The Neptune Factor

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"The most fantastic undersea odyssey ever filmed."
  • G
  • 1973
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 4.4  (1,257)

The Neptune Factor is a science-fiction adventure film released in 1973, directed by Daniel Petrie Sr. The film features an all-star cast including Ben Gazzara, Walter Pidgeon, Ernest Borgnine, Yvette Mimieux, and Donnelly Rhodes. The plot centers around a team of oceanographers who are sent on a top-secret mission to investigate a series of strange seismic activities under the ocean's surface. They soon realize that the strange activity is actually the result of a massive earthquake that has ripped open a fissure in the ocean floor, leading to the discovery of a vast underwater cavern.

As the team explores the cavern, they come across a long-lost underwater research station called Neptune One that has been abandoned for years. Upon entering the station, the team discovers that the crew had developed a new form of oxygen that could be used by humans in deep-sea exploration without the need for bulky diving equipment.

However, the station has been damaged by the earthquake, and the team is forced to work quickly to repair the structure before the air supply runs out. As they work to repair the station, they discover that the earthquake also awakened a giant octopus that is now threatening their lives.

The team must work together to repair the station and find a way to escape back to the surface before the octopus destroys the station and the crew. Along the way, they encounter numerous obstacles, including massive underwater geysers and underwater caves.

The film is notable for its impressive special effects, which were groundbreaking for the time period. The underwater scenes are particularly impressive, with the film's crew utilizing a variety of underwater cameras and lighting equipment to capture stunning footage of the ocean depths.

The performances from the cast are also noteworthy, with Walter Pidgeon and Ernest Borgnine providing particularly memorable performances as the station's eccentric former crew members.

Overall, The Neptune Factor is a thrilling adventure film that showcases the beauty and danger of the ocean depths while also providing an entertaining story that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.

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    1 hr 38 min
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    4.4  (1,257)