DirectorC. Thomas Howell Initial DVD releaseJuly 28, 2009 Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateJuly 28, 2009 (2009-07-28) Based onNovel:
Edgar Rice Burroughs WriterEdgar Rice Burroughs (novel), Darren Dalton (screenplay) CastC. Thomas Howell (Frost Michaels), Timothy Bottoms (Captain Burroughs), Lindsey McKeon (Lindsey Stevens), Darren Dalton (Cole Stevens), Stephen Blackehart (Lonzo), Christopher Showerman (Stack) Similar moviesEdgar Rice Burroughs wrote the story for The Land That Time Forgot and wrote the screenplay for The People That Time Forgot
TaglineIt's Not Where They Are ... It's When?
After a violent storm causes their ship to founder, Frost Michaels (C. Thomas Howell) and Cole Stevens (Darren Dalton) find themselves on the shore of a strange island where dinosaurs coexist with humans. As they try not to become lunch for prehistoric carnivores, the pair also has to contend with the islands other residents namely, the crew of a Nazi U-boat who kidnapped Frosts girlfriend. And theres just one more thing: They have to figure out how to get back home.
The Land That Time Forgot (promotionally titled Edgar Rice Burroughs The Land That Time Forgot, release in other countries as Dinosaur Island) is a 2009 science fiction film by independent American film studio The Asylum. The film is an adaptation of the 1918 Edgar Rice Burroughs novel of the same name, and a re-make of the 1975 film starring Doug McClure.
Shipwrecked castaways stumble upon the mysterious island of Caprona in the Bermuda Triangle, confronting man-eating dinosaurs and a stranded German U-Boat crew while trying to escape.
The film takes place in the present, when two newlywed couples are enjoying a charter boat cruise through the Caribbean. Passing through a bizarre storm, they emerge off the shore of the mysterious island of Caprona.
The island, which seems to exist within a time void inside the Bermuda Triangle, is full of anachronistic inhabitants, including dinosaurs and a crew of a stranded German U-Boat. The newlyweds, along with the charter boats captain and the Germans, must battle a variety of obstacles to escape the island and get back to their own time.
At first the plan is to rescue a woman named Karen from the Germans and then take their boat away, but their guides Jude and Conrad betray them and steal the boat, leaving them to the Germans. Eventually, the captain convinces the Germans for them to work together to get off the island and they are able to free the U-Boat and make diesel fuel from oil on the island. Unfortunately, Frost is left behind as he cant get to the sub in time and his wife Karen joins him on the island again. The sub gets away, but it is unclear if it ever returned to civilization. Frost writes down his story and puts in a thermos and throws it in the ocean. He and Karen have found a life on the island and Karen is pregnant.
Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote the story for The Land That Time Forgot and wrote the screenplay for The People That Time Forgot. C Thomas Howell directed The Land That Time Forgot and The Day the Earth Stopped. C Thomas Howell directed The Land That Time Forgot and War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave. Stephen Blackehart appears in The Land That Time Forgot and 100 Million BC. C Thomas Howell directed The Land That Time Forgot and appears in H G Wells War of the Worlds.
The Land That Time Forgot received mixed reviews from critics and audiences. Theres no approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes but the Want-To-See score is currently 38%. As with many recent Asylum films, this might be considered a low budget mockbuster, made to capitalize on a larger-budgeted film with a similar name - in this case the 2009 film Land of the Lost. However, critics and audiences have cited this film to be better than Land of the Lost.