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Saturday, April 13, 2013

The VHS Archives: Ruggero Deodato's RAIDERS OF ATLANTIS (1983)


Ruggero Deodato's I predatori di Atlantide (1983)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: Prism Entertainment Corp.
Catalog: 5052
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: 1986
Runtime: 91:54
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs
Extras: Trailer for Aftermath

About the Film
Director: Ruggero Deodato
Year of Release: 1983
Country of Origin: Italy
Stars: Christopher Connelly, Gioia Scola, Tony King, Ivan Rassimov, Bruce Baron, George Hilton, Michele Soavi
AKAs: The Atlantis Interceptors, Atlantis Inferno, The Last Warriors, Revenge Fighters, Predators from the Future, The Invaders of the Abyss 

Verbatim Box Synopsis
The year is 1994. A powerful disturbance rocks the Caribbean. From its crystal depths rises the ancient island sung of in legend... ATLANTIS, the Lost Continent!
Stranded by the powerful maelstrom created by the continent's mysterious reappearance, a group of intrepid adventurers set foot on the island's forbidden shores. There, the daring raiders engage in deadly combat with savage plunderers armed with an arsenal of subtle, deadly traps -- and a doomsday array of atomic weapons trained on the capitals of the world!

U.S. Prism Entertainment sleeve!

Norwegian NYE Novio sleeve, courtesy of Rare Cult Cinema!

French Canal Video sleeve, originally scanned by "Cinehound"!
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German Thorn EMI Video sleeve!

Polish Video Rondo sleeve!

Swedish TransWorld Video sleeve, courtesy of Rolfens DVD!

Turkish Fonovizyon sleeve!

Argentinean AVH slipcase, courtesy of Raro VHS!

Since most of the worldwide cover art is based around the same design, here's the complete German Lobby set, scanned and uploaded by the KinoFilm Online Database! They're a great resource!

Original trailer, uploaded by "frank daft"!

Looking for Raiders of Atlantis on VHS? It's available on Amazon here. Unfortunately, there aren't any legit DVD releases, but if you're really hard up, you can get it as part of Mill Creek's Sci-Fi Invasion 50-film set.

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1 comment:

  1. Needless to say,this is one of my newfound faves and it is quite an absolute hoot.