I saw this once years ago on TV and I never forgot it. I'm looking for the DVD now and it's hard to find. This is one of those movies that divides people--you love it or you hate it. Those who hate it often mention how boring it is. Yep, no car chases or sex scenes to speak of. No lasers zapping anybody. And mention Jules Verne and people think "kids movie." But what kind of action do you expect on a deserted island off the coast of South America? And this is anything but a kids movie. There is some physical action, but most of the action is spiritual and psychological and boy, is there plenty of that. It really made me think, and feel, back then. The Kirk Douglas character could not forget his lost love. I had a girlfriend who swore she loved me and that she was mine forever who dumped me without a word of explanation. I felt like him, and I've got to see this again. As one reviewer said, it is "haunting."