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Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961) Poster

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Continuity 

The triangular pit of fire and water loses an acute angle during close ups of the fight. A flat wall replaces the 60 degree corner.
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Jump to: Anachronisms (5) | Continuity (2) | Factual errors (1) | Revealing mistakes (3)

Anachronisms 

After the rescue of Antilla, Demetrius asks her from where she came. She answers that her land is "beyond the Columns of Hercules". But in time of Atlantis (9000b.C) Hercules hasn't done this job or even has been born (1500 to 1200b.C)
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In the House of Fear, a domestic hog appears. Breeders did not start to develop what we know today as the domestic pig until the 18th century of the Christian Era. Before that, domestic swine were almost identical to wild hogs: sharply defined backs, lots of bristly body hair, and very big tusks in their mouths.
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At the time line of Atlantis-ca. 10,000 BC , there was no Greek civilization as we know it. Since so many set pieces from "Quo Vadis" were used, this pushes the time line to the 1st. century AD.
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Demetrious's fishing boat with the triangular sail and stern rudder was a type of craft that didn't appear until the Byzantine era, ca 1100 AD.
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When Demetrios is visited by Antilla in his tent a round smallpox vaccination scar is clearly visible on his left arm.
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Continuity 

When Antillia steals the boat, the background shows the sea with normal waves. When Demetrios swims out to the boat the water is extremely calm. This also gives away the fact that the shot of Hall swimming was done in a studio tank.
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When the crystal's beam hits most objects there is an explosion and the object is obliterated. When the beam hits Zarin he merely melts and his skeleton is left intact.
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Factual errors 

Demetrios tells Antillia that the Greeks have no slaves. This was not true.
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Revealing mistakes 

Zarin and the priest struggle near the end and the crystal starts shooting randomly. It strikes Zarin and turns him into a skeleton. The skull has the cutting line around it and a metal hook holding it together.
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Obvious stunt double for Demetrios during the Ordeal of Fire and Water and the rope-hanging scene.
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When the priest demonstrates the model crystal and uses it to destroy a vase, the vase melts. As the last part melts a round hole used to pump hot air up into the wax vase can be seen beneath it.
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