|The Lost World 1992 N/R, 99 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Director: Timothy Bond
Cast: John Rhys-Davies, David Warner, Eric McCormack, Nathania Stanford, Darren Peter Mercer, Tamara Gorski, Sala Came, Fidelis Cheza, Kate Egan, John Chinosiyani, Innocent Choda, Brian Cooper, Charles David, Mike Grey, Robert Haber
This remake of A. Conan Doyle's 1912 novel involves scientists Professor Challenger (John Rhys-Davies) and Professor Summerlee (David Warner) heading to the Belgian Congo plateau with their team. They search for the dinosaurs that are thought to exist. There is a sequel (that was shot concurrently): "Return to the Lost World."
|The Lost World 1925 N/R, 101 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Fantasy / Sci-Fi / Horror
Director: Harry O. Hoyt
Cast: Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, Lewis Stone, Lloyd Hughes, Alma Bennett, Arthur Hoyt, Bull Montana, Charles Wellesley, Margaret McWade, Frank Finch Smiles, Jules Cowles, George Bunny, Arthur Conan Doyle, Virginia Brown Faire, Leo White
Based on a novel by A. Conan Doyle, this is the first of several versions of the book. Professor Challenger (Wallace Beery) insists that dinosaurs still live in the headwaters of the Amazon. An expedition is funded, and, indeed, the good professor is correct. Good special effects for the time, and this silent film holds up well today.
|The Lost World 1960 N/R, 97 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Adventure
Director: Irwin Allen
Cast: Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, David Hedison, Claude Rains, Fernando Lamas, Richard Haydn, Ray Stricklyn, Jay Novello, Ian Wolfe, Vitina Marcus, Colin(2) Campbell, Bess Flowers, Ben Wright, Larry Chance, Alex Finlayson
In this retelling of A. Conan Doyle's tale, Claude Rains takes the role of Professor Challenger as he and his group–Lord John Roxton (Michael Rennie), Jennifer Holmes (Jill St. John), David Holmes (Ray Stricklyn), and Ed Malone (David Hedison)–seek out prehistoric creatures. They head to the Amazon jungle, and helicopter pilot Manuel Gomez (Fernando Lamas) and guide Costa (Jay Novello) join them. Upon arrival, they encounter dinosaurs, dangerous Indians, and huge arachnids. They do win their fight for survival, and Challenger finds a dinosaur egg to take home with him. Director Irwin Allen went on to disaster films (such as "The Towering Inferno" and "Beyond the Poseidon Adventure").
|The Lost World 1998 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Sci-Fi
aka: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World
Director: Bob Keen
Cast: Patrick Bergin, Jayne Heitmeyer, Michael Sinelnikoff, David Nerman, Julian Casey, Jack Langedijk, James Bradford, Gregoriane Minot Payeur, Martin Sims, Russell Yuen, Jacques Lessard
This version of A. Conan Doyle's novel shifts to Mongolia as Professor Challenger (Patrick Bergin) and his team–Professor Summerlee (Michael Sinelnikoff), Malone (Julian Casey), John Roxton (David Nerman), and Amanda White (Jayne Heitmeyer)–search for dinosaurs. The search leads to dinosaurs, an escape in a balloon, and more dinosaurs attacking when they take refuge in a cave. Some in the group are killed, and, on the return to London, the survivors agree to keep the existence of dinosaurs a secret.
|The Lost World (1992)|
|The Lost World (1925)|
|The Lost World (1960)|
|The Lost World (1998)|
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