I remember watching a film on TV in the UK. It would have been in late 80s to early 90s, and I expect it to have been made in the same period of time.

It was a live action sci-fi film, in colour and English, set either on a space station, or a base underwater. It had a very dark atmosphere, almost like Aliens, as the films were around at the same time I would guess it may have been trying to copy Aliens a bit. Something happens on the space station / base and the people there are either being killed by something or each other.

The only scene that sticks in my mind with any strength is this:

At some point one of the people in the base attempts to escape. He makes it to an escape pod, straps himself in and ejects. However he missed out a step and didn't pressurise the pod correctly, as the pod is escaping you see blood starting to escape from his skin and he is trying to hold it in. I assume he dies.

I dont know if this was at the end of the film or part way through.

I know it isn't Event Horizon nor is it The Abyss.


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This is DeepStar Six.

After a hallucination of Van Gelder, Snyder jumps into the escape pod and launches. Because he has not undergone decompression, the pressure changes from the ascent cause him to burst.

The Decompression Scene (warning, not pleasant).

  • having just looked at wikipedia I saw this "Arming themselves with shotguns and harpoons with explosive carbon-dioxide cartridges," which I'd also forgotten happened. I have just looked at Snyders escape on Youtube and this is it! Thank you Mar 8, 2017 at 11:52
  • Just so you know, the video is unavailable now.
    – Spencer
    Jul 6, 2017 at 3:29
  • @Spencer - Cheers. Sorted
    – Valorum
    Jul 7, 2017 at 21:33

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