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Master Of The World


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  • Actors: Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, Henry Hull, Mary Webster, David Frankham
  • Directors: William Witney
  • Writers: Richard Matheson
  • Producers: Samuel Z. Arkoff, Anthony Carras, Bartlett A. Carre, Daniel Haller, James H. Nicholson
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: MGM
  • DVD Release Date: October 26, 2011
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005E7SFDI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,221 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

In 1848, a fanatical inventor seeks to fly around the world and stop war from his flying airship (the "Albatross")...a cross between a zeppelin and a helicopter. Adapted from two Jules Verne novels-- "Master of the World" and "The Conqueror."

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The film itself is very entertaining.
SciFi and Fantasy Fan
This is significant because we are introduced to almost all the main characters here.
Peter Piper
Great movie to add to your collection if you like Jules Verne or H.G Wells.
F. Ceci

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 19, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
Disappointing and tepid acting seems to be the most stand-out quality in this film. Bronson, playing the hero Strock, obviously gives the part some effort. But his effort falls far short, coming off cold and unemotive. Contrary to the legendary collaboration of Price and Bronson in "House of Wax," Bronson's part might have been better served by a cardboard cutout. The film's hammy and dispassionate special effects certainly make one believe that that option may have been considered. Most film-makers of the period were far more creative with their few resources, and even if the effects were a little corny, they were at least charming. The effects in this movie are parallel only to your local middle-school's performance of "Oklahoma!"
Vincent Price saves the film from ruin, however, by delivering one of the most convincing and provoking performances of his career. Working with a decent script, Price plays perfectly Robur, an idealistic and madly brilliant conqueror, giving the viewer a perfect portrait of deeply-concealed rage and good-intention masked with vitriol and salted with madness. The character of Robur is somewhat metamorphic, and Price conforms to the part on demand. Demonic, honorable, diabolical, repetent -- Price shows all sides of Robur in perfect color.
Fans of Vincent Price and Jules Verne will love this film, and I would highly recommend it to them. Everyone else, however, might consider watching this one only if the oppurtunity presents itself on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Jerry McDaniel on January 1, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
This film could be classified as a fantasy adventure with horror elements when you factor in Robur's wish to end all war. His method? He'll simply fly over oceans and seas in his airship Albitraus and bomb war ships until all war has stopped. Vincent plays Robur in this mad-cap film that begins with a history of aviation. Henry Hull is cast as a cynical judge and the great Charles Bronson is cast as a mysterious passenger who appears to be Robur's accompolice... but looks can be deceiving. Mary Webster and David Frankham play the other "prisoners". David's character isn't likable and you'd wish that Vincent or Charles would throw him off the Albitraus!! The film is sort of an in the air version of James Mason's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" with it's stop all war message.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kooshmeister on June 25, 2012
Format: DVD
Enjoyable low-budget romp based off of the Jules Verne novels Robur the Conqueror and Master of the World, but, oddly, using only the second one's title. Vincent Price stars as self-proclaimed "master of the world" Robur, inventor of a giant flying zeppelin named the Albatross, who abducts Charles Bronson's stoic police inspector and Henry Hull's blustery balloonist and his daughter, played by the fetching and strong-willed Mary Webster. Also along for the ride is Webster's idiotic, cowardly fiance played by David Frankham who does nothing but whine and be a jerk.

The screenplay by Richard Matheson is on the talky side with little in the way of action, but it's intelligently written and has some extremely quotable scenes. Prince really sinks his teeth into the part of the determined and passionate Robur, providing a less manic and composed alternative to James Mason's intense Captain Nemo in Disney's earlier 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Although Matheson insisted Charles Bronson was "miscast" as John Strock, he does his best in a pretty basic hero role that just calls for him to be square-jawed, stoic and punch henchmen. The stoic and square-jawed Bronson is perfect for punching henchmen, so I'm unsure what Matheson is talking about. His cool, quiet demeanor acts as a nice counterbalance to Price's more animated, over the top (but still enjoyable) performance.

Mary Webster's Dorothy is little more than someone for Bronson and Frankham to fight over and for Hull to act protective toward, but nevertheless, she does have an arc, albeit a pretty standard one, wherein she finds the guts to stand up to wimpy heel Frankham's Phillip and choose the manlier Strock. This just leaves Henry Hull.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By TacoGuy on January 5, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
The plot of this movie is a bit unusual, but I found it likeable because of the actors, such as Vincent Price, Henry Hull, and David Frankham. Charles Bronson also stars, but is probably miscast here. The scenery and music are also well done.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Nancy on December 9, 2006
Format: VHS Tape
Great Sci Fi for its era, still holds up pretty well for the initiated, but the Playstation generation might not get it.

Lets have the DVD please, we've waited long enough!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By SciFi and Fantasy Fan on November 7, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I recently purchased this DVD-R from Amazon and thought I would write a short review. The movie is based on, I think, two Jules Verne novels "Master of the World" and "Robur the Conqueror". I remember seeing this film as a kid and purchasing the paperback book with an image from the film on the cover. The film itself is very entertaining.

My only gripe is that it is on a DVD-R and not a DVD. It has a rather simple menu and the chapter stops are about every 5-10 minutes or so. Since it is from MGM the video quality is excellent and probably better than the widescreen laserdisc which I do have. I have not done a direct comparison but it looks excellent and is anamorphic.

Since MGM may never release this film on a regular DVD this might be your best option to get it unless you opt for the two releases from Spain. But if you are happy with a DVD-R then don't hesitate as the video is excellent.
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