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Blue Water, White Death [Import]
The Great White Shark strikes fear into the hearts of humans across the globe and this 1971 documentary features some fascinating underwater shots of the creature in its natural habitat.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: DOCUMENTARIES/MISC. Rating: NR UPC: 027616080226 Manufacturer No: M108022
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The "filmakers" follow around whaling ships and the viewer watches in horror as helpless whales are harpooned time and time again. You see the whales suffering and you can hear them moan. The "filmakers" dont care. In fact they want to see more whales killed just because a dead whale carcus attracts sharks. So in essence the "filmakers" are endorsing whaling. One time they let the whalers harpoon a whale and just have them leave it there. It's disgusting.
When they are swimming with sharks, one of the divers shoots a shark right in the head for no reason at all other than for the viewer to see how a shark dies. This made me sick.
I stopped the movie after 40 minutes. It is pure disgusting. These people dont care anything about the life of mammals or fish. It is rated G but I would never show it to anyone young or who loves animals.
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Their search for the Great White lasted for 9 months and it took them from South Africa to South Australia. The tension, the drama, the setbacks... of a long journey, plus the first ever awesome underwater photography make this documentary an all time classic and a living tribute both to the team and the sharks.
A lot of the footage that was Filmed had never been seen before. Some highlights like the dives with the feeding Oceanic Whitetips, and the final encounter with the Great White Shark are simply awesome.
Peter Gimbel and his team were the first to introduce me to SHARKS with this Documentary when I first saw it in 1971 and Since then, my life has never been the same again.
A True Masterpiece!!
- no dive computers, no DAN to evac you out, and never quite knowing what to expect. This is a true life adventure caught on tape when diving really was by the seat of your pants. If you are a diver or adventurer you must see this film. If you like the film buy the book that documents the adventure - Blue Meridian - The Search for the Great White Shark by Peter Matthiessen