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The Bamboo Saucer [Blu-ray]
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& 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.
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"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.Read more ›
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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I saw this film on TV by the 1960s. I found it intrigguing. It also mentions some incidents with UFOs that really happened.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 5 months ago by W. J. Porter
waiting for this to come out and in blu-ray its now in my science fiction collectionPublished 9 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 11 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 12 months ago by Us
enjoyed this movie very much. great si-fi thanks seller for fast deliveryPublished 14 months ago by richard