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She Gods of Shark Reef (1958)

Approved  |   |  Adventure  |  August 1958 (USA)
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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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Roger Corman said the original title was simply "Shark Reef" but A.I.P. expanded it to "She Gods of Shark Reef" even though no one knew just who or what the "She Gods" were. 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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Mahia: [upon learning that Jim has stolen the pearls] Nobody try to stop you?
Jim, alias Lee Johnston: Nobody.
Chris, alias Christy Johnston: Nobody?
Jim, alias Lee Johnston: [to Chris] What are you trying to do, cross-examine me?
Mahia: But there is always somebody guarding storehouse. You did not see her?
Chris, alias Christy Johnston: All right I saw her.
Chris, alias Christy Johnston: And she didn't try to stop you?
Jim, alias Lee Johnston: She won't be stopping anybody for a long time...
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Referenced in Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) See more »

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Nearer My Love to You
Written by Jack Lawrence and Frances Hall
Sung by Sylvia Syms
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Dear (She-) God, make it STOP!!!
26 July 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

A simple, one-lined description of this movie would sound a little like: two guys wash ashore a tropical island exclusively inhabited by women that dive for pearls all day and worship ocean Gods… Terrific! Sounds like a movie many (male) exploitation fans would want to see. Or better yet, where can we go to book our very own holiday to this island? In reality, however, "She Gods of Shark Reef" is nothing but a good-looking package with absolutely no content. Roger Corman is one of the greatest and most important directors in (B-) movie history, but many of his obscure mini-budget productions of the late 50's really aren't worth bothering for. Movies like "Creature from the Haunted Sea", "Attack of the Crab Monsters" or this "She Gods of Shark Reef" were shot in a period of only a few days and without a real script, merely because Corman had a handful of extra dollars to spend and/or wanted to make more out of a certain filming location. The events take place in Hawaii and the beautiful images of this wonderful place are the ONLY reason to give this movie a glimpse. It's one of Corman's first movies shot in color and the place does look enchanting even though nothing really is happening there. The two male leads are supposed to be running from the law and the female leader of the island doesn't want them there, especially not since one of them is after her slave girls. The other guy is more interested in the shiny pearls, so needless to say he's not going to make it out alive. Or is he? You better not be expecting any vicious shark-attacks or virgin sacrifices, because you WILL feel cheated. The closest we come to an action sequence is when a native girl encourages the handsome blond guy to dance with her. Despite the gorgeous setting and promising (but misleading) title, this is one of the most boring films I ever watched. 63 minutes never lasted this long. Sorry, Roger…


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