The Cove
Closed Capationed Director: Louie Psihoyos  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13

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The Cove
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio commentary with director Louie Psihoyos and producer Fisher Stevens
    • Mercury documentary: "The Cove: Mercury Rising"
    • Deleted scenes
    • Behind-the-scenes videos
    • Theatrical trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Directed by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Produced by &
Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 2010 - Best Documentary Feature

Entertainment Reviews:

Hollywood Reporter - 01/26/2009
"THE COVE is much more than a social-issue doc, combining investigative reporting, educational filmmaking and eco-thriller elements....Shot rivetingly by cinematographer Brooke Aitken..."
Box Office - 06/19/2009
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] passionate documentary....Skillful, unsparing and blessed with a great protagonist..."
New York Times - 07/31/2009
"Like the director's cover story, the movie is a Trojan horse: an exceptionally well-made documentary that unfolds like a spy thriller, complete with bugged hotel rooms, clandestine derring-do and mysterious men in gray flannel suits."
Los Angeles Times - 07/31/2009
"THE COVE is a powerful and effective piece of advocacy filmmaking..."
Wall Street Journal - 07/31/2009
"THE COVE is many things at once: an eco-shocker about the slaughter of dolphins, a quasidocumentary framed as a high-tech thriller and, as if that weren't enough, a tale of sinner seeking redemption."
A.V. Club - 07/30/2009
"THE COVE offers a lot to think about in terms of the future of fishing....Whiel dropping facts and arguments left and right, Psihoyos is simultaneously staging a slick, nail-biting caper film."
Rolling Stone - 07/30/2009
3 stars out of 4 -- "It has the breathless pace of a BOURNE movie, but none of the comfort of fiction. This is documentary filmmaking at its most exciting and purposeful."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/29/2009
"THE COVE is the rare documentary specifically designed as a thriller....Its images of blood in the water are worth a thousand preachy words." -- Grade: B+
Movieline - 07/30/2009
"[A]s a story of ingenuity and triumph over what seems like senseless brutality, it is exceptionally well-told..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/04/2009
4 stars out of 4 -- "THE COVE, a heartbreaking documentary, describes how Richard O'Barry, director Louie Psihoyos and a team of adventurers penetrated the tight security around the Taiji cove adn obtained forbidden footage of the mass slaughter of dolphins."

Product Description:

A shocking tale of human cruelty, this documentary goes beyond the traditions of the nature film to expose the horrific cause behind numerous dolphin deaths. Richard O'Barry, a dolphin trainer on the TV show FLIPPER, joins director Louie Psihoyos on a secret operation to Japan to stop the killing of innocent animals.


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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 45,292
  • UPC: 031398115700
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