The Land Unknown

Ok, I thought this movie was pretty cool when I saw it as a kid.  It was on a double bill with This Island Earth, which would’ve been a re-release in 1964.  It has horrible acting and a T-Rex that is a guy in a suit, plus a crazy caveman.  They built a full size jungle set with painted backdrop,  which is pretty cool, and they built a miniature jungle set for the T-Rex (and a miniature helicopter).  It’s a 1957 Universal film, so it has all the stylistic flourishes that the other films of that period have:  good production values, good music, earnest effects work.  And ponder ye the title:  The Land Unknown.  Why not just:  … The Unknown Land?

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