Thanks to the guy who recommended me this Chinese movie!
100% sure that I would have never seen this one without a recommendation as Chinese movies mostly are never shown outside of China.
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And here is the video:
Watch the video before you continue!
I bet you are confused right now! 😉
Well, I was too… until the guy who recommended this one explained it to me.
I would love to watch the whole movie, but since I don’t speak Chinese, that doesn’t make sense.
I hardly doubt this movie will ever get subtitles or a dub.
The overall story is seemingly that he wants to drown his wife and then get the insurance money, claiming she died by accident.
But he then gets stuck in a time loop(!) and in one version he kills her again (version 2 in the video), perhaps in others too but it isn’t shown on screen.
In the end, he gets out of the time loop (as he doesn’t kill her in version 3 in the video)… and there seems to be a happy ending.
Now to the different versions:
Version 3 is interesting as the audience thinks he will turn off her air once again, but actually, he doesn’t do it this time.
Version 1 is shot quite weirdly as big parts of the action aren’t shown properly. It’s cut too fast and she drowns nearly instantly.
Version 2 is the most interesting and best for me. It’s shown how he turns off her air, and the struggle is a little longer. She fights back a little more, but still drowns very fast. Certainly, there is a lot of room for improvement, but it’s a good and thrilling scene for me.
And as this is a rather small TV movie from 2000 with only 73 ratings on IMDB, I doubt that there will be ever an 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 surprising, simultaneous attack on the mask AND regulator, he “just” uses one hand to attack her as he rips out the regulator. And he could easily grab her mask afterward as she is completely surprised by his attack and needs some seconds to realize that he wants to drown her.
I love the shocked look on her face as she realizes what her beloved instructor is actually up to!
But instead, he grabs her arms. Ok, if he would have been 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 escaping 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 afterward. 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 focuses on how to escape.
She realizes 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 escape 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 it 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 rips 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!
For now, I do have a real highlight for those who don’t know this scene already.
I thought about if I should post such a wicked, evil scene on my blog. Yes, I posted deadly underwater attacks before…but this one… wow!
It’s very wicked, but I must admit it arouses me big time (as a fantasy scenario)! But the ending….well, more on that after the video….
In this scene, we have a female and male diver enjoying the underwater world. But one of them has evil plans….really EVIL plans…
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And here is the video:
Ok, first let me explain some things to those who are wondering what happened to her:
After she realizes that she is out of air and that her buddy won’t help her (that bastard), she realizes that she must surface….and that quickly.
She ascends to the surface very fast…way too fast. So I would say parts of her lung rupture….
Weird aspects of this scene:
Well, her behavior (in parts). She realizes that she is out of air. Normally you would grab the “spare” (your second regulator) to try to breathe from it. In case your (first) regulator would have a malfunction. She doesn’t do that…hmh, ok. Now she turns to her buddy, she signals him that she is out of air but he won’t help her and keeps a distance from her. Ok, she could go after him and try to get his regulator….but that might get difficult.
Now, she could get the idea, that he actually wants her dead. And she could try to check her air valve for the pretty big chance that he closed it. Of course, she is out of air for some seconds but there would be enough time to reach for the valve, or take off the tank and check it. Would be very interesting to see what HE would do then…. 😉
Well, as she doesn’t check the air valve, she has only one option left…ascending quickly to the surface.
I don’t know how realistic is what we see know. With all that (fake CGI) blood and so on…
Arousing and non-arousing aspects of the scene:
Well, I must admit. The moment she is out of air, signals him and starts the panic sounds… that is very sexy. And it is really well done.
And I know that a lot of you guys will think like that about this scene 😉
And even the diver seems ….VERY aroused:
(find the… boner in the picture 😉 )
…well, who can blame him?
The aspect of her forced quick ascend is… really evil. I don’t like it. Pretty brutal. And unsexy….
In my version, she would try to open the air valve again.
She would be successful, but at that moment… as she is busy with her gear …he would rip off her mask and cut her air hose afterward. She would try to grab his regulator but without her mask, she would lose the fight and drown.
And this scene is the opening of the movie, I would love to see a payback scene afterward. Where he is drowned in a fight with a female diver (maybe her sister on revenge) that wants to stop him once and for all. But sadly, it is the only scuba scene in the movie….