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voyage to the bottom of the sea series with Richard Basehart and David Hedison

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Initial post: 19 Jun 2009, 16:34:09 BST
When are we going to see this classic series on British DVD's? Not everyone has a multi region player.

Posted on 21 Jun 2009, 12:27:14 BST
AJ says:
Great series - loved the reruns in the early 90s on CH4 - long, LONG overdue for another!
Some really fun monsters and great performances from the crew - proper entertainment! I especially remember the bit where they had to swim inside a giant whale to rescue a diving bell that had been swallowed. Also another with a U Boat Commander ghost. Oh, and the giant man underwater complete with equally gigantic sweater & trousers!!
At a sensible price, I would buy it on R2.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jul 2009, 16:43:00 BST
I have quite a few recorded from Sky on tape but getting worn out!! Need a DVD supply. I have those you mention, considering the time they were made they are classic; but probably seem naf to todays people :o)

Posted on 14 Jul 2009, 13:18:41 BST
these irwin allen series are well overdue a r2 release, i have managed to obtain the lis set but vttbots and the time tunnel and land of the giants are still only avaialble on r1. is there anyone out there who could bring these fantastic series to the uk. as mentioned not everyone has a multi-region player.

Posted on 25 Jan 2010, 15:26:07 GMT
loved the series and the opening theme music was sublime. i paticularly loved the mini sub that could come out of the doors underneath and could fly! for years my mum used to say as a kid she came up to check on me asleep in bed.she saw this lump moving about in the bed and suddenly burst out at the bottom of the bed and shouted "voyage to the bottom of the sea!"

Posted on 10 Feb 2010, 14:27:57 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Feb 2010, 14:28:40 GMT
Guys, you can get a multi-region DVD player from Amazon from as little as £30. It would pay for itself in no time in terms of cheaper DVDs from overseas. OK - so the cheaper ones aren't necessarily the best picture quality but we ARE talking older films here - they're going to be a little wolley anyway aren't they?

Posted on 12 Feb 2010, 02:38:52 GMT
all region players are very cheap on ebay.
actually though a good one is about 100.00 u.s. on ebay. (not ebay uk)
cheaper ones will burn out usually. It's a good investment for a movie lover to get a allregion player. of course this won't cover the one region blu rays. most are all region though.

Posted on 4 Apr 2010, 10:31:28 BST
John Hogg says:
hi all check out sony bluray if in th uk from richer sounds, mutlie region £100 and even plays my back up films noproblem

In reply to an earlier post on 2 May 2011, 01:08:04 BST
You can buy cheapo dvd players from Asda for less than £15 that play anything, although they're not sold as multi region. As for Voyage.... ,what a great show, that started off fairly seriously and gradually got sillier and more bizarre as it progressed with the crew of the Seaview(sounds like a b+b in Bognor!) facing pirates, mermaids, men who could stop time and lots of stock footage. Wasn't it set in 1978??

Posted on 9 May 2011, 18:51:27 BST
M. Dowden says:
I remember watching these at the weekend on C4, before having to rush off to work - they were great fun.

Posted on 13 May 2011, 14:31:39 BST
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Posted on 11 Nov 2012, 14:39:22 GMT
John Gammon says:
I enjoyed Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea too, but like all Irwin Allen series, apart from a couple of memorable lines, the odd title sequence or theme tune, they tended to be unmemorable. I suspect it's because the makers often confused spectacle (and cheap spectacle at that) with drama, and had a very two-dimensional, 1950s view of character. Voyage in particular was a total waste of two excellent leading men, who should have been given a lot more to do.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013, 12:39:37 GMT
This is true of the later series, certainly, but the first season is pretty decent, with the silliness kept to a minimum. One episode in particular, Submarine Sunk Here, is a gritty, realistic study of survival against hostile elements. Honestly!
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