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      The Bermuda Depths

      1978 1 hr. 40 min. Sci-Fi List
      Reviews 43% 50+ Ratings Audience Score A marine scientist (Burl Ives) and his party run into a swimming beauty (Connie Sellecca) and a giant prehistoric turtle. Read More Read Less

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      chris f Effects aside, this was a movie that stuck in my subconscious as a child. I found the story haunting and revisit it every time I see the Windows 10 login screen Bermuda picture. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I remember seeing this as a "Movie of the Week" on broadcast television as a small child. With the power of the internet I was able to find it and watch it again. As a B-movie it doesn't break any new ground. However, for its time it did everything solidly. The story moves along. The loose ends are forgivable and even add to the charm. The special effects seem quaint by today's standards but they don't particularly stand in the way of the story. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a remarkable movie. I first seen this film when it originally aired January 27, 1978 on ABC Friday Night Movies. The memories of the enormous turtle and the beautiful Connie Selleca haunted my dreams ever since. It is a movie filmed in Bermuda during the 70's and the special effects aren't so special. However, this movie does NOT require CGI to keep you interested. It is a storyline like no other before or since, and if you can overlook some obvious plot holes and weak acting (at times) you will have made some great memories too. HIGHLY recommended! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Ugh. Boring. When I watch something about the bermuda triangle, I want something scary. Failing that, something strange. The Bermuda Depths isn't either of these; it's just a lame romance with a giant turtle thrown in. Come on, a turtle? Does that even count as a monster? Would a giant turtle even be that dangerous? No. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Eerie, above-average made-for-TV movie, surprisingly good-looking and well-directed for the time. (The picture quality on the Warner Archives DVD release is generally great, too, even though it doesn't claim to be remastered.) Starring Leigh McCloskey (a.k.a. the sensitive hustler from "Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway") and Carl Weathers, and produced by animation team Rankin & Bass. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Wonderful, ethereally-atmospheric & rarely-seen film from Rankin/Bass, an oddly-original movie featuring an eclectic amalgamation of ghosts, a villainous Carl Weathers,the Bermuda Triangle, Burl Ives, The Devil incarnated as a giant sea turtle (Huh? I shit thee not, folks!!), and a heart-stoppingly-young-and-gorgeous Connie Sellecca, way before she was Mrs. John Tesh. The acting & special effects are servicable, but take a back seat to the fascinatingly different plotting. A total departure from anything you might be familiar with from the Home of Frosty, Rudolph, the Heat Miser,& the rest of their Holiday ilk, this is an effective, at times alternately chilling-&- bittersweet love story that works on multiple levels. With a palpable & unshakable dream-like quality you won't soon forget-- Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Jamie Han The Stranger (Seattle, WA) Kotani (billed here as "Tom Kotani") directs the hell out of this, from his fantastic day for night beach shots, to what amounts to be one of the best "just past magic hour" camera shots I've seen in a long time. Jan 8, 2022 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy A subpar effort that can probably only be appreciated through nostalgia-spritzed lens. Rated: 1.5/4 Apr 3, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A marine scientist (Burl Ives) and his party run into a swimming beauty (Connie Sellecca) and a giant prehistoric turtle.
      Tom Kotani
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