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

G  |   |  Documentary  |  26 April 1970 (West Germany)
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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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Thor Heyerdahl ...
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Bruce Johansen ...
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Aleksandr Kazantsev ...
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Lee Pajan ...
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Henning Skaarup ...
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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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Chariots of the Gods  »

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$25,948,300 (USA)
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Released at 54 minutes in the UK, so that it would fit on a double bill as the supporting film to The Railway Children (1970) in 1971. 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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My brief review of the film
18 May 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Working with fascinating ideas and quite an intriguing subject, the film is always interesting to watch, but with a rather dull script it fails to be totally convincing or riveting. There is not much proof to back the ideas up either, and one of the biggest mysteries of the world, Stonehenge, is not even mentioned. Either way, the material that the film covers is generally good, in particular the Egyptian mysteries and the Easter Island statues. There is some really good on-location photography too, and it is all set to a perfectly fitting score. It is far from being perfect, and some of the ideas are out-of-date, however at the risk of repeating myself, it is quite fascinating, interesting stuff.


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