The Atlantis Interceptors
|Raiders of Atlantis|
Italian theatrical release poster by Renato Casaro
|Directed by||Ruggero Deodato|
|Produced by||Maurizio Amati|
|Written by||Tito Carpi
|Music by||Guido De Angelis
Maurizio De Angelis
|Cinematography||Roberto D'Ettorre Piazzoli
|Edited by||Vincenzo Tomassi|
|Distributed by||Regal Films|
|November 25, 1983 (Italy)|
The Atlantis Interceptors (also known as Raiders of Atlantis and Atlantis Inferno; original title I predatori di Atlantide) is a 1983 Italian science fiction film starring Christopher Connelly and directed by Ruggero Deodato.
The film was heavily influenced by George Miller's 1979 vision of outback hell, Mad Max, and its sequel, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, and John Carpenter's dystopian view of a future New York, Escape From New York (1981) and was only one of seemingly countless imitations, such as Bronx Warriors, Rome, The New Gladiators, and The New Barbarians. Very much action-oriented, the films often featured heavy doses of violence and brutality.
The Atlantis Interceptors, aka, Raiders of Atlantis, was released in 1982/83 in the UK on videotape, but is still unavailable on DVD as a mainstream release. The version available in a recent Grindhouse collection in the US is poorly transferred from VHS and in full screen.
After the bungled attempt to raise a sunken Russian Sub, two Vietnam-vets and several scientists face a battle for survival against descendants of Atlantis' original race, when the Lost Continent emerges in the Caribbean. The murderous road-warrior, Atlanteans set out killing everyone in sight. It is up to Mike, Washington and Dr. Cathy Rollins to uncover the secret behind of Atlantis and use it against them in order to stop the apocalyptic rampage.
|Christopher Connelly||Mike Ross|
|Gioia Scola||Dr. Cathy Rollins|
|Stefano Mingardo||Klaus Nemnez|
|Ivan Rassimov||Bill Cook|
|Bruce Baron||Crystal Skull|
|George Hilton||Professor Peter Saunders|
|Maurizio Fardo||Larry Stoddard|
|Lewis E. Ciannelli||Oil Rig Commander|
|Ruggero Deodato||Oil Rig Assistant|
|Rocco Lerro||Raider in Helicopter|
|Benito Pacifico||Thug at Mansion|
|Angelo Ragusa||Motorcycle Raider w/headband|
- Wingrove, David. Science Fiction Film Source Book (Longman Group Limited, 1985)
- The Atlantis Interceptors on Internet Movie Database
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