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Atlas (1961)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | May 1961 (USA)
Evil king Praximedes convinces superhero Atlas to fight for him, but Atlas eventually sees the king's true nature and turns against him.

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Evil king Praximedes convinces superhero Atlas to fight for him, but Atlas eventually sees the king's true nature and turns against him.

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Feared by Every Man, Desired by Every Woman! See more »


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Atlas il trionfatore di Atene  »

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This film marked the beginning of Corman veteran Frank Wolff's exile to Europe. He remained there until his suicide in Rome in 1971. See more »

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Proximates the Tyrant: Don't fence with me, wrestler. I can have your entrails on the sand at the snap of a finger.
Atlas: Start snapping.
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Oh, sure you'll love this movie...
17 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

... that is, if you dig flicks that involve men wearing really high cut "togas" that look more like skirts. The battle scenes are absolutely laughable, with lots of shots of shields being hit by things (occasionally the wooden swords), and lots of guys who throw spears really poorly at their crew-cut Greek rivals. The charges just sort of slow in front of enemy lines, once even to turn around and change a formation four feet from the "battle line." Some of the editing looks like it may have been done by a deranged chimp, and that's just for the important dialogue scenes. There are a few shots where the camera literally gets knocked out of place. A final word of warning: the director took full advantage of shot width, so if you are unfortunate enough to watch this on tv, several scenes will have half of the speakers cut off at the edge of the screen. If you need something to MST3K, come and get it!


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