When I was a kid–maybe 25-30 years ago–I saw some fragment of a show with this scene:
A man is in a desolate, desert looking area, but has found a pool of water. He goes to drink or perhaps splash water on his face, kneeling at the edge, and somehow falls in. However, when he tries to get out, he finds that the surface of the water is like a one-way membrane: he could fall in, but now is trapped beneath. He pounds on the bottom surface but to no avail.
I don’t remember anything else. It might be a movie or a TV show. It might be a conflation of more than one thing. It might have simply been a nightmare of mine (the thought still creeps me out). But I’m pretty sure I saw it on TV. Any ideas?
Incidentally, what made me think of this again was this story. It contains this comment:
The story centered on a knight who falls into a river while returning from the Holy Wars. He’s drowning, struggling with his helmet as it pulls him under. He eventually surfaces in this strange world, where his maiden is trapped by an evil knight (called The Black Angel).
It sounds like it could almost fit, and the timing is *almost *right–but not quite. I was like two years old 33 years ago. And I don’t recall it being a river, and I’m not sure about the setting, given the title screen. But it’s remotely possible that I’m remembering the scene from my parents taking me to see The Empire Strikes Back.