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Blue Water, White Death (1971)

 -  Documentary  -  1 June 1971 (USA)
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Documentary focusing on great white sharks.

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Tom Chapin ...
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Stuart Cody ...
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Peter Lake ...
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Stan Waterman ...
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Peter Gimbel and a team of photographers set out on an expedition to find and Film, for the very first time, Carcharodon carcharias....The Great White Shark. The Expedition took over nine months and traveled from Durban, South Africa, across the Indian Ocean and finally to South Australia. Written by Alex "The Sharkman" Buttigieg <sharkman@sharkmans-world.com>

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1 June 1971 (USA)  »

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Agua azul, muerte blanca  »

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7 May 2009 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

An interesting film and seafaring adventure of an expedition tracking a great white shark through hundreds of miles of open sea spanning three continents. The search finally bears fruit some 83 minutes into the film which has a leisurely pace throughout and captures the feeding frenzy of white tips on whale carcasses, and barracudas also manage to get screen time for several minutes. Peter Gimbel and his crew are frustrated by their failure to spot a great white but finally get lucky at Dangerous Reef on the south coast of Australia. Here, Gimbel is finally rewarded with great footage of the huge fish. Shark cages are used to film the great white that seems more intent on the cage and the divers inside than the bait dangled before it. An Australian diver relates his run-in with a great white in the ocean, detailing his injuries and his miraculous escape. The footage of the underwater sequences throughout the movie is expertly done.


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