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The Lost World (1960/1925) (1960)

Michael Rennie , Jill St. John , Irwin Allen  |  NR |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, David Hedison, Claude Rains, Fernando Lamas
  • Directors: Irwin Allen
  • Writers: Irwin Allen, Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Bennett
  • Producers: Irwin Allen
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Anamorphic, Widescreen, Black & White, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 11, 2007
  • Run Time: 172 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000SAGGL4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,789 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Lost World (1960/1925)" on IMDb

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The Lost World (Special Edition) is a terrific two-fer that includes Irwin Allen's glossy, 1960 adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's novel as well as the fantastic, 1925 silent version of the same story. In essence, The Lost World is Doyle's tale of an expedition to a mysterious plateau deep in the Amazon rainforest, where cantankerous adventurer Professor Challenger leads an expedition to prove the existence of prehistoric creatures living far from the civilized world. Allen's film, as with his many movie and television productions focusing on disasters (The Poseidon Adventure) and science fiction (Land of the Giants), is full of relationship complications within a large ensemble of characters, creating drama and tension even before terror strikes. An attractive cast including Claude Rains as Challenger, Michael Rennie, David Hedison, Jill St. John, and Fernando Lamas makes Allen's The Lost World fun to watch, especially if one self-consciously overlooks the cast's persistently clean and pressed wardrobe (and perfect hair) despite the jungle heat and assaults by cannibals.

Part of the film's charm is also its most ludicrous element: "dinosaurs" played by various, wriggling tropical lizards, a far cry from the stop-motion animation creatures--that actually look like dinosaurs--in Harry O. Hoyt's amazing take on The Lost World 35 years before Allen's. An impressive spectacle that conveys a certain beautiful wildness, the film stars Wallace Beery as an imposing Challenger, trapped with his team on the aforementioned plateau. In constant danger from carnivorous monsters (as well as flesh-eating monkey-men), the group's relationship strains have greater poignancy and the stakes seem higher all around. Where Allen's film is lulling, Hoyt's is galvanizing, but each is unique and well worth a visit. --Tom Keogh

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An eccentric scientist (Claude Rains) returns from the Amazon with news of a distant plateau where creatures from the dawn of time still prowl the jungle. To prove his story, he gathers a team of explorers, including a journalist (David Hedison), a playboy-adventurer )Michael Rennie), a beautiful socialite (Jill St. John), and a pilot (Fernando Lamas) with a secret plan of revenge. But an unexpected attack on their camp leaves the group stranded in a world of dinosaurs and other exotic creatures, where humans are no longer the lords of the earth¿they are helpless prey.

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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars You know, for kids... December 28, 2007
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Irwin Allen's 1960 version of The Lost World may be shot in CinemaScope, but stylistically it fits right in with his 60s sci-fi TV shows (indeed, stock footage from the film found its way into his Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea series, as did co-star David Hedison). Originally intended to feature state-of-the-art stop-motion animation from Willis O. Brien, the special effects genius behind the groundbreaking 1925 version as well as King Kong, the ever-economical producer opted instead for the tried and trusted and, most important of all, much cheaper technique of supergluing fins and horns on real lizards and having them double for dinosaurs despite looking like nothing so much as lizards with fins and horns superglued on them. However, even had he spent the extra time and money, this modernised version was never going to be the definitive one: 'dinosaur' action is fairly thin on the ground and the novel's finale that sees a pterodactyl on the loose in London is unceremoniously dropped. Instead there's a lot of wandering around the Fox ranch and backlot, cameo appearances from the odd poisonous giant plant left over from Journey to the Center of the Earth, a tribe of natives with a yen for human sacrifice, a fortune in diamonds and the obligatory erupting volcano finale, though it retains a certain nostalgic Saturday kids matinée appeal even if most of today's kids wouldn't sit still for it. Claude Rains gets to grandstand as Professor Challenger while Michael Rennie's aristocratic big game hunter seems almost like a blueprint for George Lazenby's take on James Bond, with Jill St. John tagging along for no good reason other than Arthur Conan Doyle's thoughtless failure to provide any female roles in the original novel.

