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Title: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: KommissarX on 01 Jun 2013 - 01:54
(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/5046/raidersatlantis.jpg)

Christopher Connelly, Ivan Rassimov, George Hilton and Mike Monty fight for the destiny of mankind in Ruggero Deodato's highly enjoyable genre hotchpotch that will leave even the most jaded post-nuke film lover speechless. Does it make any sense? No, not at all, but boy-oh-boy is it ever entertaining! The story and dialogue are absolutely madcap, the action hardly ever lets up and incorporates lots of practical, miniature as well as those inimitable 80s optical laser effects, the photography is quite atmospheric, there's some unexpected gore and who could ever forget the fantastic Oliver Onions title track (http://tinyurl.com/mc93oz8).  ::)

I always wondered why this amazingly weird futuristic action movie has never appeared on a proper digital release. No acceptable masters available, legal issues? Well, going by some exciting news it appears as if the problems have been settled: The film has just been re-rated in Germany, hinting at an upcoming release from label KSM. No official information as of now, but I am already stoked about the prospect of watching this one-of-a-kind cheesefest in a good-looking and hopefully uncut version. Apparently it will even be a BD release -- maybe a good alternative to the rumoured Midnight Legacy release that never came to be?

THE RAIDERS OF ATLANTIS (1983) Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ0m-idDCLg#)
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Farmer_J on 01 Jun 2013 - 08:49
This is great news. I love this movie, its just the type of movie that has the right amount of insanity, and hilarity you'd expect from Italy.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: bdc on 01 Jun 2013 - 09:17
 ::)
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Longsden on 01 Jun 2013 - 11:12
Oh wow! I stuck this on at a gathering once people had made their way home, it went down a treat!!
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Scyther on 02 Jun 2013 - 00:27
I'd love a good looking copy of this, for sure. My version is from a Grindhouse multi set, and it's watchable, but... :-X
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 02 Jun 2013 - 00:45
Fingers Crossed.


And just for the hell of it...


Oliver Onions - Black Inferno (The Atlantis Interceptors soundtrack) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc51jjDnXjc#)
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: KommissarX on 02 Jun 2013 - 02:18
We need a plugin for the board software that will automatically play the respective title track when you start reading any given film thread. It would always set the right mood... :-\
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Longsden on 02 Jun 2013 - 11:27
We need a plugin for the board software that will automatically play the respective title track when you start reading any given film thread. It would always set the right mood... :-\

Fully backed. BLACK INFERNO
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Russell22 on 03 Jun 2013 - 07:29
An enjoyable romp this one but i just can't watch the English dub as Nick Alexander dub's Ivan Rassimov and his voice just doesn't match with Rassimov at all. Personally i find Nick Alexander's voice rather irritating anyway, bar Zombie flesh eaters which was ok.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: MarcMorris on 03 Jun 2013 - 09:29
Studio Canal own the rights.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Scyther on 03 Jun 2013 - 21:21
Studio Canal own the rights.

They should get on the ball with this, then!  :-\
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Orgasmo on 04 Jun 2013 - 02:13
Love that one, the unavailability of it makes it even more legendary over here.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Montgomery Wood on 07 Jun 2013 - 05:25
My prayers have been answered! I really love this movie, own a copy from REVOK, its not the best but I can deal with it. This movie is going to looking splendid if it is restored. I hope its not cut. Great news!
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Mciver on 08 Jun 2013 - 15:12
Finally it seems like this gem is getting the treatment it deserves.
I have waited so long for this, my ancient vhs needs an update badly.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Farmer_J on 28 Jul 2013 - 22:53
Some news I've come across. The dvd of this will have 2 audio options, none of which are English.  :( :( :(
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: KommissarX on 29 Jul 2013 - 16:10
Yeah, what a letdown...

