- Rated: G
- Run Time: 2 hours, 29 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 4, 2011
- Originally Released: 1973
- Label: Sony Pictures Home
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Note: Original song demos by Burt Bacharach (with photo gallery)
- Ross Hunter shirt - a 36 minute film
- Original trailers and TV spots
- Ross Hunter on the way to Shangri-La - 10 minute featurette
- Alternate scene - "I Come to You"
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
When passengers survive a plane crash in the Himalayas they end up in the mystical world of Shangri-La, an idyllic oasis where art, culture and the knowledge of the world are treasured. In Shangri-La, the survivors learn about beauty, peace and serenity -- and, for some, true love.
Based on the classic James Hilton novel, with an all-star, award-winning cast, Lost Horizon is the ambitious musical remake of the Frank Capra classic. With deleted Burt Bacharach songs and sequences restored to the theatrical version of the film including: "The Fertility Dance/Living Together"; "Growing Together (Reprise)"; "If I Could Go Back"; "When Knowledge Ends (Faith Begins)"; and "I Come to You." Including special vintage featurettes, this much sought-after version of the film is packed with extras. Newly remastered.
James Hilton's beloved fantasy novel about the land of Shangri-La was given an awkward musical treatment in this extravagantly produced flop. Larry Kramer's screenplay stays close to the 1937 Frank Capra original, as a plane fleeing China crashes in the Himalayas and a mixed group of survivors discovers the magical, peaceful land of Shangri-La. Here the film becomes a full-fledged musical, with songs by Burt Bacharach and Hal David illustrating the distant realm's nature and the conflict that happiness causes amongst the survivors. Curiosity-seekers may be intrigued by the film's reputation as a notorious dud, but fans of the story would be better served by the classic original, despite a cast of well-respected names, including Peter Finch (in the Ronald Colman role), John Gielgud, Liv Ullmann, and Charles Boyer.