Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961)

Genres - Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Fantasy Adventure, Costume Adventure, Mythological Fantasy  |   Release Date - May 3, 1961 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Director George Pal is noted as a special effects maestro, both in films for children that feature his "puppetoons" and in sci-fi spectacles like the War of the Worlds. So it is no surprise that this sci-fi yarn about the fabled sunken continent of Atlantis should excel in the special effects department. Otherwise, the story is a clich├ęd tale about Demetrios (Anthony Hall) a Greek fisherman who is tempted into going to Atlantis by Antillia (Joyce Taylor), a princess of that doomed land. Demetrios is soon trapped into slavery, a situation which leads him to hobnob with the oppressed masses and plan a strategy to get them out of there before the rumblings of imminent submersion send the whole kit and caboodle into the briny deep.

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disaster, lost-civilization, oppression, princess, seduction, slavery, bad-guy, fisherman, good-guy, invasion, military, persecution, social-injustice, mutant