Episode 5 from 1st Season from TV-Series "The Lost World"
Lost World, The: Vampires / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's: The Lost World - Vampires
83' (cover 83') - Source: DVD (RC 2/PAL)
Germ.: 12; UK: 12; US: NR
Director: Richard Franklin (Link 1986; Psycho II 1983; Roadgames 1981; Patrick 1978)
Producer: Village Roadshow / Telescene Film Group / St. Clare Entertainment / Coote-Hayes
Score: Garry McDonald / Lawrence Stone
Writer: James Thorpe / Scott Kraft (based on stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
Director of photography: Ben Nutt
Five explorers are lost in a strange and evil world. One of the adventurers, Roxton (Will Snow), is bitten by a crazed young man infected with a vampiric desease which elevates his hunting instincts to a blood-thirsty new level. Mad with blood lust, Roxton attacks his fellow travellers Marguerite (Rachel Blakely) and Challenger (Peter McCauley) and runs off into the arms of Calista (Shanyn Asmar), a mysterious woman who understands his need for fresh blood to survive.
As Marguerite and Challenger search for Roxton and clues to his sickness, they don't realize he is in turn hunting them...
You know it must be a TV-serial when the prehistoric jungle-girls wear lipstick and have a perm! So, this DVD contains two episodes from TV's "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's: The Lost World" - "Blood Lust" and "The Beast Within". And "Blood Lust" is the episode of our interest, as it contains the vampire story. But alas, it's really average serial standard what we get here: no big budget (ok, it's TV) and less than one hour of running time per episode means cheap FX and a tiny plot. If you're the "Jurassic Park"-type, you'll get your kicks from it. If not so, you may be bored.