The Lost World (1925)

THE LOST WORLD (1925)
Article #88 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 6-12-2001
Posting date: 10-26-2001

Professor Challenger organizes an expedition to South America in search of a mysterious plateau believed to have prehistoric animals living on it.

In retrospect, this movie feels like a warm-up for KING KONG, as there are very similar plot elements in common between the films. Based on a novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (most famous for Sherlock Holmes), this movie is still quite entertaining. The DVD does restore some footage that was missing on my VHS of the movie (which was in bad condition, had a lousy soundtrack, and ran at the wrong projection speed), and I noticed that most of the footage that had been cut had been character-oriented, which is not really all that surprising. Needless to say, the DVD does give a fuller and more satisfying presentation.

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