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Death Ship (1980)

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Survivors of a tragic shipping collision are rescued by a mysterious black ship which appears out of the fog. Little do they realise that the ship is actually a Nazi torture ship which has ... See full summary »

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Captain Ashland
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Trevor Marshall
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Nick
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Margaret Marshall
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Sylvia
Victoria Burgoyne ...
Lori
Jennifer McKinney ...
Robin Marshall
Danny Higham ...
Ben Marshall
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Jackie
Murray Cruchley ...
Parsons (as Lee Murray)
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Seaman No. 1
Tony Sherwood ...
Seaman No. 2
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Storyline

Survivors of a tragic shipping collision are rescued by a mysterious black ship which appears out of the fog. Little do they realise that the ship is actually a Nazi torture ship which has sailed the seas for years, luring unsuspecting sailors aboard and killing them off one by one. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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ship | nazi | survivor | boat | shower | See more »

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Those who survive the ghost ship are better off dead! See more »


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7 March 1980 (USA)  »

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CAD 4,500,000 (estimated)
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The footage showing the movement of the Death Ship was the result of filming from a small boat moving around the Death Ship. The crew shot for about an hour before the 'Death Ship' broke down. The rest of the required shots were achieved by faking movement, as the broken vessel was anchored and stationary. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, when the Death Ship is steaming full ahead at the cruiser, it is twilight. However, in the shots of the cruise ship it is clearly nighttime. See more »

Quotes

[on collision course with the titular ship]
Ashland: Signal him to alter course.
Seaman No. 1: I already have, sir.
Ashland: Well, signal him again, damnit.
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Edited from S.O.S. Titanic (1979) See more »

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Not as bad as they say
8 March 2003 | by (NSW, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies I saw as a kid, was terrified by and have been trying to find ever since.

I finally obtained a copy and watched it again for the first time in twenty years.

Until that moment though, I had sought out various opinions of the movie on the internet, the place where everyone has an opinion on everything, and I must say, the majority of comments I recieved were less than encouraging, however my mission would not be swayed.

Now, here I am having seen this obscure little flick again and I must say, it wasnt as bad as all that.

I think the sense of atmosphere and eeriness, while quite tacky, were effective and charming.

One scene that stood out in my mind since that fateful night I watched it as a child, is where Mrs. Morgan eats that poisoned lollie, turns into some creature, is killed and tossed overboard. Ah joyous memories


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