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The Land That Time Forgot (1975)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Captain Von Schoenvorts
Susan Penhaligon ...
Lisa Clayton
Keith Barron ...
Bradley
Anthony Ainley ...
Dietz
Godfrey James ...
Borg
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Ahm
Declan Mulholland ...
Olson
Colin Farrell ...
Whiteley
Ben Howard ...
Benson
Roy Holder ...
Plesser
Andrew McCulloch ...
Sinclair
Ron Pember ...
Jones
Grahame Mallard ...
Deusett
Andrew Lodge ...
Reuther
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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 Paul White <pwhite@bigfoot.com>

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Journey to a savage world where time is extinct! See more »

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13 August 1975 (USA)  »

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The Land That Time Forgot  »

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Michael Palin found a gun from this production in a skip in the studio where this was shot. He kept it. See more »

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When Dietz is fighting Olson with the burning log, in one shot the log is not burning and in the next it has re-ignited itself. See more »

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Lisa Clayton: 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.
Lisa Clayton: But human beings needn't. The ship you torpedoed contained nothing but ...
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Hang on. This is better than today's dinosaur films.
18 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

The survivors of a doomed World War 1 ship manage to board and take over the German submarine which sunk them. After a lot of disputing, the sub becomes lost and before long the enigmatic island of Caprona is sighted. Due to desperately low supplies the two crews, who call an uneasy truce, are forced to land the sub and find themselves in a world where prehistoric animals still live.

This is a well-made and highly entertaining film. Doug McClure makes a good hero and the other characters are also interesting and believable, the story is well-paced and the music is suitably atmospheric. The special effects are not always as good as they might be (the giant pterodactyl and the plesiosaur that gets shot at look decidedly fake). But the film is a classic and I certainly found it a lot more memorable and enjoyable than any of the recent dinosaur films.


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