Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Switch 2019

- Door in the Woods 2019

- Marla 2018

- Eminence Hill 2019

- Ringu 1998

- Family Obligations 2019

- Hard Laughter 2019

- Hacked 2020

- Black Bridge 2006

- Transit 17 2019

- The Sword Swallower 2019

- The Major and the Minor 1942

- The Mind of Juliane 2019

- Art of the Dead 2019

- Harpoon 2019

- Mad Santa 2019

- The Furnace 2019

- Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare 2017

- Get Up Eight 2019

- Clownado 2019

- Cruising 1980

- Dolphin 2016

- Devil's Revenge 2019

- Candy Corn 2019

- I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu 2019

- Glass Cabin 2019

- Art of Deception 2018

- Momo: The Missouri Monster 2019

- Third Temple 2014

- Who Saw Her Die? 1972

- VHS Nasty 2019

- Once Upon a Time in Deadwood 2019

- Rueful Warrior 2019

- The Great Charade 2019

- Sturmgewehr 2019

- Bald Knobber 2017

- Stop IT! 2019

- The Hills Have Eyes 2 1984

- Zombie Army 1991

- The Dark Days of Demetrius 2019

- Lonely Hearts 2019

- Urban Fears 2019

- Artik 2019

- In the Aftermath 1988

- Shadowplay 2019

- Apocalyptic 2077 2019

- John #3 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Beyond Atlantis

USA/Philippines 1973
produced by
Eddie Romero, John Ashley for Dimension Pictures
directed by Eddie Romero
starring Patrick Wayne, John Ashley, Leigh Christian, Sid Haig, Lenore Stevens, George Nader, Vic Diaz, Eddie Garcia, Andres Centenera, Ken Warrem, Gil Arceo, Kim Ramos, Angelo Ventura
story by Stephanie Rothman, screenplay by Charles Johnson, music by Ed Norton

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!

A (very) motley crew - consisting of down-on-his-luck diver Logan (John Ashley), all-American hero/diver/skipper Mathias (Patrick Wayne), scientist Kathy (Lenore Stevens) and gangster Eddie (Sid Haig) and his men - sails to a remote island because they believe the reefs around the island littered with shells containing the biggest pearls there are. What they didn't expect (all but Kathy) is that the island is inhabitated by a tribe of fishlike men, probably descendants of the inhabitants of Atlantis, who can stay underwater for hours on end. At first the natives react hostile towards the newcomers, even kill one of them, but eventually Syrene (Leigh Christian), the daughter of the elder Pereus (George Nader) agrees to even show them where the pearls are hidden ... but she has her own motives: you see, Syrene has to mate with an outsider, and she has picked Mathias to do the job. But when she asks Mathias nicely, he refuses her advances, and rather has sex with Kathy, as Syrene has to witness eventually.

So Syrene comes up with another plan to make him shag her: She tells the men of another yet unexploited pearl-field ... but it's dangerous. And really, when she goes down with Mathias and Logan, Logan can#t stand the water pressure and passes out (but is saved from drowning). So now it's only Mathias who is down there with Syrene, and she uses all her female charm to makehim her mate ... and only after a good shag does he pass out as well, but she gets him ashore with a bag full of pearls and a faint memory of what had happened.

Soon enough, Mathias wants to leave, but by that point, Logan has grown way too greedy and wants to exploit the area for good. But then the natives grow hostile and sink their ship ... just a good thing that Manuel the Barracuda (Vic Diaz) happens to come by on a boat and offer them safe passage off the island - for a price.

But first Eddie figures he has to blow up the natives' temple (don't ask why this was such a good idea) and then everybody has to engage in a battle with the natives - including Kathy, who has to take on Syrene ... and eventually she has to kill her in self defense. Seeing Syrene die takes the fight out of the natives (don't ask why) and they lay down their weapons just like that. Then they go on to give Syrene a sea-burial, but when Logan sees dead Syrene covered with a net made of pearls, he, right during the burial ceremony, robs the net at gunpoint - which Pereus freely gives, because withthe loss of his daughter it has lost all its value ...

However, when they are safely aboard the boat back home, a fight over the pearls erupts between our gang of heroes and Manuel the Barracuda and his men ... and in the end, the box filled with pearls falls overboard and sinksdown into the deepest sea, never to be seen again ...

 

Of course, this is a trashy, cheapish adventure movie with sci-fi-/fantasy-elements thrown in for good measure as well as some underwater scenes looking like cheap imitations of similar scenes in Esther Williams films (really). So no, this film is not a genre classic, but of course, if you like mindless B-adventure films you might find this one amusing. And of course, at least Sid Haig and Vic Diaz turn in performances as entertaining as could be expected from them.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Beyond Atlantis
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Beyond Atlantis here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Beyond Atlantis at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD