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Fantastic Voyage [Blu-ray] [1966]

Stephen Boyd , Raquel Welch , Richard Fleischer    Universal, suitable for all   Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien, Donald Pleasence, Arthur O'Connell
  • Directors: Richard Fleischer
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Nov 2013
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,071 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Fantastic Voyage is the original psychedelic inner-space adventure. When a brilliant scientist falls into a coma with an inoperable blood clot in the brain, a surgical team embarks on a top-secret journey to the centre of the mind in a high-tech military submarine shrunk to microbial dimensions. Stephen Boyd stars as a colourless commander sent to keep an eye on things (though his eyes stay mostly on shapely medical assistant Raquel Welch), while Donald Pleasance is suitably twitchy as the claustrophobic medical consultant. The science is shaky at best, but the imaginative spectacle is marvellous: scuba-diving surgeons battle white blood cells, tap the lungs to replenish the oxygen supply, and shoot the aorta like daredevil surfers. The film took home a well-deserved Oscar for Best Visual Effects. Director Richard Fleischer, who had previously turned Disney's 1954 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea into one of the most riveting submarine adventures of all time, creates a picture so taut with cold-war tensions and cloak-and-dagger secrecy that niggling scientific contradictions (such as, how do miniaturised humans breathe full-sized air molecules?) seem moot. --Sean Axmaker

Product Description

An incredible journey through the inner workings of the human body is now even more spectacular in Blu-ray high definition. In this Academy Award®-winning sci-fi adventure* starring Stephen Boyd, Donald Pleasence and Raquel Welch, an elite medical team in their state-of-the-art submarine, the Proteus, is shrunk down to microscopic size and injected into the bloodstream of an ailing scientist to save his life. Battling the body’s powerful natural defences--as well as a saboteur in their midst--the crew is in a race against time to complete their mission before the miniaturisation wears off.

*1966: Art Direction (Colour), Special Visual Effects.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC TRANSFER 26 Nov 2013
By Graham
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First let me give you a quick synopsis: In order to save the life of a scientist, who holds the secret to miniaturization, a group of people, including a surgeon, are miniaturized inside a submarine and injected into his bloodstream to perform an operation. They only have one hour, before they grow back to full size.

As this film was made in the 60's, once inside, it turns into a psychedelic adventure. As the plot suggests, it is sheer fantasy, but enjoy it for what it is, entertainment.

When this film was made lava lamps had already been invented, so you can see where the ideas were coming from.

The film is presented on blu ray, in it's original aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Picture Quality is outstanding, considering this film is now 47 years old, the image is pin sharp, with vibrant colours
the Soundtrack has an optional 5.1 track, but the film was originally shot with a mono soundtrack.
This transfer looks better than some newer films.

Final word:
definitely worth buying on blu ray
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "What a time to run out of sugar" 24 Oct 2008
Just watched this movie again for the first time in thirty years, haven't seen it since it was a favorite sunday afternoon flick when I was about ten and unbelievably, IT STILL ROCKS!

I have read some reviews about the cheesy effects but then there's something great about a movie where your imagination is required to fill in the gaps. I haven't seen a movie in years that left me on tender hooks from start to finish like this. Truly magnificent sci-fi classic.

To see this movie in restored 235.1 widescreen is a sheer joy and the two channel stereo track works perfectly on a surround system, it's the closest you will get to seeing the origional cinema release. The movie score is intense and what more can you say for a movie that has Raquel Welsh in a skin tight 'white' wet suit.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Fantastic indeed when it first hit the cinema screen in the early 70's, science fact has caught up with Science Fiction.
The idea that a machine of atomic size can be intoduced into the blood stream to target a specific site in the body has arrived with the, "magic bullet," therapies now under development. Even though the notion of mechanical and human minaturisation remains fantasy one has to wonder for how long this will be the case.
The value of the film today, however, lies not in the realm of passive audience watching, but in its (the film's) use as an interactive tool in the teaching of basic human biology. Especially for students who have difficulty in visualising the abstract three dimensional world, watching and discussing the film can provide the means of achieving a mind broadening leap in students' understanding of the mechanisms that define the function of the internal 3D world
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super nostalgic movie! 21 Sep 2008
This is a movie that has played tricks in my memory over the years. I first saw this when I was a child, and for some reason recall a much more exciting journey with lots more happenings, including a much longer passing through a beating heart - which doesn't actually happen at all, and so I guess the memory really does play some giant tricks with the passage of time!

