The Cove

DVD - 2009
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Cove
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.

Published: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, c2009.
Branch Call Number: DVD 599.5309 COV
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (92 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Feb 21, 2015
  • Chatos rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Found this movie so disturbing at times that I found myself cursing those greedy b@stards who are involved in the killing of whales and dolphins. These are beautiful animals who should not be treated in this savage manner. Using them for entertainment is one thing...but killing them for food is another. To top it off their meat is toxic to the consumer. I feel for a lot of the population in Japan who are consuming this toxic meat and don't even know it...especially felt bad for all those school children. The movie is very informative, though...hopefully, one day this will stop!

Jan 21, 2015
  • aquadog rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Powerful documentary. Tragic the amount of guilt born by Mr Harris. Even more tragic that there exists such a market for these poor creatures being held in captivity for their entire lives purely as human entertainment. Worse yet is the consumption of these animals for food, at the cost of the health of consumers without their even knowing what they are eating.

Nov 30, 2014
  • NewYorkViews rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sad documentary about the dolphin trainer and creator of the popular USA "Flipper" TV series of the past, having realized that dolphins are abused in captivity and that the popular TV series "Flipper" helped investors build sea worlds around the world, including Japan where the current abuse is recorded on video. This is a film about "The road to hell being paved with good intentions," and a PETA sort of angle. Sad commentary about humans finding entertainment in the hidden, or not so hidden abuse of animals.

Oct 16, 2014
  • 2314Ben rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Eye-opening documentary about little-known dolphin hunting that goes on in Japan.
Amazing to think that some Japanese do not know about what is going on.
Sad this footage exists, even more sad it is a practice carried out every year.

Jun 16, 2014
  • gemini07 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Informative, intriguing and interesting.

Jan 20, 2014

They've started this blood ritual again. The thing I don't get is that they insist that the hunt is traditional going back hundreds of years = why are they using motor boats? THAT is NOT traditional!

Nov 27, 2013
  • Luddite rated this: 5 stars out of 5.


Jun 04, 2013
  • amazongirl716 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Exciting, interesting, and extremely important...very, very well done!

Feb 25, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Heart wrenching, shocking look at these defiant, disgusting BUTCHERS (literally and figuratively) performing horrible criminal acts against nature. I hope they can be stopped, AND I hope karma catches up with them in the end (and I am not a vindictive person). FIVE STARS.

Dec 06, 2012
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very very good

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Aug 12, 2012
  • spoonb3rri rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The Cove is a 2009 documentary film that analyzes and questions Japan's dolphin hunting culture. It was awarded the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2010


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Aug 12, 2012
  • spoonb3rri rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you aren't an activist you're an inactivist


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