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Incident at Loch Ness


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  • Actors: Werner Herzog, Kitana Baker, Gabriel Beristain, Russell Williams II, David A. Davidson
  • Directors: Zak Penn
  • Writers: Zak Penn
  • Producers: Gary Marcus, Jana Augsberger, Jay Rifkin, Lance Stockton, Robert O. Green
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: March 1 2005
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006UEVNQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,341 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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By T. Bigney on Jan. 16 2008
Format: DVD
i'm one of the few who enjoyed this film. i took it for what it was, and laughed throughout the movie.

herzog in a mockumentry, who would have thought?

i thought the scenes between herzog and zak(sic) were hilarious.

buy it used, that's what i did.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LeBrain HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Sept. 28 2010
Format: DVD
Without knowing anything about this film, I picked it up in a bargain bin knowing I could trade it in without too much net loss. However, this is one movie I'll never trade in. Essentially, a docmentary within a documentary within a mockumentary, Zack Penn's Incident At Loch Ness is a winner that many just won't get.

Here's the setup: A camera crew is creating a documentary on noted filmaker Werner Herzog (Herzog, as himself). At the same time, Herzog is making a documentary on Loch Ness and the mythos surrounding it. Herzog is more interested in why people want to believe in a monster rather than the monster itself. His producer, Zack Penn (Penn, as himself) however has different ideas, and will resort to trickery in order to get the blockbuster film he envisions.

Penn hires a sexy sonar operator (Kitana Baker, as herself) with no sonar experience, and a strange cryptozologist (Michael Karnow) for comedic relief. He also demands that the engines on the boat be changed to quieter ones in order to get better sound coverage. Herzog, meanwhile, tries to make his film, as Penn tries to steer it in a different direction, with disasterious results.

Incident At Loch Ness doesn't try to be profound. Herzog (the character) never finds out just why people want to believe in monsters. Herzog (the onscreen character) plays it straight while Penn and Karnow play it for laughs. The big questions are never answered, but that's OK. They weren't meant to be. All you're supposed to do is hop on board for the ride. Since the film is largely improvised, you might like this if you enjoy Christopher Guest.

Personally, I loved it, and I also loved the DVD bonus features which shed a little light (but not too much) on the making of the film.
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By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on Feb. 22 2007
Format: DVD
This may be the first mockumentary made... about a mockumentary.

The independent, creative mind clashes with big-budget in "Incident as Loch Ness," a bizarre mockumentary-within-a-mockumentary (sort of a fictional "Lost in Le Mancha"). It has some problems -- a slow pace and spotty humour -- but it's still an interesting little movie.

The movie opens in 2003, with an interviewer visiting Werner Herzog (played by... himself) for a documentary. Herzog explains that his forthcoming movie is a documentary about Loch Ness, and how people want to believe in a monster. For this, he's collaborating with Zakk Penn (himself again), writer of movies like "Elektra," "X2," and "X-Men: The Last Stand." Very, very mainstream.

But problems crop up as soon as they get to Scotland. Herzog finds that Penn has hired a Playmate/sonar operator, an exozoologist and a big inflatable plesiosaur. He's trying to turn the intelligent documentary into Hollywood garbage. But as Herzog decides to put a stop to it, something huge in the water attacks the boat...

This is a notable movie for two reasons: It's Zakk Penn's first indie movie, and it's the most bizarre movie that Herzog has ever done. And as we're reminded, he once had a riverboat hauled over a mountain, so that is saying something. At the end, it's hard to even remember that this was all "wheels within wheels."

Stylistically, "Incident" does exactly what it is supposed to do: twist reality, and turn the documentary on its ear. It's slow-paced and rather meditative, like behind-the-scenes documentaries are, and at times it's pretty dull. No outright funny stuff, but it has a sort of wry humour in scenes like the exozoologist showing off his tentacle, or the Playboy girl installing the sonar.
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Format: DVD
The movie is is about a fake documentary. You are dumb for falling for it. I can't believe you can type, let alone walk without falling down. Ha ha ha. You fell for a not-so- convincing mockumentary. Dumbass.
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By A Customer on Oct. 12 2005
Format: DVD
The first 20 minutes of INCIDENT AT LOCH NESS is actually quite convincing. The remaining 70 minutes contains far too many film industry insider jokes/references and over the top acting to be anything but plain silly. Herzog's performance is by far the strongest element in this production. If you just can't get enough of the mockumentary genre then this DVD may be of greater interest to you. However, it certainly isn't "best of breed" - I'd recommend BEST IN SHOW over this any day...
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