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Incident at Loch Ness

3.0 out of 5 stars 91 customer reviews

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When renowned director Werner Herzog and fellow filmmaker Zak Penn set off to explore the legend of Scotland's Loch Ness monster, they uncover much more than they bargained for. Unexplained sightings of the creature and chaos among the crew create an uneasy feeling that things aren't what they seem. But what really happened on the infamous lake remains a mystery.

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Nothing is quite as it seems in Incident at Loch Ness, an entertaining pseudo-documentary comment on cinematic fakery. Conceived and directed by Hollywood screenwriter Zak Penn, this half-clever ruse begins with a master-stroke by casting German director Werner Herzog as himself, preparing to film a documentary about Scotland's mysterious Loch Ness monster. As this film-within-a-film is chronicled by a documentary crew led by renowned cinematographer John Bailey, "producer" Penn rises to apparently impossible heights of ineptitude, until it becomes obvious (indeed, it's the film's near-fatal flaw) that there is no "reality" here at all--just a very amusing pile-up of falsehoods. Penn's onto something good here, and Herzog is by far the film's greatest asset, maintaining a credible commitment to the ruse with a hilarious and fiercely believable performance. Still, the ideas at play are better than Penn's execution of them, so you'll have to play along, in Blair Witch fashion, even after the film's ploy becomes clear. Penn and Herzog provide a worthwhile commentary track, adding another layer of observation to Penn's multilayered con game. --Jeff Shannon

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Product Details

  • Actors: John Bailey, Kitana Baker, Elisabeth Beristain, Gabriel Beristain, David A. Davidson
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG-13
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: March 1, 2005
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006UEVNQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,251 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Incident at Loch Ness" on IMDb

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I didn't know what to expect when I was given this dvd as a Christmas gift. I enjoyed the film very much, mostly due to Werner Herzog's performance. He shines despite Zack Penn's best efforts to steal the lime light. Although I didn't get all the jokes, I found myself laughing throughout most of the film.

What I was most happy about was all the dvd easter eggs. Without giving it away, I'll say the commentary by Werner and Zack was by far the most entertaining commentary I've heard.
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I used to be such a huge fan of Christopher Guest's movies but it seems to me that recently, they've all started to feel exactly the same. The same actors, the same jokes... I'm bored. That's why I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this movie at a film festival. If you like mockumentaries, this is like a breath of fresh air. It's the story of how Werner Herzog tries to shoot a documentary on the Loch Ness Monster but everything goes horribly wrong.

Part of the brilliance of the movie is the use of Werner Herzog as the lead character. As a fan of his, I never could have imagined that he would have appeared in a film like this. The film sends up Herzog's reputation of being demanding and violent on the set perfectly... for example, in this movie, demonic producer Zak Penn pulls a gun on him (echoing the near-legendary confrontation between Herzog and Kinski in Aguirre). There are a lot of moments like this for the cinefile who knows enough about the director to be surprised and amused. Kudos to Werner Herzog for being such a good sport.

I should also point out that I have no interest in the Loch Ness Monster, but this movie kept me riveted by focusing less on the monster and more on the loons who think the monster is real. Special mention must be given to the ridiculous and insane Cryptozoologist who almost steals the film. Basically, anyone who is a fan of Werner Herzog or just wants some good laughs must see this film. I am definitely looking forward to Herzog's next adventure...hopefully in search of Big Foot or something...
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This movie was really bad. It was supposed to be a tongue in cheek mockumentary, but it was just plain silly. They should have consulted an actual comedian on the comedy. The acting was wooden and fell flat. Others have made a comparison to Spinal Tap, but that was actually a well done film.
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Zak Penn should never EVER work on any movie. He sucks. He didn't care one bit about those who died and he stole the life raft to save his own skin. I may be a novice when it comes to movies, but I will say this. My grandchildren wrote and produced better than he could and that was when they were 7 years old. And anyone who agrees to be in one of his movies better beware. As I watched this, I saw him taking advantage of everyone around him, lying, and cheating them. I feel for the families of those who died. Yet, all Zak could say is how if you watch any film, people die. The problem is that those people will live to make other movies. I suspect the ones who died in this one will never be seen or heard from again. He should be put in jail at least manslaughter for tampering with the radio.
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It's not that easy writing a spoiler-free review of Incident at Loch Ness, an entertaining piece of mythmaking flim-flammery and an enjoyable addenda to Werner Herzog's own documentary filmmaking, following the director on his ill-fated Loch Ness film as he finds himself increasingly at odds with producer Zak Penn's interference. Considering Penn's commitment to authenticity involves as much window dressing and outright fakery as he can manage, that's not surprising, but when the fun is over it does manage to raise some points about the validity of documentaries as actual documents of reality in a time when the form's popularity has led to increasing sensationalism and `recreations' to stand out from the pack. But this is first and foremost the Werner Herzog Show, and he doesn't disappoint, whether it's his reaction to an unexpected addition to the crew ("She doesn't luke layk a sonar operator") or arguing with his gun-toting producer who has obviously heard one Klaus Kinski story too many ("Zat's a myvvf! Ay neffer directed anybody at gunpoint!"). Some of the crew are too obviously playing up for the documentary cameras while the last third of the film overplays its hand, but it's hard to dislike a film with exchanges like "Well, at least we're not dragging the boat over a hill." "Vat vos zat?" "Uh, nothing." Although looking at the finished product, I couldn't help wonder how poor Kevin Cowle, one of the few genuinely helpful and competent people at Scottish Screen, felt about his screen credit here: first being famously taken for a ride by the producers of Beneath Loch Ness and now this...Read more ›
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Basically, and trying not to spoil anything, this film is all about the Easter eggs. Casual watchers may find themselves scratching their heads, IF they don't thoroughly explore the menus AFTER they've watched. What I mean is, this is a movie for which ANY review has at least the POTENTIAL to spoil EVERYTHING for prospective viewers. Having said all that... If the "ecstatic truth" is what you seek, then you probably shouldn't watch this movie. Otherwise, get it...watch it...and you'll be rewarded with a very funny movie...uh, once you "get it." First I got it, then I "got it," and finally, I'm glad I got all of it: Zack Penn at his Herzogian-est. Fire THAT writer!
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