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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea


Jul 12, 1961

Latest Home Video

Oct 08, 2013

MPAA Rating



Irwin Allen


Walter Pidgeon
Joan Fontaine
Barbara Eden


1961 Twentieth Century Fox

Still shot from the movie: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

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When Earth's Van Allen Belts mysteriously catch on fire, the crew of the USOS Seaview attempts a dangerous mission to stop the flames and save the planet. Unfortunately, the sub's commander Admiral Harriman Nelson (Walter Pidgeon) doesn't wait for proper approval for this venture, and that creates some mutinous feelings.

Content Details

Why Is Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Rated PG?

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is rated PG

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea...

Violence: Prideful mention is made of sub’s weapons, atomic missiles and military capabilities. Characters find themselves in peril from natural disasters, a freak magnetic storm, radiation, sea creatures, heat exposure, a minefield and enemy attacks. Episodes of sabotage result in danger to the crew, a fire and poisonous gas in the ventilation system. Characters are attacked and bitten by a shark: one is killed. Men on board the exterior of a submarine get submerged when the vessel descends suddenly. Stress causes men to fight with one another verbally and physically. One character commits suicide and others are killed in an explosion. Aquatic animals are shot and speared (some blood shown). Corpses are seen of men killed by excessive heat. Torpedo fire is exchanged. Water floods some areas of a submarine. Characters are threatened with a grenade.

Sexual Content: A man’s bare chest is seen.


None noted.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

Cigar smoking is seen.


The script makes special mention of having women on board (one is a secretary and the other a psychiatrist). A hyper-religious character has a fatalistic attitude.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

Submarine action movies have become their own genre. Classic among them are 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, The Hunt For Red October and U-571.

Canadian Movie Ratings

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Canadian Home Video Rating: G

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Details on home video releases of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea...

Home Video Notes: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Release Date: 8 October 2013

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea releases to home video (Blu-ray) with the following extras:

- Commentary by Author Tim Colliver

- Science Fiction: Fantasy to Reality Documentary

- Interview with Barbara Eden

- Isolated Score Track

- Original Theatrical Trailer

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