Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (Global Warming Edition) (Bilingual) [Import]
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea gets a dose of On the Beach in Irwin Allen's visually impressive but scientifically silly Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. While the Seaview, the world's most advanced experimental submarine, maneuvers under the North Pole, the Van Allen radiation belt catches fire, giving the concept "global warming" an entirely new dimension. As the Earth broils in temperatures approaching 170 degrees F, Walter Pidgeon's maniacally driven Admiral Nelson hijacks the Seaview and plays tag with the world's combined naval forces on a race to the South Pacific, where he plans to extinguish the interstellar fire with a well-placed nuclear missile. But first he has to fight a mutinous crew, an alarmingly effective saboteur, not one but two giant squid attacks, and a host of design flaws that nearly cripple the mission (note to Nelson: think backup generators). Barbara Eden shimmies to Frankie Avalon's trumpet solos in the most formfitting naval uniform you've ever seen, fish-loving Peter Lorre plays in the shark tank, gloomy religious fanatic Michael Ansara preaches Armageddon, and Joan Fontaine looks very uncomfortable playing an armchair psychoanalyst. It's all pretty absurd, but Allen pumps it up with larger-than-life spectacle and lovely miniature work. --Sean Axmaker --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Yeah, the storyline has something to do with putting out a fire in the Van Allen Radiation Belt surrounding the Earth and the subsequent sabotage of the crew's plans. But, all this is irrelevant as the viewer just sits back and watches the Seaview.
Too bad the military hasn't caught on to the design. Perhaps, enlistment in the Navy would increase if they had such a "tight" sub!
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To enjoy any movie, one must suspend disbelief. The problem with watching "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" is that, from beginning to end, the absurdities keep coming so... Read morePublished on June 20 2002 by Mark Walker
This remains the most enjoyable of the "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" adventures that I recall seeing. Read morePublished on Nov. 20 2001 by John Kwok
This movie by Irwim Allan, about a nuclear submarine trying to save the Earth from the deadly effects of a heart storm, is watchable, although some of the special effects are now... Read morePublished on July 23 2000
I've always liked this movie,but I wish it were in widescreen, and on DVD. Perhaps with behind the scenes footage,and how it became a TV series.Published on Feb. 18 2000
Sure, the science is implausible. But this film employs enough plot devises and not-half-bad special effects to make it a real party flick. Read morePublished on Feb. 1 2000 by Carleton Breaux
One of Irwin Allen's earliest cinematic works. Good entertainment for a sci-fi flick even though the plot involves a global disaster that is totally improbable. Read morePublished on Oct. 28 1999
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