Australia’s Umbrella Entertainment has been on a hell of a roll lately. It was recently announced that they’ll be bringing the Stephen King classic Silver Bullet to Blu-ray. It wasn’t too long ago that they released one of the year’s best Blu-rays with the killer croc flick Dark Age. And now we’ve learned that they’re keeping with that nature attacks theme and bringing Orca home on December 6th. This is cause for celebration.
If you have never seen Orca you are in for one hell of a treat. It’s a Jaws knock off but it’s actually really damn good. It rises above all those other knock-offs and holds its own. Be warned, however, that it can be heartbreaking to hear an orca cry. That can make it a bit of a touch watch at times, but luckily the orca is the good guy!
Captain Nolan (Oscar® nominee Richard Harris, Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone) is a man of the sea. Brave and headstrong, he is a fisherman who takes up the fight of his life against one of nature’s most fearsome creatures – the killer whale. Orca seeks to avenge the death of his pregnant mate, left murdered in blood-red waters. Rising from the ocean, leaving behind it a wake of destruction and mayhem, the deadly marine creature lures his human adversaries to a match of wits and survival in the chilly arctic waters.
Also starring Bo Derek (10), Charlotte Rampling (The Night Porter), Will Sampson (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), Keenan Wynn (Dr. Strangelove) and Robert Carradine (Django Unchained) and featuring the music of award winning composer Ennio Morricone, Orca is a thrilling aquatic adventure of breathtaking scope.