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Land of the Lost - The Complete First Season (1974)

Wesley Eure , Kathy Coleman , Bob Lally , Dennis Steinmetz  |  NR |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Wesley Eure, Kathy Coleman, Scott Fulleron, Jack Tingley, Mike Westra
  • Directors: Bob Lally, Dennis Steinmetz
  • Writers: Allan Foshko, Barry E. Blitzer, Ben Bova, D.C. Fontana, David Gerrold
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Rhino Theatrical
  • DVD Release Date: June 29, 2004
  • Run Time: 450 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001XAMLS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #218,637 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Land of the Lost - The Complete First Season" on IMDb

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Free-fall through an open time portal . . . to a world where menacing dinosaurs roam free! Get reacquainted with Cha-Ka even if it means having to come to blows over a gigantic vegetable or two. Then stumble once again onto the ruins of Lost City. No matter which path of adventure you choose to follow - above all else: Beware of Sleestak! For heeding that last little bit of advice alone should assure you survival in this anything-but-routine expedition with Marshall, Will, and Holly. Grab hold to the side of the raft! The falls lie just up ahead. Hang on, now! You'll soon be glad to have rediscovered the LAND OF THE LOST.

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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Land of Sleestaks in tribute to George Pal. July 1, 2004
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Wah Chang and Gene Warren were two VERY famous OSCAR winners for special effects in the original George Pal production of "The Time Machine" in 1960. They also did work on "The Outer Limits" for those that remember that sci-fi show. These legends were called upon once again to work in this landmark television series for kids that was a part of Saturday morning programs meant to stimulate the imagination and entertain. There were also quality writers gathered from Science fiction to write some of the plots that you will see here in this first season of shows. In describing the show it is much like a children's version of a Doctor Who adventure. Short on budget but excellent in imaginative designs and well written plots. So, like Doctor Who, you have to ignore the low budget stage pieces and let your imagination along with the dialog rule how you will judge it. The most interesting and innovative idea are a race of "silurians" known as "The Sleestak". One intelligent version of the Sleestak controls travel through time and we see experiments using "crystals" (ala' George Pal) as a means of power to alter the time universe. As the series progressed the plots became thicker and if you are a fan willing to look beyond the constraints of the program you will find it fascinating. Well recommended for kids and older "kids" too!
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60 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a dream come true September 17, 2005
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While these shows originally aired on Saturday mornings, I never knew about them showing at that time slot - I grew up seeing them re-run after school and during the summers in the afternoons. Of all the shows on television, this was my all time favorite and one of my most fondly remembered.

One thing I really appreciated about these shows even at age 6 when they first aired, was how deep, engaging and non-patronizing they were. These were not simply "kid" shows. This was real in-your-face science fiction at full throttle - where kids were treated with respect. I never felt talked down to as an audience member or as a child watching these shows. They were mentally engaging and it was easy to overlook some of the less-than-stellar effects which were still pretty advanced for their time.

At age 6 I knew that the dinosaurs were claymation. Heck, Grumpy the T-Rex didn't even have a throat and he had a mouth more like Kermit the Frog than a menacing dino - but I didn't care. The sound effects, the music, the eyes - all gave me the creeps.

The show's premise is utterly brilliant: a family is on a camping expedition and has all their camping gear above their raft as they paddle "high on the rapids." An earthquake hits and they plummet down a waterfall to certain death only to find they have somehow entered a time-door of sorts to another time and dimension where even the weather and gravity are artifically controlled, dinosaurs run amok and the veggies are freakin' huge.

Rick Marshall, his son Will and daughter Holly are alone in this utter wilderness with no telephone, no TV, no toilets... somehow they manage to survive for years without threadbare or stained/ripped clothes and even find time make friends with the natives and learn the Pakuni language.
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58 of 62 people found the following review helpful
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Alright, everybody sing along now:
Marshal, Will and Holly
on a routine expedition,
met the greatest earthquake
ever known...
High on a rapid,
it struck their tiny raft (Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!)
and plunged them down a thousand feet below...
To the Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand of the Lost Lost Lost...
I have been waiting for this DVD for almost 30 years and now I will get to relive my ritual Saturday mornings as a kid!!! Live-Action Saturday morning shows in the 70's ruled!!! Now we just need to get the Filmation shows on DVD like Ark II, Shazaam! and Mighty Isis, Space Academy and Jason of Star Command!!!
Get out your sleeping bags and a box of Quisp cereal and throw a big Saturday Morning slumber party because the ultimate Saturday Mornings are back once again!!! Woo-Hoo!!!!!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great set for a great show... August 26, 2004
I can't believe this was released on dvd. This was probably my favorite saturday morning show as a kid and I never thought I would ever see it again. I think the releasing of all these old shows on dvd sets that has been happening in recent years was the best idea the dvd industry has ever done.

Land of the lost was a classic show. For its day, the special effects were great and as far as the story's, even kids shows of today can't match them. I am 36 now and I was probably about 7 or 8 when I watched them and watching them now, I still enjoy them. The stories were very well written for a saturday afternoon kids show. No matter what I was doing on saturday morning, I had to be in to watch Land of the Lost!! The set itself is very well done! The menu animations and extras are first rate, better than most that are made for motion picture dvd releases. The picture transfer quality for a 30 year old show is amazing. Overall one of the best sets released this year!! If you remember this show as a kid, you will not be disapointed in this purchase. A great addition to any persons dvd set collection!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Rhino set is a must own for fans.
Wonderful package for this important and underrated TV series. Rhino went all out for this set and the newer sets pale in comparison,.
Published 8 days ago by J H
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
nothing to say
Published 1 month ago by Vicki L Sharif
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Published 2 months ago by Kathleen/Jasin
5.0 out of 5 stars Still a hit with the kids
Omg. This was awesome when I was little and is totally lame now- like every other show I watched when I was younger lol
My kids are so into it though!
Published 2 months ago by Linden Stuart
5.0 out of 5 stars Old series but took me back to my childhood years ...
Old series but took me back to my childhood years. You can tell how old it is by the Claymation dinosaurs.
Published 3 months ago by Richard A Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars love LOTL.
I bought all tree seasons. the first 2 are the best. the got rid of the father in season 3 (didn't remember that. and wish I had. I would not had bought it). Read more
Published 5 months ago by Kevin Cashman
4.0 out of 5 stars Throw back Thursday
Sid and Marty Krofft. What else is necessary:) You will need to approach this one with an easily suspend-able belief state.
Published 7 months ago by Muss
4.0 out of 5 stars One Of My Favorite Series
I grew up on the Land Of The Lost, it was one of my favorite shows as a kid growing up.
I have always been a fan of sci fi series and movies. Read more
Published 9 months ago by George P. Dominguez
5.0 out of 5 stars My grandchildren loved it!
I bought it for my grandchildren because I remembered how much my own children had enjoyed the show. I was not disappointed! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars For Fans Only
As another reviewer indicated this DVD I would say, is for fans only.

I watched several episodes with a 5 and 7 year old this weekend, although they didn't find this as... Read more
Published 10 months ago by mccin
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