1 videodisc (ca. 83 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby digital, Dolby Surround.
Originally released as a documentary film in 2013.
In English with optional subtitles in Spanish.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Special features: A note from director Gabriela Cowperthwaite ; "Kanduke" featurette ; "'Death by mosquito' in marine parks" featurette ; "Orca teeth show the stress of orcas in captivity" featurette ; "Recollections of a former SeaWorld trainer" featurette ; "The truth about wild whales" featurette ; "Alternatives to captivity" featurette ; Director and producer commentary.
Directors of photography, Jonathan Ingalls, Christopher Towey ; editor, Eli Despres ; music, Jeff Beal.
Killer whales are beloved majestic, friendly giants yet infamous for their capacity to kill viciously. This documentary unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of the notorious performing whale Tilikum, who - unlike any orca in the wild - has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. "Blackfish" expands on the discussion of keeping such intelligent creatures in captivity.
MPAA rating: PG-13.
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