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When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970)

Set in the ancient past when humans and dinosaurs lived together, a small tribe is struggling to survive by giving a sacrifice of a blond woman to their god, the sun, in return for ... See full summary »

Director:

Val Guest

Writers:

Val Guest (written for the screen by), J.G. Ballard (treatment by) (as J.B. Ballard)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victoria Vetri ... Sanna
Robin Hawdon ... Tara
Patrick Allen ... Kingsor / Narrator
Drewe Henley ... Khaku
Sean Caffrey Sean Caffrey ... Kane
Magda Konopka ... Ulido
Imogen Hassall ... Ayak
Patrick Holt ... Ammon
Jan Rossini ... Rock Girl
Carol Hawkins Carol Hawkins ... Yani (as Carol-Anne Hawkins)
Maria O'Brien Maria O'Brien ... Omah
Connie Tilton Connie Tilton ... Sand Mother
Maggie Lynton Maggie Lynton ... Rock Mother
Jimmy Lodge Jimmy Lodge ... Fisherman
Billy Cornelius Billy Cornelius ... Hunter
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Storyline

Set in the ancient past when humans and dinosaurs lived together, a small tribe is struggling to survive by giving a sacrifice of a blond woman to their god, the sun, in return for protection from the giant lizards and other creatures that preys on them. Sanna, one of the sacrificial offerings, finds herself on her own when a freak storm interrupts the ceremony. As she searches for a safe haven she encounters hostility from rival tribes and lots of huge and deadly dinosaurs. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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From the creators of "One Million Years B.C." their most gigantic spectacle... See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

Aboriginal | English

Release Date:

17 March 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP566,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Although the film was completed in 1968, Jim Danforth's special effects weren't ready. When the film premiered in 1970, the wait seemed worth it as it garnered Oscar recognition. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: A time of beginnings, of darkness, of light, of the sun, the earth, the sea, of man.
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Alternate Versions

Several nude scenes were filmed, but tend to be excluded from the U.S. version of the movie. They include: Robin Hawdon and Victoria Vetri's love-making in the cave and the scene where they both go skinny-dipping. The aforementioned nude scenes are featured in the U.K. version (as Victoria Vetri revealed in a 1984 interview). See more »

Connections

Edited from The Lost World (1960) See more »

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I felt like a kid again!
18 July 2004 | by burtsimpson555See all my reviews

When I was a kid, my older brother bought a cheap, B/W, very dark copy of this movie on super-8mm to play on his projector, from an ad in «Famous Monsters»... Wow! Did I love this movie!!! I must have watched it at least 50 times!

Since then, I've always wanted to see a complete version (because the reel my brother had bought was only a 15 minutes version of it) of this movie but, with no luck. Until yesterday that is, when I found a used VHS of it, and for a mere $5, I finally saw with my own eyes what my imagination could only supply till now: vibrant colors, longer scenes, "ancient" dialogues, etc...

It was better than I had imagined! I was glued to the TV set like I was 6, all over again...

I read the users comments before writing this one and found it sad that some comments, are missing the point completely! This ain't an historical movie! It's pure escapism fun! The same way "The Valley of Gwangi" is, or any Harryhausen movie was... Watching this movie made me regret having thrown out all my old «Prehistoric Scenes» Aurora model kits!


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