Remake of Jules Verne's classic story finds adventurers seeking a mysterious hidden land. They are joined by the wife of another man, who had previously gone on a similar expedition and disappeared.
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 Theodore Lytton (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Jonas Lytton (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Alice Hastings (2 episodes, 1999)
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 McNiff (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Casper Hastings (2 episodes, 1999)
Tessa Wells ...
 Helen (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Ralna (2 episodes, 1999)
Sarah Chadwick ...
 Mashowna (2 episodes, 1999)
Peter Kaa ...
 Te Mahua (2 episodes, 1999)
Joe Bugner ...
 Boxer (2 episodes, 1999)
Alan Hardy ...
 Reverend Polson (2 episodes, 1999)
Bill Charles ...
 Doctor (2 episodes, 1999)
John Forsyth ...
 Society Member (2 episodes, 1999)
Warwick Begg ...
 Policeman (2 episodes, 1999)
Christopher Christo ...
 Johnny Alcott (2 episodes, 1999)
Anaru Grant ...
 Head Maori Warrior (2 episodes, 1999)
Matiu Tarawa ...
 Tribal Shaman (2 episodes, 1999)
Trevor Cockay ...
 The Missing Link (2 episodes, 1999)
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Remake of Jules Verne's classic story finds adventurers seeking a mysterious hidden land. They are joined by the wife of another man, who had previously gone on a similar expedition and disappeared.

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Voyage au centre de la terre  »

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Helen: He's going to the center of the Earth. You get dizzy on the botton rung of a ladder.
Jonas Lytton: Not the *bottom* rung.
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Diabolical
30 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Oh my, such a great tale so artlessly told. Verne, for those of you that don't know, is (or rather was)one of the true visionaries of science fiction literature. JTTCOTE is one of his evergreen tales that has been endlessly re-made and re-worked by Hollywood. It even spawned a long-forgotten 70's cartoon series.

This film is does not serve the Verne's legacy well. There has clearly been money spent on it - some of the special effects are workmanlike - and a few of the c-list actors can turn in a decent performance when put to it. Here however, they are there for the paycheck and nothing more. I could live with that if they were at least working with a good script but everywhere you look there is cliché piled upon cliché and sloppy directing and production design.

I guess if you really want to know about this film, watch it and see for yourself but I warn you now, it's about fifteen hours long. At least that is what it felt like! But I guess the best flavour of the piece comes from the fact that the women of an underground undiscovered tribe of natives wear make-up, speak English in a late 20th century idiom and shave their armpits with some kind of incredibly close shaver. And they dance disco style! All this in the nineteenth century...

Go on, try it. It's one of those "so bad, it's good" type movies...


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