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The Great White Shark strikes fear into the hearts of humans across the globe and this 1971 documentary features some fascinating underwater shots of the creature in its natural habitat.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: DOCUMENTARIES/MISC. Rating: NR UPC: 027616080226 Manufacturer No: M108022
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This movie (with its widescreen) puts Shark Week on Discovery Channel to shame! They just don't make movies like they used to. And by the way, it's G-rated. That's the cherry on top!
Enjoy this classic, before it becomes out of print. It seems it took forever to come out on DVD. And love that cover!!
- no dive computers, no DAN to evac you out, and never quite knowing what to expect. This is a true life adventure caught on tape when diving really was by the seat of your pants. If you are a diver or adventurer you must see this film. If you like the film buy the book that documents the adventure - Blue Meridian - The Search for the Great White Shark by Peter Matthiessen
The shark encounters might seem a bit tame by today's standards, especially if you are used to watching leaping Great Whites on NG's Shark Week and other wild-life shows. But the movie was shot in the innocent pre-Jaws early 70's, when few people knew much about sharks or shark behavior.
Watching the divers fend off schools of circling Oceanic White-tip sharks off South Africa is intense as it gets. Later, in Australian waters, you feel the adrenelin pumping as the divers film from inside cages while Great Whites rake their razor-sharp, serrated incisors along the bars.
A special treat is watching legends Stan Waterman, Valerie and Ron Taylor, Rodney Fox, and the late Peter Gimbel, diving in their prime, and then seeing them today and listening to them reprise their exciting experience.
The movie is unique and belongs in every ocean lover's collection.
As a side note, today we know that if they only travelled a little south from Durban, to Cape Town, instead of north, they would have seen plenty of Great Whites a lot sooner! But north at least made for a greater adventure.
**A bow to their Legacy**