♬ Daa–dumb. Daa–dumb. Da–dumb da–dumb da–dumb da–dumb.
Jaws it ain’t.
“A lousier movie may get made one of these days or years, but it will have to wrest the trophy from the dead and icy grasp of Orca.” — LA Times
“If it were medically possible to overdose on claptrap, Orca, which opened yesterday at the Criterion and other theaters, would be compelled to carry a warning from the Surgeon General.” — The New York Times
Well, now I’m probably going to have to find and watch it.
Spoiler alert: Bo Derek (in her movie debut) supposedly gets her leg chomped off in this masterpiece.
The ad copy:
An angry thunderbolt of terror explodes out of the ocean’s depths!
Orca, the killer whale, destroys sharks, ships and men! He rules the ocean. He terrifies the earth. He is without mercy and without equal!
Orca — the most powerful, the most fantastic animal in all the world.! [sic]
Dino De Laurentiis presents Orca starring Richard Harris and Charlotte Rampling
Opening in July at a theatre near you.
[Paramount Pictures logo] Famous Films N V
“Claptrap” is a $100 word nowadays!