If youíve seen this movie at any time on a Sunday afternoon
and you enjoyed it, then by all means you must have a look at it on DVD. The
film transfer is absolutely fantastic. Itís well worth checking out the extras
first to see how much extra work has gone into remastering some pretty
ordinary quality footage to a perfectly watchable film.
The story follows a newly famous scientist/ explorer who
has recently been knighted. Upon being knighted he receives presents from his
loyal students at the university. Among the gifts a young man, his prize
student gives the professor a paperweight made of lava, suspicious of the gift
and its unusual weight for its size, the professor becomes late for his
When he is found in the university trying to melt the lava
off the object that the professor is convinced is inside, the servant blows
the kiln apart revealing a plum bob. This particular plum bob is that of the
property of a Famous Explorer who had mad ravings of a tunnel that leads to
the center of the Earth. Wow, what a discovery (in an English accent) the
famed man who had gone missing years ago had only been met with scrutiny and
jokes for his theories on a tunnel to the center of the Earth.
When the explorerís plum bob was found coming from a
volcano on the other side of the world such a lead must be followed. So the
intuitive explorer sends his findings away to be verified before he goes away
on the lengthy trip, surprised to find his discovery was being ripped off by
the very man that would confirm the authenticity of his claims.
With an in depth story of what it may be like in the center
of the Earth this is a great movie. With tremendous winds, huge deserts and
the underground sea it shows the writerís depiction really well. Though the
movie is quite old, the film to digital transfer is very good if you check out
the DVD extras you can see what they had to work with.
Of course no explorer movie can be complete without an evil
guy to bug it up for everyone else in the party. Without a doubt this is one
of the best classic exploration titles ever, right up there with 20,000
leagues under the sea.
Great quality sound and picture quality, though not a whole
lot of extras just the recreation of the film to digital and the original
Journey to the
Centre of the Earth Features
- Theatrical Trailer
- Restoration Comparison