Krakatoa East of Java (1969)


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Hanson (Maximilian Schell) is the treasure hunting captain who takes on a cargo of convicts to earn more money for his adventures. On board is a diving bell and a hot air balloon that help with the search. Rigby John Leyton) is the British diving bell operator who attempts to overcome claustrophobia with daily dives. Connerly (Brian Keith) is a diver who is nearing retirement due to a chronic lung condition. Rossano Brazzi and Sal Mineo are the father and son balloon operators who see life and … More

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Bernard Gordon, Clifford Newton Gould
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On DVD: Jun 30, 1998



as Captain Hanson

as Laura

as Connerly

as Charley

as Leoncavallo

as Danzig

as Douglas Rigby

as Giovanni Borghese

as Jacobs

as Bazooki Man

as Japanese Diver

as Japanese Diver

as Japanese Diver

as Japanese Diver

as Jan
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Critic Reviews for Krakatoa East of Java

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | August 16, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

The script by Bernard Gordon and Cliff Gould is a man-made disaster.

Full Review… | February 10, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Spectacular, colorful, and really nothing to it. And Krakatoa is WEST!

October 15, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

August 14, 2005

May 13, 2005
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Krakatoa East of Java

Let's leave aside the small problem of one of Karkatoa which is actually being west of Java,instead of East. Another problem not being fictional here about one of the greatest disasters ever witnessed by man. The epic 1969 adventure saga was basically the last wave of films to be produced in Cinerama 70(that were released during the late 1960's)and also very entertaining of the big budgeted "Panavision" films that exploded during that era. The movie is about treasure hunters who encounter the volcanic island just as it blows apart and who then get bounced around in the ensuing tidal wave that is so technically impressive if narratively lame. The tidalwave sequence alone is worth the price of admission. Here various characters faced certain dangers above on the island and below the depths of the ocean including one horrifying sequence with one of the characters facing a monster squid. An interesting cast of famililar actors(which includes Maximilian Schell,Diane Baker,Brian Keith,Rossano Brazzi and Sal Mineo)portray the mixed group of adventurers,but the script and dialogue are so pathetically weak one just wants to get past the high drama on the high seas and the watch the geological fireworks,since fortunately they make quite a show. Not to mention some bathing beauties too in some great underwater sequences. Basically this movie came out in the summer of 1969 and was released thru Cinerama Pictures and ABC Pictures(yes,the American Broadcasting Companies motion picture division)and distributed by MGM.

Mister Caple

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cornball junk

jay nixon

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