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Death Ship (1980)

A mysterious ghostly freighter rams and sinks a modern day cruise ship whose survivors climb aboard the freighter and discover that it is a WW2 Nazi torture vessel.

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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
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Seaman No. 2 (as Tony Sherwood)
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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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Cauchemar nazi  »

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CAD 4,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Producers Sandy Howard and Harold Greenberg's other 1980 picture was also a horror movie set on a vehicle but not on a boat but a locomotive it being Terror Train (1980). See more »

Goofs

When Ashland enters the bridge for the last time the captains chair has disappeared, but is shown again once the ships takes control of itself to ram the other ship. See more »

Quotes

Trevor Marshall): Where do you plan to sail her?
Ashland: Into eternity, Marshall. Eternity.
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Edited from The Last Voyage (1960) See more »

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Creepy and very atmospheric
3 March 2004 | by (Murfreesboro, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Ok, we've already stated the fact that I LOVE b-movies. A lot of them are cheesy, badly acted, and have horrible plots. But that's what I love about them. And surely this film has all those right elements for a b-movie. But what this film does better than those other films, is that I manages to maintain atmospheric. Some of the scenes in this film were absolutely frightening! It kept me spellbound and wondering what was going to happen next. Even though, it was blatantly obvious and predictable. It still kept me guessing at certain parts. I give it a 9. Watch it if you are a die-hard horror fan or b-movie fan. Oh yeah, George Kennedy actually gave an award winning, creepy performance as the captain who wanted to take over the Nazi Freighter.


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