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on 5 September 2015
The blu ray is a US import but its region free so it plays fine here in the UK , no problem at all. The movie was originally shot on super panavision 70 which is a film format roughly twice the size of regular 35mm film stock so the detail and resolution are astounding, I own the DVD version of this film and the quality of that image is excellent but the transfer here on the Blu ray takes the image quality to a whole new level, its quite simply stunningly sharp and pristine, the detail is incredible, Im assuming the transfer to blu ray has been taken from original negative material which has obviously survived in pristine condition, if you are a fan of this movie the blu ray is definitely worth having. Recommended.
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on 26 March 2018
This isn't a great film and has had at best mixed reviews over the years. It probably sticks in my mind mainly because it was such a staple of TV repeats in my teens. One professional reviewer described it as a "guilty pleasure" and there is some truth in that - I simply enjoy it more than its merits justify in the cold light of analysis. There are a number of specific things to admire in the film, and which probably help account for it receiving more than its "fair" share of affection. (1) Rock Hudson delivers a curiously satisfying performance, a straightforwardly sympathetic authority figure with the occasional twist of wry humour. If I were on a nuclear submarine navigating through dangerous underwater ice, I would want him in charge! (2) Patrick McGoohan's performance is real class, like everything from this fine actor who toyed with (and was by all accounts highly dubious about) stardom. (3) The submariner stuff, all the sonar and steering and depth jargon and such like, comes across with an air of conviction. I have no idea how accurate it actually is, but it does convince, and yet stays just enough in the background not to baffle the audience. Worth comparing with the different approach, also largely well done and from a later generation of submariners, in "The Hunt for Red October". The actors, Hudson especially, play to the technical stuff so as to communicate to the audience what is good and what is bad at every point. (4) There are some great set pieces: the aforementioned course through the ice; the key sabotage related accident; the confrontation with Russian paratroopers in a studio bound, but still remarkably atmospheric, depiction of the North Pole. This was never in the book, but strikes me as a successful introduction in the screenplay. (5) The Cold War vibe is very effective and almost elegiac at times. (6) Michel Legrand's muscular, rousing music score. Well worth a watch, although unless it caught you in your formative years as it did me, you may or may not rewatch.
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on 21 June 2015
Another famous Maclean book suitably adapted for screen. Some elements of the book are discarded, and slightly more Hollywood-friendly plot devices thrown in to make up for it, but the casting is perfect - McGoohan as the enigmatic doctor, Borgnine as his slightly shady past side-kick, and Rock Hudson as the no-nonsense sub captain. The book's story has slightly more substance over all, but this film is undoubtedly one of the top 10 classic Cold War thrillers.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 5 October 2011
If you're a fan of submarine films here's a must have for the collection. Some great sequences and interesting under the ice photography. It's worth buying the film just to see the always excellent Patrick McGoohan and his table thumping 'Get me there' outburst. It's a well made film with a plausible (to me anyway) dialogue. There are the embarrassing crappy planes at the end of the film but it doesn't spoil the movie. Boys movie.
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on 26 April 2017
Yes ice station zebra is brilliant as I already had it on dvd I wanted it on blu-ray would recommend it to anyone who loves this kind of film
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on 8 February 2018
One of the classics to add to my collections
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on 17 October 2016
Great blu ray. Great transfer. Great movie! Lot better then old DVD!
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on 6 January 2016
Great film. Old does not mean past its best. In fact producers of blood and Gore could learn a lot about 'less is more' from these films which have you on the edge of your seat.
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on 15 March 2018
Brilliant product
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on 7 February 2018
Good story, acting, and special effects Blu ray enhances the picture quality too.
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