(http://www.ksmfilm.com/createimage.php?image=./images/web/atlantis-inferno.jpg&b=235)

The dvd will apparently only include German and Italian audio (+ German subs). And if the KSM product page (http://www.ksmfilm.com/programmdetail.php?id=2905) is to be believed it's not even an anamorphically enhanced presentation. Unsurprisingly, no BD in sight, either. I had high hopes after reading the news, but what the...  :o
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Collins on 29 Jul 2013 - 19:46
this just confirms my belief about there being no justice in this world whatsoever.
sick of this shit  :(
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Farmer_J on 29 Jul 2013 - 20:23
Who knows, maybe someone will make a fandub of this, with the added english audio from a VHS source.  I might get a copy if the price is fair.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Farmer_J on 29 Aug 2013 - 11:50
I got a copy of this, and its the perfect way to fuck up a cult film release.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Collins on 08 Sep 2013 - 15:14
I got a copy of this, and its the perfect way to fuck up a cult film release.
whats the matter with it farmer ?
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Luca Canali on 08 Sep 2013 - 15:27
I literally just ordered this before seeing this thread. I'm aware of no English options (doesn't bother me) - but if there's something else wrong with it I'd quite like to know too.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Farmer_J on 08 Sep 2013 - 19:35
I got a copy of this, and its the perfect way to fuck up a cult film release.
whats the matter with it farmer ?

No English options :-[, even though pretty much all of the actors spoke English I believe.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Sep 2013 - 20:16
Someone's bound to do a fan edition of it.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Luca Canali on 08 Sep 2013 - 21:12
Ok, I was worried for a second that the transfer was shit or something. As long as it's uncut and wide, I'm fine with watching this in Italian - even though it doesn't appear to be the original language.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: KommissarX on 08 Sep 2013 - 22:24
Luca, you can find some screenshots of the KSM disc in this posting (http://forum.cinefacts.de/232015-atlantis-inferno-ksm-fsk-16-uncut-19-08-2013-a-2.html#post7890919). Even if it's disappointing for a 2013 release, all things considered I guess the transfer is workable until a more competent company steps in and gets it done right. Another minor complaint, which shouldn't bother you however, is the fact that the disc only includes the more recent German TV dub but not the original one from the theatrical run.
When I reread my first posting now I almost feel sorry for raising everyone's hopes. Blu-ray, pffff...  ???

Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Luca Canali on 08 Sep 2013 - 22:50
Luca, you can find some screenshots of the KSM disc in this posting ([url]http://forum.cinefacts.de/232015-atlantis-inferno-ksm-fsk-16-uncut-19-08-2013-a-2.html#post7890919[/url]). Even if it's disappointing for a 2013 release, all things considered I guess the transfer is workable until a more competent company steps in and gets it done right. Another minor complaint, which shouldn't bother you however, is the fact that the disc only includes the more recent German TV dub but not the original one from the theatrical run.
When I reread my first posting now I almost feel sorry for raising everyone's hopes. Blu-ray, pffff...  ???



No problem KommissarX and thanks for the link mate  :D
As you say, it's a bit slack for a 2013 release but I'm fine with the quality in those screenshots. I'll be watching in Italian but I'm aware that a lot of German fans are disappointed with the new dub. I'm sure it'll get the release it deserves one day, but for now, I think I'll settle with this.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: dubster75 on 11 Sep 2013 - 20:40
it's good to have a cleaner release finally out there, i have edited an english version from this release but i will say it was a nightmare to do syncing the sound correctly.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Farmer_J on 12 Sep 2013 - 09:05
it's good to have a cleaner release finally out there, i have edited an english version from this release but i will say it was a nightmare to do syncing the sound correctly.

Bloody hell, that was quick  :-\.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Vito Cipriani on 07 Jan 2014 - 20:08
I've (painstakingly) created a fandub of this release. It was quite a task, with a fair bit of editing here and there that needed to be done.

Anyone in the UK that's interested in this can PM me.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: DjangoLi on 08 Jan 2014 - 19:26
I just want to point out that I'm counting at least 'three' fandubs of Atlantis Inteceptors created in the last month or so... from three different people.



Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Jonny on 08 Jan 2014 - 20:02
I just want to point out that I'm counting at least 'three' fandubs of Atlantis Inteceptors created in the last month or so... from three different people.

