Warlords of the Deep (1978)
"Warlords of Atlantis" (original title)

PG  |   |  Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  May 1978 (USA)
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Searching for the lost world of Atlantis, Prof. Aitken, his son Charles and Greg Collinson are betrayed by the crew of their expedition's ship, attracted by the fabulous treasures of ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Greg Collinson
Peter Gilmore ...
Charles Aitken
Captain Daniels
Lea Brodie ...
Hal Galili ...
Derry Power ...
Donald Bisset ...
Professor Aitken
Ashley Knight ...
Daniel Massey ...


Searching for the lost world of Atlantis, Prof. Aitken, his son Charles and Greg Collinson are betrayed by the crew of their expedition's ship, attracted by the fabulous treasures of Atlantis. The diving bell destroyed, a deep sea monster attacks the boat. They are all dragged to the bottom of the sea where they meet the inhabitants of the lost continent, an advance alien race makes slaves of the ship-wrecked sailors. The aliens want to rule the human world to create a nazi state. Due to his high IQ, they think that Charles may join them. Greg and the team will need the help of Delphine, the daughter of a slave, to escape the city surrounded by evil creatures... Written by Christophe Tronche <tronche@lri.fr>

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From the depth of space they came to vanish beneath the sea...


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May 1978 (USA)  »

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Seven Cities of Atlantis  »

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Daniel Massey was a late casting choice replacing an actor who dropped out. See more »


At the beginning of the movie, the meteorite is already on fire before it reaches Earth's atmosphere, and continues burning even as it's sinking into the ocean. See more »


[Atmir brings Charles before Atsil]
Atmir: This is the newcomer, At-ken.
Atsil: At-ken. At-ken! A superior name!
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A classic monster movie
26 April 2002 | by (Knighton Powys/Shropshire border) – See all my reviews

Brill film for youngsters, I loved the film as a kid, first saw it on bbc 1 or 2 in about 1985 when I was 8. Watched it not so long ago at around Christmas, my little twin brothers are about 7 and they were glued to the tv. Best part, oh poor old Jacko just been eaten! The Octopus still looks quite good now and the effects were good for then 1978. I would love to see a 2002 remake, its just a shame Doug's not here to play the good guy part.

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