Although Lost World includes one of my favorite long, lost actors, Michael Rennie, it's no comparison to it's contemporary, Journey to the Center of the Earth. In fact, it's amazing they were released in the same year. Journey is so much more a classic, yet it seems more dated. Lost World is inferior, but it has a more modern touch since Irwin Allen would dominate the special effects field for the next fifteen years. George Pal, on the other hand, though he had a few good prod..
Irwin Allen's 1960 version of The Lost World may be shot in CinemaScope, but stylistically it fits right in with his 60s sci-fi TV shows (indeed, stock footage from the film found its way into his Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea series, as did co-star David Hedison). Originally intended to feature state-of-the-art stop-motion animation from Willis O. Brien, the special effects genius behind the groundbreaking 1925 version as well as King Kon..