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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray director Jaume Collet-Serra’s (Unknown, Orphan) new film The Shallows (2016), starring Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen, and Sedona Legge. The two releases will be available for purchase on September 27.
Official synopsis: In the taut thriller The Shallows, Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a great white shark and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills. It’s Jaws for a new generation.
Shooting in The Shallows
How to Build a Shark
Finding The Perfect Beach: Lord Howe Island
When Sharks Attack
4K Blu-ray Technical Specs:
Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible)
Multiple subtitle options
My review of The Shallows:
Economic and immersive, »
- Tom Stockman
The Shallows, 2016.
Directed by Jaume Collet Serra.
A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.
When I first heard about The Shallows, my immediate thought was that it would be a gratuitously shot film of an attractive woman in a bikini stranded on a rock waiting for someone to save her. I’m so delighted that I was wrong about this one! The Shallows is a tremendous tense thriller that will have you jumping at points and on the edge of your seat for the rest.
Nancy (Lively) is taking some time off from med school after the death of her Mother. She finds a secluded secret beach in Mexico where her Mother stayed and decides to enjoy the surf. After »
- Helen Murdoch
Identity crisis. Airplane hijinks. Killer sharks. Is there a common thread here? “All my movies have a concept,” director Jaume Collet-Serra recently explained to IndieWire when asked about how his latest film, “The Shallows,” fits into his oeuvre of thrillers like “Non-Stop” and “Unknown.”
This time around, however, the Catalan filmmaker had much bigger fish to fry than “it takes place all in one night” or “everything happens on a plane,” as the Blake Lively-starring nail-biter features a single beach-set location, a compressed timeline and a giant, very angry shark.
Set entirely on a secluded beach in Mexico, “The Shallows” stars Blake Lively as the resourceful Nancy, who has sought out the isolated surf spot because it’s the place that her recently deceased mother loved when she was younger. What starts as a personal pilgrimage swiftly becomes a bloody fight for survival when a rogue shark attacks Nancy, »
- Kate Erbland
Hollywood has an interesting history with movies about sharks. Steven Spielberg pretty much nailed it so impossibly hard and expertly with Jaws in 1975, that it has been very difficult for any movie prominently featuring a shark to live up to that very high bar ever since. Many have tried, few have succeeded. But sharks are still scary, and people still buy tickets to movies that have sharks in them, so occasionally we will get a shark movie. This summer is one of those occasions, and this time it is former Gossip Girl Blake Lively who is at the mercy of nature's perfect killing machine in The Shallows.
Coming from Sony Pictures, this thriller centers almost entirely on Nancy (Blake Lively), who is in Mexico mourning the loss of her mother, who seems to have died of cancer based on a picture that Nancy looks at on her phone. It is »
The decision to catch just one last wave almost costs Nancy (Blake Lively) her life in the first of two clips from Sony's new thriller The Shallows, hitting theaters June 29. This clip shows Nancy interacting with two fellow surfers who plan on calling it a day, when Nancy reveals she wants to stay out for just one more run. Little does she know that a deadly shark is lurking in these seemingly-peaceful waters.
The second clip , which surfaced on YouTube, features Nancy showing off her surfing skills for these strangers, before this killer shark is seen stalking its prey. With just a few weeks left until The Shallows hits theaters on June 29, it isn't known if another trailer will be released from this upcoming thriller. Blake Lively leads a minimalist cast that also includes Oscar Jaenada, Sedona Legge and Brett Cullen.
This taut thrill-ride centers on Nancy (Blake Lively), who is surfing on a secluded beach, when she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude. We learned in an earlier trailer that Nancy has come to this beach after her mother passed away, but there isn't much else we know about the story. This project was formerly known as In the Deep, which previously had Louis Leterrier set to direct.
Sony Pictures has set a June 29 release date, which falls on the Wednesday before The Bfg, The Purge: Election Year and The Legend of Tarzan are set to hit theaters. Jaume Collet-Serra directs The Shallows. The filmmaker was first introduced to audiences with his 2005 remake House of Wax, but he has become better known for his collaborations with action icon Liam Neeson. They first worked together on 2011's Unknown, before reuniting on Non-Stop and last year's Run All Night. They will next team-up for The Commuter, which arrives in 2017.
Anthony Jaswinski wrote The Shallows, a script that wound up on the coveted Black List. He also wrote the 2010 thriller Vanishing on 7th Street, Kristy and his directorial debut Killing Time. Weimaraner Republic Pictures partners Lynn Harris and Matti Leshem are producing. Take a look at these new clips from The Shallows, and stay tuned for more as we get closer to the June 29 release date.
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The final Us trailer for Sony’s Blake Lively-led survival horror thriller film The Shallows teaches those who watch it a lesson in self-reliance. The preview is entitled “The Beginning,” as it mainly just features footage from the beginning of the movie, although it also teases Nancy’s life-or-death confrontation with the great white shark seen in other promotional materials. The trailer also offers up a glimpse at the film’s beautiful atmosphere and Flavio Labiano’s gorgeous cinematography. Check it out for yourself below…
A young woman who is dealing with the recent death of her mother is surfing on an isolated beach and gets stranded 20 yards off shore on a buoy. What lies between her and the shore is a huge great white shark.
- Justin Cook
Earlier this year, Ryan Reynolds proved that R-rated superhero movies can hit it big at the box office, with his smash hit Deadpool shattering records left and right. Later this month, the actor's wife Blake Lively is hoping for a hit of her own with the upcoming shark thriller The Shallows, which hits theaters on June 29. Today we have a final trailer, which takes a unique approach to the journey Blake Lively's character Nancy must endure.
Sony Pictures debuted this new trailer on YouTube, which features plenty of footage but no dialogue from Blake Lively. Instead, the footage is matched with audio from a 1951 educational video entitled Developing Self-Reliance, with the narrator talking about how developing skills for self-reliance takes hard work. The footage shows Nancy surfing by herself, when a massive shark knocks her off her board, forcing her to take refuge on a rock, while this deadly predator circles around her. »
In the 41 years since Jaws hit theaters, there have been countless thrillers where people must square off against a killer shark. The great white vs. man genre gets a new entry this summer with Sony Pictures' The Shallows, which puts a new twist on the shark movie. We got our first look at this beachside drama back in March. Today, we have an all-new trailer that gives us a pretty great look at the star of the movie, and we're not talking about Blake Lively.
The Sony Pictures YouTube page delivered this latest sneak peek, which will have you thinking twice before surfing in a remote locale. This taut thrill-ride centers on Nancy (Blake Lively), who is surfing on a secluded beach, when she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, »
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