PG | | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
A scientist is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon as they enter the bloodstream.
A now defunct thrill ride at Disney's Epcot Center, called Body Wars, was largely inspired by this film, even though it is not a Disney film. The director, Richard Fleischer, however, also directed Disney's first science fiction film, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954).
I wouldn't call it a miracle. It's just an interchange of gases.
When taking on oxygen in the lungs, the theory was that the pressure when Dr. Benes inhales would force air into the tanks. Air enters your lungs when you expand your chest cavity. The lower internal pressure causes atmospheric pressure to push air into your lungs. Therefore the pressure in the lungs would be slightly lower than atmospheric pressure. Certainly insufficient to force air into the tanks.
The DVD edition has the following prologue: "The makers of this film are indebted to the many doctors, technicians and research scientists, whose knowledge and insight helped guide this production" The TV/Video version features this prologue instead: "This film will take you where no one has ever been before; no eye witness has actually seen what you are about to see. But in this world of ours where going to the moon will soon be upon us and where the most incredible things are happening all around us, someday, perhaps tomorrow, the fantastic events you are about to see can and will take place."
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