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The People That Time Forgot (1977)

In 1919, a British expedition in the Antarctica region is searching for a lost American explorer and finds a hidden prehistoric world instead.

Director:

Kevin Connor

Writers:

Edgar Rice Burroughs (based upon "The People That Time Forgot" by), Patrick Tilley (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Patrick Wayne ... Ben McBride
Doug McClure ... Bowen Tyler
Sarah Douglas ... Charly
Dana Gillespie ... Ajor
Thorley Walters ... Norfolk
Shane Rimmer ... Hogan
Tony Britton Tony Britton ... Captain Lawton
John Hallam ... Chung-Sha
David Prowse ... Executioner (as Dave Prowse)
Milton Reid ... Sabbala
Kiran Shah ... Bolum
Richard LeParmentier ... Lt. Whitby (as Richard Parmentier)
Jimmy Ray Jimmy Ray ... Lt. Graham
Tony McHale Tony McHale ... Telegraphist
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Storyline

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>

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FIRST 'The Land That Time Forgot'. THEN 'At The Earth's Core'. NOW a fantastic incredible world of savage mystery... See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MGM Studios [United States]

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

O Mundo que o Tempo Esqueceu See more »

Filming Locations:

Avon Lake, Scotland, UK See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The professors sleeproll changes colors several times from blue to red. See more »

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When Ben first encounters Ajor, she is brandishing a knife. In subsequent shots she is holding the knife blade up and then blade down. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Charly: Okay, hold it.
[Charly takes a picture of the Amphib's crew]
Ben McBride: Is it all right if we get back to work now?
Charly: Thanks awfully. Sorry to be such a bore.
Lt. Graham: Not at all, Lady Charlotte. It's rather fun.
Lt. Whitby: Ahem. Mr. Graham.
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Follows The Land That Time Forgot (1974) See more »

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Great story - Bad FX
10 January 2006 | by wcmartellSee all my reviews

I saw this film on a drive in double bill with THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT - and had read the books when I was 11 years old (Ace Paperbacks). LAND has hand puppet dinosaurs that don't move and look silly, PEOPLE has men in rubber suits as dinosaurs that look silly. Both films change the Burroughs stories (probably for budget reasons), but PEOPLE does something interesting - it combines the 2nd and 3rd book in Burroughs' series, using Act 1 of PEOPLE and Act 2&3 of OUT OF TIME'S ABYSS. The Weiros from ABYSS have been changed into Nagaas - a volcano cult dressed in Japanese Armor. (The Weiros were humanoids evolved from Pterodactyls - hard to do on a $1.98 budget.) This way they could take the old prisoner from ABYSS and turn him into Doug McClure's character.

PEOPLE is much better than LAND for a couple of reasons. LAND not only had crappy FX, it looked like it was shot on an indoor stage! So even when there isn't some bad process shot of a hand puppet T-Rex growling, the movie looks fake. PEOPLE was shot on location in Spain, and has some nice big panoramic shots - one amazing shot of the team crossing the crest of a mountain looks like something out of LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. The other reason why PEOPLE is better - cavegirls! If you read the books (with Frazetta covers) there were always half-naked cavegirls. As an 11 year-old boy, reading these was like discovering your Uncle's Playboy collection. Half naked girls! LAND has no cavegirls at all, PEOPLE has the Ajor character from the novel in a laced leather outfit that fits the drive in AIP scenario to a T.

I love the books, and would love to do a modern adaptation (with today's FX).

  • Bill


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