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Oceans (2009)
"Océans" (original title)

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An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world.

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An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world.

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Océanos  »

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€40,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,058,958 (USA) (23 April 2010)

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$19,406,406 (USA) (9 July 2010)
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The English version is narrated by Pierce Brosnan, who played James Bond in GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999), and Die Another Day (2002). The Spanish version is narrated by Pedro Armendáriz Jr. who played a "Bond ally" alongside Timothy Dalton in Licence to Kill (1989). See more »

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In the soldier crab sequence, the English voiceover says "Melbourne Bay" however the correct location is "Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne, Australia" See more »

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[last lines]
Narrator: So instead of asking, 'What, exactly, is the ocean?' maybe we should be asking, 'Who, exactly, are we?'
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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.14 (2011) See more »

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Make a Wave
Written by Scott Krippayne and Jeff Peabody
Performed by Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas
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Confusion over two versions of "Oceans"
29 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's important to note there are TWO versions of this film. Jacques Perrin's original runs 104 minutes and is narrated by Perrin in French. Disney bought the film, cut 20 minutes (much of it critical of human activity endangering the oceans and animal habitats), junked Perrin's spare narration, which lets you wonder at the sights on view, and substituted a gabby but emotionally chilly commentary by Pierce Brosnan.

Perrin's original version is not available in the US, per contract with Disney. The original is available in Europe on DVD and Blu-Ray (but unplayable on most US machines) but it seems to lack English subtitles. So you're pretty much stuck with Disney edition.

The original, however, is to my mind better and much more in line with Perrin's "Winged Migration" than the Disney version. The best that can be said for the US edition is that plays down the "humanizing" of animal life that was an annoy hallmark of Disney's True-Life Adventures of the 1950s.


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