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Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1983)

Three people are transported into a parallel reality, where they find they must use modern technology, but medieval weapons, in order to save the citizenry from a murderous warlord.

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Dan
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Carrie Madison
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Kleel
Peter O'Farrell ...
Malachi
Ray Charleson ...
The Greenman
Kenneth Hendel ...
Philip Van der Byl ...
The Manbeast
Larry Taylor ...
Vosk
Dawn Abraham ...
Shareen
Ron Smerczak ...
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Charles Comyn ...
Treet
Ian Steadman ...
1st Prisoner
Bill Flynn ...
2nd Prisoner
Danie Voges ...
Giant Nabu
Myles Robertson ...
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Through a series of coincidences, Carrie, Dan and Dr. Hartmann all fall through a teleporter device Hartmann has invented. Transported to a what appears to be a prehistoric world in a parallel universe and unable to find the Doctor, Dan and Carrie must figure out a way to get back home. Before they can do that, however, they must deal with tribes of savage cavemen, as well as brutal warlord named Kleel who has taken a liking to Carrie and seems to be unusually well-supplied with Earth technology. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Just after the crash, Dan's voice does not match what his mouth is saying. See more »

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Carrie Madison: [Carrie and Dan are climbing a cliff, and Dan helps her up by pushing on her bottom] I am quite able to do this by myself, so if you don't mind, please take your hand off my butt!
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Prisoners to this lost cause of a movie
9 March 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Hokey sci-fi fantasy concerns a dimension transporter inadvertently sending three individuals (Lenz, Hatch and the contraption's inventor, Hendel) into a parallel universe where the evil Kleel (Saxon) is a reigning warlord whose justice is "harsh but just", raping and pillaging throughout the countryside that includes green men, water-beasts, fire rocks and other assorted weirdos.

Hatch is an affable leading man, here given sword-fighting ability against the chauvinistic Kleel character, played tongue-in-cheek by Saxon as he wields his will across the land. Kay Lenz is feisty and attractive, while Peter O'Farrell gets most of the scarce intentional laughs as a diminutive thief. The action and special effects are handled primitively, and there's a child-like quality to the film in spite of some sadistic violence and mild gore.

Difficult to pitch as a comedy (particularly as most of the jokes fall flat), and not serious enough to be a straight sci-fi fantasy, it's a curious film that makes little sense and offers only light, sporadic entertainment. Saxon delivers some mildly amusing dialogue ("Kleel's law is just.., odd, but just"), but it's not witty enough to attract cult status, and the climax is rushed (looks like a proper ending couldn't be conceived) leaving the overall film, immensely unsatisfying.


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