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When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970)

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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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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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Originally the film was to include a tyrannosaurus, but the very conservative head of Hammer ordered Val Guest and Jim Danforth to remove the creature because he thought the creature's stance feigned the stereotypical stance of gay men. See more »

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Edited from The Lost World (1960) See more »

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Educational! Fun!
24 December 2002 | by (New Orleans, LA) – See all my reviews

Things I learned from this movie:

1) Dirt never sticks to cavewomen, but it does stick to cavemen. Cavemen are, in fact, so dirty that it makes you wonder why cavewomen ever consented to be with them.

2) Cavewomen, by the way, are hot!

3) Giant Crabs will eat you if they have the chance.

4) Always be nice to dinosaurs if you can, they will become your friends and save you from a horrible fate.

5) Bondage is as old as man.

6) Bikinis are as old as man. (See also "One Million Years BC" for further details.) Also, they stay on under amazing situations, although only barely.

7) The words "Agoba" and particularly "AKEETA," were important linguistic developments in the history of speech.

8) In the time it takes a tidal wave to reach the shore, you have time to make a boat and fight over it with your arch-rival.

9) Never, never stand in front of a tidal wave, waving your arms about and trying to turn it back by magic. This will not work.

10) Cavewomen are HOT! Wait, did I say that already? OK, number 10 is: AKEETA!

In short, a priceless movie. Meaning that you should pay as little as possible to see it, but you should see it.


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