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Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | Video 26 May 2009
The California coast is terrorized by two enormous prehistoric sea creatures as they battle each other for supremacy of the sea.

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Allan Baxter
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Seiji Shimada
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Vince
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Dick Ritchie
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Takeo (as Michael The)
Chris Haley ...
Kenji
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Lamar Sanders
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Dean Kreyling ...
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Dana DiMatteo ...
Marine Biologist (as Dana Dimatteo)
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John Bolen ...
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A huge iceberg calves that holds a megalodon (mega shark) and a giant octopus frozen inside it. Deployment of a LFAS (low frequency automatic sonar) unit causes it to shatter. The two behemoths thaw and return to life. The shark terrorizes the California coast while the octopus creates havoc things near Japan. A group of three oceanographers put together a plan to draw the beasts into a trap with pheromones. Written by G. Wiz

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Winner... Eats... All!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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26 May 2009 (USA)  »

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£433 (UK) (9 August 2009)
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When Emma, Seiji, and Lamar are interrogated, Baxter describes Emma as "a woman whose career is all washed-up." That's a reference to'Deborah Gibson (I)''s music career, which reached its peak with the album Electric Youth in 1989, but floundered through the 1990s. See more »

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The Japanese army wears US camouflage uniforms and (obviously) plastic "airsoft" M16 rifles. The modern Japanese military has its own indigenous camouflage uniform and battle rifle. Japanese soldiers "at arms" wear either duty hats or helmets. See more »

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Allan Baxter: Listen, screw these environmentalists. When I give the order shoot to kill!
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Special Thanks: BETSY AND BENJI See more »

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Referenced in Conan: Octoparrot vs. Megakitten (2011) See more »

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Be Still
Written by Sanya Mateyas & Chris Ridenhour
Arranged and Produced by Tiho Borosak
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Only More Monster Footage Could Save a "Movie" This Horrible
24 June 2009 | by (Bothell, Washington, Land of Rain) – See all my reviews

This is one incredibly bad direct to video monster flick (though "bad direct to video monster flick" is probably a redundant term). It has all the classic earmark of the worst DTV has to offer--horrible screenplay, idiotic dialog, lots of talking in lieu of action, that incredibly annoying "avid fart" digital editing, bad grade z cast, Ed Wood level acting and directing, and GC effects that any grade schooler would almost be proud of. Now, this piece of S could have been entertaining despite the abundance of retarded MST3K-worthy acting, writing and direction if ONLY they had sprung for more than five minutes of footage featuring the title monsters. Imagine if King Kong V Godzilla had only featured the title monsters in short three to five second blips and the all out battle between them takes all of eleven seconds from start to finish. Now double how much that would suck and that would be the equivalent of this "film."

To sum up--and incredibly bad, incredibly amateur hunk of junk that would be moronically entertaining if it just weren't so damned boring.


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