30 March 2010 | ma-cortes
Fantastic and entertaining adventures full of monsters in lost continent by Kevin Connor
At the beginning of the film are reunited captain Lawton (Tony Britton) piloting his icebreaker along with McBride (Patrick Wayne), Lady Cunningham (Sarah Douglas) and Norfork ( Thorley Walters) , everybody undergoing an expedition to Antartic in search for Tyler (Doug McClure) who has been missing in that region for various years. The trio (Patrick Wayne , Sara Douglas, Thorley Walters) along with a plane pilot descend over a barren land and meet a primitive women (a gorgeous Dana Gillespie with amazing cleavage showing her boobs). They have to deal with numerous risks, dangers, endure torrential landslide,volcano, cavemen warriors, prehistoric animals and discover a lost tribe .
This enjoyable adaptation is a special version of the Edgar Rice Burroughs adventure yarn . There are rip-roaring action, spirit of adventure, derring-do, thrills, and results to be quite amusing. It's a brief fun with average special effects , passable set decoration , functional art direction and none use of computer generator. This fantasy picture packs thrills, action, weird monsters, lively pace and fantastic scenarios. The monsters are the real stars of this production and its chief attribute. The tale is silly and laughable but the effects and action are quite well. Among the most spectacular of its visuals there are a deeply shrouded cavern full of skulls roaring menacingly towards the camera, a little tableau comprising attack of a giant monster in a cave, and the futuristic backgrounds of nasty headquarter .Highlights of the adventure includes a roller-coaster trip, appearance of prehistoric reptile such as Pterodactilus, Stegosaurius, Tiranosaurious and some horsemen dressed Samurai-alike riding out from mountain throughout horizon . In addition the final scenes where appears a grotesque executioner played by David Prowse (Darth Vader), a dwarf and usual villain chief and several others. Some illogical parts in the argument are more than compensated for the excitement provided by Roger Dicken's monsters, though sometimes are a little bit cheesy. Filmed in glimmer cinematography by Alan Hume on location in Santa Cruz De La Palma (Canary Islands) and Pinewood studios , England. Adequate and stirring musical score by John Scott. This is the fourth collaboration between producers John Dark, Max Rosemberg and director Kevin Connor who also made in similar style : ¨ Land that time forgot¨, ¨All the Earth's core(76)¨, ¨Warlord of Atlantis(1978)¨, mostly starred by Doug McClure and with Dicken as the monster-maker. The film will appeal to kids who swallow whole and sit convulsed in their armchair.