City in the Sea

1965

Adventure / Fantasy / Sci-Fi

158
IMDb Rating 5.4 10 1,636

Synopsis


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Cast

David Tomlinson as Emelius
John Le Mesurier as Charles Ford
Vincent Price as Robur
Walter Sparrow as Second Fisherman
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696.95 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
84 min
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1.33 GB
1920×1080
English
NR
23.976 fps
84 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by The_Void 7 / 10 / 10

Not as bad as reputed

When you consider that this movie is directed by the great Jacques Tourneur, stars the legendary Vincent Price and is based on a poem by the master of the macabre, Edgar Allen Poe; it's a huge disappointment. Considering the quality of the talent involved, this film really should have been a lot better. However, despite the fact that it's a long way from brilliant, the film isn't bad either and fans of any combination of the three major players will no doubt find something to like about it. The film begins in familiar Poe and Price territory, with the great actor reading the beginning of the poem on which the film is based against a backdrop of the ocean hitting the sandy shores. The story follows two men that follow a group of fish-men down a back passage of an old in house in search of the girl that the monsters have kidnapped. The men follow them to a lost city that has been engulfed by the sea, and discover a world of intrigue as they learn about the society of never ageing smugglers that they have stumbled upon. It's the story telling aspect of the story that makes the film struggle. It's very uneven, and huge chunks are spent on rather boring elements such as an extremely overlong underwater chase sequence. However, when the film is good, it's very good. Vincent Price delivers a great performance as the ruler of the underwater kingdom. Price is an absolutely great actor who has to prove nothing to nobody and one reason for that is because no matter how bad the film is, Vincent Price always gives you a reason to watch. The effects are a little silly, especially when you get to see the half-fish, half-men up close, but things like that add to the charm of classic B-movies, and so it's easy to let it go. The story itself is very good, and despite the fact that it's only a poem, Poe manages to inject all the malevolence that has made him immortal in the eyes of everyone that knows anything about literature. The film also includes a tribute to the great author by way of a section which includes a first edition of his works. This film certainly isn't brilliant, but it's not bad either. I certainly recommend it to fans of Price, Poe or Tourneur.

Reviewed by Rovin 6 / 10 / 10

A decent but hardly ground-breaking effort

This film is supposedly based on a Poe work (which is quoted a couple of times) and the writer himself is mentioned(a character even finds a vintage edition of his writings), but it strays far from the source material. It is a mildly interesting flick with a spooky manor house atop a cliff, secret passages, sea creatures and a chicken of dudious gender named Herbert. Price does a fine job--even though it is an uninspired character. Overall, I'd say this film is worth watching if you happen to catch it on the tube, and you have an hour and a half to waste.

Reviewed by ApolloBoy109 6 / 10 / 10

Yes, yes, most of what my fellow imdbers say is true BUT

And that's a big but. This film comes from a special time period where fantasy and sci-fi was a grande affair, and unnecessarily sanctimonious. As one review pointed out the sets in the mansion and the underground caves were pleasing. Susan Hart was a passable heroine and Vincent Price reached into his bag of villain tricks and produced another version of his Master of the World persona. I could watch him in a cold tablet commercial. He's always the best. Having said all of that, it's the type of movie you put on a Sunday afternoon while you're folding your socks and towels and briefs and making dinner. Though I'd never seen it before just hearing it the background for an hour and a half as I puttered around I could follow the story. Tab Hunter was interesting here. Very different approach to this role than others I've seen. With a better director this movie and Hunter could have really made a B-grade classic. As it is, this is a pleasant glimpse into those old sci-fi flicks where a bunch of men sit around sipping Brandy in a study with walnut paneling in a rocket heading for the moon. Rent it on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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