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During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn, the submarine takes them to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals. Written by
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Amicus cast Stuart Whitman in the lead but AIP refused to finance the film if Whitman starred. so he was fired. See more »
In the title sequence, a trawler is seen entering port. The trawler clearly has a radar array up-top, bearing in mind the movie is set in a First World War time-frame. See more »
You know, I'm a biologist, Captain. I study the structure of living things, their motivations and their behavior. But I don't understand you. How can anyone who is so interested in life follow a profession which is devoted to destruction and killing?
Captain Von Schoenvorts:
The study of nature, Miss Clayton, has taught me that life is founded upon killing and destruction. The sea swarms with living things that prey on one another to survive.
But human beings needn't. The ship you torpedoed contained nothing but ...
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This has everything for a budding boy to enjoy. There's monsters, the struggle against evil, a submarine and the stunningly beautiful Susan Penhaligon. I was lucky enough to see this when it came out and it enthralled me. I still watch it on television when I can, with fond memories. It is not aging well. CFXs have left it looking quite poor in places. However, for a B-Movie it is very well done. The acting, storyline, direction and editing are all well controlled. I agree that a remake may be justified, as long as the inherent innocence of it all is not lost.
It is good family fun which will keep boys glued for an afternoon. And Susan is as beautiful as ever :-)
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