Excerpt: This presentation looks true to most late 70's American films. Nice colors, a natural filmic look (not razer sharp), good levels of detail and a modest level of grain. There were a few scenes where detail seemed a bit too soft, perhaps due to the condition of the film elements, but certainly several scenes have been shot with an "intended" softness.
Excerpt: I had my doubts about upgrading from my standard-def DVD for this title. I previewed the screenshots on this site and they bolstered my confidence somewhat, but it wasn't until I purchased and viewed the disc that I was fully assured. For a 32 year old film (at the time of its blu-ray transfer), it looks splendid. The HD transfer is high quality, capturing the sights and sounds of Bermuda, above and below the water.
Excerpt: I have never seen this movie before. One day it popped up in my suggestions on Netflix. I decided to give it a shot. Overall I liked this movie. I did think it was funny that it was called "The Deep" when they weren't very deep at all. Joking aside it was suspenseful, the acting wasn't bad, and the plot didn't suck either. I'm sure this is the best it's ever looked.
Excerpt: A nostalgic favorite of mine that looks better than ever on blu-ray. Some of the underwater shots are a little grainy but I believe that is due to original film quality. For Peter Benchley fans, this is leaps and bounds better than recently released "The Beast". This will have to be the hold over until Jaws is released. Although The Deep looks good on blu-ray, I hope however that Jaws can be restored to look even better.
An old favorite that couldve been given better extras.
Dj Matt B, blu-ray.com
8 July 2009
Excerpt: The Deep is an old favorite from when I was younger. Ive had this on VHS, Laserdisc and DVD. Ive always wanted extras but never had any till now. However Im disappointed that no commentary and most of all the deleted scenes arent here. Do do get 6 but why not all?! Theres also a vintage Making of TV special included. I am happy with the films presentation and that Columbia/Sony released it at all in Blu.
Summary: In spite of its many shortcomings (lazy direction, over-the-top acting, gratuitous violence, to name a few), you really HAVE to love this movie! Two years removed from the sensational release of JAWS, THE DEEP in many ways had some very big shoes to fill. For me, THE DEEP is JAWS-lite -- a kind of melodramatic, soap-opery version of JAWS.
Summary: At first sight, "The Deep" has it all! A wonderful location, a treasure hunt, a hot chick and cool heroes with a nasty villain. How they managed to combine this elements into one of the most boring movies I ever saw is beyond me. "The Deep" is slow. Excruciatingly slow! The characters are empty shells. I could care less about them. The underwater scenes while beautifully shot are tedious after a while.
Treasure hunt underwater, romantic music of John Barry
25 July 2006
Summary: I have the movie on Video, would buy it on DVD, I have read all the other reviews and surprised nobody mentioned the great music by John Barry. The theme made it to the radio top hits in 1977 For me, the music makes this movie, together with the three main stars including Shaw, Nolte and the beautiful Jacqueline Bisset. Is there an actress today quite so stunning? Don't think so...
Summary: Films like 'The Deep' are few, sporadic, and are usually not accepted by many audience members, but are usually the films that end up meaning the most in the end. I found that this film had a charm that I could not put my finger on, upon viewing it for the first time. The book, written by well known Peter Benchley (of 'Jaws' fame) was released on the heels of 'Jaws' success, so the film was released a year later, in '77, and was easily brandished as being a 'money film'...
Summary: In Bermudas, while diving for pleasure, David Sanders (Nick Nolte) and Gail Berke (Jacqueline Bisset) find a submerged vessel, and they bring a couple of objects withdrawn from the ship. They look for the advice of Romer Treece (Robert Shaw), an expert in treasures and old ships, and they realize that indeed there were two vessels in the same location: a French one, from the Eighteenth Century, with a treasure in jewels, and another one, from the war, with a load of...