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Captain Nemo and the Underwater City



Captain Nemo, the infamous submarine captain. The Captain rescues six shipwreck survivors and brings them to his underwater fortress, where they may be trapped for the rest of their lives.

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Genre:   Cult
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Director:   James Hill
Cast:   Robert Ryan, Nanette Newman, Chuck Connors
Theatrical Release Date:   10/07/1970
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Synopsis
Oscar-nominee Robert Ryan ("The Wild Bunch," "Crossfire") plays Captain Nemo, the infamous submarine captain. The Captain rescues six shipwreck survivors and brings them to his underwater fortress, where they may be trapped for the rest of their lives. Nanette Newman ("The Wrong Box") and Chuck Connors ("Soylent Green," "Old Yeller") co-star in this fantasy-adventure. Enjoyable for the entire family. Directed by Oscar-winner James Hill.

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Captain Nemo and the Underwater City
 
4.4

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (9)
  • Broad appeal (5)
  • Great story (5)
  • Epic cast (4)
  • Great cinematography (4)

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    Best Uses

    • Younger viewers (12)
    • At home (9)
    • Perfect gift (6)
    • Adult viewers (5)
    • In the car (3)
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      • Movie buff (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    good movie and good transfer

    I saw this originally on TV many years ago and remembered it, but I hadn't seen it since then. I purchased this Warner version as soon as it came out and I am very ...Read complete review

    I saw this originally on TV many years ago and remembered it, but I hadn't seen it since then. I purchased this Warner version as soon as it came out and I am very pleased with the movie.

    The transfer of the movie itself is quite clean. The only detraction is the poor opening blue background scene that goes on for a couple minutes. It is a poor opening impression to the movie. If this is your first time seeing the movie, I'd recommend you skip that and just start with the movie itself.

    For those unfamiliar with the movie, Nemo has built an underwater city, has 2 submarines, and has withdrawn from the world along with several hundred other people. Unlike the Disney version, this one makes no references to that movie and is independent of it. Likewise, this Nemo doesn't go around sinking ships, but instead rescues people drowning in the ocean.

    Most of the remaining cast were rescued in the opening of the movie, and we follow their story and their interactions with Nemo and a few of his senior staff/workers.

    The inside scenes of the submarines are quite good. The outside shots of the submarines are a little disappointing, but still engaging. The inside scenes in the underwater city are good, but some of the underwater scuba scenes are muted.

    Overall, this is a good picture and the conflicts/struggles between the cast members are believable. I enjoyed seeing it again, and my 4 year old son liked seeing it also.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Captain Nemo and the Underwater City

    Use: entertainment only
    Great: N/A
    Not Great: the shimmers throughout the film

    Use: entertainment only
    Great: N/A
    Not Great: the shimmers throughout the film

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    5.0

    loved this movie for years

    By movie lover 123567

    from connecticut

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          Comments about Captain Nemo and the Underwater City:

          I saw this movie in my youth and spent 20+ years looking for it-forgot the title-. So happy I found it. GREAT movie for the time it was made. PLEASE do not remake this movie(we've seen the results of Hollywood remakes). I'm a bit swayed by my usual criticism of movies. I just love this movie. Faults that it has-so what-. It is just FUN.

           
          5.0

          CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION EPIC

          By SHADOWER

          from LOUISVILLE KY. 40215

          About Me Avid Moviegoer

          Pros

          • Broad Appeal
          • Emotionally Engaging
          • Engaging Characters
          • Epic Cast
          • Great Cinematography
          • Great Story

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home
            • In The Car
            • Perfect Gift
            • Special Needs
            • Travel
            • Younger Viewers

            Comments about Captain Nemo and the Underwater City:

            INSPIRED BY SEVERAL JULES VERNE VOLUMES, CAPTAIN NEMO AND THE UNDERWATER CITY IS AN UNDERRATED SCIENCE FICTION CLASSIC. ROBERT RYAN PROJECTS AUTHORITY IN THE TITULAR ROLE, MAINTAINING AN IRON-WILLED POWER OVER HIS BELOVED NAUTILUS FOR FEAR THAT THE WORLD WILL DISCOVER ITS SECRETS. NEMO REFUSES TO LET HIS GUESTS AND INHABITANTS LEAVE-WHICH INCLUDE SENATOR CHUCK CONNORS, WIDOW NANETTE NEWMAN, 007 VILLIANESS LUCIANNA PALUZZI AS AN INSTRUCTRESS AND PROMISED MATE TO CAPTAIN JOHN TURNER, AND FEAR-DRIVEN DOCTOR ALLAN CUTHBERTSON. MASTERFULLY FILMED AT THE FAMED MGM BOREHAMWOOD COMPLEX, CAPTAIN NEMO IS THE PERFECT FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT.

