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Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1983)

Three people are transported into a parallel reality, where they find they must use modern technology, but medieval weapons, in order to save the citizenry from a murderous warlord.

Director:

Terry Marcel

Writers:

Terry Marcel (original story and screenplay), Harry Robertson (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Hatch ... Dan
Kay Lenz ... Carrie
John Saxon ... Kleel
Peter O'Farrell ... Malachi
Ray Charleson Ray Charleson ... The Greenman
Kenneth Hendel Kenneth Hendel ... Dr Hartmann
Philip Van der Byl Philip Van der Byl ... The Manbeast
Larry Taylor ... Vosk
Dawn Abraham Dawn Abraham ... Shareen
Ron Smerczak ... Head Trader
Charles Comyn Charles Comyn ... Treet
Ian Steadman Ian Steadman ... 1st Prisoner
Bill Flynn Bill Flynn ... 2nd Prisoner
Danie Voges Danie Voges ... Giant Nabu
Myles Robertson Myles Robertson ... Waterbeast
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Storyline

Through a series of coincidences, Carrie, Dan and Dr. Hartmann all fall through a teleporter device Hartmann has invented. Transported to a what appears to be a prehistoric world in a parallel universe and unable to find the Doctor, Dan and Carrie must figure out a way to get back home. Before they can do that, however, they must deal with tribes of savage cavemen, as well as brutal warlord named Kleel who has taken a liking to Carrie and seems to be unusually well-supplied with Earth technology. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apodrasi hilion kindynon See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A TV movie made for the Showtime/Movie Channel network. See more »

Goofs

When the rock spirits burst out of the ground, the earth opens up along perfect lines, showing them to be trapdoors. See more »

Quotes

Carrie Madison: [Carrie and Dan are climbing a cliff, and Dan helps her up by pushing on her bottom] I am quite able to do this by myself, so if you don't mind, please take your hand off my butt!
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Mildly Diverting Camp Nonsense
16 June 2013 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

The production team behind this sword and sorcery movie come with a fair amount of baggage . Director Terry Marcel and producer Harry Robertson had previously made HAWK THE SLAYER a film so bad that it almost attracted a cult following , almost . Certainly HAWK is a memorable film but not in any good way and Marcel and Robertson continue in the same vein here

PRISONERS OF THE LOST UNIVERSE is another sword and sorcery film where modern day protagonists from the 20th Century , a TV presenter called Carrie and a truck driver called Dan find themselves transported to an alternative universe that sees different medieval tribes warring against one another with the upper hand being held by a tyrant called Kleel

If the above makes you fear you're going to be watching a nonsensical movie then you'd be right . That said it's also a movie that doesn't take itself entirely serious . I was somewhat surprised as to how involving some of the film is and didn't find myself continually wishing for it to finish despite never once thinking it was ever in danger of being a good movie . In some ways it also reminded me of the TV show THE 10TH KINGDOM that might have very well be inspired by this camp movie


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