The Shallows [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] [2016]

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    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1030 out of 1083)

    Synopsis


    The Shallows
    Young surfer Nancy (Blake Lively) travels to a secluded beach in search of a secret spot that her mother had discovered years earlier. While paddling out into the waves, she is hunted by a great white shark and stranded on an embankment away from the shoreline. Alone and wounded, she attempts to survive the attack and get ashore in this thriller directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Blake Lively
      Blake Lively - Nancy
    • Óscar Jaenada
      Óscar Jaenada - Carlos
    • Brett Cullen
      Brett Cullen - Father
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      Jose Manuel - Surfer



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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      well executed

      Posted
      Beechwood818
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      In a sea (my big book of puns was handy) of bad shark movies, this one works. This sort of plot you understand even before buying the DVD, if not... Just off-shore, a great white shark strands a girl on a rock. Simple. Most horror films are simple. What makes or breaks them is execution and this one is well executed. The setting and filmography are first rate - this is a beautifully shot film. The special effects are terrific and the shark looks very real. The acting is solid as Blake Lively convinces as the film's hero. The villain (shark), again looks real, and is presented as the lurking terror that would scare anyone. The pace is steady and effective as the stakes continue to rise throughout. This is a Hollywood monster movie so yes, the shark does a few things that are skeptically farfetched: knocks a whale twenty feet, catches on fire, bites through metal, and pursues a lone surfer like a vengeful stalker in a Lifetime movie. Most of those things I could also attribute to Jaws - so let's take it easy, lighten up, and not forget that we're watching a monster movie. While this is not Jaws, this film contains enough to deliver what it should. A decent grab-the-popcorn, let's-take-scary-ride-and-be-entertained, what-if story.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      This shark movie delivers

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      Pike
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      In a sea (my big book of puns was handy) of bad shark movies, this one works. This sort of plot you understand even before buying the DVD, if not... Just off-shore, a great white shark strands a girl on a rock. Simple. Most horror films are simple. What makes or breaks them is execution and this one is well executed. The setting and filmography are first rate - this is a beautifully shot film. The special effects are terrific and the shark looks very real. The acting is solid as Blake Lively convinces as the film's hero. The villain (shark), again looks real, and is presented as the lurking terror that would scare anyone. The pace is steady and effective as the stakes continue to rise throughout. This is a Hollywood monster movie so yes, the shark does a few things that are skeptically farfetched: knocks a whale twenty feet, catches on fire, bites through metal, and pursues a lone surfer like a vengeful stalker in a Lifetime movie. Most of those things I could also attribute to Jaws - so let's take it easy, lighten up, and not forget that we're watching a monster movie. While this is not Jaws, this film contains enough to deliver what it should. A decent grab-the-popcorn, let's-take-scary-ride-and-be-entertained, what-if story.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      4K UHD Blu-Ray review

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      Mike
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      This review is for the UHD (Ultra HD) Blu-Ray version of The Shallows - Review was done on a 2016 LG OLED 4K TV using an Oppo UDP-203 Ultra HD player I won't go much into the movie details but will say that the movie itself was very enjoyable. With limited Ultra HD titles available, I've found myself buying some great looking movies.. even if the movie isn't that good. This movie was a great mix. The movie comes in a 2-disc set: Disc 1 is the 4K version of the movie (requires an Ultra HD Blu-Ray player), disc 2 is the 1080p Blu-Ray version of the movie with the extras. The movie is in 2.39:1 ratio (black bars on the top/bottom) and has Dolby Atmos audio for those with an Atmos receiver. The movie itself looked great. Being a mix of shot in 4K and 2K, with the effects mastered in 2K.. I was surprised with how great it looked. Being an outdoor movie, it really shows off the great location they shot it in. Grain/noise was relatively low throughout while the HDR really made the beach/water pop. Definitely a "demo disc" to show off the 4K quality while also being a very enjoyable movie. One of the top 10 titles I've viewed so far, right up there with The Revenant and some others. Highly recommended for anyone with a 4KTV and 4K UHD Blu Ray Player!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Solid Entry into the Survival Genre

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      Bernhart10
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      The current trend in films toward the single actor survival genre as produced many great films. Gravity, the Revenant, The Martian, all focus largely on a single actor as they struggle with an overwhelming situation. The Shallows is another entry into this genre and is also very well done by in large. These types of films give an actor a great deal of screen time, and thus a great deal of time to well, act. Blake Lively does a fine job demonstrating the agony of not only her physical wounds but also of being so close to salvation. The shark as a villain as opposed to a force of nature is interesting. Although I think the studio anthropomorphized the shark a little bit for effect. While a shark may attempt to defend a whale carcass from competition, it does spend an inordinate time pursuing the humans. A dead whale would draw sharks from far and wide, and the shark would likely have to return to the carcass to defend it from other predators. That wouldn't make for much of a movie however, so the shark pursues the humans with something akin to a human grudge. While perhaps not an accurate representation of shark behavior, it does make for a thrilling movie! One that perhaps isn't as good as the very best in this genre, but a solid entry non the less.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I couldn't give it 4.5 stars :( So 5 it is... Why?

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      Waszak1977
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      Well, I bought this film when it finally reached my $9.99 or below benchmark for films that I have reached the, "I have no idea why it was made" category. A girl stuck on a rock (or Buoy) with a rabid shark circling.......... Hmm, how on earth could this even remotely be interesting and relevant in today's reality? So I did what I said and waited until Bestbuy dropped it to $9.99 or less (and it was only for a week I think?) regardless. Bought it. Got home and went into the 165" home Theater! Surprisingly I wasn't bored and enjoyed the film. It felt grounded. Loved some of the shots and there are great scenes. They didn't go crazy with the intensity build ups. Nothing of the sort. From beginning to end I expected an over the top Jaws experience, yet walked away with a solid feeling that I had watch an interesting story about surviving a tuff situation. I liked it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Thriller at its Best

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      cwlw
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      After Credits you are met with spectacular cinematography of waves slurping against a pleasant isolated beach with wind-blown palms in the background, serine pan shots of waves and the water’s-action - all accompanied by a sound-track that is nothing short of brilliant and superbly filmed shots of spectacular surfboarding that’s out of this world. The film had a very wide range of visual and special effects along with heavily choreographed scenes – it can be easily said that there was a steady flow action or some kind of visual movement throughout the entire film. Blake was stupendous as solo, and she carried the show to an exceptionally high entertainment level – she is a remarkable actress.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      HDR pops, plot not so much.

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      NOWitsOK
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      If you are looking for a movie with GREAT ocean HDR which really pops, look no further. The scenes in this movie, especially the aerial shots are like WOW! Unfortunately the really isn't much of a story. If you took away the director trying to give all the great aerial shots this story could be told in a much shorter time. Unlike those books you read that are reduced to a point people generally complain too much is left out, in my opinion this movie was intentionally was dragged out. So its not for everyone. Now with that being said, I going to recommend this version because if you are reading this as a 4K review and you are looking for visually stunning 4K HDR then you will love this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Review of service/item, not of the movie

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      SGATE
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      We ordered the blu-ray disk online and it arrived but did not work on our blu=ray player. We took it to the Palmdale Store. We went to customer service and they happily exchanged our disk for another, which we took home and found it also did not work. We used a disk cleaner and blue out any dust and tried again. It worked. Final verdict. Ordering online was easy. It arrived promptly. The store was cooperative with us exchanging it. We are satisfied with the purchase. Also, the movie is good but not for the squeamish. :D

      I would recommend this to a friend



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