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‘Forgotten by nature… invaded by fashionable man… half human… half fish!’
Past Atlantis is a 1973 fantasy journey movie a couple of band of adventurers that invade a distant island to seize enormous pearls. The islanders are simply as decided to maintain their sacred treasure. Bother ensues.

Directed and co-produced by Eddie Romero from a screenplay written by Charles Eric Johnson [as Charles Johnson] primarily based on a narrative by Stephanie Rothman. Additionally produced by John Ashley. Govt produced by Charles S. Swartz.

The American Dimension Photos manufacturing stars Patrick Wayne, John Ashley, Leigh Christian, Sid Haig, Lenore Stevens, George Nader and Vic Diaz.


Producer John Ashley admitted that the film was meant to be a ripoff of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, however he had excessive hopes for it as a result of he preferred the script a lot.

At one stage, Ashley was going to direct it, however “the manufacturing finish of it bought so unfold out that I felt that for me to try to provide, direct and seem in it will be actually troublesome.”


Ashley stated that the unique intention was for the lead characters to find the folks residing underwater and “for essentially the most half they have been going to be topless”. Nonetheless, Larry Woolner, the pinnacle of Dimension Photos, thought that they’d the possibility to make a barely extra formidable movie. They wished to forged Wayne, and one in every of his necessities was that the movie had a PG ranking. They elevated the funds and forged one other comparatively well-known identify, George Nader.


” …followers of dangerous cinema may benefit from the final 20 minutes or so, which embrace an underwater catfight, a poorly staged shootout, and the ridiculously lengthy funeral sequence for a key character. One can really really feel the filmmakers straining to fill the display screen with any previous factor which may flesh out the operating time of this insipid schlockfest.” Each 70s Film

” …the forged is enjoyable (Patrick Wayne, Sid Haig, Eddie Garcia, Vic Diaz and George Nader), the ladies are engaging, and the underwater pictures is superb. Nonetheless, the script is just too unfocused to actually construct up any steam, which is an actual drawback within the last a part of the film.” Unbelievable Transfer Musings and Ramblings


“In case you do handle to remain awake, you’ll be handled to an honest piranha assault, a not-bad catfight, and a fairly cool explosion within the finale. The very best factor in regards to the movie is that it options an unbelievable forged. Sid Haig is superb because the slimy pimp-turned-entrepreneur. No matter spark of life the flick has is because of his energetic efficiency.” The Video Vacuum

Alternative dialogue:
Vic Mathias [Patrick Wayne]: “Of all of the dumb stunts! Telling a broad is like blasting it over a loudspeaker.”
The Mate [Eddie Garcia]: “One thing’s fishy. Appears to be like like they cut up once we got here.”
Nereus [George Nader]: “I can now not defend you. You could mate!”

Solid and characters:
Patrick Wayne … Vic Mathias
John Ashley … Logan
Leigh Christian … Syrene
Sid Haig … East Eddie
Lenore Stevens … Kathy Vernon
George Nader … Nereus
Vic Diaz … Manuel
Andres Centenera …
Eddie Garcia … The Mate
Kenneth J. Warren
Gil Arceo
Kim Ramos
Angelo Ventura

The movie didn’t do properly financially, one thing that John Ashley mainly attributed to the PG ranking. “Had we achieved it somewhat tougher it in all probability would have achieved higher”, he commented on reflection. “No less than we’d have had an image that was somewhat extra exploitable.” He additionally thought that the in depth underwater footage slowed down the motion, saying, “It’s beautiful. However watching it’s like watching gradual movement.”

Enjoyable details:
The music accompanying the combat scene within the water at 1 hour 21mins, is identical music performed within the opening sequence for the British ITV Information at Ten tv programme.


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