The frame story is narrated by a white father to his son. He explains that man's closest relative in nature is the orangutan, which translates literally as "man of the forest." He then ... See full summary »
Explorer Professor Challenger is taking quite a beating in the London press thanks to his claim that living dinosaurs exist in the far reaches of the Amazon. Newspaper reporter Edward Malone learns that this claim originates from a diary given to him by fellow explorer Maple White's daughter, Paula. Malone's paper funds an expedition to rescue Maple White, who has been marooned at the top of a high plateau. Joined by renowned hunter John Roxton, and others, the group goes to South America, where they do indeed find a plateau inhabited by pre-historic creatures, one of which they even manage to bring back to London with them. Written by
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This film was such a success that there were plans to do a sound remake. In possible preparation for this, Aileen Rothacker reached an agreement with First National to withdraw the film from distribution. First National was to destroy all release prints and the foreign negative but the domestic negative was to be retained. It is not known if the original negatives decomposed or if they were mistakenly disposed of. See more »
The newspaper headline announcing Malone's departure is dated in January. Right after this is shown, Malone types that he has been gone for less than three months and it is now December 12th. See more »
And I'm not here tonight to defend my statements - - but to demand that a committee be formed to go back to the Lost World with me -...
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The new version released by Image Entertainment is simply the best you're going to get on this film. The image quality is excellent, a few lines & scratches here and there, but much, much better than the old worn and edited prints that have been circulating for who knows how long. The first scene you see is newly restored, giving a look at Gladys and Malone and why she won't marry him (in the old version we never saw this, instead it started out at the London Record Journal office). And there is so much more, expanding on scenes, scenes I had no idea about, and the soundtrack by the Alloy Orchestra is superb. A truly great experience, finally an acceptable version.
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