Prisoners of the Lost Universe

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Prisoners of the Lost Universe
Directed byTerry Marcel
Produced byHarry Robertson
StarringRichard Hatch
Kay Lenz
John Saxon
Peter O'Farrell
Ray Charleson
Kenneth Hendel
Philip Van der Byl
Dawn Abraham
Ron Smerczac
Charles Comyn
Ian Steadman
Bill Flynn
Danie Voges
Myles Robertson
Music byHarry Robertson
United Media Finance Ltd.
Distributed byPremier Releasing
Release date
  • 15 August 1983 (1983-08-15) (U.S.)
CountryUnited Kingdom

Prisoners of the Lost Universe is a low budget 1983 fantasy science fiction action 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.


TV personality Carrie Madison goes to visit crackpot scientist Dr. Hartmann who has invented a teleporter to another dimension. On the way she gets into a car accident with electrician Dan Roebuck, mainly caused by earthquake tremors, which effectively destroys Dan's pickup, and they argue. While demonstrating his machine to Carrie, Hartmann disappears. Dan comes to the house looking for help; while he and Carrie examine the machine they, too, disappear. Carrie finds herself alone in what appears to be a prehistoric world in a parallel universe, called Vonya, where time runs differently. 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...


  • Richard Hatch – Dan Roebuck
  • Kay Lenz - Carrie Madison
  • John Saxon - Kleel
  • Larry Taylor - Vosk
  • Peter O’Farrell - Malachi
  • Ray Charleson - The Greenman
  • Kenneth Hendel - Dr Hartmann
  • Philip Van der Byl - The Manbeast
  • Dawn Abraham - Shareen
  • Ron Smerczak - Head Trader
  • Charles Comyn - Treet
  • Ian Steadman - 1st Prisoner
  • Bill Flynn - 2nd Prisoner
  • Danie Voges - Giant Nabu
  • Myles Robertson - Waterbeast

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 2 October 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Search on "Prisoners of the Lost Universe" (1984) or Document number V2049P932 in the United States Copyright Office database. Last accessed 29 December 2011.

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