MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 953 this week

The Land That Time Forgot (1975)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy  |  13 August 1975 (USA)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 3,322 users  
Reviews: 54 user | 52 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

ON DISC

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 19 May 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 09 Jun 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 28 Aug 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 16 Feb 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 18 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Land That Time Forgot (1975)

The Land That Time Forgot (1975) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Land That Time Forgot.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A sequel to The Land That Time Forgot. Major Ben McBride organises a mission to the Antarctic wastes to search for his friend (Doug McClure) who has been missing in the region for several ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Patrick Wayne, Doug McClure, Sarah Douglas
Sci-Fi | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A Victorian era scientist and his assistant take a test run in their Iron Mole drilling machine and end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic bird and full of prehistoric monsters and cavemen.

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Doug McClure, Peter Cushing, Caroline Munro
Fantasy | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Searching for the lost world of Atlantis, Prof. Aitken, his son Charles and Greg Collinson are betrayed by the crew of their expedition's ship, attracted by the fabulous treasures of ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Doug McClure, Peter Gilmore, Shane Rimmer
Western | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Cowboy James Franciscus seeks fame and fortune by capturing a Tyrannosaurus Rex living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus. His victim, called the Gwangi, turns out ... See full summary »

Director: Jim O'Connolly
Stars: James Franciscus, Gila Golan, Richard Carlson
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Caveman Tumak is banished from his savage tribe. He finds a brief home among a group of gentle seacoast dwelling cave people until he is banished from them as well. Missing him, one of ... See full summary »

Director: Don Chaffey
Stars: Raquel Welch, John Richardson, Percy Herbert
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The action is situated in Colombia on April 9, 1948, date in which took place the famous "Bogotazo". It is a story of love frustrated by political circumstances. Laura, a spinster ... See full summary »

Director: Jaime Osorio Gómez
Stars: María Cristina Gálvez, Vicky Hernández, Gustavo Londoño
Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Shipwrecked castaways stumble upon the mysterious island of Caprona in the Bermuda Triangle, confronting man-eating dinosaurs and a stranded German U-Boat crew while trying to escape.

Director: C. Thomas Howell
Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Timothy Bottoms, Lindsey McKeon
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Helga is a young single lady who has a baby by a much older married man. After the older man tells Helga's father that he refuses to pay child support because he isn't the child's father, ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Sjöström
Stars: Greta Almroth, Nils Aréhn, Josua Bengtson
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Beatrice Emanuel, Albert Préjean, Danielle Darrieux
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Pál Fejös
Stars: Antal Páger, Ernõ Elekes, Gyula Csortos
Black Crown (1951)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Luis Saslavsky
Stars: María Félix, Rossano Brazzi, Vittorio Gassman
Kafuku zempen (1937)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Minoru Takada, Takako Irie, Chieko Takehisa
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Captain Von Schoenvorts
...
Lisa Clayton
Keith Barron ...
Bradley
Anthony Ainley ...
Dietz
Godfrey James ...
Borg
Bobby Parr ...
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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

This Was The Day The 20th Century Met The Primeval World Face-To-Face! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

13 August 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La tierra olvidada por el tiempo  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(colour) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Amicus cast Stuart Whitman in the lead but AIP refused to finance the film if Whitman starred. so he was fired. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene with the U-boat, Captain Von Schoenvorts uses the designation SS in describing the ship he sees through the periscope. If it is a British passenger liner, the designation should be RMS; if it's supposed to be a British military ship, the designation should be HMS. See more »

Quotes

Bradley: Caprona has damn little respect for guns, Mr. Tyler.
Captain Von Schoenvorts: No, there's nothing wrong with our shooting, gentlemen. In primitive nervous systems like this allosaurus, even a fatal wound might register in the brain with a delayed action. As your saying would have it, this "chap" was late for his own funeral.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Still a respectable B-budget adventure
2 August 2006 | by (BC) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie as a kid. Can't recall how many times I watched it on the late show in my early teens, but it was more than a few. I hadn't seen it since about 1982 and was pleased TCM ran it recently, so I recorded it and watched it last night.

The scenes came back to me by rote though I definitely needed the refresher after all these years. Seeing it now at 40, it of course has become a little more quaint in the wake of the Jurassic Park series, but it still held my interest as it WAS a very good effort in 1975 with limited resources at bringing to the screen an intelligent Sci/fi adventure with old fashioned heroics reminiscent of King Kong etc.

The script, though certainly not as good as it could have been, stays true to itself, and even though the SFX at times look primitive (they still kick the snot out of the FX in Logan's Run}, the story is poorly paced after the U-Boat reaches Caprona, and the Neanderthals and the obligatory volcanic eruption are more than forced, the film never becomes kitschy or laughable, or outright uninteresting like dozens of other films like this made on the cheap. My only wish is it would have been a bit longer and included more thoughtful dialogue about nature and evolution and survival to give the story and characters more depth. And Ray Harryhausen could have done much more with the dinosaurs in the technical department.

As far as leading men go, Doug McClure is good in this and will always get my sympathy as that likable, two fisted action star who had the misfortune of looking too much like Lee Marvin and sounding too much like Glenn Ford to ever get the kind of roles he deserved in bigger pictures. He was good in these Kevin Connor adventure flicks in the 70's, and is eternally one of my favorite actors as a result.

Lots of details about the U-Boat and what not are probably inaccurate, and the story itself is more than too similar to Verne's Mysterious Island with shades of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, but overall, while I wouldn't call it great or even good, it is definitely worth a look and still a nifty little piece of entertainment for the budget it had. Surprising a remake hasn't appeared in this age of CGI. Could be a dandy. Are you listening, Peter Jackson?


11 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
remake due bridgeE987
All time great DesolationDougMcClure
Movie Poster- and actual Movie Mtch34
Michael Moorcock collegeofuselessknowlege
Great underrated movie beavertoof
TV series ? simon06
Discuss The Land That Time Forgot (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?