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Great film from my childhood. Effects were good for the time and the music was excellent.
WOW......WOW.....WOW.....WOW.........GENIUS......FANTASTIC......AMAZING.......I HAVE JUST SEEN THIS MOVIE 4 THE 1ST TIME N THINK THAT THIS IS SUCH A GREAT MOVIE 2 WATCH......its got a good cast of actors/actresses throughout this movie......I think that doug McClure (.R.I.P.), peter Gilmore (.R.I.P.), shane rimmer, John Ratzenberger (from the brilliant tv series cheers), derry power, play good roles/parts throughout this movie......I think that the director of this action/adventure/sci-fi/fantasy movie had done a great job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie.....I think that this is such a classics movie 2 watch,.......WARNING THIS MOVIE CONTAINS STROBE LIGHTNING EFFECTS THROUGHOUT SOME SCENES THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE.......
The film was the fourth action-fantasy collaboration between Kevin Connor and Doug McClure. The first three were made by Amicus Productions who had then wound up so this movie was made at different studio. A large amount of footage was shot on the island of Gozo.
The film was the 15th most successful movie in the UK in 1978
The novelisation by Paul Victor was published in 1978, as a tie-in to the film, by Futura Publications Limited. Told entirely from the point of view of Greg Collinson, it follows the movie more or less faithfully. Notable changes, however, include the addition of a fourth crew member, Chuck, and the attack by flying fish - which in the film occurs as the surface-dwellers are escaping across the causeway - happens much earlier during their approach to Vaar.
Warlords of Atlantis is a 1978 British science fiction/fantasy film about a trip to the lost world of Atlantis. The movie was directed by Kevin Connor from a screen play by Brian Hayles. It was filmed in color with monaural sound and English dialogue, and runs for 96 minutes. Warlords of Atlantis received a Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rating of PG. It was novelised by Paul Victor. The film has also been released under the title Warlords of the Deep.
I think that this is such a fantastic movie 2 watch, its got such a great cast throughout this movie......I think that this is such an entertaining movie 2 watch its such a great movie 2 watch with a good cast throughout this movie......
Thin in story, in fact, the movie starts to get dull as soon as the characters arrive in Atlantis. The characters are fun, and the plot is simple enough. The monsters and effects are the real joy in the movie though, I always enjoyed seeing those pop up.
Exactly what you'd expect from the title and the cover. Rainy Sunday afternoon staple fare.
When a group of adventurers drop to the depths of the ocean and discover a mythical civilization, they soon realise that things are not safe as they thought.
This is one of those movies that a certain generation of people have grown up with, and when you watch it now it really isn't as bad as you remember. The story takes hokum to a whole new level and mixes every genre cliche possible, but somehow it comes up with a quite enjoyable story. The acting manages to take cheesy to whole new levels, and Doug McClure chews the scenery whenever he possibly can. The special effects are spectacularly bad, with some amazing 'men in rubber suits' monsters and liberal usage of poor blue screening - but in an odd way it just adds to the overall tone. All in all, this is not really a good movie, but if you are of a certain age, it will always have a special place on your heart.
Holy battenberg Batman! how awesome is the title for this film?!. Now this could easily be a contender for the remake leagues surely, you could really have some fun with this. What we have here is pure classic Doug McClure, up to this point he's been to the land that time forgot, he's been deep into the Earth's core and he's discovered the people that time forgot. Now the British fantasy film favourite is going down to the depths of the ocean to Atlantis.
Not only is the films title epic but so is the films poster too, its just a shame that the film is so average. The plot is pretty much you're standard garbage and follows almost along the same lines as 'At the Earth's Core'. In fact this film is virtually the same idea altogether accept this is set in Atlantis. A small group of men, a dandy, a scientist and some rough blue collar sailor types, all end up getting stranded somewhere under the ocean within Atlantis (some sort of underwater world in a massive cave system).
Don't ask me how they got there but it all involves some deep sea diving exploration, a mutiny and a giant octopus, now that should get your attention. Of course along the way old Doug manages to nab himself a nice attractive female to rescue, have fisticuffs with the local Atlanteans, get thrown in prison, escape and lead a daring escape back to 'our world' above. Typical daring deeds of heroism from McClure. Love how the Atlantean guards all wear these sturdy looking helmets yet McClure and company still hit them in the 'face' with ease.
The best thing about this fluff is easily the large monsters, most appear to be men in rubber suits much like Godzilla but are darker in tone. The bluescreen work is quite quite awful here but that just makes it even better frankly, so much fun, and the monsters themselves are a hoot!. There is some huge swamp monster thing that looks to have been influenced by the creature from the old Black Lagoon movie. Then there are some giant armour plated turtle-like things, a giant eel thingy, flying piranha-like fish etc...its all hammy as hell but so cool.
What lets the film down is the plot and the fact it makes no real sense and doesn't really go anyway. Still not too sure what exactly the higher class Atlanteans actually wanted to do, not really too sure why the monsters attacked Atlantis, why no one could ever escape, how on earth the goodies steel diving bell actually works or how they control it and why did the giant octopus not eat the sailors and how the hell did they wind up on the shore of Atlantis? the octopus put them there?.
The ending is hilariously bad with Michael Gothard in his nice blonde wig and white attire commanding water to explode high into the air for no apparent reason whatsoever haha. What was that about? what was he even trying to do there? get them so wet they just give up?. Then the good guys get back into their steel diving bell and it somehow takes them back the way they arrived...magically.
There are so many plot holes and so many silly moments but its not worth even considering them really, the film doesn't try to be anything other than silly fun. McClure had a small run of fantasy films like this between 75 and 78 and they are all much the same type of thing, complete nonsensical fantasy hokum laden with cheese n ham by the bucket load.
Underwater action featuring stop motion monsters, Atlantis aliens, one squid the size of Sidney Opera house and parts of the ensamble of "Cheers" and "The Onedin Line"? Count me in.
Like an old time matiné but a slightly more dirty och violent story. Slightly.
It's so fun to see captain Onedin clearing out things down below. The evil Atlantians/Aliens even try to transform him to a future nazi with the help of a diomond helmet, but his friends who sometimes perform mutiny and sometimes help out, do help out at times of need.
Rediculous and wonderful at the same time
One of the best action fantasy films off it's day.
This fun fantasy adventure may be cheap and dated, but it isn't half bad. Warlords of Atlantis is a fun little film with some entertaining effects and basic premise that moves the plot along rather swiftly. The last twenty minutes or so drag on a bit, but that's because we all know how it's going to end, even if the film doesn't know itself. The effects are silly, but better than anything you'll catch on SyFy, and the plot isn't anything new, but Warlords of Atlantis is one of the better Atlantis-centric films out there.
This type of film was so popular when it was made. How time changes our perspective on things!!