Sunday, May 13, 2012
LOST CONTINENT (1951)
OK so The Joker from the BATMAN TV show, the dad from LEAVE IT TO BEAVER, a Russian and a comedy relief dude are among a group of air force men and scientists who are searching for a rocket that crashed on some island somewhere and eventually end up encountering some stop-motion dinosaurs in a jungle on top of a mountain. It feels like a good 60 percent of this movie is taken up by our searchers climbing rocks before they even encounter any giant reptiles and it's a long and boring journey. Apparently this movie was originally tinted green when they get to the dino-jungle scenes but that wasn't the version I saw.
While this isn't the worst thing from the 50's you could watch you're better off just going back and viewing the original KING KONG for a way better version of a similar story.