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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

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

June 1974 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Top-billed Omar Sharif's screen time does not exceed 22 minutes of the feature. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Greek video release running 103m43s is the uncut theatrical version, combining all footage from the UK and German video releases. The source material for the Spanish video release apparently is the unedited TV-series; what's puzzling is the different framing or angle of several scenes. See more »

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Version of The Mysterious Island (1929) See more »

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Probably the best adaptation of Verne's novel
15 February 2004 | by machfSee all my reviews

I watched this one as a mini-series (one part each weekday) back in ~1976; when it was transmitted again in the weekend back-to-back as a single block, it was the first thing I ever watched on color TV at my aunt's house. It's a very good adaptation of Verne's book, far better than others I've seen. Omar Sharif played a convincing Captain Nemo, and, AFAICR, the rest of the cast provided good acting too. I've been wanting to watch it again ever since, and thanks to the IMdB I was finally able to find out the production details - I didn't even know it had been a Spanish production! Unfortunately, it seems it isn't available for sale on video or DVD... a real pity. I can only hope it will be released during this decade.


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