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|The Lost World|
Actor: David Warner
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Kc Sales Release Date: 06/24/2008
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Very nice, but can't they do a proper re-make?
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It's unbelievable that, in this age of CGI and other such special effects and technology, th 1925 silent black-and-white version of Conan Doyle's masterpiece is still the best version. That said, this version starts off very promisingly and there is some excellent acting, though Challenger comes across as far too soft and nothing like the fearsome figure he was in the book. And whre is Roxton? Presumably a big-game hunter wouldn't be very nice. Everything in this film is 'nice'. What realy lets the film down, however, are the cheap, unconvincing dinosaurs. There's on good sequence near a lake but otherwise it's all pretty pathetic. There are hardly any dinosaurs actualy in it, the tyrannosaur only ever visible from the waist upwards and seemingly frozen on the spot. This film has its good moments, but it's really just another might-have-been. It only gets three stars because it's better than that dire 1960 version."
I enjoyed this ! It Was Fun!
Lorenzo M. in the Hollywood CA Area | North Hollywood, CA USA | 03/27/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Made over 20 years ago, this is the retelling of a classic and has a bonus - the sequel that came after it is included.
Starring some acting legends - John-Ryse Davies (Indiana Jones 1 & 3, Sliders), David Warner (Star Trek V & VI, Time After Time, Time Bandits) and the then unknown but always working Eric McCormack (Will and Grace) the adventure takes them on a journey to prove the lost world exists. Eric is quite good and funny in the role as the reporter looking for the scoop!
Harmony Gold is the production company and the special effects are a little trite, but the chemistry of the characters is fun and the story is basically true to the original. There are a few additions that they need to give license to so the story could be more timely.
Filled with action, suspense, drama and humor - it is a 90 minute romp through Africa to find the most artificial looking Dinosaurs I have ever seen. But ignoreing the technology of the late 80's..it is is fun.
The three disc set includes the sequal which furthers the adventure sof the six travelers complete with their idiosyncracies and issues and an even more glorious threat - man will destroy the Dinosaurs in the lost world!
The third disc is an only early 80's movie "The Mummy's Revenge" - A very bad B type film with gory effects and artificial mummy's . I laughed a lot but it was fun to see the 80's wardrobe and haircuts.
This is a great price for an okay movie. And another telling of a classic story. 3-27-09"
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World
A. King | Burleson, texas United States | 05/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have found this version of the basic story, light-hearted and a pleasure to watch for a second and third time. The special features have a good explanation of the changes in what I use to call Dinosaurs. It goes through the step by step mutations of what the animals looked like and how they may have behaved."
Good, not great.
J. D. | Central Texas | 01/06/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This 1992 adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fantastic book, "The Lost World," is good but falls shy of being great. John Rhys-Davies is perfect for the role of Professor Challenger and David Warner is equally matched to the role of Professor Summerlee, but this story really calls for a much larger budget and a director that can handle the humor, and more importantly, the intense dramatic elements of Doyle's work with an eye for realism and believability."