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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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.

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. :)

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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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