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- kevin sellers
This is a fun hour and forty five minutes with plenty of good special effects and well directed action from the master of 50s/60s Sat. afternoon monster cinema, George Pal. However, for a film to be great, let alone, as previous reviewer Vaughn Cropper proclaims, "one of the greatest movies of all time" you have to have characters about whom you care and who arouse your interest beyond their pecs and boobs. And, with apologies to Mr. Cropper, I simply feel that Anthony Hall's Demetrios, Joyce Taylor's Princess Antilla, the evil Zaran as interpreted by the good B picture actor John Dall, to mention nothing of Maxwell Smart's Chief as the high priest Azar, just ain't them. Blame Daniel Mainwaring for a rather dull screenplay with few if any lines of interesting dialogue, witty or otherwise, that would help to flesh out a compelling human being. Or beings. Let's give this one a C plus for Pal's production values. P.S. Who knew Atlantis was into solar energy?
Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961)
- Vaughn Cropper
One of the best movies of all time!!! This movie has every element you could ever want in a film: a sense of wonder, epic scope, amazing settings, campy and tongue-in-cheek aspects, strong and caring relations between the characters, fantastic details, wonderful musical score, flawless effects, a very attractive leading man, a very sexy leading lady, and a quite flamboyant villain, played by John Dall, who has a striking chemistry with the leading man, Anthony Hall. Ten out of ten is much, much too low to give this thrilling masterpiece.
Atlantis The Lost Continent
- Christy Roessle Bethke
Like others I saw this in the theater and it sparked an interest in the Atlantis theory ever since. The opening sequence showing the similarities among cultures on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean really makes you consider the possibilities. There have been so many civilizations that have come and gone, so this movie portrays a plausible explanation...and the use of a laser in 1961? Hmmmmm...
Atlantis, the Lost Continent
- Celia Trimboli
Wonderful sci-fi sword-and-sandal fantasy from the early 1960's. Would like to see it released in a pristine, remastered version.
Atlantis, The Lost Continent
- Rudy Pavlic
I saw this in the movies..enjoyed it..for a kid in the 60's it was the best of cinematic imagination. I think it would sell if offered.
Atlantis, the Lost DVD
- Randy Rector
Like other reviewers here, I saw this movie as a child, only on TV on NBC's "Saturday Night At The Movies." It was a primal experience, one I won't ever forget. Some critics have claimed this is one of George Pal's worst movies, but I think it has to be my favorite. Man, it has everything... epic adventure, mystery, a princess that's actually really hot, cataclysms, death rays, you name it. Of course, compared to today's special effects, it may not hold up in the minds of some, but for me those old special effects, like those of Ray Harryhausen, had a dreamlike quality that put them in a kind of hyper reality. They engaged your imagination. Ok, so where's the DVD of this film? It was put out on laserdisk in the nineties along with another George Pal film. That other film they presented in widescreen, but the epic Atlantis was just in pan and scan. Let there be a widescreen DVD!
Would Love To See This Film Again!
I saw this in the theatres when I was a boy and thoroughly enjoyed it, although some of the scenes scared me half to death. As I recall the effects were quite good because if they weren't my friends and I would yell "fakey" outloud during any movie that had cheesy effects. We didn't do this with this film. I haven't seen this movie in years and I hope TCM runs it soon.
Need to show this movie more often.
I have only seen "Atlantis, The lost Continent" shown once in all the time that I have been watching TCM. Maybe I missed it if it showed more. But I missed it this last time due to an appointment I could not miss. I do not have a working VCR to record anything so I could not watch it at a later time of the day. It would be great to be able to watch this movie again since I have not seen it in about 25 years. I really enjoyed this movie, It stayed with me all these many years. There was something about it. Even though it was Sci-fi, there has been so much talk about there being a real Atlantis. Since we do know from history, as Pompay, that a volcano really can destroy every and I am sure an Island can be lost to the sea. Please show the move more often. At least so I can see it again. Thank you
ATLANTIS THE LOST CONTINENT
The scene where the "Mengele"-type surgeon is forcing a slave to look at the crystal and drink the potion that will change him into a bull has haunted me since I saw it as a child. I ran from the room in terror. As I saw it again, I was similarly repulsed that a human could treat other humans in such a way. Just pure EVIL. It made me think of the "scientists" who are doing cloning, DNA experiments, and mixing different animals AND humans in similar disgusting experiments. Such evil exists today.
ATLANTIS THE LOST CONTINENT
- CHUCK HENSON
LOVE THIS MOVIE PLEASE SHOW IT MORE.THESE OLD SCI-FI MOVIES ARE GREAT THAT'S WHY I WATCH TCM SO MUCH. OTHER CHANNELS DON'T CARRY THEM LIKE YOU GUYS