Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea – Season Two:
C+ Sound: C+ Extras: C+ Episodes: C+
your wetsuit and voyage to the nearest DVD retailer for another exciting
underwater adventure. The latest release
of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
finishes off Season Two with Volume Two. The end of the 1965-1966 Season is
interesting in that it used the same elements that made the prior episodes
good, using props, sets, and costumes from the original movie by the same title
(not many series got this opportunity).
was no where as deep and good as Season
One, mainly relying on monsters for the plot rather than actual storylines,
but still had its moments. With money
pouring into the series, it was long running with America captivated by the
sci-fi nature of the series. For more on
the series refer the Season Two: Volume
One review found else where on this site, which covers the series very
rampaging dinosaurs, fire falling from the heavens, and a ghost U-Boat Captain,
the series was needless to say unique.
The cast had good chemistry, though the acting does seem a bit rehearsed
and stuffy at times.
and wild Season includes the following brilliant episodes with original
Terror On Dinosaur Island (Dec 26,
Killers of the Deep (Jan 2, 1966)
Deadly Creature Below! (Jan 9,
The Phantom Strikes (Jan 16, 1966)
The Sky's On Fire (Jan 23, 1966)
Graveyard of Fear (Jan 30, 1966)
The Shape of Doom (Feb 6, 1966)
Dead Man's Doubloons (Feb 13,
The Death Ship (Feb 20, 1966)
The Monster's Web (Feb 27, 1966)
The Menfish (Mar 6, 1966)
The Mechanical Man (Mar 13, 1966)
The Return of the Phantom (Mar 20,
technical aspects of this DVD release are adequate in the areas of picture and
sound, but nothing special. The picture
is once again presented in the original 1.33 X 1 Full Frame, the color balance
is good but there are spurts of faint picture blurriness throughout. Prints can be inconsistent, but when the
DeLuxe color looks good, it is very good.
The sound is once again available in both Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo and
Mono, not having much a difference between the two to this reviewer. The sound is simple but does the job. The extras include a David Hedison interview
(Captain Lee Crane himself) and a not so exciting still gallery. The technicals overall are simple but
sufficient, just like the series.
Allen’s science fiction hit still captures the hearts and minds of many, though
it is somewhat dated. That is two
seasons down, two to go. We’ll be back
with the rest soon.
- Michael P Dougherty II