It's all good though! Some folks don't have access to CG etc so it's good to see people willing to share their efforts by other means.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Jan 2014 - 20:33
I just want to point out that I'm counting at least 'three' fandubs of Atlantis Inteceptors created in the last month or so... from three different people.

It's all good though! Some folks don't have access to CG etc so it's good to see people willing to share their efforts by other means.
Indeed.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Vito Cipriani on 08 Jan 2014 - 22:10
I just want to point out that I'm counting at least 'three' fandubs of Atlantis Inteceptors created in the last month or so... from three different people.
I've been working on mine since I bought the German DVD back in August (?) but only got time to complete it over the Christmas break (I work in education, so have very limited free time during term time). I'm not sure why this is a problem? I assumed that, given the recent release of the German DVD, someone else would create their own fandub, and I'm sure there are many others out there currently, but I've got the skills and access to the technology, so why not make my own? Plus there's no competition amongst the fan community and, either way, I'd snap up a legit English release in a heartbeat.

It was quite an awkward job to complete, as in some scenes the German DVD runs a second or two longer than the English VHS rip I was working with. It was quite hard to keep the English audio in sync; for those brief gaps in the soundtrack, I looped ambient sound effects rather than leave them silent. I think it works quite well.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Collins on 08 Jan 2014 - 22:17
I just want to point out that I'm counting at least 'three' fandubs of Atlantis Inteceptors created in the last month or so... from three different people.
I've been working on mine since I bought the German DVD back in August (?) but only got time to complete it over the Christmas break (I work in education, so have very limited free time during term time). I'm not sure why this is a problem? I assumed that, given the recent release of the German DVD, someone else would create their own fandub, and I'm sure there are many others out there currently - but there's no competition amongst the fan community and I'd snap up a legit English release in a heartbeat.

It was quite an awkward job to complete, as in some scenes the German DVD runs a second or two longer than the English VHS rip I was working with. It was quite hard to keep the English audio in sync; for those brief gaps in the soundtrack, I looped ambient sound effects rather than leave them silent. I think it works quite well.
Im sure it will be much appreciated in the community.
I must admit when i got the Medusa VHS i was disappointed to find that it was cut despite being a pre cert. I hope this new version isnt.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Mark (UK) on 08 Jan 2014 - 22:34
I just want to point out that I'm counting at least 'three' fandubs of Atlantis Inteceptors created in the last month or so... from three different people.

It's all good though! Some folks don't have access to CG etc so it's good to see people willing to share their efforts by other means.

Absolutely. I've never been on CG, so fans sharing their fan subs & fan dubs is a Godsend to me.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: DjangoLi on 08 Jan 2014 - 22:46
It wasn't a dig or anything... I was just pointing out that three people had fandubbed it.

To be honest, it's one hell of a compliment to Deodato all things considered!

Because it must be heard:

Oliver Onions - Black Inferno (The Atlantis Interceptors soundtrack) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc51jjDnXjc#)
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Vito Cipriani on 08 Jan 2014 - 22:48
I must admit when i got the Medusa VHS i was disappointed to find that it was cut despite being a pre cert. I hope this new version isnt.
It's not cut ::) The VHS rip I took the audio from was one of the intact Scandinavian tapes (the Danish one, I think, although I'm not good at recognising Scandinavian languages) which I acquired in a trade about eight or nine years ago, and the German DVD actually runs a few seconds longer than it (due to a couple of scenes being extended by a second or two).
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Jan 2014 - 22:48
I must admit when i got the Medusa VHS i was disappointed to find that it was cut despite being a pre cert. I hope this new version isnt.
A pre-cert is no indication that something will be uncut. A hell of a lot of them were the same cut/uncut versions the BBFC rated for cinema.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Vito Cipriani on 08 Jan 2014 - 22:50
It wasn't a dig or anything... I was just pointing out that three people had fandubbed it.

