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The Cove

(DVD - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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In a sleepy lagoon off the coast of Japan is a highly guarded secret. During the night, Taiji fishermen engage in an unseen hunt for thousands of dolphins. The work is so horrifying, the fishermen will stop at nothing to keep it hidden from the outside world. When a team of elite activists, filmmakers, and free-divers embark on a secret mission to penetrate their cover, the shocking discoveries they find there are just the tip of the iceberg.
Statement of Responsibility: Lionsgate ; Roadside Attractions; Participant Media ; Oceanic Preservation Society presents a Jim Clark production in association with Diamond Docs and Skyfish Films ; written by Mark Monroe ; executive producer, Jim Clark ; producers, Paula Dupré Pesmen, Fisher Stevens ; directed by Louie Psihoyos
Title: The cove
[videorecording]
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Entertainment, [2009]
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Lacks Spanish subtitles; container and menu states Spanish subtitles
Special features: Commentary with director Louie Psihoyos and producer Fisher Stevens ; Special OPS cameras (Nest cam, Thermal cam, Rock cams, Helicopter cam, Blood cam); Freediving (ca. 5 min.); Deleted scenes (ca. 10 min.); The cove : Mercury rising (ca. 19 min.); original theatrical trailer
Contents: Special features: Optional audio feature commentary with director Louie Psihoyos and producer Fisher Stevens ; Special OPS cameras: Nest cam
Thermal cam
Rock cams
Helicopter cam
Blood cam ; Freediving (ca. 5 min.) ; The cove : Mercury rising (ca. 19 min.) ; deleted scenes (ca. 10 min.) ; original theatrical trailer
Credits: Music by J. Ralph ; music supervisor, Liz Gallacher ; co-producer, Olivia Ahnemann ; edited by Geoffrey Richman ; director of expeditions, Simon Hutchins ; associate producer, Charles Hambleton ; cinematography, Brook Aitken.
Summary: In a sleepy lagoon off the coast of Japan is a highly guarded secret. During the night, Taiji fishermen engage in an unseen hunt for thousands of dolphins. The work is so horrifying, the fishermen will stop at nothing to keep it hidden from the outside world. When a team of elite activists, filmmakers, and free-divers embark on a secret mission to penetrate their cover, the shocking discoveries they find there are just the tip of the iceberg.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for disturbing content (special features not rated)
System Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Dolby digital 5.1, Dolby digital 2.0
Other Language: In English with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned
Awards & Distinctions: Winner, Documentary Feature, 2010 Academy Award, Audience Award, 2009 Sundance Film Festival ; Winner, Audience Award, 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival; Winner, Best Documentary by the Boston Society of Film Critics, 2009; Winner, Best Documentary by the National Board of Review, 2009
Subject Headings: Dolphins Japan Dolphins Effect of hunting on Japan Poaching Japan Animal welfare Japan Endangered species Japan Fishes Mercury content Japan
Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Dolphins
Dolphins
Poaching
Animal welfare
Endangered species
Fishes
Publisher No: 26590
Branch Call Number: DVD 599.5309 C
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They've started this blood ritual again. The thing I don't get is that they insist that the hunt is traditional going back hundreds of years = why are they using motor boats? THAT is NOT traditional!

Nov 27, 2013
  • Luddite rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

AMAZING!!

Jun 04, 2013
  • amazongirl716 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Exciting, interesting, and extremely important...very, very well done!

Feb 25, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Heart wrenching, shocking look at these defiant, disgusting BUTCHERS (literally and figuratively) performing horrible criminal acts against nature. I hope they can be stopped, AND I hope karma catches up with them in the end (and I am not a vindictive person). FIVE STARS.

Dec 06, 2012
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very very good

Sep 11, 2012
  • lotusjennileigh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

PLEASE watch this and recommend it to everyone you know! We are fighting daily to get this atrocity ended but the ONLY way is with public support and pressure! Go to SaveJapanDolphins.org and seashepherd.org for more info. This year, since the start of the hunt, Sept 1st (2012) a pod of pilot whales has just been slaughtered and they now have two pods dolphins are looking for more, this hunt goes on til March so please help!

Aug 12, 2012
  • spoonb3rri rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was recommended by my friends, and they all said that it was a good but very sad documentary

This movie was AMAZING. It was very emotional at certain times but it's the truth. Im glad my sister recomended this movie. :)

Apr 29, 2012
  • bstudent rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

documentary - I don't know about all these groups and issues. It seems to me if they all consolidated and concentrated on one issue there would be a lot less emotion and a lot more results. It's almost distracting at times. However that being said, this is a good look into the Japanese culture and fishing, although this really isn't fishing so much. Hearding, capture (zoo) and slaughter (sushi for the elite?) It covers a small cove where this happens but little about the culture and history behind it and the Japanese involved are fierce. Have you ever had a hamburger at the auction barn or rodeo? Or a hotdog at the petting zoo? It appears really cruel and dolphins are very majestic mammals. 25K annually seems extensive and I don't know the middle ground. perhaps breading and release into the wild only to return etc...

Mar 26, 2012
  • mjcuaycong rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Excellent documentary that brought to light a then-little-known issue. Credit to Ric O'Barry and the filmakers for their courage and tenacity despite incredible resistance. As the film states, they just touched the tip of the iceberg and we must look to grass roots movements to affect any positive change. Governments and large organizations are not only ineffective, oftentimes they are part of the problem - with coverups and and allowing harmful and brutal practices to continue. Aside from the horrendous issue of dolphin slaughter, this film also points to an even larger problem - toxic levels of mercury in some of the most popular the fish we eat - tuna, halibut, sea bass. For those of us in Seattle, it is worth watching the Special Features section called Mercury Rising. It features Pike's Market, particularly the Fish Market.

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Aug 12, 2012
  • spoonb3rri rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The Cove is a 2009 documentary film that analyzes and questions Japan's dolphin hunting culture. It was awarded the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2010

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Aug 12, 2012
  • spoonb3rri rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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