The Lost World (Blu-ray)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Stupendous Story
Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region A
- Released: September 19, 2017
- Originally Released: 1925
- Label: Flicker Alley
- Note: Audio Commentary: Feature-length Audio Essay by Nicolas Ciccone, amateur filmmaker and film historian
- Deleted Scenes: Restored outtakes from a 1925 original nitrate transfer of The Lost World
- R.F.D. 10,000 B.C. (1917): Short film directed by Willis O'Brien for Producer Thomas Edison
- The Ghost of Slumber Mountain (1918): Short film written and directed by Willis O'Brien in a new 2k restoration by the Dinosaur Museum
- Creation (1930): Unfinished film Directed by Willis O'Brien that nonetheless convinced Merian C. Cooper to hire O'Brien for King Kong
- Image Gallery: Featuring original production, exhibition, and promotional materials
- Booklet Essay: "The Lost World: Secrets of the Restoration" by Serge Bromberg of Lobster Films
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Wallace Beery & Bessie Love|
|Performer:||Lewis Stone & Lloyd Hughes|
|Directed by||Harry O. Hoyt|
|Screenplay by||Marion Fairfax|
|Original story by||Arthur Conan Doyle|
|Director of Photography:||Arthur Edeson|
Harry Hoyt directed the first film version of the dinosaur-inhabited land that time forgot, featuring wonderful early stop-motion animation by Willis O'Brien. The silent film, based on a story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, features Lewis Stone and the great Wallace Beery as Professor Challenger, as the intrepid explorers who travel to a remote jungle of Brazil to prove the Professor's theories that some prehistoric life might yet still remain. When the company is attacked by an apelike human, they begin to believe, but they have yet to meet the terror and wonder of the supposedly lost Allosaurus, Stegosaurus and Pterodactyl, sixty-five million years past their expiration date!
A zoology professor leads an expedition into the jungles of South America to find a lost world of prehistoric beasts. In order to prove his claims, he transports one of them, a brontosaurus, to London, where it breaks loose from its cage and terrorizes the city.
Animation | Prehistoric | Stop-Motion Animation | Science-Fiction | Silent | Vintage | Dinosaurs | Silent Cinema
- THE LOST WORLD was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1998.
- In 1960, Irwin Allen directed the remake, also entitled THE LOST WORLD. It starred Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, David Hedison, Claude Rains, Fernando Lamas, and Richard Haydn.
- Joseph Plunkett was responsible for the film's special prologue.
- Additional cast members: Bull Montana (as Apeman), George Bunny (Colin McArdle), and Charles Wellsley (Major Hibbard).
- Original running time: 108 minutes. Many later versions of the film run only 60 minutes. This record is for the restored Lumivision laserdisc/Milestone VHS versions, which feature a new musical score by R. J. Miller and supplementary material, including production stills arranged to re-create the legendary missing scenes.
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