Sanctum

Sanctum

DVD - 2011
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A thrilling underwater adventure based on true events. Master diver Frank McGuire leads a team-including his 17-year-old son-to explore the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. But when a tropical storm cuts off their only escape route, the team must work together to find their way through an uncharted and dangerous underwater labyrinth to make it out alive. With time running out, can they survive, or will they be trapped forever?
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Home Entertainment, 2011
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE SANCT
Characteristics: optical
1 videodisc (R)(109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: Deleted scenes; featurette; commentary with Alister Grierson, Rhys Wakefield and Andrew Wight
DVD release of the 2011 motion picture

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Siri121713
Jul 17, 2017

"In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea"
[for the rest of the poem, see https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/kubla-khan]

Poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a leader of the British Romantic movement, was born on October 21, 1772, in Devonshire, England. Died 1834.

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Engle
Jan 06, 2017

Gripping movie - Kept me on edge. Liked the fact that there were no big-name actors. Also, no Hollywoodesque type predictability. Would have loved to see it on the big screen.
Did not like to see people fighting when pitted against a common foe. Movie makers need to break out of this habit.
Learned a thing or two about caves and caving.

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Latin_Thinker
May 02, 2016

One of the best movies I've seen in recent years. A true to life epic that is always long on tension and thankfully short on pretension. Great for the whole family. Highly recommended!

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alex59
Jan 30, 2014

Should say loosely based on true events - if you watch the added feature, the storyline was mainly fabricated. Poor storyline and acting - shots of the caves were the best part.

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Vivica
Nov 15, 2013

It's not fair for me to rate this movie...it just wasn't my cup-o=tea...I didn't like the characters ...so I didn't care what happened to them...the cinematographic was really very good though.

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fyang123
Jun 17, 2013

This movie is as impressive as Avatar. Highly recommended.

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Ron@Ottawa
Mar 26, 2013

If you are an adventurer, or at least an armchair adventurer, you will enjoy this film. Otherwise, the plot is not very credible and the body count is unnecessarily high. You also run into experienced climbers/divers that underestimated certain risks, and pay for them with their lives. Pretty cliche story line.

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Brendab3
Feb 01, 2013

skipped a little bit at th end but otherwise good copy; and good movie!

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ThomasLove
Jan 21, 2013

I literally bursted out laughing at the horrible delivery of the horrible script in this awful awful movie. The cinematography could have been awe-inspiring but managed only to be claustrophobic. Also, James Cameron had very little to do with this movie. Good for a laugh at least.

insane_smurf Dec 27, 2012

awful. stupid storyline, no real caver would do those things (my husband is one). bad acting & the worst thing is it bored me sick. avoid this turkey

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badwolf18
Sep 11, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: People die a painful death

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