Directed by: René Cardona Jr.
Stars: Susan George, Hugo Stiglitz, Andrés García
Also known as: Tintorera… Killer Shark, Tintorera – The Silent Death, Tintorera!, Tintorera, Le monstre aux dents d’acier, Les dents d’acier, Tintorera – du sang dans la mer, Tintorera… Bloody Waters,
Description: Two shark hunters flirt with an attractive British lady while hunting down a large tiger shark terrorizing the Mexican East coast.
Cancun, nudity, threesome, beautiful scenery…what’s not to like?
TINTORERA is not a horror film but more of a drama about divers who are shark hunters. This is not a “nature vs man” movie, like THE BIRDS or JAWS but more of a sexy light, sun-soaked drama that could only have been made in the 1970s.
Even if TINTORERA is not a really good film per se, I enjoyed almost everything about it, except for the shark part. Remove all the shark scenes and you have a sexy little film from Mexico. Nothing deep or revolutionary but oddly enough somewhat original: it’s basically a story of a threesome (two guys and one girl) who decide to hang out and have fun with one another, sans attachment.
They do eventually fall in love with each other (as demonstrated with the ring scene) and the whole concept of a threesome, probably alien to 99% of people out there, is handled in a surprisingly cool, non-sleazy way.