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The Lost Continent (1968)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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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Storyline

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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ship | seaweed | water | galleon | escape | See All (67) »

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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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19 June 1968 (USA)  »

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Lost Island  »

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Trivia

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

Quotes

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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Featured in The World of Hammer: Lands Before Time (1994) See more »

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Two movies in one!

Perhaps the strangest film to come out of Hammer Studios, The Lost Continent is literally like watching two movies in one. Similar in format to Tarantino's From Dusk 'til Dawn, the film shifts from a taut "mutiny on the bounty" type nautical drama play (with a little funky late sixties weirdness thrown in) to a whacked out sci-fi freak show complete with corny monsters, strange & hostile plants, an unnaturally large breasted woman, a child King, an oddball religious cult, and balloon-type thingies to keep the characters afloat on the marshy alien wetlands! Whew! Talk about your shift in gears! A must see for fans of oddball cinema. And to think it came out of Great Britain . . .


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