FANTASTIC VOYAGE (1966) C widescreen 100m dir: Richard Fleischer

w/Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien, Donald Pleasence, Arthur O'Connell, William Redfield, Arthur Kennedy, Jean Del Val, Barry Coe, Ken Scott

From The Movie Guide: "A medical crew (Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, William Redfield, Arthur Kennedy, and Donald Pleasence) and a submarine are miniaturized to remove a blood clot from the brain of a Czech scientist who was shot while defecting. Once shrunk and inside the body, the crew battle white corpuscles while the heart and lungs also make their journey rougher. Early on, it becomes apparent that one of the crew members is a double agent, and matters become even more complex as they race against the clock to complete their mission before returning to normal size.

"Their voyage through the body's bloodstream past assorted organs was created by inventive special effects that make this one of the more visually interesting science fiction films of its era. ... Joe Dante's INNERSPACE is an amusing variation of the same idea."

FANTASTIC VOYAGE won two Oscars: Best Art Direction (Jack Martin Smith, Dale Hennesy, Walter M. Scott, Stuart A. Reiss) and Visual Effects (Art Cruickshank). It was also nominated for Best Cinematography (Ernest Laszlo) and Sound Effects Editing (Walter Rossi).