Monster of the Day #648

The fact that they built two practical versions of this monster–not to mention the diving bell–just makes my heart sing. And that first shot? Man, that’s just gorgeous.

And the *really* cool monster is tomorrow.

  • Flangepart

    “Hey Pal, no hitchhikers!”

  • Gamera977

    Oh yeah! McClure kicks the monster’s ass and doesn’t even mess up his hair doing it!

  • The Rev.

    How is that thing’s head in there without the men inside being dead? Neat-looking models, though.

    I guess I should see if it’s on Netflix so I could watch it this weekend.

  • Ken_Begg

    If I remember correctly, there’s a moon pool in the bottom of the bathysphere.

  • Indeed there is. For some reason, the most vivid memory I have of screening Pop’s 16mm print (the movie was just too good for him to let it go with the rest of his collection!) is the shot where Doug sticks his bare foot into the moon pool. I guess that little touch just made the whole affair seem more real.

  • There is a nice widescreen DVD on the market, from Canal Studio, I believe. It’s just gorgeous!

  • SteveWD

    Wasn’t Roger Dicken (of ‘Alien’ fame – built and operated the facehugger and chestburster) responsible for the monsters in this?

  • sandra

    Are there two Doug McClures in this picture ? If not, who is the other guy ?

  • Warlords of the Deep, yes?

  • Ken_Begg

    Warlords of Atlantis.

  • Peter Gilmore

  • The IMDB does indicate that some screens did see it under the title of WARLORDS OF THE DEEP. In fact, it’s the title they list it under (although there’s a tag reading Original Tile: WARLORDS OF ATLANTIS). I think it leads to confusion with WARGODS OF THE DEEP, but what do I know?

  • This thing seemed odd. Unlike the octopus and the other monsters, it isn’t accounted for as one of the Martian mutants. It seems to be just a random sea monster. Charles (Peter Gilmore) erroneously calls it a placoderm; placoderms were fish, not big reptilian serpent things.