#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A Victorian scientist and his young American backer set off in their new earth-boring machine with a short test on a Welsh mountain. Unfortunately the thing is rather more powerful than expected and they end up in an enormous cavern at the centre of the earth. Here they find a race of humans enslaved to evil oversized prehistoric birds with extra-sensory abilities. The travellers decide they can be some help, the more so as at least one of the slaves is very eye-catching.
Plot: A huge burrowing machine tunnels out of control at ferocious speed, cutting clean through to the center of the earth, to the twilight world of pellucidar. Once there, Dr. Perry and David Innes are threatened by half human creatures, lizard-like birds, and man-eating plants.
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_**So bad it’s… bad**_
A scientist and David Innes (Peter Cushing and Doug McClure) use the former’s awesome drill vehicle, the “Iron Mole,” to journey to the core of the planet where they discover the inner-world of Pellucidar. This prehistoric realm is run by giant telepathic flying reptiles, called Mahars, who are served by the ape-like Sagoth and enslave the primitive humans, including Dia (Caroline Munro) and Ra (Cy Grant).
“At the Earth’s Core” (1976) was an Amicus production, a company that ended their low-budget output with three films based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ books, all starring Doug McClure: “The Land that Time Forgot” (1975), this one, and “The People that Time Forgot” (1977). Despite their obvious modest budgets, I like those other two adventure flicks, especially the first one, but “At the Earth’s Core” is a huge let down and falls into ‘What were they thinking?’ bad.
Cushing’s doddering campy character is the first negative sign, but when the protagonists encounter the telepathic flying reptiles it becomes godawful. I was hoping to roll with these faults and enjoy the comic book story, but it’s just not compelling and is marred by its set-bound limitations (the sets are reminiscent of something out of the original Star Trek TV series). The creators simply failed to translate the story from book to cinema.
On the positive side, McClure is likable as the protagonist, so is Cy Grant, and Caroline Munro is stunning as the cavegirl, but she’s strapped with an outfit that fails to effectively take advantage of her figure. Thankfully, the production team fixed this flaw with Dana Gillespie’s more alluring costume in “The People that Time Forgot.”
The movie runs 1 hour, 29 minutes and was shot at Pinewood Studios, just west of London, England.
Masterpiece of the Z grade fantasy genre.
I’m serious as well, I mean don’t get me wrong, if you haven’t got a bent for this type of Z grade, creaky creature feature (why would you be watching is my first thought?) then it’s most likely a rating of about 4 to 5 out of 10 tops, but to me it’s a special kind of nonsense that takes me back to a nice time in my childhood. You know the kind, where the memories have never left you. Eagerly taking it all in with youthful wonderment as Doug McClure and Peter Cushing tunnel beneath the mantle to do battle with a host of creatures and sub-human species. And guys! Now we are all grown up we can admire most seriously at the wonder of Caroline Munro and her heaving cleavage. No wonder my older brother was keen to take me to the cinema to see this one!
Yes the effects are bad, men in suits, strings pinging parrot monsters around and exploding rubber frog like thingies amuse us greatly. And yes, Cushing and a surprisingly pudgy McClure (wearing bell bottomed flared trousers) act as if they have truly been mesmerised by the evil Meyhas at the “core” of our film. But it matters not, zany and clunky and awash in glorious colour, At The Earth’s Core is a throwback to a special pre ILM time when kids like me queued around the block to see such joyous nonsense. 8/10
“Fascinating rock structure David!”
This is just about one of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen. Maybe not a worst movie ever contender, but if you haven’t seen that many bad ones, this could easily make your Top Ten Worst List. When you consider what was achieved in 1933 with the original “King Kong”, you’ve got to ask yourself why anyone would stoop so low as to produce this debacle. Then, taking it one step further and realizing that the quantum leap to “Star Wars” the following year achieved a new level in sci-fi entertainment, this offering will make you laugh and cry at the same time.
Now let me ask you, what would possess the Professor (Peter Cushing) to bring along an umbrella as a prime piece of subterranean research equipment for the ride to the earth’s core? OK, so it was useful in fending off the parrot/tyrannosaur (parrotosaurus?) in the early going, but come on. Somehow I don’t think this is what Edgar Rice Burrough’s had in mind when he wrote his tales of Pellucidar. He probably didn’t have Caroline Munro in mind either as Princess Dia, probably the only redeeming factor to this whole escapade.
At least there was one bit of pseudo-scientific explanation that I got a kick out of; I’m always looking for one in films like this. That would have to be how the sky at the earth’s core was really the underside of the earth’s crust, explaining that ethereal pinkish glow. But try as it might, the story just couldn’t hook me in a way to find anything at all interesting about Hoojah the Sly One or Jubal the Ugly One, much less those goofy half man, half pterodactyl creatures. To paraphrase the good professor – “You cannot mesmerize me, I’m paying attention!”
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min)
Genre Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Director Kevin Connor
Writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, Milton Subotsky
Actors Doug McClure, Peter Cushing, Caroline Munro
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Movielab, USA (uncredited) (prints), Technicolor (color by) (as Technicolor®)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm