City Beneath the Sea [DVD] [1970]

  • SKU: 18958195
  • Release Date: 10/06/2009
  • Rating: NR
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City Beneath the Sea
Irwin Allen, praised in some circles as a science fiction genius and damned in others as a shameless schlockmeister, produced and directed this fanciful TV-movie. Set in the 21st century, the film concentrates on a group of colonists dwelling in a modernistic underwater city called Pacifica. The emphasis is on drama rather than special effects, as we see the deep-sea denizens struggling to cope with the pressures of their new existence--and their own personal animosities. Stuart Whitman heads a large cast of TV veterans, including Time Tunnel regulars James Darren, Robert Colbert and Whit Bissell, and onetime Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea star Richard Basehart (as the US President). Expanded from a short "demo" pilot film, City Beneath the Sea is the one Irwin Allen project that could have matured into a truly worthwhile TV series; unfortunately no network was interested in subsidizing this expensive effort. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Richard Basehart
    Richard Basehart
  • Joseph Cotten
    Joseph Cotten
  • James Darren
    James Darren
  • Rosemary Forsyth
    Rosemary Forsyth
  • Robert Wagner
    Robert Wagner

Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Classic for My Collection

    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I am glad I bought “City Beneath the Sea”. The movie had some of the elements from the “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” series. The movie is dated but still enjoyable. It was only available in DVD format, which I hope they will do a restoration and put in blu-ray format. It is a movie the whole family can enjoy together where there are not too many movies out there for the younger viewers. I would highly recommend this to my friends. Check out some of the great classics on the Best Buy website. You will be surprised to find out what Best Buy has and some new titles to spark your interest

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I saw this first run on TV and it still holds up

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Great FX for the times. The story could have been better, but it was a product of the 70's so you can forgive a little. The combination of good FX, decent story, good (not great) acting and great imagination make you wish the pilot had been picked up for at least a few seasons. Nice stand alone Irwin Allen movie. I'm sure I'll watch it a few time a year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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