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The Fabulous World of Jules Verne (1958)
"Vynález zkázy" (original title)

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An evil millionaire named Artigas plans to use a super-explosive device to conquer the world from his headquarters inside an enormous volcano.

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Complete credited cast:
Lubor Tokos ...
Simon Hart
Arnost Navrátil ...
Profesor Roch
Miroslav Holub ...
Artigas (as Miloslav Holub)
Frantisek Slégr ...
Kapitán pirátu
Václav Kyzlink ...
Ing. Serke
Jana Zatloukalová ...
Jana
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An evil millionaire named Artigas plans to use a super-explosive device to conquer the world from his headquarters inside an enormous volcano.

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THE FIRST MOTION PICTURE IN MYSTIMATION! (original ad - all caps) See more »


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August 1958 (Czechoslovakia)  »

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The close up shot of the big cannons on the cruiser that is sent to search the count's ship was inspired by a similar shot of the battleship Potemkin in Eisestein's 1927 silent masterpiece. See more »

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This movie is obviously set in the late 19th century - the 1890s. The steamship Savannah in the opening of the film crossed the Atlantic in 1819 - a good 70 years before the story takes place. See more »

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Black And White?!
8 December 2012 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

My fault. The promotional ads on the website were in color, so I just assumed...

But lack of color is not the only drawback in this Czech version of family entertainment. I disagree with just about all the other contributors and felt that this was a dull, boring movie based on the work of a very exciting storyteller. Perhaps I have been spoiled over the years and was expecting too much. I had seen "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" when it first came out in 1954, and then "Around The World In 80 Days" in 1956, and was familiar with Verne's unique storytelling ability. This picture falls far short of those two masterpieces in all major categories.

I appreciated the animation, later borrowed, as everyone has mentioned, by Terry Gilliam of Monty Python fame, but the story lacked the aforementioned excitement of a Jules Verne tale as well as the cohesion and continuity. It was like watching someone making oatmeal. The actors were unattractive and the print I watched needed to be restored, as it was dull and scratchy. A poor production from start to finish.

"The Fabulous World Of Jules Verne" was shown at MOMA, NYC, and it was a rip-off, probably for the museum as well as myself. Several people at the show I attended got up and left at various points in time. Not having better sense, I stayed until the end.


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