Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi
A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City.
The reference to 20,000 fathoms is sheer hyperbole. A fathom equals six feet, so it means 120,000 feet (22¾ miles). The deepest ocean point on earth is in the Marianas Trench in the western Pacific Ocean, at a little over 37,000 feet.
This is Operation Experiment, a secret base far north of the Arctic Circle. Experiment was the codename for a top priority scientific expedition. These men arrived here on X-day minus 60. It has taken them the full two months to get ready. Today is ...
Although a fictional creature, the "rhedosaurus" cannot be a dinosaur. Its legs grow from the sides of its body, which is a feature of more modern reptiles but not dinosaurs.
The original 1953 version cuts the shot where the cop is swallowed whole. This shot is restored in the video version of the film.