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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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An edited version of the 1970 German documentary "Erinnerungen an die Zukunft" (Chariots of the Gods), this examines the theory that aliens have landed on Earth in ancient times and were ... See full summary »

Director: Harald Reinl
Stars: Rod Serling, Harold P. Klein, James Lawless
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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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Thor Heyerdahl ...
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Bruce Johansen ...
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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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Was God An Astronaut? The Amazing Story Of Earth's Unsolved Mysteries. 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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Edited into In Search of Ancient Astronauts (1973) See more »

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An around the world excursion regarding extraterrestrial visitors
24 April 2001 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is a fascinating tour of the world in search of hieroglyphic statements, cuneiform writings, and extremely heavy objects that were purportedly moved by extraterrestrial beings when they visited Earth.

Daniken's explanations may suggest how the pyramids were constructed in Egypt and the means by which the heavy statues of Easter Island arrived at their current sites all over the island.

In any event, it is fascinating to see aerial views of landing fields which extraterrestrial visitors may have fashioned for their purposes.

Virtually all continents seem to offer proof of such other worldly visitors.

It is a wonderful trip around the world. The cinematography is good.

Entertaining for those interested in far away places as well as for scientists.


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