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At the Earth's Core (1976)

PG  |   |  Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy  |  July 1976 (USA)
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A Victorian era scientist and his assistant take a test run in their Iron Mole drilling machine and end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic bird and full of prehistoric monsters and cavemen.

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A Victorian scientist and his young American backer set off in their new earth-boring machine with a short test on a Welsh mountain. Unfortunately the thing is rather more powerful than expected and they end up in an enormous cavern at the centre of the earth. Here they find a race of humans enslaved to evil oversized prehistoric birds with extra-sensory abilities. The travellers decide they can be some help, the more so as at least one of the slaves is very eye-catching. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Edgar Rice Burroughs' At the Earth's Core  »

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This popular film became the 18th most profitable British film of 1976. See more »

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Last and greatest of the "scientist-discovers-prehistoric-world" films
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If one ignores the fake-looking giant bird creature at the very beginning, the rest of the movie is much more thoughtful and very well done. Scientists tunnel deep within the Earth and discover a whole prehistoric world. But in this movie, it seems the flying reptiles are super-intelligent and have telepathic dominion over Man, using some for servants but others for food. The original was much bloodier than the tv version. This movie was the last of it's kind, and the end of an era.


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