Water UFOs At The Movies

       While UFOs traveling into and out of water are not the best known of subject matter to the general public, it seems that at least Hollywood knows of them. The closest we’ve come to real depictions of the phenomenon are the occasional TV specials of UFOs that include the Shag Harbour case investigation.

       So – just for the fun of it, relax and rent a Water-UFO movie. More fiction than fact . . . or is it . . .




(If you can find it.)

       In the near future, title sub investigates mysterious goings-on in the Arctic Circle. The culprit is an underwater flying saucer piloted by an alien! Typical Alex Gordon production, boasting lots of familiar character actors, is appealing and atmospheric. For diehard buffs.

72minutes. D: Spencer Bennet, Arthur Franz, Dick Foran, Brett Halsey, Tom Conway, Bob Steele, Victor Varconi, Joi Lansing                                                                                                                  

This reference: TV Movies Video Guide by Leonard Maltin, p. 51, © 1989

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THE ABYSS (1989)

       An American nuclear ballistic missile submarine crashes into an abyss in the ocean. This is in the era of the cold war and the movie invokes all the fears of the period, with the U.S. Navy in completion with the Soviet Navy, to salvage the nuclear missiles with its attendant technology. In the ensuing race, a team of civilian underwater oil platform drilling workers and U.S. Navy Seals are enlisted to assist. However as they near their goal tension rises within the two camps of the team.

       And then . . .

146 minutes. Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester, Todd Graff, John Bedford Lloyd (more)

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SPHERE (1998)

       A Huge spaceship is found 1,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean. It is dated to have been between 300 to 400 years on the bottom of the ocean floor. This discovery gives impetus for a scientific team to be dispatched to the site, where deep-sea habitats have been constructed, to discover what they can about the craft. With Hollywood’s typical penchant to scare you to death, the film moves to a remarkable conclusion . . . which you’ll have to discover for yourself.

134 minutes. Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Coyote, Live Schreiber, Queen Latifah, Marga Gómez (more).

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