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Deep Blue Sea [Blu-ray] [1999]

  • SKU: 1216282
  • Release Date: 10/12/2010
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (52 out of 53)

    Special Features

    • Commentary by director Renny Harlin and Samuel L. Jackson
    • Featurettes - When Sharks Attack and the Sharks of Deep Blue Sea
    • Deleted scenes with optional director commentary
    • Theatrical trailer


    Deep Blue Sea
    Although mako sharks are among the fastest and deadliest predators in the ocean, they're not as smart as humans -- at least, they weren't. However, Dr. Susan McAlester (Saffron Burrows) has been using mako sharks as her test subjects for research on the regeneration of human brain tissues. McAlester has altered the DNA of several sharks, raising them close to the level of human intelligence; the sharks have also become faster and stronger in the process. While these DNA experiments have yielded fascinating results, they're also of questionable ethics and legality, earning her the distrust of several members of her crew, including shark authority Carter Blake (Thomas Jane and cook "Preacher" Dudley (LL Cool J). The financial backers of these experiments have also expressed skepticism, so when McAlester is ready to perform some major tests, financier Russell Franklin (Samuel L. Jackson) arrives for the occasion. McAlester and her team are delicately extracting brain tissue from one of the altered makos when the animal regains consciousness - and becomes very angry. The shark not only attacks the researchers but also damages the floating lab, leaving the crew aboard a literally sinking ship, with the makos eager to go a few rounds - in an arena that favors sharks. Deep Blue Sea was directed by Renny Harlin, and filmed in Mexico at Fox Studios Baja in the underwater filming facilities created for James Cameron's Titanic. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Thomas Jane
      Thomas Jane - Carter Blake
    • Saffron Burrows
      Saffron Burrows - Dr. Susan McAlester
    • Samuel L. Jackson
      Samuel L. Jackson - Russell Franklin
    • Jacqueline McKenzie
      Jacqueline McKenzie - Janice Higgins
    • Michael Rapaport
      Michael Rapaport - Tom Scoggins

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Decent Movie - Jaws Is Better!


      Bottom line is this. If your going to do a shark movie, you need to try and upstage the master. Jaws 1&2 are far superior to this movie. I had fun with this movie, jumped a few times and do recommend it as a watchable movie. It does however lack in so many areas. The sharks more often than not look blatantly fake, the plot line is mediocre at best and the actors, if you can call them that, definitely weren't chosen for another roll based of there "acting" in this movie! All in all though, its a movie worth watching. I'm actually going to buy it, now that its on sale for $7.99. I definitely say its worth that price. If your a horror fan, and are as much a fan of Jaws as I am, then you will need to set aside the perfection of that film in order to watch this one. If your in the market for a good "Killer Shark Story", do yourself a favor and buy Jaws. Even if you've seen it 100 times like I have, It blows this movie far, far, far outta the water.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best shark movie since Jaws!


      This was a great shark movie, my wife and I loved it! Best one since Jaws, (have there been any others?) The acting was great (minus LL Cool J), the plot was decent, and there's plenty of shark action! If you were a fan of Jaws, I think you'll enjoy this movie. I highly recommend it! (Just ignore LL Cool J. It still baffles me how he keeps ending up with roles in movies, he's a terrible actor! I would say it's for popularity, but he hasn't been popular since the early 90s.)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An exciting and original film.

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      I think that "Deep Blue Sea" was one of the greatest, creative and original horror films of all-time and it was also one of my favorite horror films of all-time. I have seen and enjoyed this film several times and I also think that "Deep Blue Sea" had a lot of entertaining and enjoyable action, mystery and suspense and a really great and amazing cast and personal storylines.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Classic

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      What a true late 90's classic. Out of all the shark movies this is by far a must have for any Blu-ray collection! The movie about a corporate company that performs Oceanic experiments on sharks. What the company and scientist didn't know is they made and release one of the most dangerous sharks to date. Great movie! Also did I mention Samuel L Jackson's death??? Lol..

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie


      I just had this movie last week on blue ray but before i saw that in theater,i think it's an outstanding movie that has a big time suspense and great screen shots and a very clear picture just wonderful movie of killer sharks that are so realistic,the only thing i say is the price is little more for being an ten years old movie,but it's well worth to watch it !!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      One of the better shark films

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      There are a lot of shark films. Ranging from the amazing Jaws to the really bad Shark Night. This ok, however, is pretty darn good. Featuring Mako sharks instead of the usual Great White, it's nice to see a decent plot instead of all of the Jaws copycats where they just appear and cause terror.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Watch it if there is nothing to do


      The movie isn't all they great. The sharks are scary and smart but the whole movie wasn't all that good to me. The only thing I have to say is check out Carter Blake the shark expert (Thomas Jane). Count how many times he falls, I think in every scene he was in he always seems to be falling down. I think it was funny.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Mutant Sharks Unite!


      I love stupid movies where mutant animals take over the planet. This has all the best stuff from those movies, plus a really good plot and action and scare factor that puts it above B Movie status. It is AWESOME. If you like scary movies or shark movies or Samuel L. Jackson, you absolutely must see this movie!

      I would recommend this to a friend

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