A sequel to The Land That Time Forgot. Major Ben McBride organises a mission to the Antarctic wastes to search for his friend (Doug McClure) who has been missing in the region for several years. McBride's party find themselves in a world populated by primitive warriors and terrifying prehistoric creatures, all of whom they must evade in order to get back safely to their ship.Written by
Jonathon Dabell <BC602070@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>
Italian censorship visa # 71719 delivered on 22 March 1978. See more »
In a couple of scenes, a "clearview screen" can be seen in operation in a window of the pilot house of the ship. These were windows which were spun by a motor in order to keep free of rain, ice, and snow. They were invented in the mid 1930s for use in automobiles and later used on ships. Since this story took place in the early 20s, use of these windows was ten or more years ahead of their time. See more »
Okay, hold it.
[Charly takes a picture of the Amphib's crew]
Is it all right if we get back to work now?
Thanks awfully. Sorry to be such a bore.
Not at all, Lady Charlotte. It's rather fun.
Ahem. Mr. Graham.
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Diverting sci-fi fantasy based on Edgar Rice Burrough's story...
Not bad at all, despite the flat performances by some members of an attractive cast and the familiarity of it all. "This island never sleeps," says the full-figured DANA GILLESPIE to PATRICK WAYNE...especially when it's crawling with prehistoric creatures. She's clad in an outfit that looks as though Frederick of Hollywood had a hand in the costuming.
Photographed in Spain, the color photography is excellent, the creatures look fairly realistic, and the opening sequence with the plane being attacked by a huge bird is bound to hook you into the story. It's rather like a poor man's "Jurassic Park", but it has its moments.
John Wayne's son, PATRICK WAYNE, is certainly a handsome male lead but has all the animation of one of the dinosaurs, never making us believe he's the leader of the dangerous expedition. Others in the largely unknown cast are pretty good and John Scott's music is effective in creating the necessary suspense.
It's a diverting enough adventure, very watchable and suitable for family viewing.
Summing up: Not bad at all, the sort of film that kiddie matinees were all about.
Best line after a native attack: "I'm sick and tired of running away from those dreadful people!"
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