Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Hello Down There|
Actors: Tony Randall, Janet Leigh, Jim Backus, Ken Berry, Roddy McDowall
Directors: Jack Arnold, Ricou Browning
Genres: Classics, Comedy
Given the chance to live in a simulated underwater home for a month, a scientist convinces his family to take advantage of the offer. Once the family agrees to move in, underwater mayhem occurs!
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Tony Randall Under The Sea
Joshua Koppel | Chicago, IL United States | 03/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After way too long this comedy classic is finally available. Tony Randall has designed an underwater house. His boss can not see its advantages and wants to scrap the project but Randall convinces him to let his family test it for a month first. Two of Randall's kids are in a band so they invite the rest to join them. Meanwhile Tony's boss is financing a self-contained underwater dredge in the hopes of finding lots of gold.
The two projects clash. Randall's wife is afraid of water. The band gets a chance to be on TV but can't leave the house. On top of it all, the underwater rock music has convinced the Navy that there is Russian activity going on and the fleet mobilizes. But despite sharks, lawsuits, seals, and even a hurricane, everyone manages to keep their heads above water.
I always loved this movie as a kid and I bought it as soon as I saw it. Despite its age it has stood up well. The record company uses a computer to predict hits in ways marketing computers are currently used. A fine cast and some guest appearances certainly don't hurt. So if you want to see the original underwater beach movie, this is the one."
Cute and campy 1960s gem
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 05/27/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"HELLO DOWN THERE is a very cute comedy from 1969, with top performances from Tony Randall and Janet Leigh, who must have had a ball working on this.
Fred Miller (Tony Randall) is a wacky inventor who builds a house under the ocean. His grumpy boss (Jim Backus) believes the entire project is a waste of company time and money, so Fred offers to have his family live in the house for 30 days. There are only three major obstacles: Fred's "aqua-phobe" wife Vivian (Janet Leigh); and his two teenaged musician kids (Kay Cole and Gary Tigerman), who are on the verge of signing with a major record label.
This film is a breezy joy from beginning to end. The house itself is very imaginative, and the underwater photography is amazing. HELLO DOWN THERE was filmed in Florida at the studios of Ivan Tors Productions (famous for "Flipper" and "Gentle Ben"), allowing for lots of authentic location filming.
The cast also includes Charlotte Rae, Roddy McDowall, Ken Berry, Lee Meredith (Ulla in the original "Producers"), Harvey Lembeck, and a teenaged Richard Dreyfuss.
Paramount's new DVD features a crisp anamorphic print which long-time fans will simply adore. (Single-sided, single-layer disc)."
Guaranteed to give you "the bends"
Daniel Siciliano | henderson, nevada USA | 02/24/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"What a fun movie! The concept of living in an underwater house is enough for a story, not to mention adding the top comedy actors of the day and super groovy 60's music ( little goldfish is my favorite ). This movie is good clean fun for the whole family. With plenty of action and laughs for everyone. This long lost classic will charm even today.."
Hey Little Gold Fish
Mariann Dao | Jacksonville, Florida USA | 03/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am just absolutely thrilled that this is on DVD.. I ended up buying a COPY, yes copy of this just so I could have it.. This is the best movie!! Out of sight tunes and I love the dolphins!!!Anyone can watch this movie and enjoy it!! Hooray!!! I still love the Goldfish song and use to sing it to my son."