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Plot: During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn, the submarine takes them to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals. Runtime: 90 mins Release Date: 13 Aug 1975
It'll always be my favourite dinosaur movie (by Leofwine_draca)
Yay! THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT forget that sappy cartoon THE LAND BEFORE TIME with which it is often confused is an ALL-TIME favourite of mine which I first saw on TV when I was a kid. After that, I always made a point of watching it whenever it was on, and now, some twenty years since I last watched it, I got hold of the DVD to find out whether it would live up to my memories of it – or whether my enjoyment of this film was simply a matter of nostalgia! I'm delighted to report that this excellent fantasy flick from Britain's Amicus studios is every bit as good as I remember it: a <more>
surprisingly strong movie that can be enjoyed by adults as well as kids.Of course, this film and those that came after it were the JURASSIC PARKs of their day: fun-filled spectacles of humans fighting dinosaurs in a prehistoric landscape. Comparing the two, I think this film has the EDGE over Spielberg's effort any day: there's no sentimentality here getting in the way of the danger and death. Had Spielberg directed, good old Ahm would have escaped that evil pterodactyl and there would have been a couple of annoyingly cute kids along for the ride, so yes, I think this movie has the edge.Watching it brings back all kinds of great memories and I realise now how much influence it's had on my life. The creepy fog-enshrouded setting is atmospheric in the extreme and has given me a life-long love of fog, I still get a shiver whenever I see it. The early fight scene on top of the submarine is a masterful set-piece of two-fisted action and I'm sure this scene alone is responsible for the huge enjoyment I get from seeing guys slugging it out on screen. Then, of course, there are the dinosaurs. The first sight of that Pleisosaur through the periscope is still chilling and I've loved these mammoth-sized beasts ever since. Yes, the prop and model effects are poor in the extreme – Harryhausen would have done a good job, but he would have taken too long and cost too much – but as a kid you don't notice stuff like that. As an adult, I actually enjoy the craftsmanship that's gone into these creatures, much more appealing than a computer-created leviathan.What I loved most about this film was Michael Moorcock's script, taken from the original Edgar Rice Burroughs story. There's no pandering to the kiddie audience here, but instead a surprisingly intelligent story with engaging, fleshed-out characters. The first half of the film has no dinosaurs at all, instead showing the power struggle between the Allies and the Germans and very good it is too: taut and suspenseful, like a claustrophobic sea-bound thriller should be. When the gang arrive at the titular 'land', intricacies are forgotten in favour of all-out dinosaur action and adventure, but it's a fine, worthy pay off. The truly downbeat conclusion is still chilling to this day and the intercutting of the volcano footage is done superbly – kudos to the editor for his fine abilities. Meanwhile, director Kevin Connor clearly has the right sensibilities and works hard to achieve his aims in this, his best film.Then there's the cast: hammy Doug McClure, excellent as the lantern-jawed hero who fights first and thinks later; this cemented his reputation as a B-movie hero and he's still one of the best. He went on to appear in many other fun flicks, although none are quite as good as this. Susan Penhaligon is the damsel in distress, and lovely with it, but Moorcock is careful to make sure we know she's an intelligent, capable scientist in her own right. John McEnergy is my favourite character in the film – he could have been a sneering German villain, but instead he's an articulate, sensitive scholar caught up the horrors of a world war. Anthony Ainley, later to play The Master in DR WHO, does well with the 'sneering German villain' duties and it's worth noting that every actor in the supporting cast was established in his own right. Steve James, an American action star who appeared in the likes of THE EXTERMINATOR, is unrecognisable under cave-man makeup.Anyway, this is a lovely little film with great attention to detail. If you've never seen it before, you'll probably find it cheap and twee, but compare it to the other kinds of movies released during the 1970s and you'll realise what a gem it is. Long live Doug!
