a lot more to come.
First, let’s start with some things I don’t like about this scene:
The whole aspect of how much air is in her tank is quite weird. Right before the video starts he empties her full tank from 3000 PSI down to 1000 PSI in a matter of seconds by sucking on the regulator and pushing the “air shower” (the translated german term) button on it. That would never ever work that fast. Plus why does he use the “air shower” button and has the regulator in his mouth? That wouldn’t work for long as someone can’t take in that much air. And it would take much longer than in the movie.
Plus the whole air pocket aspect. Is it possible that there is such a big air pocket on a lake under the ice? I mean the exhaled air from her tank would be there for sure, but that would be completely useless as this air is already “used. (*EDIT: My mistake)
In two takes the camera focuses on her depth instead of her gas gauge!
Well….why? I mean she is just under the ice the whole time and has only one way to go (up). The audience knows that, so why show it twice?
Perhaps, as the gauge is near zero… the movie makers confused it with the gas gauge?
And then the gas gauge very quickly goes from 1000 down to near zero in a matter of seconds! How is that possible? Or is that supposed to be a time-lapse?
However, there are a lot of positive aspects for me as well:
It’s quite a unique setting! I mean a guy who wants to drown a woman but puts a wetsuit and a scuba tank on her?
Certainly never seen that in any other movie….
The whole “running out of air” while the killer is just above her is very suspenseful!
The frogwoman is attractive and her wetsuit is quite nice. Of course, I would have preferred a black smooth skin wetsuit, but well, this way the heroine is very “flashy”.
And as the villain here is 100% evil and crazy… it’s a very intense survival scene…and that’s only the start for her.
About the whole movie:
There a very long takes of him just staring down at the ice. I mean the movie has only a length of about 70 minutes but it seems like they had to include a lot of overly long takes to even get to that length.
Plus his whole plan is kind of odd. I mean ok, he is crazy.
His whole plan for her is quite odd. I mean he certainly wants her to suffer before she dies.
He gives her a scuba tank but it is only one-third full.
So I guess he was “worried” that she might freeze to death before drowning? Even I can only guess how long someone could actually survive the ice-cold water, even with …an inappropriate… wetsuit on.
He gives her a wetsuit but that is only a little protection when the water temperature is around zero (celsius).
He straps the regulator to the back of the tank so she has to struggle a lot to even reach it.
Plus he is there on the ice but basically can’t see anything of her struggle, except some silhouettes and some air bubbles.
I guess he enjoys the whole situation big time, otherwise, he wouldn’t have come up with such a complicated scenario for her.
I am pretty sure that the screenwriter might have some aqua fetishes 😉
The flashbacks are interesting and important to the story, but too long for my taste and drag down the intensity a little.
I guess I will make a special cut of the whole movie where I cut out the flashbacks and overly long scenes of the villain doing nothing but starring for loooong takes.
But this movie is very much unique and very suspenseful, as I am cheering for her to find a way to get out of this horrible situation.
Yeah, this is a low-budget production and the acting isn’t always very good (especially the wooden villain) but certainly a very interesting scenario that you won’t find like this in any other movie.
Certainly, a movie that you should know and I can only recommend watching the whole thing!
Here are two posters of the movie (minus the title):
Very good motives in my opinion! Even the right one looks like bad CGI.
You could nearly think that someone who worked on this movie had a little fetish 😉
I mean the two who are waiting on the beach are wearing full wetsuits with hoods and scuba socks just to quickly run into the water and assist the other guy for some seconds.
But they are running around in wetsuits for over 10 minutes in the movie. That could have been achieved without both in full rubber…but well….. I won’t complain about it 😉
However, she looks gorgeous in that suit, even though I curse that this wasn’t shot in color back in 1966, which would be done most likely if this would have been a US movie. I think color is just a lot sexier.
If I would be the actor on that beach with her she would probably wonder why I look away from her 99% of the time to keep “cool” 😆
I am glad that she is the one who is wearing the hood most of the time, really adds to the great optic.
Quite a dark ending that all but the villainess die in the end. A really good scene as he tried to run away from the police in order to use his dive gear to escape. Even that would have been quite difficult, even if he made it without getting shot. But well, the whole movie had this atmosphere that was leading to a tragic ending.
Must have been… interesting… for the actor who was on the plane as he was filming in that wetsuit for a loooong time.
Would have been nice if the frogwoman would have fought with some cops on her attempted escape….
But ok, that was sadly no option back in the 60s as this was filmed.
+ one video where a female diver tries to escape from her arch-enemy (also a woman)… scuba peril awaits!
+ a little new Bonus for VIP club members:
An excel file with the movie title or TV show name (+episode number), a short description, my personal rating, post title, and a link to that post
*UPDATE* June 1: The list has now 276 entries and can now be found in the VIP club (will be updated regularly).
(+ a Frogwoman Org trailer version with no music, but the actual sound of all the scenes)
7 scuba fetish stories (the complete versions)….written by myself: “Vulcan down” + “Vulcan down: Part 2 – Scuba battle” + “Catwoman – The masked scuba thief” + Vulcan down – Version 2 – Angelo VS Fiona (each at least 15 pages) + “The Scuba Avenger”: Ep 1 – James (6 pages) + The Scuba Avenger”: Ep 2 – Jessica (13 pages) + The scuba instructor (2 versions)