To be honest, it's one hell of a compliment to Deodato all things considered!
Yes, I think this one's got quite a good cult following, so I was expecting that someone else would have come up with the idea of providing a fandub of the German disc once it was released back in August. As a fan of this film, I was very pleased with the German disc (it's non-anamorphic but looks handsome enough) but frustrated by the lack of English options - not that I expected them, of course. It would be nice if this got a good US/UK release at some point. Hopefully the various fandubs will keep the cult of this one alive and maybe attract some new fans.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Collins on 08 Jan 2014 - 22:52
I must admit when i got the Medusa VHS i was disappointed to find that it was cut despite being a pre cert. I hope this new version isnt.
A pre-cert is no indication that something will be uncut. A hell of a lot of them were the same cut/uncut versions the BBFC rated for cinema.
I wasnt aware of that when i bought it.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Jan 2014 - 22:58
I must admit when i got the Medusa VHS i was disappointed to find that it was cut despite being a pre cert. I hope this new version isnt.
A pre-cert is no indication that something will be uncut. A hell of a lot of them were the same cut/uncut versions the BBFC rated for cinema.
I wasnt aware of that when i bought it.
Is it just the decapitation which was cut or more than that? That's all I noticed was cut from it, not sure if there's more .
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Collins on 08 Jan 2014 - 23:07
I must admit when i got the Medusa VHS i was disappointed to find that it was cut despite being a pre cert. I hope this new version isnt.
A pre-cert is no indication that something will be uncut. A hell of a lot of them were the same cut/uncut versions the BBFC rated for cinema.
I wasnt aware of that when i bought it.
Is it just the decapitation which was cut or more than that? That's all I noticed was cut from it, not sure if there's more .
The girl who is hiding in a house with the couple gets burned in the uncut version, in the Medusa version thats missing. The wife of the same couple gets speared in the mouth in the uncut and again thats missing.
Havent watched all of the rest so would expect other minor things. Still a very entertaining movie tho and ive got Concorde Affair to watch when i get chance.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Jan 2014 - 23:34
I must admit when i got the Medusa VHS i was disappointed to find that it was cut despite being a pre cert. I hope this new version isnt.
A pre-cert is no indication that something will be uncut. A hell of a lot of them were the same cut/uncut versions the BBFC rated for cinema.
I wasnt aware of that when i bought it.
Is it just the decapitation which was cut or more than that? That's all I noticed was cut from it, not sure if there's more .
The girl who is hiding in a house with the couple gets burned in the uncut version, in the Medusa version thats missing. The wife of the same couple gets speared in the mouth in the uncut and again thats missing.
Havent watched all of the rest so would expect other minor things. Still a very entertaining movie tho and ive got Concorde Affair to watch when i get chance.
I didn't realise there was that much missing, I only saw the Medusa tape once and then then I got a Norwegian one.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Jonny on 15 Jan 2014 - 20:00
Some quick grabs from Vito's fan version...

(http://imageshack.com/a/img7/1152/ljkn.png)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img15/921/jryy.png)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img571/7281/4f2p.png)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img841/1496/6b1a.png)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img826/9113/ngj6.png)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img69/1447/e4fg.png)
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Collins on 16 Jan 2014 - 00:01
Looks better than what im used to, great cast in this film.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Nuno on 16 Jan 2014 - 09:59
Looks better than any other fan version on the CG...where we can get this one?

thank you
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: daraioargento on 21 Jan 2014 - 08:31
reason you cant find it on cg is the 12 month rule, although mine was downloaded by 50+ before it was deleted.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Farmer_J on 16 Sep 2014 - 17:04
Could someone burn me a dvdr of this pretty please? I've still yet to see it in a better format than a vhs.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Montgomery Wood on 27 Sep 2015 - 21:15
is this ever going to be released on DVD/BLU
scanned to 2k?
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Collins on 30 Sep 2015 - 20:57
Strange its not had a release in this country. Maybe its a rights issue.
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: Montgomery Wood on 01 Oct 2015 - 17:27
so there is a release of this movie with a nice 2k scan, just not available in english?
Title: Re: Atlantis Interceptors / I predatori di Atlantide (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 06 Jun 2017 - 03:04
so there is a release of this movie with a nice 2k scan, just not available in english?
2k?? this one?  :-\ I'd die to see that!