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An Edwardian gentleman hopes to find his long-lost son, who vanished whilst searching for a mysterious Viking community in a volcanic valley somewhere in uncharted Arctic regions. The gentleman puts together an expedition team to go on the search, but when they reach their destination they must escape from some Viking descendants who will kill to keep their existence a secret.Written by
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Extraordinaries adventures and eye-popping photography in the Arctic over a flying machine
This sci-fi adventure adapted from Jules Verne novel film deals about an expedition organized by a rich man(Donald Sinden),an adventurer(David Tomlinson,an unforgettable Lucas Tanner) and a genius inventor(Jacques Marin).They along with an Eskimo(Mako) set out in search of his son in a ingenious blimp called Hiparion.But they suddenly encounter a lost civilization, a Viking kingdom.They are trapped by the Vikings and are judged in a temple under the sculptures of Northern Gods: Thor and Odin.They're condemned to death penalty but achieve to flee.The movie displays exciting flying involving a spectacular Zeppelin over the skies of Arctic where we see different animals: Seals,oxes,White bears,Orcas,Reindeers and a Whales cemetery.
The picture gets action,adventures,derring-do,amusing images and breathtaking landscapes.Colorful atmosphere in this entertaining story with tension and adventures is maintained throughout. Splendid aerial cinematography reflecting marvellous outdoors.Abound matte painting including interesting special effects by the Disney specialist Peter Ellenshaw who is production designer too.Evocative and agreeable musical score by Maurice Jarre(Lawrence of Arabia).The motion picture is beautifully directed by Robert Stevenson,he's a Disney's usual director(In search of the castaways ,his fist attempt to recreate Verne novel,Gnome mobile,Herbie rises again,Mary Poppins).Mainly recommendable for all family and specially for children and adventures lovers.
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