5.5/10
1,238
36 user 14 critic

Krakatoa: East of Java (1968)

In 1883, ship captain Hanson plans a shipwreck salvage mission in The Dutch East Indies to retrieve a cargo of pearls but an unexpected volcano eruption and a state-ordered transport of convicts upset his plans.

Writers:

Cliff Gould (as Clifford Newton Gould), Bernard Gordon
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A documentary on the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Sunda Strait of Indonesia, bringing tsunamis, rains of pumice and ash, and a deadly flow of hot steam, sulfuric acid, and ash. More than 36,000 died; survivors had bad burns.

Director: Sam Miller
Stars: Rupert Penry-Jones, Olivia Williams, Kevin McMonagle
Krakatoa (TV Movie 2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The greatest volcanic eruption in recorded history, the Krakatoa explosion of August 27 1883.

Directors: Jeremy Hall, Stuart Everett
Stars: John Shrapnel, Michael Bernardin, Sasha Waddell
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Kong falls from the twin towers and he appears to be alive. However, his heart is failing, so it's replaced with an artificial one. All is well until he senses that there's a female Kong somewhere out there and escapes wreaking havoc.

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: Brian Kerwin, Linda Hamilton, Peter Elliott
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When the Earth is threatened by a burning Van Allen Radiation Belt, U.S. Navy Admiral Harriman Nelson plans to shoot a nuclear missile at the Belt, using his experimental atomic submarine, the Seaview.

Director: Irwin Allen
Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Dr. Mark Davidson (John Neville), government scientist, meets a mysterious woman and is married quickly. He knows little of her past. His government superiors want to know more about his ... See full summary »

Director: John Krish
Stars: John Neville, Philip Stone, Gabriella Licudi
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the F.B.I. in a Nazi spy ring.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maximilian Schell ... Captain Hanson
Diane Baker ... Laura
Brian Keith ... Connerly
Barbara Werle ... Charley
Sal Mineo ... Leoncavallo
Rossano Brazzi ... Giovanni
John Leyton ... Rigby
J.D. Cannon ... Danzig (as J. D. Cannon)
Jacqueline Chan ... Toshi (as Jacqui Chan)
Robert Hall Robert Hall ... Guard (as Robert Hall/Rob't Hall)
Victoria Young Victoria Young ... Kiko
Marc Lawrence ... Jacobs
Midori Arimoto Midori Arimoto ... Midori
Niall MacGinnis ... Harbor Master (as Niall Macginnis)
Joseph Hann Joseph Hann ... Kuan
Edit

Storyline

The Dutch East Indies, in the late 19th century. Capt. Hanson of the "Batavia Queen" is preparing to embark on a salvage expedition. His mistress, Laura, knows the location of a ship belonging to her late husband, a shipwreck concealing a cargo of rare pearls. A diver and a diving bell are aboard ship. But a government agent coerces Hanson into accepting a shipment of convicts for the ship's hold. The wreck lies dangerously close to the erupting volcano on the island of Krakatoa, where Laura's young son attends the convent school... Written by David Woodfield

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Incredible Day That Shook The Earth To Its Core! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Volcano See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (BBFC submission before censorship)

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

To get Cinerama to back this project, the producers had desperately tried to get Kirk Douglas as the lead. See more »

Goofs

When Laura spots Peter through the telescope, Peter is looking off at an angle as if he is waving and smiling at a second ship that is present. See more »

Crazy Credits

This film was shot using Super Panavision 70 and Todd-AO formats for presentation in single-strip Cinerama. The opening title sequence has the image devided into three frames just like the original three-strip Cinerama. See more »

Alternate Versions

Originally premiered in Cinerama format at 136 minutes. After tepid reactions, film was cut to 101 minutes and re-released. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
avaJ fo tsaE ,aotakraK
15 March 2008 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

The film's title invites the irresistible observation, and convenient movie review, "Krakatoa is West of Java." The movie's story is likewise without direction. For what seems like an interminable length of time, the volcano Krakatoa spurts and sputters -- you are teased by the threatening eruption. During this time, the film should be providing its great characterizations; so, you really care about the people who are soon to be blanketed with volcanic lava and/or tsunami waters. That doesn't exactly happen.

Some of the special effects are explosive. Stars Maximilian Schell (as Captain Hanson) and Diane Baker (as Laura) are fine performers, who seem to be trying their best with the material. Brian Keith (as Connerly) is wasted. Sal Mineo (as Leoncavallo) is the best supporting player; though the director cuts away from him a little too soon following a nice "goodbye" scene with father Rossano Brazzi, it shows the most unused potential. Mr. Mineo resembles Marlon Brando in pensive medium shots -- too bad he didn't get more Brando-caliber scripts.

**** Krakatoa, East of Java (1969) Bernard L. Kowalski ~ Maximilian Schell, Diane Baker, Sal Mineo


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 36 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed