The Cove

(DVD - 2009)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Cove
 Add a Comment  Add Tags
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.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

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.

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

Sep 11, 2012
  • lotusjennileigh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

PLEASE watch this and recommend it to everyone you know! We are fighting daily to get this atrocity ended but the ONLY way is with public support and pressure! Go to SaveJapanDolphins.org and seashepherd.org for more info. This year, since the start of the hunt, Sept 1st (2012) a pod of pilot whales has just been slaughtered and they now have two pods dolphins are looking for more, this hunt goes on til March so please help!

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

This was recommended by my friends, and they all said that it was a good but very sad documentary

This movie was AMAZING. It was very emotional at certain times but it's the truth. Im glad my sister recomended this movie. :)

Apr 29, 2012
  • bstudent rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

documentary - I don't know about all these groups and issues. It seems to me if they all consolidated and concentrated on one issue there would be a lot less emotion and a lot more results. It's almost distracting at times. However that being said, this is a good look into the Japanese culture and fishing, although this really isn't fishing so much. Hearding, capture (zoo) and slaughter (sushi for the elite?) It covers a small cove where this happens but little about the culture and history behind it and the Japanese involved are fierce. Have you ever had a hamburger at the auction barn or rodeo? Or a hotdog at the petting zoo? It appears really cruel and dolphins are very majestic mammals. 25K annually seems extensive and I don't know the middle ground. perhaps breading and release into the wild only to return etc...

View All Comments


Add a Summary

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


Add a Quote

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

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


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at DBRL


Powered by BiblioCommons.
app08 Version eventuell-fix Last updated 2014/11/26 13:11