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At the Earth’s Core

Released 1976
Distributor AIP

After hitting pay dirt with The Land That Time Forgot, Britain’s Amicus Productions returned to Edgar Rice Burroughs for another lost world adventure, this time inspired by his public domain hollow-earth Pellucidar novels. Victorian scientist Peter Cushing’s ornate drilling machine penetrates the center of the earth and lands Doug McClure and himself in a prehistoric labyrinth. If you like telepathic Pterodactyls this one’s for you!

About Brian Trenchard-Smith

Brian Trenchard-Smith has been burning to make genre films ever since seeing Hitchcock’s Vertigo at age 13. So far he has directed 42 Crimes Against Cinema, and counting (He’s an enthusiastic recidivist.) The Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival recently gave him a career achievement award. His cult hits include The Man from Hong Kong, Turkey Shoot, BMX Bandits, Stunt Rock, Dead End Drive In, The Siege of Firebase Gloria. He has also made over 100 trailers ranging from Hammer horrors to Australian films of the 70′s and 80′s. His latest film is Drive Hard, a quirky action comedy with John Cusack and Thomas Jane. He hopes to shoot a Sci-Fi action picture in Tianjing, China later this year. Brian shares a passion for history with his wife Byzantine historian Dr. Margaret Trenchard-Smith. His first novel The Headsman's Daughter is available this summer on Amazon and Kindle.