THE PLOT THUS FAR
A diplomat is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon as they enter the bloodstream.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Fantastic Voyage” involves a top secret miniaturization program being developed by the Americans and concurrently by what’s hinted to be The Soviets. A scientist from the other side has the secret of counteracting the situation where the miniaturization effects wear off after one hour. Unfortunately, the scientist receives a brain injury in an assassination attempt. This results in General Carter, the commanding officer of the project deciding to “send in” a team of experts miniaturized, to the injured man’s brain to repair the damage.
The team consists of Drs. Duval and Michaels, Pilot Capt. Owen and the romantic leads, Grant and the ever lovely Raquel Welch as Duval’s assistant. Assisting O’Brien as a medical expert is Arthur O’Connell as Col. Reid. Of course, as in most film’s of this type there is the inevitable fifth columnist aboard. The acting is good, particluarly the performances of veterans Kennedy, Pleasance, O’Brien and O’Connell.
The Blu-Ray comes with the featurettes, interviews, promo spots and commentary ported over from the Special Edition DVD. Plus, you get a period appropriate DTS-HD 1.0 master audio track that keeps that mono track booming. Plus, you get a modern DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track to go alongside the stunning 1080p transfer. If that wasn’t enough, you also get an isolated score track. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
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