Prehistoric man Tumak (John Richardson) is banished from his savage tribe and meets pretty Loana (Raquel Welch), who belongs to a gentler coastal tribe but he must fight caveman Payto (William Lyon Brown) to win her favors.
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When a spaceship lands on the moon, it is hailed as a new accomplishment, before it becomes clear that a Victorian party completed the journey in 1899, leading investigators to that mission's last survivor.
Caveman Tumak (John Richardson) is banished from his savage tribe. He finds a brief home amongst a group of gentle seacoast dwelling cave people until he is banished from them as well. Missing him, one of their women, Loana (Raquel Welch), leaves with him, deciding to face the harsh prehistoric world with its monsters and volcanoes as a couple.Written by
Ignoring the fact that the Archelon turtle died out tens of millions of years before the first humans evolved, the specimen depicted in this movie is extremely large, more than 10 meters long, in fact. Real Archelon would only grow up to 4.5 meters in length at best, and even those could probably not have had the strength to pull their weight ashore. The gigantic turtle in this film moves rather nimbly on dry land. See more »
This is a story of long, long ago; when the world was just beginning.
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Characters and scenes appearing and names used are imaginary, and every reference to names, characters or facts really happened is purely fictional. See more »
The British version runs 100 minutes and features 9 minutes of footage cut from American prints. This includes a scene where Nupondi (Martine Beswicke) does a provocative dance; Tumak (John Richardson) tastes from the container of paint in the Shell Tribe's cave; and an extended violent scene of a fight among the ape-men while Tumak and Loana (Raquel Welch) hide, and extended scenes showing Tumak, as he leaves his tribe, shown wandering the valley, and coming across the skeleton of a giant lizard. The widescreen laser disc is the British version (which gives Richardson first billing), while the VHS release is the American version (which gives Welch first billing). See more »
Hammer, Harryhausen and Dinos, A Great Combination!
How can fans of sci-fi/fantasy not enjoy this 1966 effort from Hammer Studios? You have the wonderful effects of the master, Ray Harryhausen and a decent enough story, oh and dinos! The Region 2 DVD is definitely the disc to get, as it is the complete version of the film and it has a couple of nice interviews with Raquel Welch and Ray Harryhausen. I love what Harryhausen had to say about complaints about inaccuracy with putting man and dinos together on the screen. It's not meant to be a scientific story, it's meant to entertain and entertain it does! Watch as Tumak (of the Rock People) and Loana (of the Shell People) forge a shaky relationship and possibly bring their two tribes of people together. Along the way they battle a huge sea turtle, Allosaurus, Pteradon and other wild beasties of the day. If you love dinos and films meant to be nothing more than fun entertainment, chances are, you'll enjoy this Hammer Studios effort.
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