MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,357 this week

Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean (2005)
"Lorelei" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  5 March 2005 (Japan)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 574 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 5 critic

A drama set during World War II where a submarine carrying a secret weapon attempts to stop a planned third atomic bombing of Japan. Based on Harutoshi Fukui's novel Shuusen no Lorelei.

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 titles
created 15 Oct 2010
 
a list of 466 titles
created 13 May 2012
 
a list of 56 titles
created 20 Aug 2012
 
a list of 1040 titles
created 02 Nov 2012
 
a list of 876 titles
created 27 Dec 2012
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean (2005)

Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean (2005) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fallout (1999)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

NASA and its Soviet-Russian counterpart prepare another mission to the permanent space station. Highly experienced J.J. 'Jim' Hendricks, headstrong at simulator tests, has all ... See full summary »

Director: Rodney McDonald
Stars: Daniel Baldwin, Frank Zagarino, Teri Ann Linn
Suspension I (2008)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Daniel loses his wife and son in a car accident. While slowly recovering from his injuries, he rebuilds his son's video camera that was destroyed in the crash. Infused with power from the ... See full summary »

Directors: Alec Joler, Ethan Shaftel
Stars: Scott Cordes, Annie Tedesco, Caroline Vinciguerra
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A comedy-drama about a miserable guy battling insomnia and living through a quarter-life crisis, who begins taking sleeping pills to cope with life and feed his addiction of dreaming.

Director: Angelo Mastantuono
Stars: Anthony Mastantuono, Robert Da Rocha, Amanda Ravitch
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The annual Student Body President election at wildly eclectic and diverse West Beach High pits the quirky, much-beloved incumbent Sissy Frenchfry against handsome, charismatic -- and ... See full summary »

Director: J.C. Oliva
Stars: Steven Mayhew, Ross Thomas, Justin Dabuet
Death Kappa (2010)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

The kappa, in Japanese folklore, are water goblins that are closely associated with a certain town in the country. Unfortunately, the area is also home to a militant splinter group of ... See full summary »

Director: Tomo'o Haraguchi
Stars: Daniel Aguilar Gutiérrez, Matt Alt, Hideaki Anno
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Stars: Seiji Miyaguchi, Rokko Toura, Chishû Ryû
Adventure | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Based on the hugely successful, award winning manga series created by Naoki Urasawa (Yawara; Monster)... See full synopsis »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Etsushi Toyokawa, Takako Tokiwa
Death Ship (1980)
Adventure | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

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 »

Director: Alvin Rakoff
Stars: George Kennedy, Richard Crenna, Nick Mancuso
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Shinji Higuchi
Stars: Jun Matsumoto, Daisuke Miyagawa, Kippei Shîna
Yamato (2005)
War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

On April, 6th 2005, in Makurazi, Kagoshima, Makiko Uchida seeks a boat in the local fishing cooperative to take her to the latitude N30, longitude L128, where the largest, heaviest and most... See full summary »

Director: Jun'ya Satô
Stars: Takashi Sorimachi, Shidô Nakamura, Yû Aoi
War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young man and his sister learn that the man that they've always thought of as their grandfather was in fact the second husband of their grandmother, and that their biological grandfather ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Yamazaki
Stars: Min Tanaka, Haruma Miura, Mao Inoue
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Shinji Higuchi
Stars: Mai Hagiwara, Ai Kago, Yûko Nakazawa
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Masami Shin'ichi
...
Yukito Origasa
Toshirô Yanagiba ...
Kizaki Toshiro
Yû Kashii ...
Paula Atsuko Ebner
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ...
Asakura Ryokitsu
Ken Ishiguro ...
Narumi Takasu
...
Lt. Eric Minott
...
Lt. Dodet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicholas Dombrovskis ...
German Scientist
...
Captain's Talker
Norman England ...
Sonar Operator #1
Caroline Paris Gluck ...
Girl on Beach
Isao Hashizume ...
Sadamoto Nishimiya
Masatô Ibu ...
Eitaro Narazaki
Takaya Kamikawa ...
Man
Edit

