This focuses on mermaids appearing in full length (60 min+) cinematic features (this definition gets fuzzier the more digital everything becomes, but I trust that the members of this forum understand).
Pacarku Putri Duyung is an Indonesian TV movie that aired in early October 2013. The basic premise: Set in a modern-day town, a mermaid rescues a male student from drowning . . . but in return (plus some bribery), she asks him to help her find an elderly mermaid [presumably her Grandmother] who disappeared somewhere on land. The student provides her a cover identity, a place to stay and some clothes. Meanwhile, the grandma mermaid is being kept caged up by some nefarious thieves, who want her for the tears she cries. [Said tears become pearls.]
Ngye Tshomen (My Mermaid), directed by Wangchuk Talop, was allegedly a "blockbuster" romance film in Bhutan last year (2012). The actress Tandin Bidha had the titlular role.
I have not found too much on the film itself besides a few photos on Google image search and a few minutes of clip video on Youtube. Still, it appears to be very much the Bollywood style of film (i.e., lots of dance numbers and singing). The mermaid and costume looks decent enough, but anything beyond basic underwater photography appears to be CG.
Discovering A Mermaid (视频情迷美人鱼 or 情迷美人鱼 ) appears to be a Thai (TV?) movie that came out around 2007 or 2008. * Because of it's two-hour length, I put it in this category. It seems a mix of several mermaid movies:
50% Splash, in that there is a “crazy” scientist hunting for mermaids . . .
25% The Thirteenth Year, in that the main teen schoolgirl protagonist does not know she is a mermaid, and “maturity” has something to do with the emergence of her tail . . .
Submitted by seatailsadmin on Fri, 09/07/2012 - 07:50
When I started this, I figured I'd pick up only one or two Ariel pics in my collection. There are dozens of them. This is a snapshot, including several pics from the unbeatable Tracy Hines as the Ariel herself.
Submitted by seatailsadmin on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 10:26
This was one of the earliest versions of Peter Pan brought to the silver screen, in 1924. The flapper-esque mermaids (and the total number of actresses involved) brought this particular film a modicum of success, and stills from it have shown up in print publications for years, but this is the first time that I've ever seen the entire sequence as video.
Apparently, there was a Jaws parody called "Gums", made in 1976 and featuring a man-eating mermaid. Amazon.com reports the DVD of same will be released on 22 May 2012. Their description of same is below:
Yep, there’s now a sequel to the direct-to-market video Barbie in a Mermaid Tale (2010).
Be advised (like before) that this movie is aimed at younger viewers, so one should not expect a particularly complicated story or merfolk displayed in the nude. Additionally, the budget (or, should I say, lack thereof) shows in the animation. (e.g., some pan shots are rather clunky and jerky).