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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 Madison
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 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

Dan says that he has been in the alternate universe for a week, but his shirt is still crisp and his jeans show no stains or rumples. 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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Universe?
23 July 2011 | by delibebekSee all my reviews

I can accept that the main characters in this movie are lost and that they become prisoners, but whether this is a separate universe is barely pertinent. Same trees, same animals, same language. Just insert a Hyperborian culture and the necessary mystical villain and you have a reason for Richard Hatch to swing a sword.

Two big things lacking in the budget - props and a director of photography. The sword the hero swings looks like a scrap of chrome, cut to form. The shots throughout reminded me of a soap opera. Probably, these fight scenes are just like the fight scenes from every big-budget blockbuster, with the difference being, the scenes in this movie are from one angle, motionless, and not edited for any effect. Somewhere between properly-staged cinema and poorly-staged theater, you find movies like this, which in addition to lack of funding for any of the special stuff that movies rely on, has no pacing, no urgency, and mostly, no universe.

The action themes were nice, but the silly parts of the score like when bad guys are thrown from a cliff really missed the comedic mark. I mean, really, were those pennywhistles and kazoos?


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