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Battle Beneath the Earth (1967)

 -  Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  15 May 1968 (USA)
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A Chinese general goes berserk and has a system of tunnels dug all the way from China to USA, under the Pacific Ocean! Wherever there is an important military base, he places atomic bombs. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cmdr. Jonathan Shaw
Vivienne Ventura ...
Tila Yung (as Viviane Ventura)
Robert Ayres ...
Adm. Felix Hillebrand
Peter Arne ...
Arnold Kramer
Al Mulock ...
Sgt. Marvin Mulberry
Martin Benson ...
Gen. Chan Lu
Peter Elliott ...
Dr. Kengh Lee
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Sgt. Seth Hawkins
John Brandon ...
Maj. Frank Cannon
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Lt. Cmdr. Vance Cassidy (as Edward Bishop)
Bill Nagy ...
Col. Talbot Wilson
Sarah Brackett ...
Meg Webson
Paula Li Shiu ...
Dr. Arnn
David Spenser ...
Maj. Chai
Michael McStay ...
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A Chinese general goes berserk and has a system of tunnels dug all the way from China to USA, under the Pacific Ocean! Wherever there is an important military base, he places atomic bombs. US Navy soldiers go underground to repel the invaders. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Last feature of Carl Jaffe. See more »

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In the opening scene in the police car the back projection is shown flipped so that all the store names read backwards. This is probably because the scenes were shot in Britain, who drive on the left, but set in the USA, who drive on the right. See more »

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Arnold Kramer: You fool! They're twenty years ahead of us! They've got tunneling machines! They're coming in under us and you sit there like an idiot!
Cmdr. Jonathan Shaw: Easy...
Arnold Kramer: Don't you understand they're after us? They're going to wipe us out!
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What If Ed Wood Had A Budget?
24 August 2013 | by (North Hollyweird) – See all my reviews

So many opportunities to laugh at this film. Where does one begin? European actors in "yellowface" playing the bad guy renegade Chinese army. (Let's see here -- the bad guy in his lair always has an eccentric pet with him -- okay the guy has a parrot! Check that off the list!)

A film obviously made in Britain pretending to be a Hollywood film, which takes place in Las Vegas (unconvincing cardboard set inside a sound stage, plus some actual second unit stock footage), San Diego (England), Oregon (England again) and Hawaii (more stock footage, plus various underground tunnels (more paper mache sets in a sound stage).

Comically fake nuclear bombs. Laser guns mounted on bulldozers. Giant spinning tape reel computer banks...no wait, those were real at that time.

Bad directing, jump cuts, dropped frames, one establishing shot where the camera drops off the tripod. Awkward staging. Hokey dialog. The whole plot totally ridiculous. Well, it is like a live action comic book. So why should I take any bit of it seriously? Well, the characters seem to be dead serious about the whole enterprise. (That's good. True camp does not work if you give a "nod and a wink" to the audience...though that one scene with the slot machines in the mental hospital was perhaps a bit over the line...)

Yes, fans of The Batman or Green Hornet TV shows of this time period will be right at home here. Plenty of bright primary colors, swish pan transitions, and blaring cool-daddyo-jazz soundtrack. It's all here for the fan of 1960's camp and Cold War pop culture kitsch to treasure as an endemic artifact of its time, the likes of which we may never see again.

Thank goodness.


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