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The Bamboo Saucer [Blu-ray] (1968)

Dan Duryea , John Ericson , Frank Telford  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Dan Duryea, John Ericson, Lois Nettleton, Bob Hastings, Bernard Fox
  • Directors: Frank Telford
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Blu-ray, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Olive Films
  • DVD Release Date: April 8, 2014
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00EL6ABP8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,093 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Lead by the U.S. military, a team of scientists secretly travel into Red China to find the truth behind rumors of a downed U.F.O. While enroute to the saucer's hidden location, the Americans meet a group of Russian scientists who are also searching for the spacecraft. The two teams race against time to find the alien craft and its promise of a fantastic jump in technology, while trying to avoid the Red Chinese troops in the area. Television veteran Frank Telford directed this action-packed science fiction thriller with top-notch cinematography by the great Hal Mohr (The Wild One, Captain Blood). The stellar cast includes Dan Duryea, Bob Hastings, Bernard Fox and James Hong.

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Alien Mine February 9, 2005
Format:VHS Tape
This surprisingly surefooted feature is much more about the very Terran Cold War than the coldness of space and Earth-vs-flying-saucers warfare. Starting out as a UFO-spotting pilot's struggle to be believed, the story gains considerable traction as the action shifts to Red territory, and the hero finds himself facing foe more home-grown than ET's. For the first half of the flick, the audience may perceive it as corny, anti-commie fare, and those who enjoy such jingoistic, chauvinistic overkill should be tickled pink. Then, as the movie evolves into more of an enemy-mine, psycho-social study, viewers will realize that there's more to this tale than blustery, red-blooded Americanism. Throughout, the film sustains a steady flow of suspense and excitement, and it tries to deal realistically with scientific pursuits. The relationship between John Ericson and Lois Nettleton develops at a believable pace, and the consistent use of non-English languages by foreign characters gives the story a credibility seldom seen in earlier offerings. The characterizations have depth and are well drawn, and even Dan Duryea's portrayal of a stereotypical all-for-the-cause military man is deeply treaded.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars America vs. the Red Chinese vs. the Aliens June 27, 1999
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Format:VHS Tape
One of the best examples of both 1950's cold war paranoia film making and a cash in on the ever growing popularity of science fiction films at that time. A real ripping yarn which combines good old commie bashing with some good examples of life-size model making and special effects. A saturday matinee edge-of-the-seater.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cold War era Sci-Fi May 12, 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The transfer to digital DVD could have been better by eliminating the film artifacts most apparent in the beginning of the film. Reasonable story line and good special effects for that era. I don't recommend anyone buy the Blu-ray version.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dated Encounter still rewards May 22, 2012
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
Bamboo Saucer is from that bizzare period of history where the Russians are seen as potential allies
& 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

Chris D
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the nations of the earth must stand together. December 5, 2005
Format:VHS Tape
A pilot is testing out a new aircraft when he spots a flying saucer. Naturally it jams the radar as all flying saucers do and no one believes him, not even his relatives. So he uses a laser devise that is immune to static to track down the saucer.

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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Film May 27, 2014
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Was a good film when released and very hard to get and the Bli-Ray was so good, clear picture, well transeferred!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars bamboo saucer June 13, 2014
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great sci-fy flick. what else can one say about a saucer that came out of nowhere
if you are a sci-fI fan, I highly recommend it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Pretty Decent Cold War Tale June 30, 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I really like to run across "new old" science fiction movies--films made many years ago, like in the 1950s or '60s, that I somehow missed seeing when they were released. In most cases, you'd never consider these types of films to be "classics," but some of them can be quite good. Even if they turn out to be total, time-wasting trash, I still usually enjoy watching them, at least the first time, just because I'd never seen them before.

"The Bamboo Saucer" is one of these films that I missed. I'd never even heard of it before it showed up as an Amazon recommendation. I read the Product Description, checked out the reviews, procrastinated for a few months and finally ordered it.

It's really not bad at all. The picture quality throughout is crisp and sharp, with perhaps just a little too much color saturation in some parts, especially in scenes of the brilliant blue saucer. The sound level is fairly uniform, except for extremely high-volume gunshots and explosions, and the dialog is mostly understandable. That's good, because there are no subtitles or any other extras. Speaking of dialog, the "Russian" accents of some of the characters, especially Lois Nettleton, are absolutely laughable. Try not to cringe when she speaks. I'll bet you can't.

The plot is logical, consistent and fairly cerebral--a step up in sophistication from the typical "invasion from outer space" movies of the time (1968) when it was made. A flying saucer with incredible performance buzzes an American test pilot as he flies an experimental aircraft. Later, the U.S. government learns that the saucer landed in a small village in Red China, where the villagers are concealing it from their Communist masters. A team is dispatched to parachute into Red China and locate the saucer.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Odd, but terrific mixture of cold war & sci-fi genres is a lot of fun!
I only saw this film once, decades ago, as a kid, on a Saturday afternoon Creature Feature. Later on during my college years I fondly recalled the fuzzy memories of it and... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Hose Nose
5.0 out of 5 stars The story was even better that most stories in movies today
For the year this film was made, the effects were outstanding. The story was even better that most stories in movies today. Way less killing, bangs, and pops…….. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Laddie Lawings
5.0 out of 5 stars sorry no Spanish subtitles or Spanish soundtrack.
sorry no Spanish subtitles or Spanish soundtrack.
Published 1 month ago by Edwin Carrillo Diaz
4.0 out of 5 stars The Bamboo Saucer
Pretty good 60's sci-fi flick that isn't quite a sci-fi flick. American officials discover a truly-from-outer-space flying saucer in a hidden corner of China. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Celia DLF
5.0 out of 5 stars but remembered it was good. Actually better than I remembered
Have not seen this film in years, but remembered it was good. Actually better than I remembered. Thanks!
Published 3 months ago by Michael R. Krehbiel
2.0 out of 5 stars I was very disappointed in this film and would classify it as a ...
I was very disappointed in this film and would classify it as a class C movie. The acting was poor and the story was a joke.
Published 3 months ago by Arthur R. Roderick
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very happy with movie
Published 3 months ago by Detlef Kaiser
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Thats a classic movie.
Published 3 months ago by joey
4.0 out of 5 stars Watch it if you dare
Old but good for a laugh
Published 3 months ago by Timothy Bashford
3.0 out of 5 stars Story was not so good
Low budget movie. Story was not so good eather
Published 3 months ago by Paul Walter
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