Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: October 15, 2013
- Originally Released: 1961
- Label: Kino Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Audio Commentary by Director Curtis Harrington and actor Dennis Hopper
- Two-part interview with Director Curtis Harrington, by David Del Valle (1987, 55 min.)
- Original theatrical trailer
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 01/21/2000
"...NIGHT TIDE is just too weird to dismiss..."
Sight and Sound - 05/01/2010
"NIGHT TIDE mostly eschews schlock for subtlety and sophistication....Harrington shoots with real care..."
A sailor on leave falls for an orphan girl posing as a mermaid in a California seafront show. She believes she is descended of sea creatures who must kill on the full moon. An eerie and hypnotic film, with Hopper's first starring role.
A haunting, offbeat drama about the relationship between a young sailor on leave and a beautiful but strange woman who works as a sideshow mermaid.
Johnny Drake meets Mora at an amusement pier in Venice Beach, California. Although he is told that two other men who dated Mora have mysteriously drowned in the ocean, Johnny proceeds to fall in love with her. When Captain Murdock, Mora's guardian, warns Johnny that the girl is a real mermaid, the sailor refuses to believe him. Then Mora tries to drown him while they are swimming... and he starts to wonder whether the stories aren't true, after all.
Love Story |
Theatrical Release |
- Shown at the Venice Film Festival in August 1961.
- Released theatrically in New York City June 1963.