Review: War-Gods of the Deep (1965)

A short story by Edgar Allan Poe stretched eternally towards a feature film running time.

blu“WAR-GODS OF THE DEEP”
1965
Horror
USA

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Vincent Price, Tab Hunter, Susan Hart
Distributor: Kino Lorber
Runtime: 84 mins
BLU-RAY REGION A

“Time is running out. The only question is when.”

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The beautiful Jill has been kidnapped from her castle by the sea. Her friend and a weird painter (…and his rooster(!), Herbert) finds a secret passage through the castle and suddenly finds themself in a huge city under the sea. They get caught by Captain Hugh, and his bunch of mutants and henchmen that never gets old. Can they escape from the erupting underwater vulcano and the crazed captain before it’s too late?

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Another typical gothic horror from the 60’s. Trying to drag out the time with some comic relief and boring underwater fighting. There’s some style to it, and Vincent Price always spice up the movies he’s in, but it was still a bit boring, and sure as hell not scary.

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Kino Lorber brings a fine print of the movie. Some of the sequences are more grainy than the rest, especially the exteriors. Theatrical trailer and an interview with the actor Tab Hunter as extras.

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