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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 <>

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


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May 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Seven Cities of Atlantis  »

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Diving bell had open hatch to sea kept open with pressure in cabin for dives & diving bell moored itself onto an structure submerged. See more »


An open diving bell cannot go very deep unless it is pressurised. For an open diving bell it would require increasing volumes of air to be pumped into it.

Without pressurisation, the air inside the bell would be at the same pressure as the water - it would literally crush the bell but not until all occupants had been squeezed to death. See more »


Charles Aitken: [after surviving an attack by a prehistoric fish] It got my pencil!
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A Doug McClure Gem!
16 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What a great film! When ever I watch this movie, I sit with a big grin on my face. This was one of the first movies I saw at the cinema as a kid. This film didn't win any Oscars, but if there had been a category for FUN it would have won hands down. I don't thing this film was ever meant to be taken too seriously. Like many of Doug McClures movies, "At The Earths Core" and "The land that time forgot", made with a hint of tongue in cheek. Made before the onset of cgi effects, this film has an innocent, non-cynical feel. It has Monsters, the lost city of atlantis, guns, fight scenes and more monsters, what more can you ask for in a low budget sci-fi. Films like this are often belittled by people who cannot see beyond their De Niro's and Oscar nominations. The quality of a film, at the end of the day, is about it's entertainment value, hence 10 out of 10.

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