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The Lost Continent (1968)

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This film starts out like the Love Boat on acid, as a cast of varied characters, with various issues, take Captain Eric Porter's leaky cargo ship to escape their troubles. When a violent ... See full summary »

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Dr. Webster
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Ricaldi (as Benito Carruthers)
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Mate
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Jonathan, the Prisoner
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This film starts out like the Love Boat on acid, as a cast of varied characters, with various issues, take Captain Eric Porter's leaky cargo ship to escape their troubles. When a violent storm strikes, the ship is swept into the Sargasso Sea and our heroes find themselves trapped on an island of man-eating seaweed, populated by giant monster crabs and some Spanish conquistadors who think the Inquisition is still on. Features songs and music by '60s "cool group", the Peddlers. Written by Scott Hamilton <stomptokyo@aol.com>

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Lost Island  »

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Final film of Jimmy Hanley. See more »

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When Unity and Harry are in the bar after getting back in the ship, she makes Harry a drink. When he sips it and realizes it contains alcohol, the glass is nearly full. When he throws the glass towards the bar in a rage, the glass is completely empty. See more »

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El Supremo: The choice is yours. It is simple. Either join us and tell your companions on the boat to do likewise, in which case all of your supplies will be turned over to us.
Nick, chief engineer: Or else?
El Supremo: We shall kill you. Then kill your companions and take the supplies.
Sarah: He'll kill us all anyway.
El Supremo: That is in the hands of God. But, if you pray to me, He may find it in His heart to--
Nick, chief engineer: I'll not pray to any man! Let alone a child who's hardly old enough to wipe his own bottom!
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Two movies in one!
23 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

Perhaps the strangest film to come out of Hammer Studios, The Lost Continent is literally like watching two movies in one. Similar in format to Tarantino's From Dusk 'til Dawn, the film shifts from a taut "mutiny on the bounty" type nautical drama play (with a little funky late sixties weirdness thrown in) to a whacked out sci-fi freak show complete with corny monsters, strange & hostile plants, an unnaturally large breasted woman, a child King, an oddball religious cult, and balloon-type thingies to keep the characters afloat on the marshy alien wetlands! Whew! Talk about your shift in gears! A must see for fans of oddball cinema. And to think it came out of Great Britain . . .


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