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Fantastic Voyage [Blu-ray] [1966]

Release Date:10/08/2013
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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


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!

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