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- Rated: Unrated
- Video: Color
- Released: August 21, 2001
- Originally Released: 1962
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - Russian
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Directed by||Gennady Kazansky|
A simmering borscht of a Soviet scientific romance . . . Most intriguing are the film's choppy political undercurrents.
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta)
Description by OLDIES.com:
This romantic melodrama, based on the science-fiction novel of the same name by Alexander Belyev, became a box-office leader in the USSR in 1961. There is a panic in a small seacoast town: the newspapers are full of reports about a "sea devil" terrifying the local fishermen. But no one saw him up close. A beautiful girl named Gutiere happened to meet him under dramatic circumstances. And the devil turned out... to be an amphibian man by the name of Ichthyander. His origin is unusual, his life is mysterious and full of riddles. His element is the sea, he can not stay long with ordinary people on earth. By falling in love with Gutiere, who is forced to marry the ignoble and treacherous Zurita, he is subjecting his life to a deadly risk... Actor Vladimir Korenev was doubled by the USSR underwater swimming champion Rem Stukalov.
When reports of a creature stalking the seas nearby a tiny coastal town begin to surface, a young woman named Gutiere investigates. What she finds is not monster at all, but an "amphibian man," who must live in the sea. The beautiful Gutiere is charmed, and quickly falls in love with her new-found friend, but her fiance Zurita poses a distinct threat to both of their lives. This Soviet-era Russian sci-fi film is based on an original novel by popular science fiction novelist Alexander Belyaev.
Description by Image Entertainment:
There is panic in a small seaside town as reports of a "sea devil" are terrifying the local fishermen. No one has seen him up close, but a beautiful girl named Gutiere meets and falls in love with the so-called devil, who turns out to be an amphibian man whose element is the sea. By falling in love with Gutiere, who is forced to marry the treacherous Zurita, he is subjecting his life to a deadly risk. This romantic melodrama, based on Alexander Belyaev's novel, was a box-office smash in the USSR in 1961.
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