My Masterpiece number 11 !!! (by elo-equipamentos)
In my teenage years I had a fabulous experience in this picture based on Edgar Rice Burroughs, the whole concept amazed me for good, in WWI British and Germans has to left the war behind in a strange frozen land on the edge of South America in a Volcanic Island known as Crapona, actually in this pre-historic environment has a secret, the life itself will becoming more advanced on up river, including a three different groups of pre-humans, several kinds of the dinosaurs, great special effects, fantastic underwater cave scenes and a perfect Nazi Submarine from this period of time, a logical <more>
plot transfer into the movie from Burroughs's prodigious mind, Doug Mcglure, John McEnery, Keith Baron and finally Susan Penhaligon has an outstanding performance, all them under the supervision of the great director Kevin Connors, a fine piece of the cinema fantastique, hard to be overcame nowadays, few pictures tried to reach, but never matched such greatness, had a sequel three years later without the same impact, this picture despite a low degree on IMDB didn't change a thing in my mind, it's really is a masterpiece!!!Resume:First watch: 1980 / How many: 7 / Source: TV-VHS-DVD / Rating: 10
Hang on. This is better than today's dinosaur films. (by G.Spider)
The survivors of a doomed World War 1 ship manage to board and take over the German submarine which sunk them. After a lot of disputing, the sub becomes lost and before long the enigmatic island of Caprona is sighted. Due to desperately low supplies the two crews, who call an uneasy truce, are forced to land the sub and find themselves in a world where prehistoric animals still live.This is a well-made and highly entertaining film. Doug McClure makes a good hero and the other characters are also interesting and believable, the story is well-paced and the music is suitably atmospheric. The <more>
special effects are not always as good as they might be the giant pterodactyl and the plesiosaur that gets shot at look decidedly fake . But the film is a classic and I certainly found it a lot more memorable and enjoyable than any of the recent dinosaur films.
Very Enjoyable Despite The Flaws (by Theo Robertson)
When I was a young boy of eight years old I saw this at my my local cinema . In those days it cost 15 pence A fair amount of money for an eight year old child to get in . I actually saw it two or three times which eat up my pocket money bit I certainly thought it was money well spent since in those days I enjoyed war films and monster films . Yesterday morning Channel 4 broadcast it at 6 am which seems a ridiculous time to broadcast anything never mind a fondly remembered fantasy adventure movie but I looked forward to seeing it again if only to see how well it stands up as entertainment <more>
today . Would my cherished memories be hurt ? Do I have nice memories about THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT simply down to nostalgia ? To be honest I think the answer is a resounding no . Right from the opening title sequence where Douglas Gamley's score sums up the downbeat feature of the story we the audience are treated to a fantasy adventure that is a little bit different . You could point out the first half of the movie is somewhat repetitive as the Germans and Brits get one over on one another but in amongst all this is some serious debate on wartime morality , allied civilian ships carrying weapons of war for example which shows no one has a monopoly on self righteousness when the battle lines are drawn and the theories of Nietzsche are also touched upon . What'd you mean this is a childish film ? No doubt the people who watched this at the cinema on its release where more interested in prehistoric monsters than 19th century philosophy and it's not till half way through that the U-boat reaches the ancient island of Caprona which is inhabited by rubber dinosaurs and troglodytes . Yeah okay the monsters especially the pterodactyls are not very convincing but I've seen worse . It's also interesting to that this part of the movie replaces Nietzsche with Darwinisnm and I don't know if it's deliberate but this concept fits in perfectly well with the sequel THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT . How many times have you seen a sequel that almost contradicts the original movie ? This makes THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT something of a stand out movie alongside the very pessimistic final act I fail to see how anyone can actively dislike this movie . I agree that the special effects are far from brilliant but look beyond the FX and you'll see a very intelligent piece of fantasy adventure . The very fact that it has a sense of wonder and a truly haunting ending sets it apart from many other movies of its ilk like WARLORDS OF ATLANTIS and AT THE EARTHS CORE and nostalgia or not I certainly enjoyed seeing it again
Sense of wonder is at home in Caprona (by unbrokenmetal)
I saw this movie as a kid in the late 70s at the cinema and loved those dinosaurs. I have now watched the restored version 91 min. instead of 78 min. on DVD and still love those dinosaurs. There are few movies that I still enjoy as much as I did a quarter of a century ago, so this obviously must have something `classic' about it, though it's hard to put the finger on it. Maybe it's just the naïve charm that was lost when computer FX spoiled fun to a certain degree in Jurassic Park and later on. No actor is a candidate for the Academy Award here, the monsters look about as <more>
deadly as your daughter's puppets, but nonetheless more sense of wonder in the forgotten land of Caprona than anywhere else.
Fun dinosaur movie with a solid British cast headed by suitably lantern-jawed Doug McClure.Respected SF author Michael Moorcock adds a dash of intelligence to what might have been just another Sunday matinee pot-boiler, and the downbeat ending slightly different to the book is a change from the norm. The decision to turn the U-Boat captain from the stereotypical dastardly Hun in the original book to a philosophical man of science is also a good one.The submarine is suitably claustrophobic and the jungle suitably clammy, just a shame that some of the dinosaurs couldn't have looked a <more>
little more than just as if they'd been borrowed from episode of "Doctor Who". Fans of which should be suitably impressed by future 'Master' Anthony Ainley's nasty performance as the treacherous German first officer Dietz."Auf weidersehn, Mr Tyler!"