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The Cove

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The Cove




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"Must-see film "
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

This is a must-see film. The creators all deserve medals. The Japanese slaughter 23,000 dolphins every year, now caught on film for the first time. Buy this DVD and tell your friends

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
"Thought Provoking and Heartbreaking."
5 stars"
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A must see movie. Many emotions will run through your veins while watching this movie. Anger, disgust, sadness. WE need to make a change, to fight this terrible practice that is unnecessary.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Watch and Share this atrocity!"
5 stars"
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This documentary left me sobbing for the horror that awaits these innocent dolphins! It was hard to watch but a reality into what these people are doing in Japan. Please watch and share so others will protest this abomination of animal welfare!


Shallow Water, Deep Secret...

A smash hit with festival audiences worldwide, THE COVE tells the amazing true story of how an elite team of activists, film makers and free divers embarked on a covert mission to penetrate a hidden cove in Japan, shining light on a dark and deadly secret. Their shocking discoveries about an annual harvest of dolphins for training and sale to aqua-parks worldwide were only the tip of the iceberg.

Special Features:
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Outtakes and hidden camera footage
  • Audio commentary with director Louis Psihoyos
  • Australian Teachers of Media study guide
"Astonishingly powerful." NATIONAL POST  

"A classic espionage tale!" INDIEWIRE  

"Truly harrowing pure cinema." VARIETY  

"A cross between FLIPPER and the BOURNE IDENITTY." Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE   

"The most powerful piece of filmmaking I think I've ever seen... An incredible movie." Fran Kelly, RADIO NATIONAL  

"In a world where so much that is wild and free has already been lost to us, we must leave these beautiful mammals free to swim as they will and must, They do us no harm and they wish us none, and we should let them alone." Richard O'Barry  

What the NZ Critics are saying...

"This is a slick, engrossing, and beautifully photographed movie." Graeme Tuckett, THE DOMINION POST    

"... this release is a must-watch... with the edge-of-your-seat intrigue of a thriller wrapped around an imperative environmental issue... gripping throughout... Go see this." Andreas Heinemann, FLICKS
Release date Australia
January 14th, 2010
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
English, Japanese
Length (Minutes)
  • Documentary
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