R | | Horror
A salvage crew discovers a long-lost 1962 passenger ship floating lifeless in a remote region of the Bering Sea, and soon notices that its long-dead inhabitants may still be on board.
Would be director Steve Beck's last feature film as a director. He previously directed another Dark Castle Entertainment horror film which was his directorial debut, Thir13en Ghosts (2001).
I can't hold her much longer, Murph. Port bow is heeling. She's taking on way too much water.
Murphy states that, in the sixties, the Italians could not compete in speed, so they built their ships to be extremely big and luxurious. That is factually wrong for two reasons: first, since the 1940's, Italian ocean liners were known, precisely, by their speed (the most famous of them, the SS Rex, held the Blue Ribbon award for four years). Second, Italian liners built immediately after WW2 were indeed very luxurious, but not very big. The SS Andrea Doria (after which the film's Antonia Graza is modeled after) was barely 200 m long, a full 100 m shorter than the largest ship of its time, the RMS Quen Elizabeth.
The opening logos are tinted brown, and the typical Warner Bros. logo is instead an intentionally chintzy 60s style logo. All this ties into the infamous cruise ship opening.
The film was released in Germany in both its uncut form (rated "Not under 18") and in an edited version ("Not under 16"), which misses many gory shots (i.e. from the wire scene in the beginning, the squashed diver or the "hooked up" singer). For commercial reasons most cinemas showed the cut version.
English, Italian, Spanish
$11,503,423 27 October 2002
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