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The Phantom Empire (1988)

Video  -  Horror  -  17 August 1989 (USA)
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When a man-eating cave creature appears with a fortune in uncut diamonds around his neck, Dr. Chambers' daughter Denae hires adventurers C & C Salvage to find the underground source of the ... See full summary »

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Cort Eastman
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Andrew Paris
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Eddy Colchilde
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Prof. Strock
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Denae Chambers
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Bill
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The Alien Queen
Michelle Bauer ...
Cave Bunny
Michael Sonye ...
Picnic Guy (as Michael D. Sonye)
Victoria Alexander ...
Picnic Girl
Duffy ...
Simon
Tony Lorea ...
Pedro
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Himself
Gary J. Levinson ...
Mutant
Dan Malloy ...
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When a man-eating cave creature appears with a fortune in uncut diamonds around his neck, Dr. Chambers' daughter Denae hires adventurers C & C Salvage to find the underground source of the gems. Accompanied by archeaological intern Andrew Paris, mineralogist Prof. Strock, and C&C's scruffy owners Cort Eastman and Eddy Colchilde, Denea's hopes of emerging from her famous father's shadow become as remote as getting out of the caves alive! Written by Sister Grimm <srgrimm@teleport.com>

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Fred Keeps on Working It
26 January 2006 | by (North Hollyweird) – See all my reviews

Fred Olen Ray is a cool dude. He's made over 100 movies, but this was made somewhat early on in his career. This film is a throwback to 1950's Z-grade monster cheapies, with a bit of 1930's serials thrown in as well. Yes, this film is beyond low budget. This is one of those flicks where they schlep a camera up to Bronson Canyon, and spend most of the movie running back and forth down the same cave. Also we get a side trip to Vasquez Rocks, which should be very familiar to fans of old sci-fi or old B-Westerns. The plot: is that really important? Just know we've a got a bad Indiana Jones rip-off played by Robert Quarry, his hard-drinking female second, a half-naked mute cave girl, the guy from "Reanimator", Sybil Danning as the "Alien Queen", and Robby the Robot shows up, amongst other foolishness I can't even remember.

If you get the DVD, listen to Fred's commentary track, which is invaluable for film fanatics and aspiring indie filmmakers. Fred records great commentaries, filled with hilarious anecdotes about the world of zero-budget filmdom. This is no exception. So, on that basis, I give the movie a 5 out of 10. But I realize that most film goers don't share the love of low-budget sci-fi films that I do, so buy with caution.


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