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When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970)

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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Jimmy Lodge ...
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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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From the creators of "One Million Years B.C." their most gigantic spectacle... See more »


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17 March 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Referenced in Argo (2012) See more »

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Loads of Fun!
17 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

For B-Movie Fans, there's much to love here. You got your scantily clad hot-looking cavewoman(and well the lovely Victoria Vetri is certainly hard to beat when it comes to that category...only Miss Raquel Welch it seems to me is even in her league), cool stop-motion dinosaurs from Jim Danforth. Of course this film is a little too similar to ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. but nonetheless if you loved that one, you should very well enjoy this one too. Just grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy.


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