Blood Surf (2000)

   
Directed by: James D.R. Hickox

Written by: Sam Bernard & Robert L. Levy

Starring:

Dax Miller .... Bog Hall
Taryn Reif .... Arti
Kate Fischer .... Cecily
Duncan Regehr .... John Dirks
Joel West .... Jeremy
Matthew Borlenghi .... Zach Jardine
Maureen Larrazabal .... Lemmya Lofranco
Cris Vertido .... Sonny Lefrance
Susan Africa .... Melba Lofranco

Release Date: Direct-to-Video: December 4, 2000 (UK)

*Images courtesy at: www.beyondhollywood.com

 

 

 

 

 

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An MTV style filmmaker named Cecily (Kate Fischer) and her crew go films the latest and most dangerous craze in extreme sports hosted by Bog Hall (Dax Miller) and Jeremy (Joel West) which is called bloodsurfing as they surf along waves with a pack of sharks and trying to not fall in with these sharks.

It's a happy time for them but they also encounter a bitter hunter named John Dirks (Duncan Regehr) whom is upset about some people that turned out dead.

While these partygoers still continue to film their documentaries to another island they also run into a gigantic salt water crocodile who has an appetite for these people plus they run into a group of local pirates as it doesn't make things simpler for them along with some deadly traps set on this island.

 

The plot of this film is way too fast with the tourists arriving and then partying which makes you wonder why there's not enough reasoning for what is happening. It's quite cheesy but it has some interesting moments. There's good shots on the island as well as the surfing in the ocean with the waves.
There's a nice shot on both character's Bog Hall and Jeremy surfboarding on some waves along with sharks. We also spot a good setting on Cecily filming them and suddenly sharks are circling her.
We spot a nice cheesy suspenseful moment with the main character's running off the pier with the croc going under it and smashing it apart following them.
There's people as pirates kidnapping these people looks quite corny too and uninspired.
There's a nice cheesy shot on the croc jumping up from the water as well as it chasing Cecily when she swims to the boat as you wonder if she will make it since the croc is right on her tail.
A good situation when Jeremy is showing an aggression by stabbing the croc and it looked impressive when he is thrown in the air by this creature.
The most suspenseful scene was when the croc crashes through the boat about to attack the pirate John Dirks.
It does eventually slow down so we can understand it a bit more but the story is quite pointless as there's no reason why this croc is after these tourists and chasing them for no good reason at all.
Skip this and watch Crocodile instead.

The acting is quite average as it didn't do anything for me. However, Duncan Regehr (John Dirks) was impressive as a redneck shark hunter as well as with his cold attitude staring at the water on the boat with his speargun waiting for the croc to rise.
Kate Fischer
(Cecily) seemed to do not too bad as a tough Australian as she knew how to stand her ground.
Matthew Borlenghi
(Zach Jardine) was fine as the typical clown of the clan but he wasn't funny.
Lead actor Dax Miller (Bog Hall) seemed to just have the good looks in the film as he didn;t seem convincing to play a character.

There's a wild lustful scene that involves Taryn Reef and her breasts are exposed. She also does some sunbathing as well as relaxing in the water too.

People are chewed up
A man is bitten in half
A pirate is stabbed by wooden spikes

Jim Manzie shows some nice advernturous guitar playing like what you'd see in a spy film. He also has some interesting other types of music too which blends in well.