THE BERMUDA DEPTHS: The girl, the boy, and the giant turtle...

Okay... NOW you're NOT alone!

If you've EVER been haunted by the late 70's made for TV film about the giant turtle, the girl with the glowing green eyes (who swims for eternity) and the beautiful harpsichord/flute music by Vivaldi... look no further... Welcome to the club! ...Share your thoughts ... and vent those long lost feelings in dedication to this strange and rare gem of a film.

Leigh McCloskey as Magnus Dens
Carl Weathers as Eric
Connie Sellecca as Jennie Haniver
Julie Woodson as Doshan
Burl Ives as Dr. Paulis
Ruth Attaway as Delia

Traumatized, orphaned college dropout Magnus Dens (Leigh McCloskey) returns to Bermuda to find the cause of his father's mysterious death years before. At the Bermuda Biological Station, he finds Eric (Carl Weathers) and Dr. Paulis (Burl Ives), friends and colleagues of his late father, and joins them on a quest for gigantic sea creatures. He also meets Jennie Haniver (Connie Sellecca), a mysterious young woman who was once his only childhood friend. Paulis' housekeeper, DELIA (Ruth Attaway), an island local, warns Magnus that Jennie is dangerous. The beautiful but vain young woman had made a pact with the Devil centuries before and lives forever young deep in the waters of the Devil's Triangle (a.k.a. Bermuda Triangle). Nobody heeds the folklore and the researchers trap a giant sea turtle, setting the stage for a deadly confrontation with both minions of the Devil.

From Wikipedia:

"It (The Bermuda Depths) seems to have affected a mass of young children, people who were aged 7-14 in 1978 (and beyond!) in some kind of hypnotic, "mass dream" way. So many people recall their surreal and dream-like memory of the movie. It has been suggested that this was the effect of the Vivaldi score, or the ocean scenes, or the haunting subject matter of the film."

Other great fan comments:

Also Known As (AKA)
It Came Up, Up, Up from the Bermuda Depths - USA
Los Abismos de las Bermudas - Spain
Bamyuda no naz - Japan
Dans les profondeurs du triangle des Bermudes - France
Es kam aus der Tiefe - West Germany
La Légende des profondeurs - France (video title)
Misteri delle Bermude, I - Italy
Sto vytho ton Vermoudon - Greece

Vivaldi's "Largo" movement from the Concerto for Lute, 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in D Major... (for the film, it was performed on harpsicord and flute).

Now availabile on DVD!,default,pd.html?cgid

Other oceanic, obscure films with haunting music:

Beyond the Reef a.k.a Shark Boy of Bora-Bora