             
            4.0

            " JULES VERNE "

            By J.Gabin

            from Pasadena, CA

            About Me Movie Buff

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                  Comments about Captain Nemo and the Underwater City:

                  This is another extremely competent DVD transfer. Detail is excellent, clarity pleasing and contrast pretty good.
                  The dialog is clear, clean and easy to follow.
                  One of the most beautiful Print so far from WB Archive.
                  Another Great M.G.M Film.

                  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

                   
                  4.0

                  An old gem

                  By Michael the Traveller

                  from Ft Lauderdale, Florida

                  About Me Movie Buff

                  Pros

                  • Broad Appeal
                  • Great Cinematography

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Younger Viewers

                    Comments about Captain Nemo and the Underwater City:

                    Great picture quality, and good sound.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Delivery was on time and package was secure.

                     
                    4.0

                    Classic science fiction DVD

                    By Classic film buff

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Movie Buff

                    Pros

                    • Classic story
                    • Early special effects
                    • Emotionally Engaging
                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Nostalgic film

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Viewers
                      • At Home
                      • Old classic film viewing
                      • Younger Viewers

                      Comments about Captain Nemo and the Underwater City:

                      This movie stuck w/ me from my childhood and I was never able to find it on DVD. I was very happy to see it offered from the Warner Brothers archive. It's a classic science fiction film, very representative of its time period, with classic early special effects, and an old-fashioned feel.

                       
                      5.0

                      Top-Quality video and sound.

                      By Don

                      from Baltimore, Maryland

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                      Pros

                      • Connors Ryan
                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Great Story

                      Cons

                      • No conns

                      Best Uses

                      • At Home
                      • Perfect Gift

                      Comments about Captain Nemo and the Underwater City:

                      Fast delivery and well packaged. I don't have any negatives. This product was purchased as a gift to myself.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Captain Nemo and the Underwater City

                      By EyeWatch

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Movie Buff

                      Pros

                      • Moderately entertaining

                      Cons

                      • Shimmers throughout

                      Best Uses

                      • Younger Viewers

                      Comments about Captain Nemo and the Underwater City:

                      Use: entertainment only
                      Great: N/A
                      Not Great: the shimmers throughout the film

                       
                      5.0

                      I over joyed to add it to my collection

                      By storm

                      from Tampa Florida

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                      Pros

                      • Broad Appeal
                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Epic Cast
                      • Great Story

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • At Home
                        • Perfect Gift
                        • Special Needs
                        • Younger Viewers

                        Comments about Captain Nemo and the Underwater City:

                        I saw this movie when it first came on TV and now over joyed that it is part of my collection of DVD's. My 7 years old grandson watched and he loved the underwater scenes. The stoy line has a cetain appeal to somepeople and not to others. The story line to me is people will find a way to wage war and the oceans should be a place where there should be no war and a place of peace, you know a kind of safe harbor for those of us who believe that we should learn to live togeather and not wage war at a drop of a hat live we do today.

                         
                        5.0

                        Wonderful old classic

                        By JPS

                        from Hewitt, WI

                        About Me Avid Moviegoer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Epic Cast
                        • Great Story

                        Cons

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                            Comments about Captain Nemo and the Underwater City:

                            Great to see a film from my childhood.

                             
                            4.0

                            Childhood classic now on DVD (r)

                            By calmccarthy1[@]

                            from San Mateo CA

                            About Me Movie Buff

                            Pros

                            • Broad Appeal
                            • Engaging Characters

                            Cons

                            • A bit plodding

                            Best Uses

                            • At Home
                            • Younger Viewers

                            Comments about Captain Nemo and the Underwater City:

                            This was one of the "Saturday matinee" movies of my youth. I loved the Disney 2000 Leagues under the Sea so I loved this one. I showed it to my young daughter who thought it was OK but slow moving and with a cheaply done monster stingray.

                            This is a perfect choice for the Warner Archive series.

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