>> The Deep (BLU-RAY) (2009)

Title: The Deep

Genre: Action/Adventure

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Nck Nolte, Robert Shaw, Louis Gosset

Director: Peter Yates

Studio: Sony Pictures

Runtime: 124 Minutes

Release Date: July 7, 2009

Format: BLU-RAY

Discs: 1

Rating: 4.34 (out of 4.00)

Grade: A

Did You Know?

Coming off the success of the 1975 film adaptation of Peter Blanchley's Jaws Sony grabbed the rights to Blanchley's The Deep which was released in 1977. Both film adaptations feature actor Robert Shaw as well as writer Peter Benchley.

A young couple (Nick Nolte & Jacqueline Bisset) diving in Bermuda come across a sunken ship and discover treasure including a vile of morphine. Just one of thousands lost at sea and sought after by a local Haitian drug dealer (Louis Gosset). The couple turn to another local, a tough as nails treasure hunter (Robert Shaw) who takes them under his wing. Beautiful scenery but kind of a slow moving story.

QUALITY:
When the film begins and the opening title sequence comes on things look bad but don’t worry. Stick in there and you will be rewarded. The film style is the only thing that dates the films look but the transfer to BD takes full advantage of the beautiful tropical setting exposing the vivid color of the greenery and the ocean blue. Well worth upgrading for. Sound is decent in TrueHD 5.1 but doesn’t really utilize the full potential of a surround sound presentation.

BONUS FEATURES:
The Making of the Deep. This feature comes in just shy of 50 minutes and looks to be the original special presentation from when it was released. Great feature narrated by actor Robert Shaw but old.

Select Scenes from the 3 Hour Special Edition. These scenes have been touched up and look great. If you wish to delve deeper into….well, The Deep, a good place to look.

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