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    Unique ID Code: 0000127391
    Added by: David Simpson
    Added on: 21/3/2010 20:56
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    The Cove

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    Winner of 2010 Best Documentary Oscar
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 87 Mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    In the 1960s, Richard O'Barry enjoyed a lucrative career as a specialised animal trainer; he captured the five dolphins that were used in the popular television series FLIPPER, and taught them the tricks and special commands they used on the show. Four decades later, O'Barry has renounced his former life as a trainer and become an animal rights activist, speaking out against the hunting of aquatic mammals and keeping them in captivity. O'Barry is not welcome in Taiji, a town along the Japanese coast where hunting dolphins is a major part of the local economy, but he and a group of activist filmmakers made their way into the city as well as the carefully guarded harbour in hopes of documenting the abuse of dolphins by fisherman and the poisoning of the waters that has taken a toll on the marine ecology. O'Barry and his colleagues captured some beautiful underwater footage as well as shocking images of how the town's fisherman have sullied the dolphins and their habitat, and director Louie Psihoyos has used this material as the basis for the documentary THE COVE, which received its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

    Special Features:
    Audio Commentary
    Mercury Rising
    Additional Camera Footage
    Surfer Paddle Out
    Free Diving Short
    Mandy and Dolphin
    Ric's Wig Recon
    Taiji Whale Festival

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    Directed By:
    Louie Psihoyos

    E1 Entertainment

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