6.1/10
439
7 user 3 critic

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 »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

L'île mystérieuse (TV Mini-Series 1973)
Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A group of escaped American 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 ... See full summary »

Stars: Omar Sharif, Gérard Tichy, Philippe Nicaud
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Union prisoners use a balloon to escape a Southern prison camp near the end of the Civil War and end up marooned on a mysterious volcanic island with very unusual inhabitants.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Stars: Richard Crane, Marshall Reed, Karen Randle
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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 »

Directors: Lucien Hubbard, Benjamin Christensen, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Jacqueline Gadsdon, Lloyd Hughes
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

"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 »

Stars: Alan Scarfe, Colette Stevenson, Stephen Lovatt
Mysterious Island (TV Movie 2005)
Sci-Fi | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

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 »

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Danielle Calvert, Gabrielle Anwar
Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

The likeliest group of travelers meet in the strangest way. A few become a tight group as they fight to stay alive in a world unlike they have ever seen.

Director: Mark Sheppard
Stars: Gina Holden, Lochlyn Munro, Pruitt Taylor Vince
Cipolla Colt (1975)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Onion Jack has bought a piece of land on which to settle, but the property is still in possession of the orphans of the original owner and is coveted by the local oil baron.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari
Stars: Franco Nero, Sterling Hayden, Martin Balsam
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

During a Caribbean holiday, a British civil servant finds herself falling in love with a Russian agent.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle
Mayerling (1968)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Based on real life events that led to tragic deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera.

Director: Terence Young
Stars: Omar Sharif, Catherine Deneuve, James Mason
Certificate: M Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A bandit kidnaps a Marshal who has seen a map showing a gold vein on Indian lands, but other groups are looking for it too, while the Apache try to keep the secret location undisturbed.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif, Telly Savalas
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer.

Director: Irvin Kershner
Stars: Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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 »

Director: Eric Le Hung
Stars: Betty Beckers, Florinda Bolkan, Xavier Depraz
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Ambroise Bia ...
Neb
...
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)
...
Finch
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alfonso de la Vega
Miguel del Castillo
Luis Induni ...
Pirate
Víctor Israel ...
Pirate
José Jaspe
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Now, Jules Verne's Most Fantastic Adventure!

Genres:

Adventure | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | |

Language:

Release Date:

June 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Mysterious Island  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

German Import DVD has a Super-8 Version (German language only), as a special feature on the disc. See more »

Connections

Version of Mysterious Island (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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?


11 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?