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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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Murray Cruchley ...
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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 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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It's not just a ship... it's a killing machine! See more »


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7 March 1980 (USA)  »

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CAD 4,500,000 (estimated)
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The name of the old black-and-white musical film shown on the "Death Ship" was the 1936 British musical picture Everything Is Rhythm (1936). See more »

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When the group first comes up upon the ship after it sunk the cruise ship, you see one of the windows open up, you can clearly see a person's arm when he opens the window, it is supposed to be opened by a ghost, which it clearly isn't. See more »

Quotes

Trevor Marshall): Where do you plan to sail her?
Ashland: Into eternity, Marshall. Eternity.
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I remember it from 20 years ago-Better than the film- Ghost Ship-
13 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film, "Death Ship", while it was a made for TV movie, is actually pretty scary. Considering it has been awhile since I saw it last (then I recently rented it). George Kennedy is the main character, and is rather creepy in this movie.

It is definitely worth viewing. The set of an abandoned Nazi ship conjures up the torture chambers and murder which occurred there. There are also some strange sound effects, the voices he hears remind one of what the gas chambers must have sounded like. The ship itself is a nightmare, and the acting is plausible.

If you have seen the recent "Ghost Ship", with Gabriel Byrne and Ron Eldard, rent this film, It is a lot more frightening with a better story to it. 7/10.


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