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Lost Jungle (2-DVD)

The complete "Lost Jungle" serial on two DVDs.
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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1934
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Clyde Beatty, the world's greatest animal trainer, travels the jungles of the world in search of exotic beasts and adventure. Beatty's expeditionary dirigible crashes on a remote unexplored island teeming with wild animals. He discovers two fanatic cultists on the island have killed the skipper of their group and stolen the priceless treasure of Kamor. Ruth Henderson (Cecelia Parker) enlists Beatty to help find her scientist father who is caught up in the treasure hunt and lost in the wilderness. The Lost Jungle is filled with cliffhanging action and features Clyde Beatty's death defying acts of bravery which include realistic hand-to-hand battles with lions, tigers and gorillas.

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Clyde Beatty just happens to be the world's greatest animal trainer. When Beatty's plane crashes on an unexplored island full of wild animals, he discovers the island is hiding a secret: among the animals are also wild cultists! With so many perils around, will Beatty save the day' Included here are 12 chapters of cliffhanging action.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Adventure | Jungle | Thriller | Wild Animals

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Customer Rating: Rating 3.9
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Rating 4.0 Beatty and the Beasts Movie Lover: from New Mexico -- June, 14, 2008

Clyde Beatty was the top animal trainer of his time with a dramatic whip-cracking, guns firing blanks, style. THE LOST JUNGLE is designed to showcase his talents. Beatty plays himself as an animal trainer who ends up marooned on a lost jungle island. Beatty was no actor, but he comes across as an extremely likable man with an infectious smile, and also as endearingly dorky. His scenes with the huge lions and tigers are the real thing and I found them fascinating. Beatty and the beasts are pretty much the whole show, although he was in excellent shape and throws himself whole-heartedly into all the action. He obviously did many of his fight scenes without a double and is most convincing.

The remote island contains a very atmospheric lost city within which is a lurking gorilla and a crocodile pit, as well as a treasure. A "find the treasure and then who's got the treasure" plot pads out the serial. None of the plot convolutions are very compelling, serving mainly as an armature on which to hang the animal scenes. There is a whole bestiary on display, and even though some scenes appear to have been filmed on a sound stage in front of potted plants,
they do manage to create a robust jungle atmosphere.

The rest of the cast supports Beatty well. Cecilia Parker is a strikingly pretty heroine who plays well with the shy Clyde. Mickey Rooney and George Hayes have interesting early cameos. Syd Saylor and his bobbing Adam's Apple provide repetitious comic refief. Warner Richmond and Wheeler Oakman give their all as the villians but don't make that much of an impression, probably because the lions, tigers, crocodiles, and the gorilla, are so much more menacing. It is very difficult for even the baddest bad guy to seem dangerous next to this competition.

All in all, I found this a lot of fun and highly recommend it to anyone who likes old jungle movies.


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  • Sales Rank: 9,636
  • UPC: 089218954190
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