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The Bamboo Saucer [Blu-ray]

4.2 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews

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U.S. and Soviet explorers find a UFO in Red China and take it to Saturn and back.

Product Details

  • 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: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00EL6ABP8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,559 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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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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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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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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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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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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Format: Blu-ray
Just finished watching "The Bamboo Saucer" released by Olive Films.
"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>
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!
FIVE STARS!
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