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City Beneath The Sea

5.11 h 26 min197113+
Two American divers are distracted by fair ladies and skulduggery while trying to salvage a gold ship off Jamaica.
Bud Boetticher
Anthony QuinnRobert RyanMala Powers
Science FictionAction
English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Rosemary ForsythStuart WhitmanRobert ColbertBurr DeBenning
Universal International Pictures
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4.3 out of 5 stars

263 global ratings

  1. 65% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 19% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 8% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 3% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 5% of reviews have 1 stars
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KanoobiReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 December 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
These Reviews Are For A Different Film
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I just watched City Beneath the Sea (1953) on Amazon Prime video, spurred on by the reviews giving the film an old sci fi yarn worthy of watching status, only to find that the undersea city bits are about 2% of the whole film and the reviews here are for a different film altogether.
It wasn't too bad, but it was no where near what I was expecting. Decent performances by Robert Ryan and Anthony Quinn, but the film is very dull overall with little underwater sequences which are very poor.
So if you are thinking of watching this film here on Amazon Video, look on IMDb for City Beneath the Sea (1953) to check out the reviews etc, rather than City Beneath the Sea (1971) which is what people seem to be reviewing here.
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MovieDuckReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 June 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Decent adventure - very poor PQ and sound...
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This is a review of the Prime Ryan/Quinn underwater salvage adventure, not the Irwin Allen sci-fi flick.

It's a well-plotted, nicely mounted, partly location-shot, old-fashioned adventure yarn which could look pretty good with a decent re-mastering, or better still, restoration. Sadly this Prime print is damaged and blurry, with appalling sound quality (although this improves a little once the main titles are over).

I really think Amazon should institute some sort of pricing policy for Prime titles; when one pays the same price for a train wreck like this as another film with a pristine HD print, something's wrong...
welder1001Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 December 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
nice film
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enjoyed the story very enjoyable
LKMReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 May 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic fantasy adventure - always been one of my favourites
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Always loved this film when I was a kid and it doesn't disappoint. So glad to find it on DVD. Would have preferred full widescreen but this 16:9 format still looks impressive - particularly the undersea shots of Pacifica.
BJHReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 July 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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Excellent Film
D vitaminReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 January 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Sound quality is shocking
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I did not make it more than five minutes into this becuase the sound quality is like a bad screen pirate copy. Do not pay good money forr this until they remaster the sound.
south walianReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 August 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
very good
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a Irwin Allen film ( master of disaster , )
in this case the disaster plot is under the sea in a futuristic
city under the waves

Spanish import but with uk audio
Ashley Morgan Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 June 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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Love this film. It reminds me of Saturday afternoon as a child in the 80s
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