1990: Alice Dixon's Dyesebel
Obviously inspired by the movie Splash Alice Dixon's Dyesbel takes on a mature storyline, making it suitable for its generation.
Regal Films 1997 Version of Mars Ravelo's Classic novel "Dyesebel" Starring Alice Dixon "I can feel it!"
Perhaps the most memorable dyesebel movie to date, the version has a many "firsts" that makes dyesebel what it is now, it's the first dyesebel that used the "orange-colored" fishtail, which is commonly used now, first dyesebel movie with real underwater scenes, the first mermaid on the aquarium, the first mermaid movie that showcases a combination of her life on the water and on land, thus having mermaid-human transformations. And the first dyesebel movie that showed a realistic storyline on love and relationships.
A couple found a wounded and stranded pregnant mermaid on shore and died after giving birth, being childless, the couple adopted the mermaid's daughter and named her dyesbel, since childhood and to her teenage years, they moved from place to place to get away from angry mob, the teen dyesebel (Carmina Villaroel) starts to ask questions why she's a mermaid and shows signs of wanting to be a human. It was at this time that they decide to let dyesebel go into the deep with the other mermaids (not shown on screen)where, she has chance encounters with the teen Edward (Robert Ortega) fast forward to present day where dyesebel is now a lady (Alice Dixon) she sees Edward (Richard Gomez) again, then searches banak, a sea witch this time, to help her acquire human legs through a magic shell. However, it's only temporary, the shell has to be within her reach 24/7 or else she'll have her tails back.
She finds shelter through marina (malou de guzman) and iday (judy ann santos)who later on discovers her identity but still remain true to her. still having edwards wallet that was misplaced on the water (similar to splash) dyesebel and friends looks for edward and becomes a famous model (edward's friends own a modeling agency). dyesebel and edward finally meets and become lovers, however, malou, edwards almost-stalker-like-girlfriend-wannabe tries to break their relationship, at the same time, dyesebel has a hardtime keeping her identity a secret to edward. until she finally admits it to him, and shows him her trueself, where they broke up for sometime, until edward realizes he cant live without her, they are about to become closer and malou accidentally finds out, and exposed dyesebel's mermaid identity in a birthday party for edward (wonderful scene!) where the media and the government took interests on her, as a display on the country's underwater museum! (aquarium museum) but edwards rescued her, and malou discovered dyesebel's magic shells, steals it and breaks it, however, it only turned dyesebel into a human permanently and her into a mermaid, permanently.