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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - Season 2, Vol. 2
     

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - Season 2, Vol. 2

Director: Abner Biberman, Gerald Mayer, Richard Basehart, David Hedison

Cast: Abner Biberman, Gerald Mayer, Richard Basehart, David Hedison

 
The film-to-video transfer on the episodes of this volume of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is uniformly sharp and crisp, and one of the highlights of the series release so far. Many of these shows made ample use of vintage stock footage, but the detail on the full-screen (1.33:1) is consistent throughout, even where visual material a decade older than the

Overview

The film-to-video transfer on the episodes of this volume of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is uniformly sharp and crisp, and one of the highlights of the series release so far. Many of these shows made ample use of vintage stock footage, but the detail on the full-screen (1.33:1) is consistent throughout, even where visual material a decade older than the series is present. As with the earlier volumes and all of the classic Fox television series on DVD, each episode gets a dozen well-placed chapter markers and there are no bonus features for the individual shows, although the transfers are beautiful enough that the visuals alone will be a treat, and that goes double for those who only ever saw the series on the quality of color television broadcasts and monitors that were available in 1966. There are big-budget feature films from this same period that don't look as good on DVD as these shows do. The second season was the last great one in the four-year run of the series, which deteriorated in seasons three and four with repetitive (and ever more juvenile) plots and an over-reliance on familiar stock footag. There are five great episodes here: "The Death Ship, "The Sky's on Fire" (a reworking of the plot from the original 1961 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea feature film), "Killers of the Deep, "The Phantom Strikes, and "The Return of the Phantom, the latter two a pair of creepy ghost stories involving a dead German submariner (Alfred Ryder, in one of the best roles of his career). Most of the rest feature either interesting supporting actors or intriguing plot and production twists, although there were already signs of an excessive repeat of storylines, in one instance from the very same season at hand. The only special feature is a series of interview clips with series co-star David Hedison on the second side of the third disc, in which he reminisces about producer Irwin Allen and aspects of his work on the series, and also his participation in the 1960 Allen-produced feature The Lost World. All of this material (which can be accessed in sequence or through a "play all" function), and the individual shows are accessible through an easy-to-use two-layer menu.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/20/2007
UPC:
0024543409281
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
10:59:00
Sales rank:
19,586

Special Features

David Hedison interviews; Still galleries

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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Voyage to the Bottom of Sea: Season 2, Vol. 2
1. The Birth of an Island
2. Main Titles
3. Shock Wave
4. A Bad Landing
5. It Would Have Been Me
6. An Island Yo-Yo
7. Crane Killed Him!
8. Between a Rock and A Dinosaur
9. An Angry Man
10. Smoke Signals
11. Benson's Fate
12. Who Would Believe It?/End Titles
1. Modern Day Pirates
2. Main Titles
3. Priorities
4. The Hunters
5. Fighting Back
6. Race Against Time
7. Crane's Escape
8. To the Bottom
9. Warning Signal
10. Wait Until Dark
11. Rescued at Sea
12. Two on a Raft/End Titles
1. The Escapees
2. A Very Valuable Box
3. Monsters in the Water
4. Main Titles
5. Business Associates
6. A Slippery Plan
7. Under Pressure
8. Released From Hell
9. Desperate Men
10. Divide and Conquer
11. Tossed
12. A Remote Possibility/End Titles
1. U-444
2. Main Titles
3. Ghost Ship
4. A 5000-Mile Difference
5. A Flying Dutchman
6. You Know Who I Am
7. The Conjurer
8. An Ultimatum
9. I Want Crane Dead!
10. Loose Again
11. Too Far Behind the Times
12. End Titles
Disc #1, Side B -- Voyage to the Bottom of Sea: Season 2, Vol. 2
1. First it Sinks
2. Main Titles
3. Nature Unleashed
4. On the Brink of Destruction
5. The U.N. Votes
6. Weber's Ring
7. Stop the Admiral!
8. Dr. Carleton's Decision
9. Science and Deceit
10. Dead in the Water
11. Mutiny
12. End Titles
1. Ugly, Strong and Destructive
2. Main Titles
3. The Fountain of Youth
4. Dr. Ames' Research
5. The Graveyard
6. To Save a Life
7. Deadly Diversion
8. Expendable
9. Locked, Loaded and Lethal
10. Ames' Gambit
11. The Ravages of Time
12. End Titles
Disc #2, Side A -- Voyage to the Bottom of Sea: Season 2, Vol. 2
1. In the Image of Ahab
2. Main Titles
3. Survivor in the Water
4. Holden's Whale
5. A Ringside Seat
6. Tranquilizing a Bomb
7. My Whale Is a Killer
8. Just One Hour
9. Fighting for His Cause
10. Hunting Mammals
11. Holden's Ultimatum
12. End Titles
1. Cursed Treasure
2. Main Titles
3. Inspection Team Three
4. Sabotage
5. Stepping Into a Curse
6. Doubloons and Death
7. Ghosts in Their Midst
8. The Island of Death
9. La Reina Isabella
10. The Greatest Victory
11. A Legend of Evil
12. End Titles
Disc #2, Side B -- Voyage to the Bottom of Sea: Season 2, Vol. 2
1. Battle Stations!
2. Main Titles
3. Destroying the Peace Ship
4. Civilians in Command
5. Trouble at 5800 Feet
6. Murder Aboard The Seaview
7. One of Us Is a Killer
8. My Prime Suspect
9. The Killer's Target
10. The Last Two Alive
11. Back From the Dead
12. Near-Death Experience/End Titles
1. Not Fast Enough
2. Main Titles
3. Unstable Compounds
4. Salvaging What's Left
5. Just a Drop or Two
6. Seeing Is Believing
7. Rescuing the Rescuers
8. Did We Kill It?
9. The Truth Is Told
10. To Kill a Spider
11. An Endless Pursuit
12. End Titles
Disc #3, Side A -- Voyage to the Bottom of Sea: Season 2, Vol. 2
1. Manfish
2. Main Titles
3. Old Enemies
4. Potential Volunteers
5. Specimens or Sacrifices?
6. Under His Spell
7. It's Alive
8. These Poor Creatures
9. Research Becomes Murder
10. A Bigger Problem
11. Fighting a Goliath
12. How to Explain It/End Titles
1. When the Machines Rule
2. Main Titles
3. Mr. Omir's Power
4. Pushing Limits
5. The Tiger Is Loose!
6. With Me in Mind
7. Subterranium 116
8. Crane's Decoy
9. A Lack of Trust
10. The Transplant
11. The End of Omir
12. Programming Flaw/End Titles
Disc #3, Side B -- Voyage to the Bottom of Sea: Season 2, Vol. 2
1. Nightmares
2. Main Titles
3. On the Brink
4. Two Stubborn Men
5. Krueger's Gambit
6. Resurrection
7. The Counterfeit Captain
8. Mind Games
9. Lani
10. Destroy the Island
11. Island Assault
12. End Titles

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