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One of The Best Things To Come Out Of 1969
21 March 2010
In the future, a city beneath the sea exists complete with a flying
"mini-sub", however the commander of the city and the city itself are
under threat of being killed.
Before the 1971 Irwin Allen television movie - City Beneath The Sea -
came this mini-version of the film, made to get networks interested in
making the production in the first place.
I like the 1971 TV movie but I have always been bothered by Robert
Colbert's forced acting and the constant bitching about what the
commander (Stuart Whitman) did or did'nt do in the past. Thankfully,
this mini 1969 version is free of all that and, dare I say it, yes I
will, I think I like the mini-version better!
You really have to hand it to producer/writer/director Irwin Allen.
Every spoken word in this mini-version is sharp and to the point. Your
attention is 100% during every second of it and the stock Lost In Space
music is so perfectly matched to what is happening on the screen. Good
to see the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Flying Sub but why call it
I would call this the great Irwin mini-movie that nobody got to see
until decades after it was made!
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