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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Porter ...
Capt. Lansen
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Eva Peters
Suzanna Leigh ...
Unity Webster
Tony Beckley ...
Harry Tyler
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Dr. Webster
Neil McCallum ...
First Officer Hemmings
Ben Carruthers ...
Ricaldi (as Benito Carruthers)
Jimmy Hanley ...
Patrick, the Bartender
James Cossins ...
Nick, Chief Engineer
Dana Gillespie ...
Sarah
Victor Maddern ...
Mate
Reg Lye ...
Helmsman
Norman Eshley ...
Jonathan, the Prisoner
Michael Ripper ...
Sea Lawyer
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Sparks, the Radioman
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This film starts out like the Love Boat on acid, as a cast of varied characters, with various issues, take Captain Eric Portman's leaky cargo ship to escape their troubles. When a violent storm strikes, the ship is swept into the Sargasso Sea and our heroes find themselves trapped on an island of man-eating seaweed, populated by giant monster crabs and some Spanish conquistadors who think the Inquisition is still on. Features songs and music by '60s "cool group", the Peddlers. Written by Scott Hamilton <stomptokyo@aol.com>

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See blood beasts battling over female flesh!, torture pits for forbidden lovers!, sacrifice to giant jaw-snapping mollusks!, escape from floating death ship!, helpless beauties attacked by crazed kelp-monsters!, fiery destruction of the lost continent! See more »

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Lost Island  »

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Producer Michael Carreras fired original director Leslie Norman and took over as director. When he went over budget and schedule, his father, Hammer Films chief James Carreras, and the studio's solicitors arrived on set to shut the production down. See more »

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Capt. Lansen: What kind of a circus is this, anyway?
The Grand Inquistor: You are in the court of El Supremo. The Chosen One.
Nick, chief engineer: He means the lad sitting on the throne.
Capt. Lansen: That boy?
Harry Tyler: He's the one who pays the piper!
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Wonderful Visuals
24 September 2002 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

In terms of plot, this movie is often ventures into territory at times strange and bizarre, at times silly and outrageous and at times (especially in the opening half)-suspenseful! The whole sequence where they wind up lost at sea keeps the viewer glued to the screen.

The second half however ventures into the outrageous and bizarre territory. Complete with crazy FX scenes featuring giant monsters which are done on the cheap but aren't soon forgotten. The actors/actresses continually play their roles straight throughout the film and are quite competent which helps slightly. But overall the second half proves a disappointing mess of a movie.

At the same time, the main reason to watch this film however is its haunting visuals of the "lost continent" seen in the second half-Paul Beeson is credited for the cinematography.


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