The Lost Continent (1968)
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This film starts out like the Love Boat on acid, as a cast of varied characters, with various issues, take Captain Eric Portman's leaky cargo ship to escape their troubles. When a violent storm strikes, the ship is swept into the Sargasso Sea and our heroes find themselves trapped on an island of man-eating seaweed, populated by giant monster crabs and some Spanish conquistadors who think the Inquisition is still on. Features songs and music by '60s "cool group", the Peddlers.
A living hell that time forgot!
Title: Lost Continent, The
Release Date: June 19, 1968
Runtime: 89 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
IMDB Rating: 5.7
Buried.com Rating: 6.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With L
MPAA Rating: G
Eric Porter ...Capt. Lansen
Hildegard Knef ...Eva Peters (as Hildegarde Neff)
Suzanna Leigh ...Unity Webster
Tony Beckley ...Harry Tyler
Nigel Stock ...Dr. Webster
Neil McCallum ...First Officer Hemmings
Ben Carruthers ...Ricaldi (as Benito Carruthers)
Jimmy Hanley ...Patrick, the bartender
James Cossins ...Nick, chief engineer
Dana Gillespie ...Sarah
Victor Maddern ...The mate
Reg Lye ...The Helmsman
Norman Eshley ...Jonathan, the prisoner
Michael Ripper ...Sea Lawyer
Frank Hayden ...Sergeant
Mark Heath ...Customs Agent
Michael Heath ...Customs Agent
Charles Houston ...Braemer, a crewman
Horace James ...Customs Agent
Alf Joint ...Jason, a crewman
Eddie Powell ...The Grand Inquistor
Darryl Read ...El Diablo
Shivendra Sinha ...'Hurri Curri', the cook
Donald Sumpter ...'Sparks' (radioman)
The Lost Continent Horror Film Trailer 1
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- A living hell that time forgot!
- See blood beasts battling over female flesh!, torture pits for forbidden lovers!, sacrifice to giant jaw-snapping mollusks!, escape from floating death ship!, helpless beauties attacked by crazed kelp-monsters!, fiery destruction of the lost continent!
- Capt. Lansen: What kind of a circus is this, anyway? The Grand Inquistor: You are in the court of El Supremo. The Chosen One. Nick, chief engineer: He means the lad sitting on the throne. Capt. Lansen: That boy? Harry Tyler: He's the one who pays the piper!
[facing down the Grand Inquisitor] Capt. Lansen: We're getting out. Now we can noisily, or we can go quietly. The choice is up to you. The Grand Inquistor: Where are you going? You're trapped here like the rest of us. There's no escape. Capt. Lansen: How do you know? Have you ever tried? The Grand Inquistor: Our ancestors tried. Capt. Lansen: I'm not talking about them, I'm talking about you. The Grand Inquistor: It's God's will! Capt. Lansen: It's your will, because you want it this way! You do it in the name of God through this child here because you haven't got the guts to do your own dirty work! The Grand Inquistor: You speak bravely of escaping. How are you going to do it? Capt. Lansen: I don't know, but we'll try. The Grand Inquistor: You will fail! Capt. Lansen: Then we'll go on trying, and the day we stop trying we stop living!
El Supremo: The choice is yours. It is simple. Either join us and tell your companions on the boat to do likewise, in which case all of your supplies will be turned over to us. Nick, chief engineer: Or else? El Supremo: We shall kill you. Then kill your companions and take the supplies. Sarah: He'll kill us all anyway. El Supremo: That is in the hands of God. But, if you pray to me, He may find it in His heart to-- Nick, chief engineer: I'll not pray to any man! Let alone a child who's hardly old enough to wipe his own bottom!
- In the first interior boat scene, the Doctor is reading "Uncharted Seas" by Dennis Wheatley, the book on which the film is based.
Leslie Norman started as director but was replaced.
In interviews Eddie Powell claimed that Christopher Lee was going to play the part Powell played.
Benjamin Frankel composed a rejected score.
The film's trailer incorrectly applies Tony Beckley's name to a shot of a man sword-fighting. In reality, the man shown is Charles Houston as Braemer, a crew member; Beckley plays Harry Tyler, a different character entirely.
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Rating: 6.7 out of 10.0 - 64 votes cast total