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The Lost World [Blu-ray] [1925]

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    Overview

    Special Features


    • Audio Commentary: Feature-length Audio Essay by Nicolas Ciccone, amateur filmmaker and film historian
    • Booklet Essay: "The Lost World: Secrets of the Restoration" by Serge Bromberg of Lobster Films
    • Creation (1930): Unfinished film Directed by Willis O'Brien that nonetheless convinced Merian C. Cooper to hire O'Brien for King Kong
    • Deleted Scenes: Restored outtakes from a 1925 original nitrate transfer of The Lost World
    • Image Gallery: Featuring original production, exhibition, and promotional materials
    • 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

    Synopsis


    The Lost World
    This adventure virtually butchers its source, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel. But with stop-motion photography and special effects that were incredibly innovative in 1924 and 1925, who cared? These effects were the whole film, and Wallace Beery's inspired performance was a bonus. The tale opens on reporter Edward Malone (Lloyd Hughes), who wants to marry Gladys Hungerford (Alma Bennett). Gladys, however, only wants to marry a man of great deeds. So Malone, having asked his editor for an adventuresome assignment, is given the task of interviewing Professor Challenger (Beery), who is planning an expedition to a "lost world." Malone accompanies Challenger and his men to South America where, on a great plateau, they find a prehistoric world occupied by dinosaurs and ape-like men. They barely escape with their lives, but they manage to bring a brontosaurus back to London. The beast breaks out and terrorizes the city before crashing through the London bridge and swimming out toward the ocean to freedom. In the midst of all this, Malone has fallen in love with Paula White, the daughter of an explorer (Bessie Love). Since Gladys, it turns out, has married a clerk, Malone is able to wed his new sweetheart. ~ Janiss Garza, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Bessie Love
      Bessie Love - Paula White
    • Lloyd Hughes
      Lloyd Hughes - Edward J Malone
    • Wallace Beery
      Wallace Beery - Prof. Challenger
    • Arthur Hoyt
      Arthur Hoyt - Prof. Summerlee
    • Margaret McWade
      Margaret McWade - Mrs. Challenger



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