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Jack Hunter: The Lost Treasure of Ugarit

2008 1h 30m Adventure List
Reviews 32% Audience Score 100+ Ratings An archaeologist (Ivan Sergei) learns about hidden treasure while investigating a murder in Syria. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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Audience Member Not bad for the temple of doom replica B movie, although the CGs & actions need much magical touch to be good. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Jack Hunter is a low budget cheesy Indiana Jones rip off. These movies were made for TV and it shows. There’s some action but there’s better things to do with your time. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/21 Full Review victor o I've seen this film series around websites airing this for free, but I have always steered clear of it because the critics call it an Indiana Jones rip off. While it is that I feel its more akin to the old-fashioned serialized movies that used to air in movie theaters for free with the feature presentation. Something, appropriately enough, was what motivated George Lucas and Steven Spielberg to create the Indiana Jones series. It is the cast that wins me over, particularly the lovely ladies Joanne Kelly, Susan Ward, and Alaina Huffman. With some of the actors being adequate but make no mistake there is nothing to write home about. Though I got to admit Thure Riefenstein plays an exceptional villain. However, Ivan Sergei is not Harrison Ford or even Brendan Fraser. Mario Naim Bassil comes off as the Turkish Jar Jar Binks than John Rhys Davies. But the story itself is inspired as Jack Hunter involves himself in an adventure that takes him from Syria, Egypt to Turkey as what started as a favor for a dear friend takes him on a journey to find a fabled treasure that could great ultimate power. A power that several interested parties are willing to kill and pay through the nose to get it. Hunter allies himself with a lovely Syrian woman named Nadia as he along with their friend Tariq and with the support of the United States government agent Liz seeks out to stop a German mercenary and former acquaintance of Hunter's by the name of Littmann. This story is technically three movies, but sequels are released in years, this came out in several weeks in that old-fashioned serial style, making it one movie. With a runtime of an hour and a half each, they feel more like separate films. Lost Treasure of Ugarit is in Syria as Hunter, Nadia, and Tariq team up with little to no trust at first but things develop after getting to know each other as they seek a treasure that grants power to its user. But it is only a part of it as the first part ends with Littmann gaining the power as the next leg of the journey begins. The Quest for Akhenaten's Tomb is in Egypt as the rest of the crew obtain assistance from a colleague of Hunter's but the treasure is sought by not just Littman but by nationalists wanting Egypt to become the glorious world power it once was. Betrayal and duplicity are the hallmarks in this part of the movie, but its surprise awaits as the parties involve leave disappointed. It would appear to end only for the last part of the story to close things up. The Star of Heaven is in Turkey as the rest of the crew gain a respite as well as a definitive lead that takes them towards an old flame of Nadia's as the same intrigue leads to more nefarious ends. But its when the final piece of the treasure is revealed is the objective of the villain and heroes come to a glorious end. Truly this was a fun series, but the critics are right in that it is not that great. It is more mediocre than bad, some of the actors give poor performances as well as some weak storytelling. But the story has its moments. The ladies are lovely and strong-willed, the villain is phenomenal, and the locations are beautiful. A great set for an adventure. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I really love the Jack Hunter movies I have seen so far Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member As an avid fan of adventure Movies, this was like a must for me though the old same hunt after "Mummies" and all. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member I have seen this movie heaps - today is the 6 time or so . i liked this movie. this movie is number one. love ivan sergei in black.... there are two more movies of jack hunter to see . number two. - jack hunter and the star of heaven - jack has to hunt his nemis lettman from the first movie -? arrest him? number 3. jack hunter and akhenatens tomb I do not know if joanne kelly is in all movies but shes in two-all 3 movies. joanne kelly is in warehouse 13 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis An archaeologist (Ivan Sergei) learns about hidden treasure while investigating a murder in Syria.
Director
Terry Cunningham
Producer
Osama Bastaki, George Shamieh
Production Co
Oasis Entertainment, Inc., American Cinema International, Anka Film
Genre
Adventure
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
May 2, 2017
Runtime
1h 30m
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