lördag 23 januari 2010

Sea Devils (1982)

Original title: Los Diablos del Mar

Adventure. Spain. Starring Ian Sera, Patty Shepard, Frank Braña, Aldo Sambrell & Gérard Tichy. Directed by Juan Piquer Simón.

Video Trade (Sweden). English dubbed. Letterboxed.

Naive, but in it's own way wonderful loose adaption of the Jules Verne story The Fifteen Years Old Captain (also filmed by Jess Franco in 1974). I really like this one a lot, but I can sort of understand where all the negative reactions to this film come from; it is a bit silly and naive, but in my opinion this kind of film should be. Its all about connecting with your inner childs sense of wonder. And Piquer's directional style fits this kind of high-kitsch, high-artifice pulp adventure story like hand in glove. Almost up there with the directors The Fabulous Journey to the Center of the Earth. 4/5

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