Fantastic Voyage/Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - 10/8 (U.S.)

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  1. lukejosephchung

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    It may be "quaint" compared with today's state-of-the-art CGI opticals, but given the technology of the '60s, "Fantastic Voyage" & "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea" were considered cutting edge...it's all about context, my friend!!! :D
     
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    "On the Riviera" with Danny Kaye and Gene Tierney is coming to Blu as well? Very nice!
     
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    Great news, and I too would have loved Andromeda Strain as a companion release to this film. 2013 is shaping up much better than expected!
     
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    "Andromeda Strain" is a Universal production...we may be in for a long wait for this unless they license it out to someone like Shout Factory...
     
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    Damn, for some reason I assumed it was a Fox movie, I should have checked before commenting. Oh well, Fantastic Voyage on blu is good enough for now.

    As for Shout factory, without wanting to cause offense to anyone, I really would much rather they steer clear of any movie I want because they region lock to Region A, and I also have very little faith in the quality of their releases. Universal hasn't been doing too badly of late, I'll hold out in the hope that they decide to give Andromeda Strain a release of their own.
     
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    And that title was on the "unofficial list" of coming releases for last year that was posted all over the net, almost all the rest of which did turn up. This one, sadly, was a no-show. What a gorgeous Blu it would make.
     
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    Fantastic Voyage now available for Preorder

    Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.
     
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    Nice! another favorite from the old New York City area "430 movie" era.
     
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    Great stuff! There must have been some changes at 20th Century Fox since they licensed out Journey To The Centre Of The Earth, which is good news. I hope The Lost World 1960 is also on its way, not a very good film but I like it.
     
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    Like them a lot, but not that much to double dip.
     
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    Just ordered this, Ron...thanks for the link!!!
     
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    Thank you, Luke, and everyone who orders through
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    I will be ordering this as well. Have never seen this film.
     
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    Never saw it in a theater, but I remember catching it at drive-ins with my family on at least a couple of double features. Will certainly be ordering both of these.
     
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    You're in for a treat, Ron...this 1961 film was the basis for the classic ABC-TV series starring Richard Basehart & David Hedison...the original charactors of Adm. Nelson & Capt. Crane were played in the movie by Walter Pidgeon & Robert Sterling and they had a great supporting cast that included Peter Lorre, Barbara Eden & the late Michael Ansara, who passed away last week at the age of 91...
     
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    What is your source for this info?
     
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    The effects for Voyage hold up very well for me. Because they were primarily mechanical, they look much better especially when compared to CGI generated effects which look cartoonish. I marvel at the imagination that went into special effects before computers.

    Intersting notes. Irwin Allen pretty much recycled everything. In addition to the effects footage, a loose adaptation of the movie was created for a second season episode, "The Sky's On Fire". Also Allen's first choice for Capt Crane was David Hedison. Hedison had a very bad experience with Allen on "The Lost World" and wanted nothing to do with Allen. When Allen was casting for the serieas, again he approached Hedison and Hedison resisted until literally the last minute.
     
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    This is all I've read,
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