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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
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Caprona - Az elfeledett vidék  »

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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 the pterodactyl appears late in the movie and ultimately carries away one of the natives multiple cables supporting it are visible. See more »

Quotes

Whiteley: You know it could be more difficult to leave Caprona than it was to land. We'll have that current with us going out through the tunnel. Be very difficult to navigate.
Dietz: Captain Von Schoenvorts will take us through. I was with him when he took our U-33 down the Norwegian coast in winter, to sink a British cruiser. Storms and ice floes did not stop him.
Olson: He's not very good against lifeboats, though, is he?
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Jurassic Lark
26 July 2000 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Fun dinosaur movie with a solid British cast headed by suitably lantern-jawed Doug McClure.

Respected SF author Michael Moorcock adds a dash of intelligence to what might have been just another Sunday matinee pot-boiler, and the downbeat ending (slightly different to the book) is a change from the norm. The decision to turn the U-Boat captain from the stereotypical dastardly Hun in the original book to a philosophical man of science is also a good one.

The submarine is suitably claustrophobic and the jungle suitably clammy, just a shame that some of the dinosaurs couldn't have looked a little more than just as if they'd been borrowed from episode of "Doctor Who". Fans of which should be suitably impressed by future 'Master' Anthony Ainley's nasty performance as the treacherous German first officer Dietz.

"Auf weidersehn, Mr Tyler!"


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