The cove

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  • In a sleepy lagoon off the coast of Japan is a highly guarded secret. During the night, Taiji fishermen engage in an unseen hunt for thousands of dolphins. The work is so horrifying, the fishermen will stop at nothing to keep it hidden from the outside world. When a team of elite activists, filmmakers, and free-divers embark on a secret mission to penetrate their cover, the shocking discoveries they find there are just the tip of the iceberg. Includes commentary, deleted scenes, and more.


  • Lacks Spanish subtitles; container and menu states Spanish subtitles.
  • DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Dolby digital 5.1, Dolby digital 2.0.
  • In English with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.


  • Special features: Optional audio feature commentary with director Louie Psihoyos and producer Fisher Stevens ; Special OPS cameras: Nest cam -- Thermal cam -- Rock cams -- Helicopter cam -- Blood cam ; Freediving (ca. 5 min.) ; The cove : Mercury rising (ca. 19 min.) ; deleted scenes (ca. 10 min.) ; original theatrical trailer
  • Tip of the iceberg -- Activist -- Classic dive -- IWC [International Whaling Commission] -- The team -- Same traits -- Dolphin food -- Reconnaissance -- Talk to each other -- Whaling business -- Full orchestra -- Stop them
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