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Kraken - Tentacles of the Deep (2006)

Charlie O'Connell , Victoria Pratt , Tibor Takács  |  R |  DVD
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Charlie O'Connell, Victoria Pratt, Kristi Angus, Cory Monteith, Jack Scalia
  • Directors: Tibor Takács
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: April 17, 2007
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,254 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Kraken - Tentacles of the Deep" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Secrets of the Deep

Editorial Reviews

Thirty years ago, Ray Reiter (Charlie O'Connell, TV's Sliders) witnessed the brutal death of his parents at sea by a strange, octopus-like creature. Now determined to exact revenge, he joins archeologist Nicole (Victoria Pratt, TV's Day Break) on a perilous high-seas expedition to find a legendary Greek Opal--said to be guarded by the very beast that murdered his family. As they come face to face with the killer Kraken, they must also battle a ruthless crime lord (Jack Scalia, Red Eye), who will stop at nothing to seize the coveted treasure for himself. Co-starring Christa Campbell (The Wicker Man).
Special Feature(s) include: "Secrets of the Deep" Featurette; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound; DTS; Widescreen

Customer Reviews

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh lordie!! April 17, 2007
"I've spent my whole professional career looking for this..." and the person who says this has to be all of 24 or 25 years old. Is this about a bad guy (Jack Scalia) or about a killer squid? Well, the plots are intertwined, but they really make no sense. We could have had two movies here. One about the search for treasure and the other about a guy trying to find the squid that killed his parents. This film had elements from "Tentacles", "Thunderball" and "Into the Blue". The acting was weak, the script was silly and the creature was from a special effects guy who is probably currently pursuing a different career path now. The ending was great. "Nobody's going to believe us" Well, they got that one right. I saw it and I don't believe is. The bottom line here is that if you see this one in the video store, keep looking. You can do better.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars AKA Deadly Waters June 18, 2007
An underwater photographer and an archeologist combine forces in this one. The photographer has spent most of his life trying to find out about a sea creature that killed his parents when he was a boy. The archeologist is looking for some ancient treasure that sank after being traded on the black market. To make things interesting a cutthroat businessman is trying to find the treasure as his family owned it at one time. An incident with the archeologist gets the attention of the photographer and he manages to get himself included on future dives. Of the three parties he is the only one who has any real idea of what might be lurking under the surface.'

If the treasure is found, it could validate a theory that a certain myth has a basis in fact. But if the photographer is right then there is a very large giant squid in the area and it is willing to go on the attack. Now we have four forces, two good (photographer and archeologist) and two bad (criminal and squid) and a treasure in the middle. How it all works out is up to the viewer to discover.

This movie was in production right when the first live giant squid was caught. The first picture of a live one actually supports the predatory behavior of this one. There are a lot of small references to Jaws and some other fun moments. The special effects were well coordinated and batter than in many movies. The extras were interesting although it was funny to hear them using a different film title. All in all a pretty good little film and a very good sea monster story. Check it out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Squid Pro Quo... May 18, 2009
I wasn't expecting much from this movie, so it was no big surprise that it had the distinct aroma of months old, sun-baked chum. KRAKEN: TENTACLES OF THE DEEP is the tale of a young man's quest to avenge the deaths of his parents (yep, they were kraken chow). It's also about some treasure-hunters and a gang of ne'er-do-wells (dressed in black of course) out to steal the sunken treasure. Oh yeah, there's a giant cgi squiddy in the mix as well. This Many-armed mess is almost as realistic as MR. LIMPET, and nearly as terrifying! In order to relive the horror of this movie, simply wrap your head in wet, well-cooked spaghetti while your cranium is submerged in the toilet. Flush. Repeat...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A university PhD (played by a young woman in a bikini, so she must have begun college at age 9), enlists two interns (a young guy, and a young girl in a bikini) to find ancient Greek artifacts off the coast of ... western Canada?

(KRAKEN was filmed in Bulgaria and Canada, according to the end credits.)

But these Greek artifacts are guarded by a Giant Squid! And he's traveled all over the globe, over the course of millennia (or his ancestors had?) to protect these artifacts. Giant Squid kills anyone on a boat who even comes near his Greek treasure.

Luckily, this tall, brawny hero guy (whose parents were killed by Giant Squid when he was a young lad) joins PhD Bikini Girl. He doesn't want the Greek artifacts -- he wants vengeance on the Squid!

I emphasize that's he's tall and brawny, because his role is that of a rather wimpy guy. Brawny Hero stands idly by as the Villain menaces PhD Bikini Girl. Brawny Hero is clearly miscast.

That's typical of KRAKEN. ALL of the acting and writing are awful.

The Villain is ... some rich guy. He dresses all in black, and barks villainous commands to his underlings like, "I don't want any slip-ups!"

Villain limps with a cane, making him all the more sinister. He tries to pressure PhD Bikini Girl to join forces and share the Greek treasures with him. "I have the money. You have the brains. We'd make a great team!"

Villain is accompanied by black-clad underlings, including a Lara Croft type woman in a black leather jacket, and black ponytail. Her "look" resembles Martine Beswick in that early James Bond film ... THUNDERBALL?

This Evil Underling Girl NEVER says a word. She just nods. Can this actress speak? Is she mute?
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1.0 out of 5 stars To many Times June 2, 2008
This Story has been done Way To many Times. The Beast, Creature, Octopuss and countless others have the same theme. Group goes searching for Evidence of giant squad or To Kill it and they get stuck at sea and must fend of the onslaught of tenticals. I have seen it all before.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great movie
great movie cant wait to watch and add to my collection-really good price-Victoria Pratt is a really good Canadian actress-happy custormer
Published 9 months ago by daniel koper
2.0 out of 5 stars Release the Kraken! Nah, never mind
Thrilling underwater action! I'm being sarcastic. Ray lost his parents to Tentacles of the Deep (or TotD) when he was a child. Read more
Published 18 months ago by walletboyniac
2.0 out of 5 stars Sci fi channel movie
Okay I rented this,This is your typical sci fi movie its a bomb!Personally the best part was victoria pratt in a bikini other then that phew!
Published on July 25, 2012 by d dalton
5.0 out of 5 stars kraken-tentacles of the deep
This is a great movie that I
saw.It has gore,creature
violence,action,terror.And the
most important thing a kinda
happy ending. Read more
Published on April 17, 2012 by Tammy N. Zhang
4.0 out of 5 stars kraken- tentacles of the deep
a good movie if you like creature features this is a good one to put in your collection good acting and good action
Published on September 20, 2009 by David D. Arnold Jr.
2.0 out of 5 stars Charlie O'Connell has to be the worst actor ever
i love crappy b-movies about giant creatures living in the water but this movie was pretty bad and not for the terrible plot or CGI but it was because of Charlie O'Connell. Read more
Published on January 2, 2008 by Tacos Rule!
1.0 out of 5 stars Geez...
I wish there was less than one star to give --- I watched this movie for about 20 minutes before shutting it off and adding it to my pile of "christmas gifts" ---
Published on September 12, 2007 by Seadreamer
2.0 out of 5 stars Calamari's Revenge
I'll give this movie a couple of kudos for some really nice shooting locations off the B.C. coast (great scenery) and for some good, atmospheric cinematography. Read more
Published on April 19, 2007 by William R. Hancock
2.0 out of 5 stars NEW SQUID ON THE BLOCK
Bless the Sci-Fi channel...without them, we wouldn't get our cheesy film fix, like in this low-budget howler. Read more
Published on April 18, 2007 by Michael Butts
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