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Release Date:
27 January 1978 (USA) See more »
It Came Up, Up, Up from the Bermuda Depths
Scientists investigating the briny deep are threatened by a giant turtle and the spirit of a young brunette swimmer in the Bermuda Triangle. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Haunting definitely seems to be "the" word to describe The Bermuda Depths! See more (95 total) »


  (in credits order)

Directed by
Tsugunobu Kotani  (as Tom Kotani)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Overgard 
Arthur Rankin Jr.  story

Produced by
Jules Bass .... producer
Benni Korzen .... associate producer
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... producer
Original Music by
Maury Laws 
Cinematography by
Jeri Sopanen (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Barry Walter 
Casting by
Shirley Rich 
Art Direction by
Katzov Satsoya 
Costume Design by
Emma Randolph 
Makeup Department
Fern Buchner .... makeup artist
Production Management
Barbara Hilse .... production supervisor
Art Department
Donald Berry .... special props
Peter Politanoff .... property master
Jane Vickery .... special props
Beverly Welch .... special props
Gary Zeller .... special props
Sound Department
Francis Daniel .... sound
Richard Elder .... sound mixer
Keith Gardner .... boom operator
Jill Savic .... sound effects editor
Jim Tatum Jr. .... sound effects editor
Wendy Warner .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Kinshiro Ohkubo .... special effects associate producer (as Kinshiro Okubo)
Mark Segawa .... special effects director
Akihiko Takahashi .... special effects assistant director
Masaki Îzuka .... special effects associate producer (as Masaki Iizuka)
Visual Effects by
Minoru Nakano .... optical effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Douglas C. Hart .... first assistant camera (as Douglas Hart)
Michael Lesser .... gaffer
Jonathan Lumley .... best boy
Peter Moran .... still photographer
Dustin Smith .... key grip
George Waterman .... assistant camera: underwater photography
Stan Waterman .... underwater director of photography (as Stanton Waterman)
Tom Weston .... second assistant camera (as Thomas Weston)
Music Department
Jules Bass .... composer: song "Jennie"
Claude Carmichael .... vocalist "Jennie"
Kenjiro Hirose .... conductor
Kenjiro Hirose .... music arranger
John Richards .... music recordist
Other crew
Thomas Bush .... production assistant
J.A.D. Froud .... location manager
Nobuko Oganesoff .... assistant to director
Todd Rankin .... production assistant
Teddy Tucker .... diving consultant
Linda Wilkinson .... production assistant

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Japan:90 min | USA:98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Co-writer and producer Arthur Rankin Jr. eventually moved to Bermuda himself after making the film, and lived there for the rest of his life.See more »
Revealing mistakes: A turtles shell scales grow larger as it ages. So the heart with the initials J+M that Magnus carves into one of the turtles scales should have stayed in that one scale. But when we see a close up of the giant turtle at the end, the heart and initials are now covering parts of four different scales.See more »
Magnus Dens:[as Jennie dives back into the water after saving Magnus] Wait! What's your name?
Jennie Haniver:Jennie! Jennie Haniver!
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Movie Connections:
References Moby Dick (1956)See more »
JennieSee more »


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23 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Haunting definitely seems to be "the" word to describe The Bermuda Depths!, 25 December 2004
Author: jaxmetal from United States

This movie had a very profound effect upon my brother and I. We saw it in 1979 when I was 11 years old, and my brother was 7. I spent the next 20 years trying to tell people about the movie with the "Giant Turtle". Virtually nobody knew what I was talking about, and they thought I was nuts - but I knew that both my brother and I had seen it.

I caught part of the end of it in the late 1980's, probably on WGN or TBS late at night, and actually called one of my friends and made him turn it on, because he thought I was making the movie up. So there was another person to verify it's existence! LOL!

I wish that this movie would be released on DVD; I found it every bit as haunting as the 1974 film GARGOLYES. (Which I just happened to get today for Christmas on DVD! Thank God my Brother understands and loves these old movies as much as I do! Thanks Bro!!)

All I can say is, this Movie Rocks. IF it's on and you have to go to work, call in sick! If they won't let you have off -then Quit! Jobs are available all day long, "The Berumuda Depths" isn't!


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