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Prisoners of the Lost Universe

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Director  Terry Marcel
Music director  Harry Robertson
Language  English
3.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Running time  1h 34m
Country  United Kingdom
Prisoners of the Lost Universe movie poster

Release date  August 15, 1983 (1983-08-15) (U.S.)
Writer  Terry Marcel (original story and screenplay), Harry Robertson (original story and screenplay)
Screenplay  Terry Marcel, Harry Robertson
Cast  Kay Lenz (Carrie Madison), Peter O'Farrell (Malachi), John Saxon (Kleel), Richard Hatch (Dan)
Similar movies  Jaws, Black Hawk Down, She's All That, Bad Santa, Shaolin, Black Cat, White Cat

Prisoners of the Lost Universe is a low budget 1983 film set in a parallel universe and filmed in South Africa.


Prisoners of the Lost Universe movie scenes

Three people are transported to another world when an earthquake occurs just as the scientist is experimenting with his "matter" transmitter. The trio must escape the strange world of Vonya while dealing with a number of villains.

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TV personality Carrie Madison goes to visit crackpot scientist Dr. Hartmann who has invented a teleporter to another dimension. On the way she gets into a car accident with electrician Dan Roebuck, mainly caused by earthquake tremors, which effectively destroys Dan's pickup, and they argue. While demonstrating his machine to Carrie, Hartmann disappears. Dan comes to the house looking for help; while he and Carrie examine the machine they, too, disappear. Carrie finds herself alone in what appears to be a prehistoric world in a parallel universe, called Vonya, where time runs differently. Unable to find the Doctor, Dan and Carrie must figure out a way to get back home. Before they can do that, however, they must deal with tribes of savage cavemen, as well as a brutal warlord named Kleel who has taken a liking to Carrie and seems to be unusually well-supplied with Earth technology...


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  • Richard Hatch – Dan
  • Kay Lenz - Carrie Madison
  • John Saxon - Kleel
  • Peter O’Farrell - Malachi
  • Ray Charleson - The Greenman
  • Kenneth Hendel - Dr Hartmann
  • Philip Van der Byl - The Manbeast
  • Dawn Abraham - Shareen
  • Ron Smerczac - Head Trader
  • Charles Comyn - Treet
  • Ian Steadman - 1st Prisoner
  • Bill Flynn - 2nd Prisoner
  • Danie Voges - Giant Nabu
  • Myles Robertson - Waterbeast
  • In other media

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    An edited version of the film is featured in an episode of This Movie Sucks! where it is made fun of by Ed the Sock, Ron Sparks, and Liana K. It is one of the few episodes of the season where the entire show is dedicated to one full movie instead of two movies edited down into a "double feature"; though a Popeye the Sailor Man cartoon was also played for time.

    Prisoners of the Lost Universe Prisoners of the Lost Universe SciFi HQ 1983 YouTube

    Scenes from this film were used to form the introductory credits for the Film Ventures International re-release of the unrelated TV film The Stranger.

    Prisoners of the Lost Universe Prisoners of the Lost Universe one sheet UK

    On 22 May 2012 RiffTrax released Prisoners of the Lost Universe with comedic audio commentary provided by Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett.

    In 2011, Jay Bauman of Red Letter Media conducted a short interview with main star Richard Hatch at CyPhaCon in Lake Charles, Louisiana, of which Hatch was a regular attendee. To prepare for the interview, Bauman dresses up as the film's main character Dan. Clips from the film play throughout the video as Hatch expresses comical dismay at being interviewed about the subject.

    Prisoners of the Lost Universe is registered as copyright to Samuel Goldwyn Company in the United States Copyright Office database.


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