The Bamboo Saucer [Blu-ray]
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Our government shoves a sketch under his noses for verification. Yep that is it. It is the height of the cold war and a downed saucer is found in RED china. So there is a race between a group of Americans and Ruskies to see who gets there before the Chinese Government finds out.
We get all the mix of good guys, and bad guys, nationalists, and individuals. They (and we) must learn what makes the other side tick and to get along on the mission.
The American pilot advisor John Ericson runs into the female Russian scientist Lois Nettleton while she is taking a shower. Later he keeps running into her verbally. Eventually through all the bantering the form a mutual affection.
Will they be able to discover the saucer secrets before being found by the Chinese Government?
Or will they be able to destroy the almost indestructible machine?
Aside from a well acted film that may have had a few too many clichés, there is something captivation about Lois Nettleton that years later you will say "Now what was that movie I saw her in?" considering she made over 100 TV appearances.
& the Chinese as the major threat to world peace.
Add a B-grade mystery flying saucer story crashed in Red China & you've got the bones of the film.
But still it holds attention.
As the teams discover the saucer & attempt to understand it , the underlying Cold War tensions return.
Technologically the saucer has much to recommend it.
Anti grav drive ,LED sensor entry,all round cockpit vision , advanced computer graphics & coding system.
Add a Journey thru the solar system & problems on re entry (as well produced visual effects )& you've got
Saturday afternoon fare for sure ,as one reveiwer put it , but a good yarn never-the-less.
Add a couple of familar faces thrown in ,playing out of character roles just adds to the value.
Worth a look
"The Bamboo Saucer" is a quiet and intense science fiction movie about one pilot's journey to uncover the truth about a flying saucer that buzzed the test airplane he was piloting.
It turns out the flying saucer that buzzed him crash lands in Communist China and he is recruited by the American Government as part of a team to fly into Red China and recover the flying saucer. What is unique about this Cold War Era science fiction movie is that a team of Soviet agents and scientists have been dropped behind enemy lines to also recover the flying saucer - which would bring technological superiority to the country who claims its technology.
Circumstances force the Americans and Soviets to team up for survival sake and they reluctantly agree to mutually explore and benefit from the saucer's technology.
Unfortunately there is a KGB agent who wants the Soviet Union to be the sole beneficiary of the alien technology.
Without giving away too many spoilers, the ending resolution is quite unexpected and I suspect a bit controversial when "The Bamboo Saucer" was first released>
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The Bamboo Saucer is a blast from the past for me. A product of it's time it features special effects with matte lines and stock music but is well photographed. Read morePublished 9 days ago by W. J. Porter
waiting for this to come out and in blu-ray its now in my science fiction collectionPublished 3 months ago by Chester Deleo
Fun 'cold war' take on the flying saucer genre. Better than I remembered from my childhood viewing on a black and white t.v. Read morePublished 6 months ago by anthony santiago,jr.
It's been decades since last seen on TV & have been looking for it on DVD. This is a MUST SEE MOVIE!!!Published 6 months ago by Us
enjoyed this movie very much. great si-fi thanks seller for fast deliveryPublished 8 months ago by richard
A interesting film taking sci fi saucer interest of the times and blending it well with cold war adventure. Read morePublished 10 months ago by dhart