At the Earth's Core (film)
|At the Earth's Core|
|Directed by||Kevin Connor|
|Produced by||John Dark
|Written by||Edgar Rice Burroughs (novel)
|Music by||Mike Vickers|
|Studio||American International Pictures
|Distributed by||American International Pictures
British Lion Films (UK)
(Sony Pictures Entertainment)
|Release dates||July 1976|
|Running time||89 min.|
It was directed by Kevin Connor and starred Peter Cushing, Caroline Munro, Philippa Herring and Doug McClure. It was filmed in Technicolor. It was based on the fantasy novel At the Earth's Core, by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first book of his Pellucidar series, in token of which the film is also known as Edgar Rice Burroughs' At the Earth's Core. The original music score was composed by Mike Vickers.
Dr. Abner Perry, a British Victorian period scientist (Cushing), and his US financier David Innes (McClure) make a test run of their Iron Mole drilling machine in a Welsh mountain, but end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic flying reptiles, the Mahars, and full of prehistoric monsters and cavemen. They are captured by the Mahars, who keep primitive humans as their slaves through mind control. David falls for the beautiful slave girl Princess Dia (Munro) but when she is chosen as a sacrificial victim in the Mahar city, David and Perry must rally the surviving human slaves to rebel and not only save her but also the freedom of the slaves...
- Peter Cushing as Dr. Abner Perry
- Doug McClure as David Innes
- Caroline Munro as Princess Dia
- Cy Grant as Ra
- Godfrey James as Ghak
- Keith Barron as Dowsett
The movie was popular, becoming the 18th most profitable British film of 1976.
- Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959 film)
- Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008 Asylum film) – A direct-to-DVD American film sharing similarities with this film
- Brian Trenchard-Smith on At the Earth's Core at Trailers from Hell
- Gary A. Smith, The American International Pictures Video Guide, McFarland 2009 p 16
- "At the Earth's Core (1976)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
- Ed. Allan Bryce, Amicus: The Studio That Dripped Blood, Stray Cat Publishing, 2000 p 150
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