The People That Time Forgot

Overview

In this fantasy adventure tale based on a novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ben McBride Patrick Wayne sets out to find Bowen Tyler Doug McClure, a fellow explorer who was lost during an expedition to the island of Caprone, a tropical oasis in the midst of the arctic. McBride arrives at Caprone to discover that Tyler is fending off tribes of savage cavemen, doing battle with strange prehistoric beasts, and contending with frequent volcanic erruptions. Of course, life on Caprone isn't all bad, as a glimpse of Tyler's ...
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Overview

In this fantasy adventure tale based on a novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ben McBride Patrick Wayne sets out to find Bowen Tyler Doug McClure, a fellow explorer who was lost during an expedition to the island of Caprone, a tropical oasis in the midst of the arctic. McBride arrives at Caprone to discover that Tyler is fending off tribes of savage cavemen, doing battle with strange prehistoric beasts, and contending with frequent volcanic erruptions. Of course, life on Caprone isn't all bad, as a glimpse of Tyler's significant other Ajor Dana Gillespie would suggest, but the men still face many significant challenges as they try to get off the island and back to civilization. The People That Time Forgot was Doug McClure's third go-round in an Edgar Rice Burroughs adventure vehicle, following adaptations of The Land That Time Forgot and At the Earth's Core.
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Editorial Reviews

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This engaging sequel to The Land That Time Forgot is good, solid fun in the pulp tradition. Like its predecessor, The People That Time Forgot harkens back to the days of serial cliffhangers with a script that mixes fantasy and science-fiction motifs into a straightforward adventure-story plot structure that puts a focus on thrills. The viewer doesn't have an opportunity to get bored because there's some sort of excitement happening every ten minutes. It also helps that the cast is a lively bunch: Patrick Wayne delivers the kind of machismo required to make his square-jawed hero character work, Sarah Douglas is both witty and resilient as his feminine foil and Thorley Walters offers an amusing turn as a professor who discovers his inner adventurer while tagging along. It is also worth noting that pop singer Dana Gillespie makes for tremendous eye candy as a primitive woman who helps the heroes. Director Kevin Connor lives up to the film's serial antecedents by keeping his pacing tight and mustering up all the budget-conscious spectacle he can muster (it's worth mentioning that the special effects are much improved from the prior film, even though the dinosaurs still aren't always convincing). He also allows a bit of humor to shine through without allowing the film to devolve into campiness: a good example is the amusing "battle of the sexes"-themed bantering between Wayne and Douglas that Connor uses to punctuate the narrative between thrills. In short, The People That Time Forgot is a fun popcorn-muncher and worth a look to anyone interested in an old-fashioned fusion of fantasy and adventure.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2001
  • UPC: 883904128847
  • Original Release: 1977
  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patrick Wayne Ben McBride
Doug McClure Bowen Tyler
Sarah Douglas Lady Charlotte "Charly"
Dana Gillespie Ajor
Thorley Walters Norfolk
Shane Rimmer Hogan
John Hallam Chang-Sha
David Prowse Executioner
Kiran Shah Bolum
Richard Parmentier Lt. Whitby
Jimmy Ray Lt. Graham
Tony Britton Capt. Lawton
Milton Reid Sabbala
Technical Credits
Kevin Connor Director
Daryl Bristow Costumes/Costume Designer
Maurice Carter Production Designer
Brenda Dabbs Costumes/Costume Designer
John Dark Producer
Bert Davey Art Director
Fernando Gonzalez Art Director
Robin Grantham Makeup
Alan Hume Cinematographer
John Ireland Editor
Barry Peters Editor
George Prost Makeup
John Richardson Special Effects
Max Rosenberg Producer
John Scott Score Composer
George Stephenson Sound/Sound Designer
Patrick Tilley Screenwriter
Simon Wakefield Set Decoration/Design
Ian Wingrove Special Effects
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