Prisoners of the Lost Universe

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Prisoners of the Lost Universe
Directed by Terry Marcel
Produced by Harry Robertson
Music by Harry Robertson
Release dates August 15, 1983 (1983-08-15) (USA)
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Prisoners of the Lost Universe is a low budget 1983 film set in a parallel universe and filmed in South Africa.[1]

Three people are transported to another world when an earthquake occurs just as the scientist is experimenting with his "matter" transmitter. The trio must escape the strange world of Vonya while dealing with a number of villains.


Through a series of coincidences, Carrie, Dan and Dr. Hartmann all fall through a teleporter device Hartmann has invented. Transported to what appears to be a prehistoric world in a parallel universe and unable to find the Doctor, Dan and Carrie must figure out a way to get back home. Before they can do that, however, they must deal with tribes of savage cavemen, as well as a brutal warlord named Kleel who has taken a liking to Carrie and seems to be unusually well-supplied with Earth technology...


In other media[edit]

An edited version of the film is featured in an episode of This Movie Sucks! where it is made fun of by Ed the Sock, Ron Sparks, and Liana K. It is one of the few episodes of the season where the entire show is dedicated to one full movie instead of two movies edited down into a "double feature"; though a Pop Eye the Sailor Man cartoon was also played for time.

Scenes from this film were used to form the introductory credits for the Film Ventures International re-release of the unrelated film The Stranger. The re-release was mocked on an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

On May 22, 2012, RiffTrax, released Prisoners of the Lost Universe with comedic audio commentary provided by Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett.

Copyright status[edit]

Prisoners of the Lost Universe is registered as copyright to Samuel Goldwyn Company in the United States Copyright Office database.[2]


  1. ^ Mannikka, Eleanor. "Prisoners of the Lost Universe". AllMovie. Retrieved 2009-10-02. 
  2. ^ Search on "Prisoners of the Lost Universe" (1984) or Document number V2049P932 in the United States Copyright Office database. Last accessed December 29, 2011.

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