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The Mysterious Island (1973)

La isla misteriosa (original title)
PG | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | June 1974 (USA)
A group of escaped prisoners, traveling in a hot air balloon, have to land on a remote islands and must try to survive there. They encounter a castaway, pirates, and captain Nemo with his ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Ambroise Bia ...
Philippe Nicaud ...
Gérard Tichy ...
Cyrus Smith (as Gerard Tichy)
Gabriele Tinti ...
Ayrton (as Gabriel Tinti)
Rafael Bardem Jr. ...
Herbert Brown (as Rafael Bardem)
Mariano Vidal Molina ...
Bob Harvey (as Vidal Molina)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alfonso de la Vega
Miguel del Castillo
Luis Induni ...
Víctor Israel ...
José Jaspe


A group of escaped prisoners, traveling in a hot air balloon, have to land on a remote islands and must try to survive there. They encounter a castaway, pirates, and captain Nemo with his array of scientific gadgets to keep strangers off his island.

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Not quite lost
7 July 2004 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Happily the series is not lost after all. Theatrical versions were released to DVD in France and Italy some time ago.

Now, finally, a Spanish movie magazine has released the complete six-episodes series to limited edition DVD! Bad news for some of us is that only a Spanish language track is included, with no subtitles. (If that is unacceptable to you, well, you'll have track down one of the old VHS releases then - and that'd be of the theatrical version only. No complete release in English is known to exist.) But at least it's available, so get it while you can. I've heard that the initial batch sold out almost instantly, to the complete surprise of the magazine staff.

Anyway, let's hope someone will release an English language version. If necessary, do a brand new dub! (Omar Sharif is still around, after all.)

P.S. Watching the complete series again I marvel at how faithful to Jules Verne the producers were. Well, they did crank up the scifi elements a bit, but then again Verne is considered the grandfather of Science Fiction, isn't he?

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