Watched this movie a couple of times since a was a teenager.
Not a really good movie….but a very unusual and interesting movie nonetheless.
This movie came out just 3 years after Jaws had been the first blockbuster in cinema history.
It has a similar topic (evil man-eating animals) but with an eco touch to the story.
And the ending is quite surprising, a very rare sort of ending.
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I leave it up to you if you rather wanna see the kid-friendly scuba version….or the rather bloody version for adults 😉
And here are the videos:
….the kid-friendly scuba version
….the bloody version for adults:
(jump to 2:25 if you have seen the video above)
Ok, I’m not a fan of divers in shirts….but the other vintage dive gear is quite nice (mask and regulator)!
You can clearly see the handmade effects as the Barracudas attack their prey (they seem to really like her butt 😉 ), you can clearly see the plastic or rubber Barracudas they used. Looks rather funny from nowadays point of view, but there was no CGI back in the day and the movie had no big budget.
Interestingly the first (very good) Piranha movie was made in the same year like this one, so you had 2 movies with different killer fishes made in the same year.
Even the movie title was already mentioned…more or less….here can you check it:
What do you think of this scene?
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2 thoughts on “A scuba couple and their last dive”
Doesn’t quite strike the same chord as piranha, does it? Barracudas can give a nasty bite, and I’ve kept my distance during encounters underwater, but these rubbery props somehow make them seem less fierce ?
I imagine being an actor and have to play that scene with the rubber toy biting into my neck and I am in my last deadly struggle 😆