MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,778 this week

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

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 774 users  
Reviews: 19 user | 8 critic

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 »

Director:

(as Dr. Harald Reinl)

Writers:

, (commentary), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 22 Mar 2011
 
list image
a list of 30 titles
created 03 Apr 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 01 Nov 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Chariots of the Gods (1970)

Chariots of the Gods (1970) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Chariots of the Gods.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Die Nachricht von der Rückkehr 'Dandys' aus den Vereinigten Staaten löst allerorten hektische Betriebsamkeit aus: Während Kriminalinspektor Knauer sich die Akten des alten 'Kunden' kommen ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Staudte
Stars: Martin Held, Walter Giller, Heinz Erhardt
Ann and Eve (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An erotic drama about a youthful bride-to-be who takes a holiday to Yugoslavia with a cynical and evil lesbian film critic (and murderess) that leads to debauchery, degradation with a dwarf... See full summary »

Director: Arne Mattsson
Stars: Gio Petré, Marie Liljedahl, Francisco Rabal
UFO Hunters I (TV Series 2008)
Documentary | History | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Follows a group of experts as they scrutinize some of history's most intriguing UFO accounts.

Stars: William J. Birnes, Patrick Uskert, Ted Acworth
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two nice guys, a wrestler (Bud Spencer) and an Ice-cream vendor (Giuliano Gemma) are mistaken for dangerous killers by an important local gangster, whose nickname is "Sorriso". With the ... See full summary »

Director: Enzo Barboni
Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Bud Spencer, Robert Middleton
Drama | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

Director: Hugh Hudson
Stars: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Graham Hancock, Richard Karn, Erich von Däniken
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Heinz-Detlev Bock ...
Narrator (voice)
Klaus Kindler ...
Narrator (voice)
Christian Marschall ...
Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hans Domnick ...
Participation
Jean Fontaine ...
Narrator (English version)
Thor Heyerdahl ...
Participation
Bruce Johansen ...
Narrator (English version)
Aleksandr Kazantsev ...
Participation
Hermann Oberth ...
Participation
Lee Pajan ...
Narrator (English version)
Henning Skaarup ...
(Danish narrator)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Based on the best selling book that shattered conventional theories of history and archaeology! See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 April 1970 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Chariots of the Gods  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$25,948,300 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Was banned in East Germany one day after its release. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Narrator: [On a 40,000 year old bison skull] The beast was alive when killed.
See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The National Scream (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A fun and fascinating introduction to some of the mysteries of our world

I saw this movie with my parents and grandparents when it was still in the theater. Since then, I've also read the book, and then bought the movie when it came out on laserdisc. I've always enjoyed this genre.

As a documentary, the movie poses a lot of interesting questions about various enigmatic artifacts and suggests interpretations that dissent from the mainstream narrative of world history.

The movie was designed to encourage further investigation of the topics discussed and to get the viewer thinking about the subject matter in new ways. I commend Harald Reinl for his presentation of Erich von Däniken's work.

The movie features a lot of beautiful photography of seldom seen places, ancient petroglyphs and pictographs, frescoes on cathedral walls, and illustrated manuscripts from around the world, and that alone is worth the price of admission.

The movie has a unique soundtrack composed by Peter Thomas, reminiscent of the Star Trek original series soundtracks. In addition to the recurring theme, there are many fascinating little melodies included, played mostly on acoustic instruments with some electric guitar and bass to back it up.

Today, I have the movie on DVD and the soundtrack on CD. If you can find copies of them, they are worth buying.


14 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
But seriously hegemony_is_heroin
Soundtrack hegemony_is_heroin
Theatre rentals Figaro14
For anyone interested in the soundtrack... Kismet-13
Comparison of old DVD release to new Double Feature release?? phasedin
Stargate is inspired on this Movie fredsocial
Discuss Chariots of the Gods (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?