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Blood Surf
Blood Surf
Actors: Dax Miller, Kate Fischer, Duncan Regehr, Matthew Borlenghi, Joel West
Director: James D.R. Hickox
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
R     2001     1hr 24min

No Description Available. Genre: Horror Rating: R Release Date: 26-JUN-2001 Media Type: DVD


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Actors: Dax Miller, Kate Fischer, Duncan Regehr, Matthew Borlenghi, Joel West
Director: James D.R. Hickox
Creators: Darin Spillman, Mark Amin, Natan Zahavi, Oli Laperal Jr., Peter Abrams, Robert L. Levy, Sam Bernard
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/26/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 24min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Better than Crocodile !
Nicholas Ehst | Phoenix, Arizona | 06/29/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Blood surfing, the new extreme sport of this millennium. Get some cheesy, overacted surfer dudes and throw them in some shark infested, chum laden water and let them go. Sounds like the makings for a fun action/adventure/horror movie. But Trimark apparently wasn't convinced; they wanted more, so the director gave them more.After just barely getting out of the water without becoming lunch, the "brooding" surfer dives back in to save the beautiful camera lady from the increasingly wild group of sharks. Narrowly dodging both tooth and fin the crew all make it to the surface alive, and after witnessing what seems to be a brutal inter water grudge match between warring jaws clans, they decide to call it a day, and head inland...........Where they are attacked by a group of Colombian terrorist, Rambo's friend stealing paramilitary types, captured, brought back to their boat and threatened with rape and torture. You can almost hear the pitch guy, sweating dripping from his brow. The executives didn't like the shark idea, and it's up to him and him alone to save the movie. "Well it's not only the sharks, you see these sleazy Colombian coke smugglers types show up and pull them all onto a boat." He scans the room, they all appear a little happier, but not much, then it hits him. "Where they are all attacked by the biggest Salt Water Crocodile the world has ever seen." Smiles all around, the movie is saved.Blood Surf's "story" is pulled in more directions than the Backstreet Boys thrown into a Junior High Girl's Gym Locker Room. We've got hot shark dodging action, Terrorist attacks, wild jungle traps, a surfer's love affair with a beautiful, yet underage local girl. Oh yea, and the Cheesiest Crocodile the world of Giant Crocodile Cinema has ever seen. The underwater scenes alone are enough to make anybody roll on the floor laughing. What looks like a rubber crocodile on a string, bluescreened into these stock footage underwater shots, shooting through the ocean with a menacing wiggle.I couldn't say that I would recommend this movie to most people, but I must stress that for anybody with a love of the cheesy, this film will qualify as a must. Never before have I born witness to such audacity, ripping off entire scenes from other (and better) films with a reckless abandon that one wonders if the movie is trying to crawl into out and out parody. Remember the scene in Jaws where Quint slips down the wet floor of the sinking boat and into the shark's mouth, Its here. Remember the scene in Crocodile where the croc flips the kid with the died red hair up into the air and it comes back down landing in its mouth. That one's here to. Shots at Rambo, Moby Dick, Point Break, and even a little Indiana Jones all come together to form this stew of low budget, American exploitation cinema. Food, Folks and fun, Roger Corman would be proud."
Hardly a good movie, but entertaining.
Calle | 03/18/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"A group of young people go to a tropical island to "blood surf", cut themselves and surf in shark-infested waters and make a documentary about it. Soon they realize that there's not only sharks, but also a gigantic crocodile, eating everybody who trespasses his area. It also has some subplot about some modern day pirates and a revengeful sightseeing boat captain.The screenplay is very silly and quite bad. The lead characters are stupid (otherwise they wouldn't be blood surfing) and don't seem to care much when some of their friends gets killed. Most of the actors are mediocre at best, except for Katie Fischer, who plays the photographer, Cecily. The editing is also quite poor and manages to ruin one scene that could have been quite cool. The worst thing about the movie, however, is probably the extremely bad crocodile FX. It doesn't even move its legs while swimming. So, this is not a good movie, and I didn't expect it to be. Still, it is entertaining enough to be a painless way to kill one and a half hours if you're bored and don't have too high expectations on it."
Flawed Fun
Farffleblex Plaffington | Parnybarnel, Mississippi | 01/25/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"My personal enjoyment rating: 6 out of 10My recommendation rating: 5.5 out of 10. Explanation of recommendation rating: "You'll probably enjoy this film only if you're a hardcore fan of the genre. More than its share of flaws. Serious genre fans should use caution and all others should stay away."The premise (modified from the box description): Follow an MTV style filmmaker as she and her crew shoot an expose of the latest, most dangerous craze in extreme sports-bloodsurfing, or surfing in shark infested waters while intentionally trying to attract the creatures. While trying to shoot in Australia, the crew encounters non-cooperative locals and various kinds of relationship problems. They also get more than they bargained for while bloodsurfing in an isolated location. Not only are the sharks putting them at risk, but there just may be a legendary monster in the water."Mish-mash" describes this film better than such a non-technical term should. The premise is a mish-mash of Lake Placid, Anaconda, and tens of other monster films, with some touches of adventure and romance thrown in for (good?) measure. The quality of the film is a mish-mash of a too-confusing script with more than its share of holes, some pretty hokey dialogue, and some decent direction, editing and performances, with surprisingly good cinematography, occasional moments of tension, and the requisite beautiful actresses.The biggest problems seem to arise from the script, which isn't very straightforward about what bloodsurfing is, why it is popular, what the relationships are among the principle characters, who some later characters are and why they are taking the actions they're taking. Still, the premise is easy enough to figure out after a few minutes, and the potential of the story, if not quite its execution, is intriguing enough. Horror fans who don't mind films with fairly transparent influences and who are forgiving some fairly obvious mechanical beasts and miniatures should find enough redeeming aspects to keep them entertained for 87 minutes.The DVD released in 2001 by Trimark contains two special features--about six or seven minutes of raw footage, which is interesting if you are a intrigued with the mechanics of filmmaking, but which could benefit from some commentary, and storyboards for a few scenes that are accessible while the film is playing the relevant chapters."