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The People That Time Forgot (1977)
A sequel to The Land That Time Forgot. Major Ben McBride organises a mission to the Antarctic wastes to search for his friend (Doug McClure) who has been missing in the region for several years. McBride's party find themselves in a world populated by primitive warriors and terrifying prehistoric creatures, all of whom they must evade in order to get back safely to their ship.
Patrick Wayne ... Ben McBride
Doug McClure ... Bowen Tyler
Sarah Douglas ... Charly aka Lady Charlotte Cunningham
Dana Gillespie ... Ajor
Thorley Walters ... Norfolk
Shane Rimmer ... Hogan
Tony Britton ... Captain Lawton
John Hallam ... Chung-Sha
David Prowse ... Executioner (as Dave Prowse)
Milton Reid ... Sabbala
Kiran Shah ... Bolum
Director: Kevin Connor
Runtime: 90 mins
Codecs: DivX 5 / MP3
The video resolution is a little low (352*240), but is ok to watch.
Sequel to: The Land That Time Forgot (1975) DVDRip (SiRiUs sHaRe), http://www.mininova.org/tor/1143180
I first saw THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT in the early 1980s and as a sequel to the fondly remembered THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT I was very disappointed in it . Having seen it again over 20 years later I do realise that it's a very flawed movie/sequel but it's not without some value
Many of the problems are to do with the slow first half . We the audience know that the travellers are going to be meeting giant rubber dinosaurs but these rubber puppets aren't used to their real potential and the only sequence I can recall from over 20 years ago was when the pterodactyl smashed into the plane . What probably makes the sequence stick out in my memory is that this is one of the few times that a dinosaur does anything really bad in the movie but I guess that's because this isn't really a monster movie at all
The movie is far more similar to a half forgotten Hammer adventure film called THE LAST CONTINENT rather than a sequel to THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT , it's an adventure story featuring a lost kingdom and you can't help thinking that perhaps the story was once intended to be an original screenplay since Doug McClure's character seems to have been resurrected to kick off the plot but he's not given much to do and his role is even more superfluous than that of Charlton Heston in BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES a film not a million miles removed from this one
The film does improve in the second half as the expedition comes across a kingdom of pseudo Samuri warriors even if does lead to some plot holes , I can understand the concept of parallel evolution but why would this only apply to one race and not the others . Think about it: One race in this lost land has the culture and technology of 16th century Japan but everyone else seems to be living in the stone age . Credible ? Probably not ( Was it just an excuse to have a busty red head run around not wearing much ? ) but it's not really a credible movie
It is a fairly entertaining one though and better than I remembered from a couple of decades ago . The fact that you don't need to have seen the prequel is both a strength and weakness for THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT but it stands firmly on its own hind legs for a non discerning audience
"The Land that Time Forgot" was actually a rather great camp classic of the 70s. The special effects in that film were just horrendous, yet the movie was nothing short of entertaining and superb when it comes to fun and energy. The sequel, titled "The People that Time Forgot" is also kind of a like a movie that time forgot. The special effects used on the dinosaurs are a bit better than those achieved in the prequel (yet the pterodactyls still can't move their wings at all!) The movie is fun to watch, yet people have almost forgotten it entirely this day.
"The People that Time Forgot" features the exact kind of cast that you would expect from a caveman-dinosaur flick. Adventurers, scientists, dinosaurs, cavemen, and volcanic eruptions. So it is pretty typical for a film of its type. Acting by the cast, including Patrick Wayne and Doug McClure, was well regarded in my opinion of the film. And the fights between the humans and the cavemen, as you see in a lot of films like this, they were just plain old good fun.
But what doesn't work about "The People that Time Forgot" that did work in "The Land that Time Forgot"? The sequel is just not full of the energy and originality that the first one had. And it just didn't have the overall feeling that the first one did.
With a plot like this one, it's hard to go wrong. A post WWI expedition sails to the Antarctic to try tofind a lost man in a prehistoric land tucked between the high icy mountains. Prehistoric dinosaurs keep popping up throughout the film. Then there's always the evil tribe of bad guys causing plenty of trouble. I can't forget to mention the scantily clad cave girl. I doubt if prehistoric women ever looked like this. Throw in a volcano and you have an adventure movie called 'The People That Time Forgot'. The characters and situations are not entirely believable or realistic and the dinosaurs could have used more work on them, but all in all, it was a pretty good, fun movie that's worth watching.
# Paintings by Frank Frazetta appear in the film either as murals on walls or as the inspiration for tableaux performed by the characters.
# The armored creature that attacks McBride and his group in the cave near the end of the film,was actually a model of the Late Permian reptile called Scutosaurus.