Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth

DVD - 1959
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Absent-minded professor Oliver Lindenbrook's first step on a fabulous journey is prompted by a lump of lava brought to him by his student Alec McEwen. Melting down the curiously composed lump, Lindenbrook discovers a hastily scrawled message from long-lost explorer Arne Saknussem, with directions for reaching the earth's core. Accompanied by Carla, widow of a famed geologist, and Icelandic guide Hans, Lindenbrook and Alec head down, down below.
Publisher: 20th Century Fox, 1959.
Branch Call Number: DVD FICTION JOU
Characteristics: 1 DVD (129 min.)

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RobSW
Nov 25, 2015

Not nearly as good as I remembered it as a teenager.

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stuvw27
Dec 14, 2011

The definition of "hokey".

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joseph
Dec 17, 2009

Fair - Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) 132 min. Filmed in Cinemascope, the Pan & Scan treatment of this print is tragic to say the least. The film itself is a fine adaptation of Jules Verne's story of scientists travelling to the center of the Earth. Though James Mason adds a certain sophistication to the film, the film's lengthy drawn-out travel scenes, and the live lizards made-out to be giant monsters bring this epic to its knees. The film earned three Oscar nominations in 1960 including Special Effects, Art Direction and Sound. OPL needs a DVD wide-screen version of this film for a better look.

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