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Set in the ancient past when humans and dinosaurs lived together, a small tribe is struggling to survive by giving a sacrifice of a blond woman to their god, the sun, in return for ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sanna
Robin Hawdon ...
Tara
Patrick Allen ...
Kingsor
Drewe Henley ...
Khaku
Sean Caffrey ...
Kane
Magda Konopka ...
Ulido
Imogen Hassall ...
Ayak
Patrick Holt ...
Ammon
Jan Rossini ...
Rock Girl
Carol Hawkins ...
Yani (as Carol-Anne Hawkins)
Maria O'Brien ...
Omah
Connie Tilton ...
Sand Mother
Maggie Lynton ...
Rock Mother
Jimmy Lodge ...
Fisherman
Billy Cornelius ...
Hunter
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Set in the ancient past when humans and dinosaurs lived together, a small tribe is struggling to survive by giving a sacrifice of a blond woman to their god, the sun, in return for protection from the giant lizards and other creatures that preys on them. Sanna, one of the sacrificial offerings, finds herself on her own when a freak storm interrupts the ceremony. As she searches for a safe haven she encounters hostility from rival tribes and lots of huge and deadly dinosaurs. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A Hammer film greater than 'ONE MILLION YEARS B.C.' See more »


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17 March 1971 (USA)  »

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Cuando los dinosaurios dominaban la tierra  »

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£566,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Although the film was completed in 1968, Jim Danforth's special effects weren't ready. When the film premiered in 1970, the wait seemed worth it as it garnered Oscar recognition. See more »

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5 May 1999 | by (@Large) – See all my reviews

The complete lack of any modern language helps enormously. Lots of pantomime and tasteful eye-candy for both sexes. The people are very athletic and attractive. Their movement over vast location sets is an impressive work-out. Never dawdles. Very good photography and effects -- for the time, well integrated. Not a low-budget hack-up job. More plausible than any opera I've seen; kinda like a ballet without a consistent musical score.


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