Land of the Lost

Directed By: Brad Silberling Starring: Will Ferrell

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Ridiculously funny movie

by Gamer151 on 11/13/2012

Will Ferrell movies are so absurdly hilarious and Land of the Lost is no exception. The extra features on the disc are a nice addition. This seems like a movie you either love or hate, if you love Will Ferrell then you'll most likely love this movie. The writing and jokes are quite good in my opinion. The DVD quality is great as well I'd recommend this!

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On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.


Studio Universal
SKU 211504373
UPC 025195038935
UPC 14 00025195038935
Format DVD
Release Date 3/13/2011
Rating Rating
Sales Rank 1774
Theatrical Release
Time Travel
Editors Note
Note This big-screen adaptation of LAND OF THE LOST stars Will Ferrell as Dr. Rick Marshall, a quantum paleontologist who has been discredited in the scientific world due to his strident belief in time travel as the cure for all of humanity's problems. After hitting an all-time low (giving a lecture to elementary-school kids), Dr. Marshall meets an ambitious young scientist named Holly (Anna Friel), who tells him she has followed all his work and believes he's a genius. Spurred on by her enthusiasm, he finishes building the device that will allow him to time travel--something he promptly does along with Holly and fireworks salesman Will (Danny McBride), who leads them into a cave that seems like a promising place to test the new machine. Ending up in a world full of dinosaurs and scary, lizard-like creatures known as Sleestaks, the trio quickly lose the machine that brought them to this alternate universe. And if they ever want to return home, they must recover it with the help of Chaka (Jorma Taccone), the monkey-like friend they make in this strange place.
Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "The film involves a gloriously preposterous premise, set in a series of cheerfully fake landscapes which change at the whim of the art director." 06/03/2009
Brad Silberling
Will Ferrell
Cast & Crew
Jorma Taccone - Star
Will Ferrell - Star
Danny McBride - Star
Anna Friel - Star
Brad Silberling - Executive Producer
Chris Henchy - Screenwriter
Dion Beebe - Director of Photography
Michael Giacchino - Composer
Marty Krofft - Producer
Daniel Lupi - Executive Producer
Julie Wixson-Darmody - Executive Producer
Jimmy Miller - Producer
Sid Krofft - Producer
Adam McKay - Executive Producer
Dennis McNicholas - Screenwriter
Brad Silberling - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2009
UPC 00025195038935
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 60 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Land of the Lost is a seriously deranged movie. That's not to say it's bad, although some of its early critics consider it a hanging offense ("a pot of ersatz dinosaur piss" says Peter Keough of the Boston Phoenix). Land of the Lost inspires fervent hatred, which with the right kind of movie can be a good thing. Amid widespread disdain, I raise my voice in a bleat of lonely, if moderate, admiration...The film involves a gloriously preposterous premise, set in a series of cheerfully fake landscapes which change at the whim of the art director. How else to explain a primeval swamp within walking distance of a limitless desert? Or to explain a motel sign from another dimension that appears there, with all of the motel missing, but plenty of water still in the pool? And dinosaurs walking the earth at the same time as early man, just like in Alley Oop and The Flintstones?...There are many jokes about dinosaur manure, dinosaur urine, dinosaur intelligence, dinosaur babies, and dinosaurs' hurt feelings. Also blood-sucking insects, carnivorous trees and the soundtrack from A Chorus Line. The use of the songs is utterly wacky, of course, which is why I liked it...The movie is inspired by the 1974 TV series, and has the same producers, Sid and Marty Krofft. The show and the film will never be confused, but they share one thing in common: deliriously fake locations, props and special effects. The dinosaurs are so obviously not really there in shots where they menace humans that you could almost say their shots are about how they're not really there. Confronted with such effects, the actors make not the slightest effort to appear terrified, amazed or sometimes even mildly concerned. Some might consider that a weakness. I suspect it is more of a deliberate choice, and I say I enjoyed it.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
DVD, English, Spanish, French, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1)
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Dana Stevens, Slate Land of the Lost is an enjoyable regression to Saturday mornings gone by, as junky and sweet as a strawberry Pop-Tart.
M. E. Russell, Portland Oregonian I'm pleased to report the new Land of the Lost movie keenly understands that what was once scary is now ridiculous.

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