On a volcanic island near the kingdom of Hetvia rules Count Dakkar, a benevolent leader and scientist who has eliminated class distinction among the island's inhabitants. Dakkar, his ... See full summary »
To escape evils of the Civil war, Cyrus removes his small family and random war prisoners by way if hot air balloon. Once landing on an island the group finds they are surrounded by danger ... See full summary »
A cinematic adaptation of Jules Verne's 1874 novel "The Mysterious Island", the story begins during the American Civil War, as famine and death ravage the city of Richmond, Virginia. Five ... See full summary »
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The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way. But they're ... See full summary »
The 'keys to freedom' for citizens of Hong Kong are US passports, as their city quakes with the imminent transition to Chinese Communist rule. A deadly black market for passports is ... See full summary »
"Loosely" based on the novel by Jules Verne. In 1865 a group escapes from a Confederate prison in a balloon, only to be carried halfway around the world. They are shot down while ... See full summary »
Helena hasn't seen her husband Pierre in two years. Pierre has been kept as a political prisoner in a near island, among other hundreds of men, with forced work. Dozens of men die every ... See full summary »
This film is extremely rare. I watched it on Danish tv when I was kid - something like 26 years ago! - and have been hunting it ever since. Finally I tracked down a German rental tape, but apparently no English language video exists?? THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND OF CAPTAIN NEMO stays fairly close to the source (in the book Jupiter is an orangutan, not a chimpanzee, ok, that's a very minor detail). However the film adds som weird sci-fi touches. Back then I was very fascinated by the remote rayguns with which Captain Nemo (Omar Sharif!) protects his realm, while today they admittedly look suspiciously like car lights on sticks. But the film is still great fun.
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