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The Mysterious Island (1973)

La isla misteriosa (original title)
PG | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | June 1974 (USA)
A group of escaped prisoners, traveling in a hot air balloon, have to land on a remote islands and must try to survive there. They encounter a castaway, pirates, and captain Nemo with his ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Omar Sharif ... Captain Nemo
Ambroise Bia Ambroise Bia ... Neb
Jess Hahn ... Bonaventure Pencroft
Philippe Nicaud Philippe Nicaud ... Gideon Spilett
Gérard Tichy ... Cyrus Smith (as Gerard Tichy)
Gabriele Tinti ... Ayrton (as Gabriel Tinti)
Rafael Bardem Jr. Rafael Bardem Jr. ... Herbert Brown (as Rafael Bardem)
Mariano Vidal Molina ... Bob Harvey (as Vidal Molina)
Rik Battaglia ... Finch
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alfonso de la Vega Alfonso de la Vega
Miguel del Castillo Miguel del Castillo
Luis Induni ... Pirate
Víctor Israel ... Pirate
José Jaspe
Jean Lefebvre
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A group of escaped prisoners, traveling in a hot air balloon, have to land on a remote islands and must try to survive there. They encounter a castaway, pirates, and captain Nemo with his array of scientific gadgets to keep strangers off his island.

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Now, Jules Verne's Most Fantastic Adventure!

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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Spain | France | Italy | Cameroon

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Spanish

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June 1974 (USA) See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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German Import DVD has a Super-8 Version (German language only), as a special feature on the disc. See more »

Alternate Versions

Released in considerably different versions to British, German and Spanish rental video. Each version introduces unique footage (the Spanish most), adding up to a total of aprx. 3/5 of the original TV-series. See more »

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Referenced in Back to the Future Part III (1990) See more »

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Extraordinary adventures and sensational landscapes beautifully filmed in the Islas Canarias
7 January 2008 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This new rendition about Jules Verne novel is developed during the American Civil war (1861-1865) , Union POWs (Jess Hahn, Philippe Nicaud , Gerard Tichy and a boy , Rafael Bardem Jr) escape in a balloon and end up stranded on a lonely South Pacific island . They must utilize their ingenious to survive the risks , as weird ray-guns and to devise a way to return at home . They also find another island , a shipwrecked man (Gabriele Tinti) who unites to the motley group , besides there appears Captain Nemo (Omar Sharif) and his submarine . Meanwhile , a band of pirates (Rick Battaglia , Mariano Vidal Molina , Victor Israel , among others) attack the island.

This is the following to ¨20000 leagues under the sea¨, containing fantastic adventures , suspense , thrills , shootouts and wonderful outdoors . The cinematographic version -two hours approximately- is plenty of flaws , however the overlong miniseries is more adequate . The film is marvelously set on location in Lanzarote , natural park of Timanfaya , Canary Islands , Alicante and Cameroon . Captain Nemo is middling played by Omar Sharif , he was very angry because being hired for a cinema production when the picture turned into a TV mini-series . Average special effects with a cheesy sub made by scale model though interiors are well realized . The film packs a sensible , touching musical score by Gianni Ferrio , an usual musician of Spaghetti Western (Sledge, Desperados) . Colorful cinematography by Enzo Sarafian though is necessary a rapid adjust but the copy is worn-out . The movie is professionally co-directed by Juan Antonio Bardem and Henry Colpi . Bardem is one of the best Spanish directors with various excellent pictures ( Main street , Vendetta, and Comedians) . Henry Colpi was a prestigious editor and occasionally director and here was assistant direction . Other versions about this known story are : The best version in 1961 directed by Cy Endfield with monsters by Ray Harryhausen and with Herbert Lom as Nemo and TV version , 2005 , by Russell Mulcahy with Patrick Stewart as Nemo .


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