At the Earth's Core

At the Earth's Core

Kevin Connor (1976)

86min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Victorian explorer Doug McClure and fidgety scientist Peter Cushing encounter all manner of unconvincing monsters in this creaky sci-fi adventure. Burrowing through the Earth with a giant boring device - no, not the film itself - they emerge in the subterranean kingdom of Pellucidar, where humans are kept as slaves. This childish and chintzy adaptation of an Edgar Rice Burroughs novel would be an even bigger patience-tester if not for sultry heroine Caroline Munro and the truly awful man-in-rubber-suit special effects, which will inspire hoots of laughter rather than the intended sense of wonder.

Summary

A Victorian professor invents a super-powerful tunnelling machine that can dig its way through the Earth's crust. To impress his financial backer he gives a demonstration, but his invention malfunctions and bores a channel to the very centre of the Earth - where they discover a prehistoric human race enslaved by flying telepathic monsters. Sci-fi adventure based on the book by Edgar Rice Burroughs, with Peter Cushing, Doug McClure, Caroline Munro and Cy Grant.

Cast & Crew

Dr Abner Perry Peter Cushing
David Innes Doug McClure
Dia Caroline Munro
Ra Cy Grant
Ghak Godfrey James
Hooja Sean Lynch
Jubal Michael Crane
Gadsby Anthony Verner
Director Kevin Connor
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: British Lion Film Corp LtdGuidance: May be edited for violence.Available on: video and DVD
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