Amphibian Man

 (26)7.11 h 32 min1962PG
People living in a seaside town are frightened by reports about an unknown creature in the ocean. Nobody knows what it is, but it's really the son of Doctor Salvator. The doctor performed surgery on his son and now young Ichtiandr can live underwater. This gives him certain advantages, but creates a lot of problems.
Vladimir ChebotaryovGennadiy Kazanskiy
Vladimir KorenevAnastasiya VertinskayaMikhail Kozakov
Science FictionDramaAction
English [CC]
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Anatoliy SmiraninNikolai SimonovVladlen DavydovSergey BoyarskiyAnatoliy IvanovValeri KudryashovNikolay KuzminMikhail MedvedevYuri MedvedevAnna NikritinaTito RomalioGeorgi TusuzovAleksandr Zakharov
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3.8 out of 5 stars

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J. MOLDOVANReviewed in the United States on September 16, 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars
Time travel, the easy way
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I have recently started to revisit the movies of my childhood, which have remained memorable for me after all these years. This movie more or less completes my journey back in time.

Today of course we are used to huge and spectacular digital extravaganzas with lots of twists and turns and whizzbang special effects and, paradoxically, science fiction itself is no longer the major source of wonder and excitement it once was. As a result, this movie is unlikely to appeal to today's young people who would view it as a quaint, somewhat stilted, relic from the past. But anyone who is willing to suspend some of their skepticism for a short time, and see this film for what it is, would be rewarded with a genuine cinematic treat.

The story is neither novel nor terribly original, in fact it is rather predictable. It is about love, bravery, friendship, hope for the future and the obstacles that we humans place in the way of achieving these. In other words it is the story of all stories we love and remember - only here it is told in a beautiful and sensitive way with exceptional production values and wonderful acting. Perhaps as a naive youngster this movie had a greater impact on me than it can ever have on the world-weary and cynical old man I have become, but I can safely say that if I were seeing this movie for the first time it would still remain a moving, memorable and treasured experience.

The amazing video and sound quality and general production values lavished on this DVD are in a class of their own. To produce an undoubtedly niche product with such loving care and with so many additional features speaks volumes for the dedication of the publisher. This movie is highly recommended and definitely belongs in your film library!
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BabearReviewed in the United States on May 21, 2007
4.0 out of 5 stars
Return to your Easter Bloc childhood
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My wife had told me of this film she had seen on TV as a little girl in Cuba. Apparently it was played quite often because many Cubans I spoke to were familiar with it and had fond memories associated with it. A friend said she had seen it here and was disappointed because it was campier than she had recalled, but she did remember the title and so I was able to find it for my wife. We watched it together, and sure, it was dated, but she enjoyed it just as much as I enjoyed seeing again Mighty Joe Young after thirty years, recognizing its flaws, yet still able to appreciate and recall the experience of seeing it as a child. The film is frequently dark and grainy and difficult to see. The villain is stock - an oyster boat captain who forces his worker's beautiful daughter to marry him and wants to capture in the amphibian man the ultimate oyster diver. The hero, a young man whose scientist father had performed the operation that allowed him to breathe under water, has that wide-eyed innocent yet self-assured look of Terence Hill in My Name is Nobody. The story is actually familiar to anyone who's ever seen Splash or The Little Mermaid - your typical fish-out-of-water story, but more a drama than a comedy with mild socialist overtones. Not a great movie, but worth seeing, I think.
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FarthionReviewed in the United States on October 8, 2017
1.0 out of 5 stars
Этот фильм только на русском
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No subtitles, and I don't speak Russian. The description doesn't say, "Russian Only", so one would have expected subtitles. Not being into silent films, nor listening to Slavic languages, this is less a review of the movie itself than it is of the fact that it's listed in such a way as to make people who don't speak the language in the film think they might understand it. This is not a review of the DVD, which MAY have subtitles (or even n English track, for all I know), but on Amazon Prime Streaming, it's pointless.

Unless, of course, you speak Russian, in which case you might like it. I found it confusing, and I'm not really sure the language barrier was an issue
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James AReviewed in the United States on December 30, 2017
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Five Stars
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Phenomenal Movie!
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Blake BarrettReviewed in the United States on August 13, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Russians in sombreros fight with Lady Gaga of the Sea.
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I randomly picked this out of Amazon's Prime Recommendations and I totally loved it!
I enjoyed how each of the characters were, in some way, introduced and highlighted, leaving you feeling sympathetic to every character.
I couldn't, quite tell, if it was supposed to be set in a Soviet Block country or if it was supposed to be Central America, either way, those are some wicked sombreros.
MAHBUB RAHMAnReviewed in the United States on October 1, 2005
2.0 out of 5 stars
The Amphibian Man
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I saw this movie long time ago in the movie theater. I know I liked it then. Some thing must have changed. May be it is my age. When I saw the movie in DVD, I was totally disappointed. The DVD quality was very poor. The story was average. I regret buying this movie.

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VilenanovaReviewed in the United States on January 3, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesome movie!
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Beautiful movie, amazing soundtrack, great actors... Just keep watching the movie over and over again. Ichtiander is sooo handsome!!! :)
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Stephen W. BridgewaterReviewed in the United States on January 9, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
recommend this film for study and enjoyment
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The Amphibian Man. This was a great recommend. This film, to the Russians has the equal popularity to western film, Wizard of Oz.
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