Rent Night Tide (1961)

3.1 of 5 from 71 ratings
1h 24min
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Synopsis:
Seaman Johnny Drake (Dennis Hopper), on shore leave, finds a "Mermaid" sideshow attraction at the marina, operated by Captain Murdock (Gavin Muir). The "Mermaid" Mora (Linda Lawson), who lives in a hotel above the marina merry-go-round (the movie was filmed at the Santa Monica pier) and Johnny fall for each other. Everyone around them is wary of the romance, as her previous lovers have died mysteriously.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Aram Katarian
Writers:
Curtis Harrington
Studio:
Paladium
Genres:
Classics, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
31/10/2011
Run Time:
84 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary by Curtis Harrington and Dennis Hopper
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/05/2020
Run Time:
86 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary with writer-director Curtis Harrington and actor Dennis Hopper (1998)
  • Audio commentary with writer and film programmer Tony Rayns (2020)
  • Harrington on Harrington (2018, 25 mins): wide-ranging archival interview with the filmmaker Sinister Image: Curtis Harrington (1987, 57 mins): two episodes from David Del Valle's series devoted to cult cinematic figures in conversation, featuring a career-spanning interview with the director
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material

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Reviews (1) of Night Tide

Supernatural Romance. - Night Tide review by Steve

Spoiler Alert
30/08/2021

Z budgeted, dreamlike and very cultish fantasy, shot along the California coast, and evocatively set in an empty amusement park. It is a film that draws strongly on a maritime atmosphere. It is very slow with a bare, prosaic script, but it has that strange, ethereal mood that amateur productions sometimes have because they are made in unconventional ways.

There's a cast of mostly tv support actors, but Dennis Hopper leads as Johnny, a sailor in the US navy who falls in love with Mona (Linda Lawson), who works posing as a mermaid in the fair. She is being investigated by the police as two of her boyfriends have been found dead.

The old sailor who runs the mermaid attraction (Gavin Muir) tells Johnny that Mona is a siren from the sea who draws men to their death... The fortune teller thinks the sailor is in deep peril. So who is crazy? Maybe it's even Johnny who keeps having nightmares about the sea.

This is an atmospheric, homemade film which demonstrates what can be done with very little money but plenty of imagination. The eerie music is effective, particularly the echoey flute themes. The lack of budget for extras makes this a deserted, lonely world, with a melancholy ambience that lingers.

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