I guess many young people may be very critical of this film, since nowadays there are so many much more advanced and sophisticated special effects. However, for its day, this was quite brilliant!

A group of Experts climb into a submarine and are 'miniaturised' and sent on a mission inside a human body to repair some damage to the patient's brain - a fantastic voyage indeed! Of course the team meet with all kinds of 'natural' perils that are within the human body along the way.

There are some 'silent' points in this movie pretty early on which have impact.

Stars Donald Pleasence and Raquel Welch.

This has been re-mastered to a very high degree.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bluray 9 Dec 2013
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This looks fantastic and sounds great, it's not the best transfer in the world, but it is a damned good one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars film is 47 years old and it's still good 27 Nov 2013
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i have just recently watched this and i loved it. i did have this on dvd and i wanted to upgrade to the blu ray and i'm glad i did it. some people will say the effects are a bit dated at the time though in 1966 they were considered to be state of the art love when the proteus is injected into the body and then you see the sub inside the scientist's body. the film looks great on blu ray there is a little bit of grain but Fox have a done a great job restoring the film to the best it can be. the 5.1 DTS-HD is especially good on this film. the scene where the surgeons have to stand still and not talk and the woman reaches for the towel and the scissors clatter to the floor and when you see the actors near the inner ear and they're being thrown about because the sound scissors made that was brilliant. brillant film and one i would watch again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An old classics 28 Jan 2014
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Although many younger people would find this film 'slow moving', it's one of those gems I remember seeing on the TV a few times in the 1970s. The effects were groundbreaking for the time and although they look dated now, the film is still very enjoyable and worth watching. The Blu Ray quality is very good and there are some worthy extras.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An old favourite 9 Aug 2013
By QM1
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A good sci-fi film for its time which has been shown on TV many times. This is a good story which would greatly benefit from a remake using modern technology, but until then this will have to do
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An inspired melding of science and imagination
Here you have a true science fiction classic, the first film to take viewers inside the human body. Yes, by today’s standards the special effects are cheesy, with the use of green... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Daniel Jolley
5.0 out of 5 stars classic film
Bought this for our Grandson as he is writing a story about a shrinking boy and we thought this would interest him.
Published 26 days ago by Tat and Pat
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure class/Pure classic
Awesome oldskool Science fiction at its best,great story and even better effects from the 1960's. I remember it from Sunday afternoons on TV and had to get once I saw it on here... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rondo Machete
5.0 out of 5 stars great in Blu-Ray
anyone who buys this will have seen it many times and like me if now you've got the blu ray you'll still be very happy. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Lawrie
5.0 out of 5 stars Another present
Again this was a Christmas present requested for my son and he is very pleased with the quality of the product.
Published 5 months ago by Snooks
3.0 out of 5 stars NICE PICTURE
Well worth it if you want to wallow a bit
You can see the wires clearly
Nice extras, also on Voyage To The Bottom of the Sea.
Two nice additions to your colloection
Published 7 months ago by Vlad the emailer
5.0 out of 5 stars body of mind
this is a story which really is unreal going inside the human
body to try and perform an operation and the things that
do happen along the way a very clever and... Read more
Published 7 months ago by roy
4.0 out of 5 stars 'A VOYAGE INTO INNER-SPACE'
The film tells the tale of a team of specialists being shrunk to microscopic
size on board a submarine 'Proteus' which is injected into a ''key'' scientists
bloodstream... Read more
Published 8 months ago by rbmusicman
5.0 out of 5 stars A Body Journey
I bought this for my wife as a reminiscence item. We had seen it a long while ago, saw some reference to it on TV and decided to buy it. We thoroughly enjoyed it again.
Published 8 months ago by Mr. B. M. Taylor
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