The Lost World
"Our creature animation in the Jurassic Park films basically descends from The Lost World of 1925. Willis O'Brien is our great pioneer, and this superb restoration inspires new awe for his imagination and craftsmanship." - Stan Winston
Newly restored with 50% more footage than any version generally available for seventy years, here is the model for King Kong, Jurassic Park and Godzilla: a story of living dinosaurs from the Jurassic Age written by the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and starring a cast of stegosaurus, allosaurus, brontosaurus, triceratops, and pterodactyl under the technical direction of Willis H. O'Brien (King Kong, Mighty Joe Young) and a cast of actors under the direction of Harry O. Hoyt.
Professor Challenger (Wallace Beery), mocked for his insistence that a "lost world" of living prehistoric creatures exists on a remote Brazilian plateau, organizes an expedition with Summerlee (Arthur Hoyt), eminent scientist; Edward E. Malone (Lloyd Hughes), journalist; Sir John Roxton (Lewis Stone), hunter and explorer; and Paula White (Bessie Love), daughter of an explorer who earlier disappeared on the plateau. In the jungle, the adventurers are attacked by "the missing link," an ape-man, and suddenly spy a pterodactyl flying through the air. This primitive, bird-like creature is thought to have been extinct for sixty-five million years. Prehistoric monsters exist after all...
Produced for DVD by Serge Bromberg and David Shepard