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Chariots of the Gods (1970)
"Erinnerungen an die Zukunft" (original title)

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Documentary based on the book by Erich Von Daniken concerning the ancient mysteries of the world, such as the pyramids of Egypt and Mexico, ancient cave drawings, the monuments of Easter ... See full summary »

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Heinz-Detlev Bock ...
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Klaus Kindler ...
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Christian Marschall ...
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Jean Fontaine ...
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Documentary based on the book by Erich Von Daniken concerning the ancient mysteries of the world, such as the pyramids of Egypt and Mexico, ancient cave drawings, the monuments of Easter Island, etc. and the fact that these things and modern civilization could have been influenced by extra-terrestrial visitations hundreds(or perhaps thousands) of years ago. Written by Humberto Amador

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Did Spacemen Visit Earth in Ancient Times? Now We Have Proof! See more »

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26 April 1970 (West Germany)  »

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$25,948,300 (USA)
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Was banned in East Germany one day after its release. See more »

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Amongst this film's claims, was that the Nazca Lines were some kind of landing strip or runway system. In actual fact, the ground in the area would be too soft to be a landing strip for any large craft. See more »

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Narrator: [On a 40,000 year old bison skull] The beast was alive when killed.
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Referenced in The Thing (1982) See more »

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18 November 1998 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I still recall what a stunning impact this "documentary" had on my family -- including my father, a professor -- when we saw it on television in the early '70's.

Of course, all of von Däniken's assertions have been thoroughly and utterly debunked in the meantime, and von Däniken turned out to be a complete fraud, but still, this was the first time I had ever heard of the Plains of Nazca, so I have to thank Erich for that.

I much prefer the German title to the English: "Erinnerungen an die Zukunft" or "Memories of the Future".


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