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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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David Innes
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Dr. Abner Perry
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Cy Grant ...
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Godfrey James ...
Ghak
Sean Lynch ...
Hoojah
Keith Barron ...
Dowsett
Helen Gill ...
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Anthony Verner ...
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Robert Gillespie ...
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Jubal
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Andee Cromarty ...
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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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*gasps* "It's Jubal the Ugly One!"
29 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Man, what isn't there to like about this movie? Sure the SFX are kinda low-budget and some of the actors sort of ham it up, but imagine if this film was made today with CG and bland actors whom take everything seriously, it just would not be the same movie.

The movie follows, well, two scientists whom drill beneath the Earth's core, run into bizarre monsters (whom looked like they were kicked out of Daiei's Gamera films BTW), become slaves, and explore the strange world and so on. I don't remember the novel very well, but I sure know that this movie is one of those "so cheesy and wild, it's hard to forget" type of movies.

BTW, check out the part with Jubal the Ugly one! PRICELESS!


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