The Land Unknown

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The Land Unknown

helicopter monster tyrannosaurus rex expedition carnivorous plant rescue jungle reporter dinosaur raft sea monster antarctic prehistoric creature pterodactyl plesiosaur prehistoric animal

The Land Unknown

Release Date: August 01, 1957

Year    :   1957
Slogan    :   «Behind a barrier of antarctic ice... a paradise of hidden terrors!»
Genres    :   Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Production Companies    :   Universal International Pictures
Director    :   Virgil W. Vogel
Producers    :   William Alland
Writers    :   William N. Robson, László Görög, Charles Palmer
RunTime    :   78 mins.

Navy Commander Hal Roberts is assigned to lead an expedition to Little America in Antartica to investigate reports of a mysterious warm water inland lake discovered a decade earlier. His helicopter and its small party, including beautiful reporter Maggie Hathaway, is forced down into a volcanic crater by a fierce storm. They find themselves trapped in a lush tropical environment that has survived from the Mesozoic Era. Fighting carnivorous plants, dinosaurs, and a limited time window, they struggle to survive and repair the helicopter, their only means of escape. They are both helped and hindered by Dr. Carl Hunter, a megalomaniac survivor of an earlier expedition, who has learned to adapt to the hostile environment. (copied from IMDB)




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