Set in the ancient (movie) past when people and dinosaurs live side-by-side, a small, struggling tribe sacrifice a blonde to their sun-god in return for protection from the giant creatures ...
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Set in the ancient (movie) past when people and dinosaurs live side-by-side, a small, struggling tribe sacrifice a blonde to their sun-god in return for protection from the giant creatures that prey upon them. Sanna, one of the sacrificial offerings, escapes when a freak storm interrupts the ceremony. As she searches for a safe haven, she encounters hostility from both rival tribes and many huge, and deadly, beasts.Written by
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A time of beginnings, of darkness, of light, of the sun, the earth, the sea, of man.
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The original 1970 UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to edit some scenes of violence for an 'A' certificate including the fights with the snake, the pterodactyl and the man-eating plant. The film was re-released for cinema in 1980 and this print was culled from the edited U.S print, though the UK censors removed all traces of nudity. This latter version was the print released on Warner video in 1988. See more »
I saw this film when it was first released. I must've been 10--and I was a real dino freak. I was totally jazzed when I found it on video many years later.
Someone else mentioned getting a translation book at the theatre...I never got one. The magazine Castle of Frankenstein (real mag title, folks!) ran a translation guide that month. I still have that mag somewhere--they also ran a pin-up of Victoria Vetri in the movie bikini, wielding a spear (I had that page on my wall for months).
As I recall (and is pretty evident from the 1,004 times it's used in the film) "neecro" means evil. So "Sanna neecro" means the blonde chick is evil. Of course, she's not really evil. "Neecro" should mean totally hot, but these were cave days. And they had only 26 words. I'm pretty sure Superfragilisticexpialidotious wasn't one of them
The effects by Jim Danforth (not David Allen) are excellent--right up there with Harryhausen. They still hold up against 3D computer effects.
While the story has genuine dramatic underpinnings, the cave-language kinda gets in the way of clarity. Too often the viewer has no idea what's being said. That aside, it's a fun movie with great effects and british babes in skimpy outfits sharing a beach with dinosaurs.
Oddly, for a dino pic, there's a LOT of stage sets, and I don't mean the dino FX shots. They had a bit of trouble matching shots between set and location work. And it shows.
That aside, it's a fun movie with great effects. Any dino fan should check it out. It's not Jurassic Park, but then again Laura Dern didn't show cleavage.
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