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Directed by Michael Carreras + Leslie Norman
UK
1968

 

THE LOST CONTINENT is a crazy-quilt of a film, with chunks of several unrelated plotlines sewn together willy nilly. Eric Porter plays Lansen, the captain of a tramp steamer who has agreed to deliver contraband dynamite for a hefty price. His passengers are a polyglot of the good, the bad and the worse. Shipwrecked on a mysterious isle in the Sargasso Sea, Lansen and party find themselves prisoners of a bizarre inbred colony still governed by the long-abandoned edicts of the Spanish Inquisition.

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Theatrical Release: June 19th, 1968

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DVD Review: Optimum - Region 2 - PAL

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Distribution Optimum - Region 2 - PAL
Runtime 1:23:33 
Video 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.9 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0) 
Subtitles None
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Release Information:
Studio: Optimum

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Edition Details:

• Trailer (2:38)

DVD Release Date: January 11th, 2010

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Chapters: 12

 

Comments:

Goofy Hammer adventure with surreal plastic monsters coming from all angles. Screaming Brit honey Suzanna Leigh (goddaughter of actress Vivien Leigh) and company battle living seaweed (think Day of the Triffids), giant prehistoric crab + octopi as well as a lost race of Spanish conquistadors while stranded in the Sargasso Sea. I LOVE it!

Optimum's bare bones, single-layered DVD looks remarkably good utilizing a source from Studio Canal. It's exceptionally clean with strong detail and good colors. The bitrate is high. Audio is likewise consistent but there are no subtitles and only a trailer as an extra.

Sure, it's not Harryhausen but it retains that Hammer charm and is a gripping juvenile adventure. I, admit, to having some fun with The Lost Continent - far more than I anticipated. This is a solid rainy Sunday afternoon gem.  

Gary W. Tooze

 



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