Friday, January 24, 2014

BEYOND ATLANTIS / Dimension Pictures - 1973

It's Fishy Friday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. Here's a flick starring Patrick (son of The Duke) Wayne, John (BEAST OF THE YELLOW NIGHT) Ashley, George (ROBOT MONSTER) Nadar and Sid (SPIDER BABY) Haig and directed by Eddie (BLOOD ISLAND) Romero in an aquatic adventure with bug-eyed fish men from Beyond Atlantis! Filmed in the Philippines with a decent budget of $200,000.

Eegah!! sent over a lil' soundclip with a hit tune theme for your earjoyment, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there by the giant atomic clam, NOW, Rufus The Gnat! Here's an earfull of... BEYOND ATLANTIS!

Here's George Nadar in 1973 as island leader, Nereus, still fit as a fiddle. George was great as sixties action hero, Jerry Cotton, and, after he was finished in films, he turned to writing. George broke major ground in 1978 with his novel, CHROME, it was the first sci-fi thriller to have a homosexual theme that included gay robots!

This is his beautiful daughter, Syrene, played by the athletic, Leigh Christian. She was also in THE LOVE MACHINE and THE DOLL SQUAD.

This shot looks like an ancient scene except for that electric street light there on the left!

Sid Haig plays pimp, East Eddie, he wants to put a crew together to dive for pearls off a nearby island. He calls on his friend, Logan, played by our pal, John Ashley.

Logan then goes to the bar to find another diver, Vic, played by Patrick Wayne, and, he's in...

Vic's girlfried, who's also going with the boys on the adventure, is attracted to this odd mask exhibited in a local museum.

Nice shot of Logan and Vic going on their first dive after they arrive at the island.

Eddie makes the mistake of falling into a trap filled with deadly crabs and gets sliced up pretty good!

Syrene quickly finds out the motive of the new guests visiting her island... POILS!

Here's a nice shot of Syrene as she keeps an eye on the boys' activities.

Eddie blows up the palace of Nereus in order to make an escape from the island, where him and the others are now prisoners.

A poor fish man gets knocked in this pond of piranhas by Vic!

Syrene dies during an underwater battle with Vic's girlfriend and is buried at sea.

Logan steals the pile of stringed pearls coverimg Syrene and looks like a fool for his greed. Tune in tomorrow for more from The Dungeon Gang!..


Penny said...

John and Patrick look like brothers!

TABONGA! said...

It must be them shirts!

TABONGA! said...

Oh, and that hair!

Greg Goodsell said...

I saw this theatrically when it first came out as backup to a Ray Haurryhausen Sinbad movie. It was my official introduction to "Grindhouse" cinema --

iain said...

George Nader was Rock Huson's long-term lover and companion. He was thrown to the wolves (in the shape of one of those 'Confidential' tabloid mags) as an exchange deal which would guarantee the studio cash cow - Hudson - wasn't Outed. In the end, Nader was provided for out of Hudson's estate and lived his remaining years in Hawaii. Lovely man.

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