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Oggetto: Mysterious Island Mer Gen 25, 2012 10:09 pm
Mysterious Island (1961) Part 4
Jules Verne's classic adventure is perfectly matched with Ray Harryhausen's timeless movie magic in Mysterious Island. Based on Verne's sequel to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, this rousing Civil War-era fantasy begins when a band of Union war prisoners(Michael Craig, Michael Callan and Gary Merrill) and one Confederate straggler escape in a hot-air balloon, which crash-lands on the titular island of mystery. Under the capable direction of genre specialist Cy Endfield, the story features giant oysters, bees, a prehistoric Phororhacos (a giant chickenlike bird!), an undersea cephalopod, a giant crab, and enough danger to keep its resourceful ensemble on constant alert. Captain Nemo (Herbert Lom) is a third-act hero, pursuing an ill-fated dream to save humanity from hunger and war. Also stars Joan Greenwood.