Storyline

A drama set during World War II where a submarine carrying a secret weapon attempts to stop a planned third atomic bombing of Japan. Based on Harutoshi Fukui's novel Shuusen no Lorelei.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

5 March 2005 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Lorelei sukellevene I-507: Viimeinen ase  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$661,912 (Japan) (11 March 2005)

Gross:

$5,734,981 (Japan) (8 April 2005)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The design of the I-507 submarine is based upon a real one : the french submarine 'Surcouf', launched in 1929, was the biggest submarine ever launched at the time. See more »

Soundtracks

Wiegenlied (Cradle Song)
Composed by Bernhard Flies
Lyrics by Friedrich Wilhelm Gotter
Performed by Hayley Westenra
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ignore the man-child whiners! Lorelei was a very enjoyable film
6 June 2011 | by (Lapjat) – See all my reviews

Well ladies and gentlemen I saw "Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean" last night and have only one thing to say about her critics "They must have been abducted by aliens and demonstrated a completely different movie then I saw!" I just thought it was bordering on absolutely fantastic! Yes - a large part of the explosions were too pyrotechnics with more fire than would be released by real artillery and grenades, and I could do without some of the SLO-mo sequences - but all in all I feel its the best war film I 've seen since "Saving Private Ryan"! The characters were very well developed, you really feel you know who these guys were, and you felt a personal interest in their welfare. The emotional tensions and fierce battle scenes were realistic and properly represent the type of war in the Pacific Ocean. And the historical accuracy was a tee.

Stylistically different from the movie "Saving Private Ryan" and "Band of Brothers" in a few important ways. The first two were filmed in a way to rectify is - on the battlefield to fight with a camera - to make you feel like you're in the midst of her, and she did very well. "Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean" is a little different ....... and this is no mistake. Yes, many times you feel that you participate in the battle. The camera angles are wide enough to cover that position, but you also get the feeling of witnessing a historical story. It's not that you do not engrossed in it so much its more like you are at times extremely difficult to observe omnipotently and rooting for your team. The editorial was nothing like the cliché 'ridden' Black Hawk Down ", the pretentious" Thin Red Line "or the absolutely absurd and exaggerated" We Were Soldiers "! She has also not too ambitious of a cheesy soundtrack like "Pearl Harbor". No - the corners were from behind the soldiers and their sides (width). As a Marine shot a Japanese soldier, you saw him go down. It was not like you saw the soldier shoot and then the camera cut away to see the bullet hit its mark, and some ridiculous dance of death. That kind of editing disconnects the viewer I feel. Moreover, the film also offers an excellent model of the Japanese fighting styles. Much of the fighting was close, bloody, and hand to hand in the Pacific Ocean. The Japanese Arisaka bolt action armed with their rifles were hopeless by the abundance of BAR's, Tommy Guns, M1 carbines, M1 Garand and executed by the Americans better armed. As their fighting style is more often than not and infiltration bayonet Banzai! That is why on Iwo Jima in 1945, of 400,000 Japanese soldiers, only 11 returned. 400,089 deceased !!!!!!!!!!! The marines had 3700 + men KIA in the fighting on Saipan 1 month (where this story takes place) and the army nearly a comparable number. So far this battle has never received its due attention, since it was launched on June 16, 1944. 10 days after D-Day. I guess my point is that the Japanese assault charge and should not be confused with a Rambo-like style of director .........

Some critics have stated that the film about German Scientist (Nicholas Dombrovskis's character) than the German codetalkers ......... Again, I do not know what movie they were watching. As I mentioned earlier, the film bears the stamp of the director John Woo. Not every stupid "Broken Arrow" or "Face-Off" mode, but you realize that there is a deliberate attempt to choreography at times. This film will be installed in my Top 25 all time. There are no "Saving Private Ryan", but how many films ........... Only 1 .............. I enjoyed the movie and was touched by her. My wife was almost inconsolable at certain points she was crying so hard. I would like to recommend this film to everyone ..... and I am pleasantly surprised, to say the least, to Shinji Higuchi to seeing a good movie.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why so massive 'down-voting' of this movie? MellowB
Waste of time supra-micke
Rubbish ad_nauseum

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?