At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreck havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love.
Renowned adventurer Allan Quatermain leads a team of extraordinary figures with legendary powers to battle the technological terror of a madman known as "The Fantom". This "League" comprises seafarer and inventor Captain Nemo, vampire Mina Harker, an invisible man named Rodney Skinner, American Secret Service Agent Tom Sawyer, the ageless and invincible Dorian Gray, and the dangerous split personality of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Quatermain remarks that he met Dorian Grey at Eton. James Bond attended Eton, of course. Also, when Quatermain is told that the villain is called the Fantom, he replies that that sounds rather "operatic". Both are little side jokes. See more »
When the League first sees Nemo's transportation, no one knows what to call it until Nemo tells them that it's an "automobile." Later, when the League is racing through Venice, Quatermain tells Sawyer to take the "car." If they had never seen or heard of an automobile, how would he know to call it a car?
Actually, in British dialect "car" is used to mean any wheeled vehicle, and the word's usage pre-dates the invention of the automobile by centuries: c.1350 Middle English carra, from Anglo-French carre, from Latin carrum, orig. "two-wheeled Celtic war chariot," from Gaul. So it really is not surprising that Quatermain would refer to the vehicle as a car. See more »
In the original theatrical release, during the opening credits when Alan Moore's credit first begins to appear on screen, it reads "Based on the COMIC BOOK by Alan Moore" but suddenly changes to "Based on the GRAPHIC NOVEL by Alan Moore". See more »
For the Swedish release, approximately 33 seconds were cut from various violent scenes in order to receive an 11 certification. See more »
This is a really good film. I went to see it not knowing many of the details. I really enjoyed it. I believe that in order to appreciate this film, you need to have an open mind and not take it so literaly. I've read reviews of it in which the authors claim that not of the characters, or cars, or Nemos Sub, could work like they did. WELL DUH! It is a movie based on a comic book. It naturally wouldn't be for real. I wonder what these people take us for. The other great thing about this movie is the characters. Some reviews stated that people wouldn't understand this movie because the characters are not that new. That they've been around for a while and no one will remember them. The only two characters that I didn't know were Allan Quatermain and Dorian Gray. But I would like to know more about them. So that in itself is good. It makes you want to know more about the characters. Bottom line... It is a really great film. Go see it with an open mind, and not take everything so literaly. You may find that you enjoy it. Don't trust all the bad reviews. You should see for yourself. LXG is a really good film
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