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Vynález zkázy (The Fabulous World of Jules Verne)(A Deadly Invention)

Vynález zkázy (The Fabulous World of Jules Verne)(A Deadly Invention) (1958)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1958 Wide

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The Czechoslovakia-filmed Fabulous World of Jules Verne is based on the 1896 Verne novel Face the Flag. The story concerns the machinations of evil millionaire Artigas (Miloslav Holub), who plans to use a super-explosive device to conquer the world. Artigas operates from a pirate submarine, wherein he has imprisoned the explosive's inventor, Professor Roche (Arnost Navratil). One of the ships destroyed by the pirate sub includes among its passengers the scientist's daughter Jana (Jana

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Showing great imagination on a tiny budget Zeman emulates the look of the lithographs of Verne's early editions

April 27, 2012 Full Review Source: Mark Leeper's Reviews
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On the way to visit his friend Professor Roch(Arnost Navratil) and assist him on a new invention, Simon Hart(Lubor Tokos) enjoys his journey while taking note of all the new wonders of technology. Since that new invention is a deadly new explosive, it should come as no surprise that the two men are kidnapped by the nefarious Count Artigas(Miroslav Holub) and taken to a secret island.

"The Fabulous World of Jules Verne" is an entertaining film that is partially animated(through the wonders of 'Mysti-Mation!). This process works for the most part, even though the underwater scenes are a little underwhelming. Even then, the movie conveys as well as possible the rapidly changing world that Verne was experiencing on a daily basis in the 19th century. At the same time, it also anticipates what would come to be known as steampunk.
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  • Die Erfindung des Verderbens (DE)
  • The Fabulous World of Jules Verne (Vynalez zkazy) (UK)
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