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Mystery on Monster Island (1981)
"Misterio en la isla de los monstruos" (original title)

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A young European boy living in San Francisco is reluctant to marry his long-term girlfriend because he wants to travel around the world first. His wealthy uncle agrees to send him on a ... See full summary »

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William T. Kolderup
Ian Sera ...
Jeff Morgan
David Hatton ...
Thomas Artelect
Gasphar Ipua ...
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Blanca Estrada ...
Dominique Blanchard
Ana Obregón ...
Meg Hollaney / Meg Calderón
Frank Braña ...
Birling
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Flynt
Gérard Tichy ...
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Manuel Pereiro
Daniel Martín
Luis Barboo
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Ioshio Murakami ...
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A young European boy living in San Francisco is reluctant to marry his long-term girlfriend because he wants to travel around the world first. His wealthy uncle agrees to send him on a global expedition aboard his ship, but en route the boy and his travelling companion are shipwrecked on a remote island, populated by countless prehistoric creatures as well as gold-hunting bandits. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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On an island forgotten by time, perilous adventure awaits!


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3 April 1981 (Spain)  »

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Jules Verne's 'Mystery on Monster Island'  »

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A Spanish-US co-production (copyright 1980), and the only film to feature both Peter Cushing and Paul Naschy, the latter only in for a cameo appearance. See more »

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Edited into Manoa, the City of Gold (1999) See more »

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Why did they even bother?
22 August 1999 | by (Washington DC, USA) – See all my reviews

Whew. Glacially paced, barely directed, amateurish and dopey pseudo-adventure-comedy about shipwrecked travellers dodging evil treasure-hunters on an island packed with rubber dinosaurs, walking seaweed men, and *gasp* giant, whistling, steam-blowing caterpillars. (Yes, really). --Stalwart young hero, comic-relief panicky professor, cute chimpanzee, and embarrassingly-close-to-racist native companion bumble around the island (acquiring along the way a female castaway who's apparently located the volcanic island's only beauty salon) one step ahead of the gold-seekers. Supposedly cute twist ending only makes the whole thing even more preposterous. A long, long way from Jules Verne's original (I believe it's the same story which Harryhausen made FAR better as "Mysterious Island") - too bad Verne can't sue for defamation of plot...


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