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She Gods of Shark Reef (1958)

Approved | | Adventure | August 1958 (USA)
Two brothers, one wanted for murder, are shipwrecked on an island inhabited by nubile young women who have amassed a valuable cache of pearls.

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Two men escaping the police by ship are blown off course by a typhoon and shipwrecked on an uncharted island populated by women who make a living diving for pearls. What the men don't know is that the women are also part of a shark cult that sacrifices young virgins to the sharks in the surrounding ocean in order to appease the shark gods. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Beautiful maidens in a Lush Tropical Paradise ruled by a Hideous Stone God! See more »

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Lovers of "beefcake" will note that Bill Cord and Don Durant spend the entire movie completely bare-chested. See more »

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In the room when the woman is laying on the bed. The blond guy stands up quickly and the boom mic is slow to go up. See more »

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Chris, alias Christy Johnston: I thought I saw something *just* inside the reef.
Queen Pua: That is home of shark god Tangaroa. That place taboo. Shark god angry long time now. Bring many bad storms, much bad fortune.
Chris, alias Christy Johnston: Well he certainly didn't bring *us* any luck. Is there anything we can do to get him in a better humor?
Queen Pua: Tangaroa... angry.
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Nearer My Love to You
Written by Jack Lawrence and Frances Hall
Sung by Sylvia Syms
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unpredictable, and quite fresh for a Corman work
22 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What will stick out most in this low budget affair is that it truly is low budget. You can tell not much is spent in this story of a prison escape of two men, aided by the brother of one, to meet with a hurricane, and get stranded on an island of beautiful women who fish for pearls in shark infested waters.

But Corman does a good job of keeping things fresh. This is a "cheese" film, make no mistake, and was meant to showcase a pair of hunks and a few gorgeous gals.

You can tell no money is wasted. But we don't mind that we don't see a ship torn apart by a hurricane. Only the most hopeless of dorks would complain about the lack of special effects, so long as the story is told.

There could have been more organization, however. The credits I saw on utube don't even begin to match the names of the characters. If you look at the credits while watching the movie, you'll go "Huh?".

And the bad brother is a bit cliché in his consistent evil doings. May as well let him muse over taking over the world with James Bond as a nemesis.

Still, the ending is totally unpredictable, particularly for Corman, and particularly for modern audiences. One has to be fairly impressed that Corman can at least keep from giving us a cliché to end this one.


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