Jan. 31st, 2015

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"Wait a minute! They can't shrink me."
"Our miniaturizer can shrink anything."
"But I don't want to be miniaturized!"
"It's just for an hour."
"Not even for a minute!"

I watched 1966's "Fantastic Voyage" last night. Its Blu-Ray is, well, fantastic, sharp and crisp. Sure, the FX are primitive by modern standards, but it remains an enjoyable story, once you accept the shaky science. It was quite interesting, catching the accidental reminders that the movie was made almost 50 years ago. For example, Donald Pleasence justifies his attack of agoraphobia on being buried alive during the Blitz. And the prologue tells us about outer space and how humans would soon travel to another world. And... There were the sexual politics. Stephen Boyd initially expresses skepticism about Raquel Welch's presence onboard, but, once she shows that she knows her stuff by zapping a metal plate with a laser, the issue never really comes up again. Interesting.

By the way, I was unable to figure which character James Brolin played.