Fantastic Voyage [Blu-ray]
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If bought separately this would have cost me around $56.00. This set is just $17.99.
No double-sided disc's here, this set was done RIGHT with a 4 disc set all SINGLE SIDED. Graphic covers on all the disc's also.
All 4 disc's are protected in a illustrated inner plastic casing , with a attractive laminated illustrated cardboard outer case.
The movies in this Fox 75th year stuio classics collection are:
Fantastic Voyage (1966)/ color/ 100 minutes...includes:
1) on/off commentary by film + music historian Jeff Bond.
2) on/off isolated score track with commentary by film+ music historians Jeff Bond, Jon Burlingame and Nick Redman.
3) Lava lamps + celluloid: a tribute to the visual effects of Fantastic Voyage.
4) Whirlpool scene: storyboard to scene comparison.
5) original props
6) trailer + TV spots
The Lost World (1960)/ color / 96 minutes...includes:
1) Fox Movietone News
The Towering Inferno (1974) / color / 164 minutes ..includes:
1) Theatrical trailer
2) The Cast
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) / color / 105 minutes..includes:
1) On/off Special commentary feature by author Tim Colliver.
2) On/off isolated score track feature
3) Science fiction : Fantasy to reality.
4) Barbara Eden interview.
5) Original props.
6) Theatrical trailer.
Thanks to FOX for producing a well made product that is not expensive. Universal and MGM needs to do the same . I hope this review helps everyone out there.
The plot follows a team of three scientists: a surgeon (Arthur Kennedy); his technical assistant (Raquel Welch); the chief of the mission (Donald Pleasance), plus the skipper of the ship William Redfield and a security agent Stephen Boyd for a possible "surgical assassination"...
The interesting submarine ("The Proteus") is miniaturized by a secret branch called CMDF (Combined Miniature Deterrent Forces) and injected into the bloodstream of a defecting Russian scientist who has suffered brain injury and a coma from an assassination attempt... The crew must navigate to the scientist's brain and destroy the point of damage with a laser blast within a 60-minute time period...
Although the plot is a tedious matter of implausible sabotage, "Fantastic Voyage" is a film of authentic wonder: The fascinating environment of tissues and organs of the human body through which the actors move are life-sized sets exquisitely reconstructed in great detail with amazing artistry...
The plot creates a constant era of suspense... The ship and its crew are continually threatened by the system's natural defenses... Leonard Rosenman's futuristic score nicely complements the bizarre on screen happenings: the strange sound of the human blood rushing through arteries; the rhythmical muscular movements of the heart where 'every beat separates the human being from eternity.'
With two Oscar Awards for Best Visual Effects and Best Art Direction, 'Fatastic Voyage' is certainly the most unusual journey into the human body, the first film to portray the vast world of inner space...
Why did this become my favorite childhood movie? Because it actually mirrored the tastes I would grow into. For example, this movie was an adventure, with plenty of suspense. Second, it was a mystery, with a few clues thrown here and there. Third, it was science fiction, which prompted my creativity.
Another thing is that this movie is decent enough to see with your children. There are a couple of mild hints of our modern viewpoint, such as Grant's comment that CMDF (Combined Miniature Deterrent Forces) could stand for "Consolidated Mobilization of Delinquent Females", or showing Raquel Welch slip out of her outfit into a form fitting aquatic suit. But this film proves you can have a suspenseful adventure and entertaining movie without sex, language, and gore.
This movie is great at atmosphere, as well as special effects. It took five minutes into the movie before you heard the first word. There are a lot of sequences prior to the main action that there is no spoken dialog. This effectively keeps the viewer in the dark about what will happen next.
Consider this review complete if you have not seen it, because I'm about to spoil a surprise. Ready?Read more ›
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