if you love movies that entertain you.The double feature is worth the money..fantastic voyage is in surround and is not bad but could have been better..the video colors are slightly faded but okay. widescreen gives you the full look..most times i’ve seen this movie on t.v. or video,in normal screen you miss a lot but this dvd gives you the full scope… voyage to the bottom of the sea is 4.0 surround and is pretty good,or 2 channel surround works good too. video is very good and the surround works when it needs to..it’s been a long time till i’ve seen this movie in widescreen and it’s well worth it…this is irwin allen at his best. if you love classic scifi, you’ll love these 2 classics…
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Let’s give this movie the props it deserves. Considering the fact that the SPFX were done over 40 years ago, they are still very impressive. No CGI back then- 4 different sized Seaview models had to be used! L.B. Abbott did wonders with them, and they still look cool! The plot- ok, Irwin Allen always stretched scientific credibility, and characterization was never his strongpoint. But Allen delivers an action packed adventure that never lets up once things get rolling. The TV series used the sets from this movie, and Pigeon and Sterling were replaced by Basehart and Hedison. The first two seasons of VTTBOS are actually solid sci-fi fare- the “monster of the week” episodes came later. VTTBOS the TV series is slated for DVD release- start your collection with the movie that started it all! “Bon Voyage, Seaview!”.
I just received this DVD in the mail and I was so impressed with the picture quality, I had to write a review. I have several other DVD’s of older movies that do not come close to the picture clarity that Voyage/Fantastic do. I almost expected to see a grainy picture with a few flakes of snow now and then. But to see the picture in this clarity is great. Not to mention that the movies are two of the best all time classics. If you watched either of these movies when you were a kid, like me, you will not be disappointed with this double feature.