A scientist is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon as they enter the bloodstream.
During the US Civil War, Union POWs escape in a balloon and end up stranded on a South Pacific island, inhabited by giant plants and animals. They must use their ingenuity to survive the dangers, and to devise a way to return home. Sequel to '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'.Written by
Stewart M. Clamen <email@example.com>
Early in the film, as the castaways are exploring the island, they cross a log over a ravine. This is an obvious homage to 1933's King Kong, one of Ray Harryhausen's favorite films. It mimics the scene where Kong throws many of the sailors to their doom in the (long lost) Spider ravine scene. Even the camera angle used looks similar. See more »
When two men are chopping down a tree with stone axes, large flat cuts in the tree trunk are seen which could only have been made by a saw that the men didn't have. See more »
All right, now get down.
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Opening credits prologue: THE SIEGE OF RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 1865 See more »
This film starts off with adventure and rarely ever lets up. Starting off with a daring hot air balloon escape by Union prisoners from a Confederate prison camp through a treacherous storm which blows them off course until eventually they land on a mysterious island full of strange giant creatures such as a giant crab, a giant bird and giant bees. These creatures are magnificently brought to life by stop-motion master Ray Harryhausen. This one will appeal mostly to those young in heart and spirit. Herbert Lom is quite good in his role as Captain Nemo, a man trying to find a means of destroying the causes of war. Also has a wonderful score by Bernard Herrmann. Great fun.
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