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The Lost Continent (1968)

G  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy, Horror  |  19 June 1968 (USA)
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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
...
Eva Peters
Suzanna Leigh ...
Unity Webster
Tony Beckley ...
Harry Tyler
...
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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A living hell that time forgot! See more »


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19 June 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lost Island  »

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Trivia

Final film of Jimmy Hanley. 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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Bizarre but absolutely brilliant

This movie is a gem. I just can't recall any other film with so many elements in. The old ship, the dangerous cargo, the passengers (each with a dark story behind), the hurricane, the mutiny, and suddenly a complete different picture: the red skies, the weird man-eating plants, a lost Spanish galleon with the survivors of a religious cult, giant monsters on an island, people floating over the plants with balloons and it goes on a on. The word IMAGINATION was created for that kind of stuff. An ultra rare Hammer production without stars, but with lots of visual creativity. And, if you are into British 60's music, take notice of the smooth, retro cool organ sounds by The Peddlers, a trio that recorded a few albums but never achieve the success they deserved. And the gorgeous busted woman at the end (Dana Gillespie) later found a career as a blues/rock singer. This is a must for fans of the bizarre!!


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