I recall when I was young (in the late 1980's) I saw a snippet of this movie in full-colour, but I can not remember the entire film nor the title.

Now I am older, I wish to know what the movie was about and understand it more. Here is all I know about the film:

It was an action movie. It is like the latest movie "The Core" which has several people inside a larger drilling machine in the earth. I suspect there was sabotage or some effect from the drilling machine that knocked the driver out and it affected his path of digging into the earth. I recall seeing a dashboard next the driver showing multi-coloured layers which showed the current location where it was at. It was a colour featured film. I don't know if there were dinosaurs or large creatures etc. More like the in the spirit of Journey to the Centre of the Earth but not a lot of walking at all.

Hope someone can assist me here.


Not a perfect match, but it could be At The Earth's Core (1976):

Poster [Source]

A Victorian scientist (Peter Cushing) and his young American backer (Doug McClure) set off in their new earth-boring machine for a short test on a Welsh mountain.

Unfortunately the thing tunnels out of control at ferocious speed and they end up in an enormous cavern at the centre of the earth - the twilight world of pellucidar.

Here they find prehistoric monsters, man-eating plants and cavemen enslaved to the Meyhas (Mahars) - evil psychic, pterodactyl-type creatures with extra-sensory abilities.

The cockpit includes a display that shows their position:


Display [Source]

  • Yes, that's the one. It makes sense... Interesting I had learnt that Peter Cushing was in Doctor Who now I know he is into this sort of thing. I imagined the budget for this kind of film was very generous. – Peter M Taylor Feb 2 '13 at 11:49
  • Ack - serves me right for being tardy this morning. I could tell you everything you ever wanted to know about this film, I LOVE all the Amicus/AIP flicks. The budget was not huge, but the filmmakers did utilize some unique methods to create the world and the monsters. Campy, rubber-monstery fun. – Nobby Feb 2 '13 at 13:32
  • I guess the next step is to save a few pennies and watch this on iTunes hopefully with closed captions so I could understand what people may say as I often misinterpret. Rats! iTunes doesn't have the film, only the books. Any ideas where to view this film and see it? – Peter M Taylor Feb 3 '13 at 12:14
  • Try this link Nobby: amazon.com/At-The-Earths-Core/dp/B001NRW6QK/… – BB Stacker Feb 4 '13 at 13:32
  • not the one i was looking for. 80s or early 90's was on tv had a larger group in a drill machine intentionally going to the center. i remember 4 episodes – user7995 Feb 9 '14 at 11:41

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