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The Mysterious Island (1973)

La isla misteriosa (original title)
PG | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | June 1974 (USA)
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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)
Rik Battaglia ...
Finch
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Miguel del Castillo
Luis Induni ...
Pirate
Víctor Israel ...
Pirate
José Jaspe
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ESP 74,087,234 (Spain)
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German Import DVD has a Super-8 Version (German language only), as a special feature on the disc. See more »

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Referenced in Back to the Future Part III (1990) See more »

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A very hard to find film!
14 December 2000 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

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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