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Warlords of the Deep (1978)

Warlords of Atlantis (original title)
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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Kevin Connor

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Brian Hayles (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Doug McClure ... Greg Collinson
Peter Gilmore ... Charles Aitken
Shane Rimmer ... Captain Daniels
Lea Brodie ... Delphine
Michael Gothard ... Atmir
Hal Galili ... Grogan
John Ratzenberger ... Fenn
Derry Power Derry Power ... Jacko
Donald Bisset Donald Bisset ... Professor Aitken
Ashley Knight Ashley Knight ... Sandy
Robert Brown ... Briggs
Cyd Charisse ... Atsil
Daniel Massey ... Atraxon
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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 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...


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Warlords of the Deep See more »

Filming Locations:

Gozo Island, Malta See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

EMI Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

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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 »

Quotes

[discussing the diving bell]
Captain Daniels: Man crammed into that sardine can? Under the sea? How you gonna expect to breathe?
Greg Collinson: Simple. Pass the coffee. Think of this coffee cup turned upside-down. You plunge the cup into the water, and there's air trapped inside, right?
Captain Daniels: Yeah, but that bottom's wide open. I mean, that's crazy! Crazy!
Greg Collinson: Crazy, but it works. Believe me. Would I go down if it didn't? Skipper, I'm tellin' ya, this baby's got an emergency backup system throughout. And besides, I'm no hero.
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Classic fantasy.
13 June 1999 | by G.SpiderSee all my reviews

I don't know what people have against this movie. Okay, so some of the special effects aren't great, but to be honest I prefer films like this which have interesting plots, solid characters and imaginative scenery to the kind of effects-dependent trash Hollywood is currently churning out without care or interest.

The story involves scientists intending to explore under the ocean with the use of a diving-bell. However, after they find a gold statue they, together with most of the crew of their ship, are abducted by a giant octopus and taken to the lost undersea world of Atlantis.

This is a classic and highly entertaining film with good performances from the cast and atmospheric settings with appropriately haunting music.


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