Fantastic Voyage [Blu-ray] [1966]

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  • Release Date: 10/08/2013
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (40 out of 40)

Special Features


  • Commentary by film & music historian Jeff Bond
  • Isolated score track with commentary by film & music historians Jeff Bond, Jon Burlingame and Nick Redman
  • Lava Lamps & Celluloid: A Tribute To The Visual Effects Of Fantastic Voyage
  • Storyboard-to-scene comparison: Whirlpool Scene
  • Original theatrical trailer and more!

Synopsis


Fantastic Voyage
Stephen Boyd heads a team of scientists sent on a bizarre experimental mission. Through a revolutionary and as-yet-untested process, the scientists and their special motorized vehicle are miniaturized, then injected into the blood stream of a near-death scientist (Jean del Val). Their mission is to relieve a blood clot caused by an assassination attempt. One member of the expedition is bent on sabotage so that the scientist's secrets will die with him. Another member is Raquel Welch, seemingly along for the ride solely because of how she looks in a skintight diving suit. The film's Oscar-winning visual effects (by Art Cruickshank) chart the progress of the voyagers through the scientist's body, burrowing past deadly antibodies, chunks of tobacco residue in the lungs, and other such obstacles. Oscars also went to Jack Martin Smith and Dale Hennesy's art direction and Stuart A. Reiss and Walter M. Scott's set decoration. Fantastic Voyage was later spun off into a Saturday-morning cartoon series. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Stephen Boyd
    Stephen Boyd - Grant
  • Raquel Welch
    Raquel Welch - Cora Peterson
  • Edmond O'Brien
    Edmond O'Brien - General Carter
  • Donald Pleasence
    Donald Pleasence - Dr. Michaels
  • Arthur O'Connell
    Arthur O'Connell - Col. Donald Reid



Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Mid-60s Sci-Fi Classic Well Ahead Of Its Time!

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    RCE62
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    Growing up in the 60s and 70s, I had always enjoyed watching this film whenever it was aired on TV, inasmuch as it inspired a short-lived Filmation animated adventure series of the same name but with different characters. During the film's original run in the Mid-60s, it was largely misunderstood as its miniaturization premise was way too "fantastic" but its groundbreaking special effects were well ahead of its time. Years later, the concept of miniaturization was played to comic effect in hit family films like "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids" and "Innerspace."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dated Sci-Fi that Still Works!

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    westiemom
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    Puzzled? OK, for its time this movie was quite amazing; the effects were wholly without precedent, and very imaginative. The story line is, again, wonderfully original. The acting might make you cringe, but it's kind of like watching a film by Ed Wood -- so bad it's actually good. I'm dating myself a bit, but I was fascinated with this movie when it first came out on VHS (I think I was too young to have seen it in a theater, but maybe I saw it on television), and I'm very glad to have it back in my collection. It's kind of like viewing the original Star Trek series after being immersed in the two J.J. Abrams films. Dated stuff, but still entertaining, and groundbreaking for its time. Make some popcorn and have fun! The extras provide some insight into the making of the film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Take a journey back in time...

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    tjump
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    What makes this film worth to watch is not the story or special effects, but the realization this was film was made in 1966. So take a Fantastic Voyage back in time! At the time it was state of the art in special effects and shows you what was considered science fiction back then. Marvel at it's beautiful transfer onto High Definition and enjoy the insightful Making Of!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    very imaginative

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    Movielover1
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    Super pre-CGI science fiction movie. Great imagination by the director and the special effects people. A submarine and its crew (including Raquel Welch!) are miniaturized and sent into a man's bloodstream to repair a brain injury. Fascinating depiction of the various parts of the body.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An amazing and exciting film.

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    Pyramids
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    I think that "Fantastic Voyage" was a creative, original and classic film and it was also one of my favorite classic films of all-time. I have seen and enjoyed this film several times and I also think that "Fantastic Voyage" had a lot of entertaining and enjoyable action, mystery and suspense and a really great and amazing cast and personal storylines as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sci-fi classic has never looked so good

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    OhioBobcat3
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    This blu has great video and audio. For a film from 1966, it looks as though it could have been filmed today. Great sci-fi plot that takes place in a microscopic submarine within the human body. If you are a fan of sci-fi this needs to be in your collection!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Come along and ride on a fantastic voyage!

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    Bitto529
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    This movie is classic '60s cheese that only gets better with age. This and Innerspace would make a great double-feature. Raquel Welch, Donald Pleasence and the "fantastic" special effects really make this one a sight to behold.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sci-fi thriller.

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    ChrisC
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    This was always one of my great childhood movies to watch. It used to come on every year and I always made sure I caught it. Great suspense. Great special effects. Raquel Welch in her prime. What more do you need?

    I would recommend this to a friend



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