Lost Continent

Lost Continent

Director: Michael Carreras

Cast: Eric Porter, Suzanna Leigh, Tony Beckley

     
 

Michael Carreras' fantasy adventure film The Lost Continent comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.77:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer, a pair ofSee more details below

Overview

Michael Carreras' fantasy adventure film The Lost Continent comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.77:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer, a pair of television spots, and an episode from The World of Hammer television series. This Anchor Bay title should be worthwhile for any genre enthusiast.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
It would be exaggerating to call The Lost Continenht a very good film, but it's a strangely appealing one. This is especially true for those who are fans of science fiction films, especially of the "lost world" sub-genre. Aficionados may argue that Continent doesn't actually belong in that "lost world" category as, despite its title, the voyagers don't really discover a long-lost continent so much as encounter a strange civilization existing in the Sargasso Sea -- but that's splitting hairs. Continent has giant sea creatures, man-eating seaweed, people walking on snowshoes while being held aloft by balloons, and a group who still thinks the Spanish Inquisition is going on -- more than enough to satisfy any fan. Granted, it's totally ridiculous and immensely silly, and granted that the melodrama is piled on with a sledgehammer; yet that somehow adds to Continent's appeal. (For young male viewers, it also doesn't hurt that Continent features some very attractive women among its cast members.) The filmmakers have so much fun setting up this strange world and the exploring it that it's rather contagious -- so much so that most viewers won't mind the crudity of some of the special effects. Continent is a good picture to approach on a rainy day when the viewer has just popped some corn and feels like something that will make him feel like a wide-eyed 10-year-old again.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/1999
UPC:
0013131067590
Original Release:
1968
Rating:
NR
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
1:37:00

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; TV spots; World of Hammer episode: "Lands Before Time"

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eric Porter Lansen
Suzanna Leigh Unity
Tony Beckley Tyler
Nigel Stock Webster
Ben Carruthers Ricaldi
Jimmy Hanley Pat
James Cossins Chief
Dana Gillespie Sarah
Victor Maddern mate
Norman Eshley Jonathan
Michael Ripper Sea Lawyer
Donald Sumpter Sparks
Alf Joint Jason
Shivendra Sinha Hurri Curri
Darryl Read El Diablo
Eddie Powell Inquisitor
Frank Hayden Sergeant
Mark Heath Customs Man
Horace James Customs Man
Charles Houston Braemar
Reg Lye Helmsman
Neil McCallum 1st Officer Hemmings
Hildegarde Neff Eva

Technical Credits
Michael Carreras Director,Producer
Chris Barnes Editor
Paul Beeson Cinematographer
Dominic Fulford Asst. Director
Arthur Lawson Art Director
Robert Mattey Special Effects
Michael Nash Screenwriter
George Partleton Makeup
Cliff John Richardson Special Effects
Gerard Schurmann Score Composer
Carl Toms Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1
0. Chapter Selections
1. Start Program/Main Titles [2:49]
2. Burial at Sea [1:54]
3. Full Speed Ahead [1:45]
4. In the Lounge [2:35]
5. "Little Hellcat" [3:02]
6. Hurricane Wendy [3:46]
7. Illegal Cargo [3:15]
8. Eva Holds Court [2:38]
9. An Illegal Operation [2:04]
10. Danger: Explosives [3:58]
11. Mutiny on the Ship [4:10]
12. Passengers Turn Crew [4:38]
13. Abandoned Ship [2:58]
14. Adrift [3:31]
15. Sharks & Guns [3:43]
16. Intelligent Seaweed [2:38]
17. Bloody Mary & Coffee [5:19]
18. Dragged by the Weed [1:29]
19. Unity on the Prowl [2:53]
20. Mondo Octopus [2:25]
21. The Ghostly Galleons [2:26]
22. Attack of the Templars [2:19]
23. El Diablo Reigns Supreme [:46]
24. Sarah's Plight [2:49]
25. Eva's Checkered Past [1:22]
26. Balloons Through the Mist [4:29]
27. Huge Scorpions, Massive Turtles [6:18]
28. The Flare [3:15]
29. The Destruction [2:41]
30. End Credits [6:46]

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