Beyond Atlantis (1973)

Beyond Atlantis (1973)  was directed by Eddie Romero. Romero is considered one of the finest director/producer of movies in the Philippines.

Beyond Atlantis (1973)

Beyond Atlantis (1973)

The movie (no surprise) is set in the  Philippines. Strange mysterious bug-eyed tribe uses a fisherman by the name Manuel the Barracuda (Vic Diaz) to bring them supplies. They pay for the supplies with rare and extremely valuable pearls. The Barracuda takes the pearls to East Eddie (Sid Haig) a pimp to exchange them for cash. East Eddie sees a great opportunity in the finding more of the pearls and brings in Logan (John Ashley) a degenerate gambler that owes him money to setup an expedition.  Logan at East Eddie’s request hires expert diver and boat owner Vic Mathias (Patrick Wayne) to take them to the island. While making their deal “Scientist” Katherine Vernon (Lenore Stevens) overhears the deal and believing they can help her find a lost tribe finds a way to join the expedition. They start their adventure with East Eddie beating Manuel the Barracuda till he tells them where to find the pearls.  Then it’s off to find the pearls and destroy and anything that gets in their way. Like bug-eyed natives with knifes and spears.

This is one of those movies that’s so bad you just can’t stop watching it. Found myself laughing at the film not with it. The ending is so stupid, it boggles your mind. But then it does fit in with the rest of the movie.

Can a movie be so bad it’s good?  If you think it’s possible give this one a try—-02-10

Beyond Atlantis (1973)