The Giant Squid
- 1 x 52 min.
- Clean, M/E + English
- English script
- © NHK / NEP / Discovery US in association with ZDF and ARTE
- Except for U.S.A. and Canada, and German and French-speaking countries in Europe
- The giant squid is a perfect example of what is still a deep-sea mystery in the 21st century. Reaching amazing lengths of up to 18 meters, they are the largest squid in the world, yet they have never been seen alive in the deep sea. One of best chances in the world of encountering a giant squid is in the waters off the Japan's Ogasawara Islands. Using two state-of-the-art submersible vessels and special ultra-sensitive, high-definition cameras for deep-water use, our film crew, along with some scientific experts, launched an expedition 1,000 meters beneath the sea. After 100 dives totaling 400 hours, we finally succeeded in capturing footage of a giant squid in its natural, deep-ocean habitat. The previously unseen, shimmering beauty of a giant squid lies ahead.
- "BEST DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMME (ONE-OFF / SPECIAL)"
Asian Television Awards, 2013 -- Singapore
- "Special Jury Prize, Feature Film"
Pelagos International Sea Festival, 2014 -- Roma, Italy
- "Certificate for Creative Excellence, Documentary/TV Documentary programs-Nature, Wildlife"
U.S. International Film & Video Festival, 2014 -- Los Angeles, U.S.A.
- "Best Marine Film"
GREEN SCREEN (International Wildlife Film Festival), 2014 -- Eckernförde, Germany
- "Panda Award, Against All Odds Award"
Wildscreen Film Festival, 2014 -- Bristol, U.K.