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At the Earth's Core (1976)

PG | | Adventure, Fantasy | July 1976 (USA)
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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Complete credited cast:
... David Innes
... Dr. Abner Perry
... Dia
Cy Grant ... Ra
Godfrey James ... Ghak
Sean Lynch ... Hoojah
... Dowsett
Helen Gill ... Maisie
Anthony Verner ... Gadsby
... Photographer
Michael Crane ... Jubal
Bobby Parr ... Sagoth Chief
Andee Cromarty ... Girl Slave
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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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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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This popular film became the 18th most profitable British film of 1976. See more »

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When David and Perry escape from the Mahar city and find Dia threatened by a fire breathing creature, David attempts to protect Dia by putting himself between her and the creature. In a matter of a minute or so Perry miraculously shoots the creature with a bow and several arrows, with no explanation where they came from. See more »

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[first lines]
Dr. Abner Perry: Slowly does it, Mr. Evans!
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One of the BEST Old School Monster Movies
6 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

CONTEXT is everything when one goes to rate a movie. When rating this movie one has to consider the time in which it was made. We didn't really know WHAT the inside of the EARTH was in those days so you can't rag on the movie too much for the plot (based on a much older book). For the era, this was top notch special effects and the production quality was great. I watched this movie in a masterfully restored HD master. For the time the makeup and effects almost make the guys in the rubber suits look plausible as a monster-thing. This is pure movie cheese complete with bad rubber suits, models, and creepy costumes. AWESOME. PS Doug McClure ROCKS!


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