QUAD-o-RAMA: The Land Unknown (1957)

As an exercise, I re-edited this Lost World wannabe mini-epic film from my childhood.  I was able to truncate the running time to about 25 minutes (from 78 minutes).  Then I decided to divide the film into 4 equal parts and display them simultaneously:  the miracle of QUAD-o-RAMA !!  Now, you can absorb the essence of the film in about 6 minutes.  You’re welcome !

 

Island of Lost Souls

From 1932 comes this pre-code (meaning it’s somewhat racier than the typical fare of the period, but innocuous by today’s standards) strange & weird film Island of Lost Souls featuring a hammy Charles Laughton in the role of Dr. Moreau, a “mad” scientist who conducts horrible, painful experiments on animals, turning them into human like beasts.  His masterpiece is the Panther Woman (featured in the lobby card below).  Needless to say, shit goes bad, and it doesn’t end well for Dr. Moreau.  Atmospheric cinematography by the great Karl Struss.

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