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It Pales Next to Pal May 23, 2006
By Rob
Format:VHS Tape
Although Lost World includes one of my favorite long, lost actors, Michael Rennie, it's no comparison to it's contemporary, Journey to the Center of the Earth. In fact, it's amazing they were released in the same year. Journey is so much more a classic, yet it seems more dated. Lost World is inferior, but it has a more modern touch since Irwin Allen would dominate the special effects field for the next fifteen years. George Pal, on the other hand, though he had a few good productions in the Sixties, seems more at home in the Fifties. Lost World does have its moments, even working with a lower budget, but at least they wisely spent some of their dough on getting a good cast. Claude Rains is a delightful curmudgeon, and as noted, Michael Rennie is a guy I'd take on any expedition. The lizards as dinosaurs always had a split effect on me: They LOOK big and real, but they don't look like dinosaurs. However, the fight between the monitor lizard and the caiman (or whatever) made an interesting match-up! Just don't tell PETA. But overall, I would say the best special effect was Jill St. John's bra.
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars lost world 1960 July 16, 2007
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I haven't seen this movie in 20yrs. It's an Irwin Allen film which means it's usually fun. The dinosaurs aren't. If i remember correctly there dressed up lizards. But it's a fun story with giant spiders, a lost tribe and an animal skin clad women. what more do you want from a 47yr old movie. The end of the film is the only real special effects they spent money on.The color of the film is bright and crisp. I do lean towards these types of movies so I hope you all enjoy it.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Supreme Nostalgia October 19, 2007
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Relishing this movie once again, amused by certain "Monday-Morning" condescending reviews, I'm reminded how personal a movie experience can be. Never mind the Nip/Tuck "dinosaurs," I relive again that year I turned 13, riding the bus in the rain to the other end of town! By myself! Standing in line at the single (now there's history) ticket booth , the fresh popcorn, the Milk Duds, the black cherry soda dispensed from that Rube Goldberg-like machine -- first cup, then ice, then syrup, then carbonated water (hopefully, in that order!!) Forget your sophisticated comparisons with current CGI tech. Movies like this summon one's lost youth and, therefore, are priceless.

As for the 1925 version, with a bit of perspective brought on with age it provides its own fascination. The "outtakes," consisting of unused stop-motion scenes, provide a very pleasant surprise. At 6:23 into this section, a single frame of O'Brien himself, caught posing one of the figures, stands frozen like a museum display, dedicated to the long-gone notion that, if you want to film it, you have to build it first.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Sci-FI Movie for the Time December 2, 2002
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I remember seeing this movie as an early teenager and found it to be excellent for the time. Compared to movies today it seems very poor but it was a classic "B" movie for the times. I recommend it for anyone's video library
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Treasure Hunt November 21, 2002
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Personally I think this is a fun movie. Great Sunday afternoon fare. Sit down with some popcorn and relax for some brainless fun. The cast does well, and the sets are great. The dinosaurs were considered pretty good until Jurassic Park came along. They'll still do. You can't compare older movies to todays special effects power houses unless you want to be bored watching only a handful of great F/X movies. You need to watch some of these old ones that can be fun. Not quite as goofy as the Mystery Science Theater movies and not quite as serious as Jurassic Park III. If you like the ones like "Valley of the Gwangi", you will like it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Most of the visual effects are good with one exception late in the...
Lots of cliches and character stereotypes, but enjoyable. Most of the visual effects are good with one exception late in the movie.
Published 5 hours ago by Richard C. Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it Again!
I first saw this when I was about 10 and it was scary and I loved it. Just watched it recently and loved it all over again. Read more
Published 15 hours ago by N. Jacobs
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Nice old movie. Love it!
Published 1 day ago by Luis J.
3.0 out of 5 stars CAMELTOE
I JUST LIKE THE PINK PANTS!
Published 4 days ago by IWONTDRINKTHAT
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Adventure Abound in Both Original and Remake
If you are a fan of the original 1933 "King Kong" you'll want to check out this DVD package containing both the 1925 silent version and the 1960 remake of "The Lost World. Read more
Published 22 days ago by McEwan
5.0 out of 5 stars Seen once on the Scifict manifistation in Amsterdam
I have seen this movie 1960 on the Perry Rodan Science Fiction manifistation on the RAI in Amsterdam together with my school companions when I was 18 years old on 6 November 1976.
Published 2 months ago by They Wijnands
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Version.
Good version of the lost World concept. Creatures not as interesting as some of the other versions. Still worth watching.
Published 2 months ago by Kathy S. Wright
4.0 out of 5 stars A good movie that will take you back to your childhood
This is an enjoyable movie if you like science fiction and dinosaurs. It doesn't hurt that it has Michael Rennie, Claude Rains, and a young Jill St. John in it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mike Volpe
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a classic but good for a scifi watch.
I have many older sci-fi movies and some of them are classics. This one isn't but it's good for a "Fright Night" movie night. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Tery
4.0 out of 5 stars Comparison of the Major 1925 Editions
For years I was hoping that someone would post exactly which version of the 1925 silent was on this set, as I already have both the Lumivision/Eastman & the Sheppard/Image. Read more
Published 5 months ago by G. Ratcheson
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