Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1983)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Carrie Madison
Peter O'Farrell ...
Ray Charleson ...
The Greenman
Kenneth Hendel ...
Philip Van der Byl ...
The Manbeast
Larry Taylor ...
Dawn Abraham ...
Ron Smerczak ...
Head Trader
Charles Comyn ...
Ian Steadman ...
1st Prisoner
Bill Flynn ...
2nd Prisoner
Danie Voges ...
Giant Nabu
Myles Robertson ...


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 <>

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15 August 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apodrasi hilion kindynon  »

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Released theatrically internationally, but debuted on cable in the United States. See more »


When Carrie materializes on the mountaintop, a reservoir is visible off to her right, which is out of place in a world of sword-wielding barbarians. See more »


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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Highly enjoyable escapist action fantasy
10 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Ostensible shades of a Hawk The Slayer reunion are evidenced here with two of that films main protagonists (Peter O'Farrell and Ray Charleson) present here in very similar roles to that which they portrayed in the aforementioned movie. In fact the film reviewed here bears more than a passing resemblance to the said glorious classic in many ways (a compliment indeed!)

The plot concerns a revolutionary scientist who develops an amazing device which can transport matter to another dimension. Predictably matters take a turn for the worse when himself, a female TV presenter and a handy man/kendo champion(!) accidentally fall into the device and inevitably end up stranded in an unforgiving parallel world ruled by a sadistic despot named Kleel (the always excellent John Saxon)

It turns out to be a highly enjoyable ride throughout boasting some great action set pieces including some very well staged battles wherein our hero, played by Richard 'Apollo' Hatch, demonstrates some highly nifty sword work!

Great fun from start to finish and can be enjoyed by all. It's just such a shame that films like this are so rarely made nowadays.

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